Maria Magdalena Bittner

1777–1858 (Age 81)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Maria Magdalena

When Maria Magdalena Bittner was born in 1777, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Phillip Bittinger Sr, was 24 and her mother, Juliana Phillippina, was 19. She married John Bowser on 8 November 1796, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1858, in Lavansville, Somerset Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Bowser
Maria Magdalena Bittner
Marriage: 8 November 1796
Elizabeth Bowser
John Bowser V
Christina Bowser
Lydia Bowser
Daniel Bowser

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8 November 1796
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 0

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Buettner .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Bowser in household of John Bowser, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria Magdalena Bittner Bowser, "Find A Grave Index"

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