Magdelene Stauffer

Brief Life History of Magdelene

When Magdelene Stauffer was born on 3 October 1808, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, Michael Stauffer, was 49 and her mother, Barbara Schmootz, was 50. She married Jacob Shank Sr on 5 September 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Central District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 2 April 1892, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Shank Sr
Magdelene Stauffer
Marriage: 5 September 1837
Christian Jacob Shank
Frances Stover Shank
Barbara Shank
Elizabeth Stover Shank
Lydia Shank
Mary M Shank

Sources (26)

  • Magdaline Shank in household of John Wenger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Magdaline Shank, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Magdalena, "Virginia, Rockingham County, Marriage Registers, 1864-1926"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

South German:

occupational name for a maker or seller of beakers or mugs, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stouf ‘beaker, stoup’.

habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called with this word, for example Stauf, Staufen; the reference is to hills thought to resemble a beaker in shape. Compare Stouffer .

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

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