Maria Magdalene Schaffer

6 March 1786–18 April 1853 (Age 67)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Maria Magdalene

When Maria Magdalene Schaffer was born on 6 March 1786, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Friederich Schaeffer, was 45 and her mother, Elisabetha Catherina Schirmann, was 26. She married George William Lentz on 12 June 1807, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons. She lived in Washington Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 18 April 1853, at the age of 67, and was buried in Neffs, North Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George William Lentz
Maria Magdalene Schaffer
Marriage: 12 June 1807
William Lentz
Johannes Lentz
John Lentz
Aaron Lentz
Peter Lentz
Elias Lentz
Joel Lentz
Moses Lentz
Jeremias Lentz

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  • Marriage
    12 June 1807Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution
    Age 1
    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 18
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia; see also 3 below.South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäffer): variant of Schäfer (see Schaefer ). It is also found in Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Compare Cheffer , Schaeffer , Shaeffer , Shafer , Shaffer , and Sheaffer .Germanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Magdalena Lentz in household of William Lentz, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Magdalene in entry for Jeremias Lins, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
    • Maria M. Schaffer Lentz, "Find A Grave Index"

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