Magdalena Saxmann

Female18 September 1874–15 October 1973

Brief Life History of Magdalena

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.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence A. Straley
Magdalena Saxmann
Marriage: 27 January 1901
Arthur Gerald Straley
Clarence Steven Straley
Helen O Straley

Sources (22)

  • Maggie Straley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Unknown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Magdalena Saxman Straley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1901Jay, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1875: Owen, Indiana, United States


    Age 16

    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    Age 32

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

    Name Meaning

    North German: shortened form of Sandmann .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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