Magdalen Broeffle

Female1 October 1818–7 September 1899

Brief Life History of Magdalen

When Magdalen Broeffle was born on 1 October 1818, in Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States, her father, Johan Diederich Broeffle, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Osterhout, was 29. She married Paul Schoonmaker on 8 January 1841. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Knox, Albany, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 7 September 1899, in Berne, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Paul Schoonmaker
Magdalen Broeffle
Marriage: 8 January 1841
Cyrus W Schoonmaker
Albert N. Schoonmaker
Lorenzo Schoonmaker

Sources (8)

  • Magdalane Schoonmaker in household of Paul Schoonmaker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Magdalene in entry for Cyrus Schoomaker, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Magdalen Schoonmaker in household of Paul Schoonmaker, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1841
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 9

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 28

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Older English form of Madeleine , usually pronounced ‘maud-lin’. This was the usual form of the given name in the Middle Ages.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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