Magdalena Hershey Hess

17 July 1805–27 April 1861 (Age 55)
Warwick Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Magdalena Hershey

When Magdalena Hershey Hess was born on 17 July 1805, in Warwick Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Reverend Johannes Landis Hess, was 36 and her mother, Esther Hershey, was 35. She married Samuel Resh Oberholtzer in May 1824, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 27 April 1861, in Warwick Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Resh Oberholtzer
1802–1875
Magdalena Hershey Hess
1805–1861
Marriage: May 1824
Esther OBERHOLTZER
1825–1865
Jacob Hess Oberholtzer
1826–1888
Magdalena Hess Oberholtzer
1828–1869
Catharine Hess Oberholtzer
1830–1918
Elizabeth Hess Oberholtzer
1832–1877
Nancy Ann Oberholtzer
1834–1919
Anna Hess Oberholtzer
1834–1864
Samuel Hess Oberholtzer
1836–1886
John Hess Oberholtzer
1839–1913
Anna Oberholtzer
1840–1841
Joseph Hess Oberholtzer
1842–1904
Henry Hess Oberholtzer
1845–1925
Susanna Hess Oberholtzer
1849–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
May 1824
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(13)

    Esther OBERHOLTZER

    Female1825–1865Female

    Jacob Hess Oberholtzer

    Male1826–1888Male

    Magdalena Hess Oberholtzer

    Female1828–1869Female

    Catharine Hess Oberholtzer

    Female1830–1918Female

    Elizabeth Hess Oberholtzer

    Female1832–1877Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 7

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 15

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Magdalena Oberholtzer in household of Samuel Oberholtzer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Magdalena Oberholzer in household of Samuel Oberholzer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Overholzer in entry for Christian Nolt and Elizabeth Overholzer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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