Magdalena Mast

about 1735–13 March 1827 (Age 92)
Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Magdalena

When Magdalena Mast was born about 1735, in Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Mast, was 40 and her mother, Barbara A. Risser, was 25. She married Michael David Troyer in 1752, in Stouchsburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America in 1750. She died on 13 March 1827, in Holmes, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Roman D Miller Farm Cemetery, Unionville, Holmes, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael David Troyer
Magdalena Mast
Marriage: 1752
John Troyer
Michael David Troyer Jr.
Christian David Troyer
Barbara Rebecca Troyer
Magdalena Troyer
Anna Troyer
Jacob David Troyer
Henry Abram Troyer
Mary Troyer
Abraham Troyer
Joseph Troyer
Andrew Troyer
Michael John Troyer
David Troyer
Veronica Troyer
Elizabeth Troyer

Spouse and Children

Stouchsburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 41

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 48

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast ‘(ship's) mast’.2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast’, ‘swine fodder’ (the same word as the English word for beechnuts).3 Dutch (van de(r) Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Magdalena Mast Troyer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mast Gathering 2019 slideshow by Dot Mast Moss - The Mast Immigrants & Their Uncles, Jacob of 1737 and Johannes of 1750 (years they immigrated)
  • 1737 Immigrant Jacob Mast, 2004, by Eli Lloyd Mast

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