Barbara Naffziger

1794–1881 (Age 86)
Hochheim, Gotha, Thüringen, Germany

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Naffziger was born on 13 November 1794, in Hochheim, Gotha, Thüringen, Germany, her father, Valentin Nafziger, was 31 and her mother, Magdalena Katarina Spring, was 28. She married Peter Donner in 1815, in Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Panola, Woodford, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 19 September 1881, at the age of 86, and was buried in Wilson Cemetery, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barbara Naffziger
1794–1881
Peter Donner
1790–1866
Marriage: 1815
Peter Donner Jr
1818–1909
Jacob Donner
1820–1897
Christian Donner
1823–1911
John Donner
1825–1917
Joseph William Donner
1826–1862
Catherine Donner
1829–1864
Barbara Donner
1833–1912
Frederick Donner
1835–1927

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1815
Germany
children

(8)

  • Peter Donner Jr

    Male1818–1909Male

  • Male1820–1897Male

  • Christian Donner

    Male1823–1911Male

  • Male1825–1917Male

  • Joseph William Donner

    Male1826–1862Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

  • Katharina Nafziger

    Female1786–Female

  • Peter Naffziger

    Male1787–1885Male

  • Female1791–1868Female

  • Elizabeth Naffziger

    Female1793–1809Female

  • Female1794–1881Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1818

Age 24

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Nafzger, a nickname meaning ‘sleepyhead’, from a noun derivative of Middle High German nafzen ‘to take a nap’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Barbary Donner in household of Fredrick Donner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Naffgiger in entry for Barbara Naffgiger, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Barbara Noffzinger in entry for Magdalena Engel, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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