Maria Magdalena Lang

Brief Life History of Maria Magdalena

When Maria Magdalena Lang was born on 9 April 1732, in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elias Lang Sr., was 40 and her mother, Anna Margaretha Dörr, was 34. She married Johann Jacob Gottlieb Schneider on 12 November 1751, in Upper Salford Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 April 1810, in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Jacob Gottlieb Schneider
Maria Magdalena Lang
Marriage: 12 November 1751
Elias Snider
Martin Snider Sr.
Baltus Snider
Elizabeth Snyder
Christian Synder (Schneider)
Peter Snider
Anna Sara Schneider
Mary Polly Snyder
Mary Magdalena Schneider
Barbara Snyder (Schneider)
Jacob Snider

Sources (6)

  • Maria Magdalena Lang, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Magdalena Lang -
  • Maria Magdalena Lang, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Historical Boundaries: 1752: Northampton, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States


The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.


Historical Boundaries: 1784: Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Swedish (also Lång): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. The surname of (Middle High) German origin is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Hungarian (Láng): from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively, it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire. This surname is also found in Slovenia, where it is spelled Lang, and in Slovakia, where it is spelled in both ways.

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 郎, an ancient term to refer to one's lover or son: (i) from the placename Lang (郎), the name of a city, the living place of Fei Bo, the grandson of the Duke Yi of Lu (ruler of the state of Lu, reigned 815–807 BC ). Some of his descendants later changed their original surname Fei to Lang (郎). (ii) borne by some families from the state of the South Huns (48–216 AD , located in northern China).

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

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Who Were These Schneiders? Our knowledge of Jacob and Maria Magdalena Schneider is limited. As Herbert Elgin Snider explained in his correspondence of 1979, the first new clue family researchers disc …

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