When Magdalena Saxmann was born on 18 September 1874, in Strausberg, Oberbarnim, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany, her father, George Saxman, was 48 and her mother, Caroline Haufknecht, was 44. She married Lawrence A. Straley on 27 January 1901, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Noble Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Lafayette Township, Owen, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 15 October 1973, at the age of 99, and was buried in Beech Cemetery, Coal City, Jefferson Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.
North German: shortened form of Sandmann .