Magdalena Ziegler

1797–1864 (Age 67)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Magdalena

When Magdalena Ziegler was born in 1797, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, Johann Jacob Ziegler, was 60 and her mother, Esther Buckwalter, was 50. She married Benjamin M. Semones about 1820, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 30 May 1864, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Magdalena Ziegler
Benjamin M. Semones
Marriage: about 1820
Angeline Semones
Mary J. Simmons
Matilda E Senones
Benjamin Michael Semones
Michael Semones
John Semones
James Semones

Spouse & Children

about 1820
Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 15

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel ‘roof tile’ (Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German Ziegel. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as well as tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Magdalena Sermones in household of Benjamin Sermones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Magdalen Semones in household of Ben M Semones, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Magdaline in entry for John S. Simones and Julia A. Bernard, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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