Magdalene Margaret Meyer

1766–1838 (Age 72)
Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Magdalene Margaret

When Magdalene Margaret Meyer was born on 22 February 1766, in Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, John Adam Meyer, was 26 and her mother, Anna Catharina Hill, was 24. She married George Kraushaar from 1784 to 1785, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 25 February 1838, in Grapeville, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Magdalene Margaret Meyer
George Kraushaar
Marriage: from 1784 to 1785
Adam Kraushaar
Maria Apolonia "Mary" Kraushaer
Elizabeth Kraushaar
Susanna Croushore
Catharina Croushore
Sara Croushore
John George Croushore
Sarah Kraushaar
Magthalena Croushore
Esther Kraushaar
Lydia Croushore
Lucinda Croushore

Spouse & Children

from 1784 to 1785
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 10

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Magdalene Margaret Meyer Kraushaar, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Magdalene Margaret Meyer Croushore, "Find A Grave Index"

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