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Maria Magdalena Baumgardner

Maria Magdalena Baumgardner

Female 1784 - 1868  (84 years)

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  • Name Maria Magdalena Baumgardner  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Mary 
    Born 21 Apr 1784  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Christened 29 May 1784  Krider's (St.Benjamin's) Luth. Ch., Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 9
    Gender Female 
    AFN 2T65-L8T 
    Buried 1868  Walnut Grove Cem, Worthington, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 8, 10
    Died 1 May 1868  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I126  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2010 

    Father Michael Baumgardner,   d. Abt Nov 1830, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Eva Unknown,   d. Abt 1823 
    Married Y  [11
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 16 Apr 1779, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1823, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1805  [1, 5, 7
    Children 
     1. Michael Snouffer,   b. 23 Jan 1805, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1891, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. George Winfield Snouffer,   b. 21 Dec 1806, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1888, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Rebecca Snouffer,   b. 26 Feb 1807, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1856  (Age 49 years)
    +4. Daniel Snouffer,   b. 7 Oct 1811
     5. Catherine Snouffer,   b. 28 Nov 1814, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1852, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     6. John Snouffer,   b. 28 Apr 1818, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1888, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +7. Mary Snouffer,   b. 18 Nov 1819, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1890, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. David Snouffer,   b. 16 Jan 1823, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1900, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Maria Magdalena Baumgardner
    Maria Magdalena Baumgardner
    Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, OH

  • Notes 
    • According to Charles Zahn's Church Record of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Benjamin's, or Krider's Church at Pipe Creek, near Westminster, Md. (see LDS Film 0013200), "Mar. Magdl. Baumgartner" was born to "Michl. & w. Eva" on 21 Apr 1784, and was baptized 29 May 1784. Her "sponsors" were "Michl. Graul & w. Barb." See also, vol. 9, MARYLAND GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS, p. 39 (C.T. Zahn & F.S. Weiser, eds; 1993). (Jim Wood, in THE SNUFFERS, p. 80, incorrectly cites her baptism date as her birth date.)

      The 1820 census lists "John Snoufer" and his family, consisting of 2 boys under 10 [John, 1, and Daniel, 9]; 2 boys 10 - 16 [George Winfield, 14, and Michael, 15]; one male 26-45 [John, 41]; 3 females under 10 [Mary, ?, Catherine, 6, and an unknown girl]; 1 female, 10 -16 [Rebecca, 11], and 1 female 26 - 45 [Maria Magdalena, 36]. John and his family are listed next to his brother George and his family. 1820 U.S. Census, 1st District, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 33, Roll 43, stamped p. 82)[Heritage Quest p. 97]. [Indexers read the written name as "Snowfer," but I read it as "Snoufer."]

      Mary Magdalena's father, Michael Baumgardner signed his will 10 July 1823 and it was filed with Frederick County 22 Nov 1830. It "names dau. Catherine Diffenbach, widow of John; dau. Elizabeth, wife of Michael Myerly; and dau. Magdalena, wife of John Schnauffer. Friend Jacob Matthias executor." Patricia Anderson, "Frederick County Unprobated Wills," vol. 1, Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 175 (1985).

      The name Baumgardner means "orchardist."

      What prompted Mary Magdalena, after her husband's death, to move her family to Ohio is unknown, but the country was expanding and people were on the move. A great deal of road building occurred in central Ohio in the 1830s to 1850s. Wm. T. Martin, HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY [OH], ch. 5 (1858). Martin wrote: "The years 1819 and 1820, to 1826, were the dullest years in Columbus. But soon after this Columbus began to look up again. The location of the national road [sic] and the Columbus feeder to the Ohio Canal gave an impetus to improvements, and by the year 1830, the prices of property and the improvements of the town had very considerably advanced." (Ibid, p. 296)

      Wm. A. Taylor, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF COLUMBUS AND FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO, vol. 1, p. 137 (S.J.Clarke Co.: 1909), noted a substantial growth in Columbus' population, and observed:
      "The reason for this growth between 1820 and 1860 was largely dependent on two causes -- facilities for travel and transportation east and west, which were lacking in the earlier days of the state capital. The first important through line east and west was the National Road. When it was completed (having been begun beyond the Alleghenies in 1806 and completed thirty years later), it brought a constant stream of travel, traffic and home-seekers into the far-famed Upper Scioto valley. This road gave Columbus its first great impetus...."

      Opha Moore stated in his HISTORY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO, pp. 146-147 (1930): "All of these [Ohio] roads and stage lines were of importance locally, but it was the National Road, from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois that really opened central Ohio to the business world in the east and marked the beginning of permanent prosperity in this and adjacent territory. *** To Albert Gallatin, of Pennsylvania, belongs the credit for the inception of this monumental undertaking.... *** In 1811 the first contract was let for the construction of ten miles of the road west of Cumberland on this route. In 1818 the road was opened to the Ohio river at Wheeling. Almost over night the great thoroughfare was crowded with ... long lines of heavy travel." Moore quoted Alfred E. Lee: "The National Road when completed [in 1833], appeared like a white riband [sic] meandering over the green hills and valleys.... Westwardly, on foot and in wagons, traveled an interminable caravan of emigrants, or 'movers' as they were commonly called, whose gipsy fires illuminated at night the roadside woods and meadows." (Ibid, p. 148)

      Precisely when Mary moved her family to Ohio is not known, but she was living there by 1860. The Ohio census for that year listed "Maria Snouffer" as 84 years old [sic] and living with her son John Snouffer and family. 1860 U.S. Census, Worthington P.O., Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 653, Roll 962, stamped p. 307).

      Mary Magdalena is buried in the Walnut Grove Cem, Worthington, OH, in lot 33, Sec. A, space #1 North. See the cemetery's page at Worthington, OH web site:
      http://www.worthingtonmemory.org/cemeteries/Walnut_Grove_Search_Form.cfm

      (accessed June 2007).

      On 7 Oct 2002, the City of Worthington, OH, and its school system, dedicated a 10-acre park named Snouffer Road Park, located at 2341 Snouffer Road, next to Perry Middle School. The Worthington [OH] News, pp. 1 & 2 (10 Oct 2002). In a subsequent letter to the editor, numerous Snouffer family members wrote:
      "Mary Magdelena Baumgartner [sic] Snouffer came to Worthington in the 1830s.
      "In her wagon were eight children and no husband or father. John Snouffer had died in their home state of Maryland.
      "Their four sons -- David, Michael, John and George -- would have a major role in the settlement of West Worthington, Linworth and Dublin.
      "George had a son, Joseph W., who married Julietta Garner. They bought farmland on the west side of the railroad tracks where, today, Brookside Estates lies.
      "The road that ran past the Snouffer farm was soon named Snouffer Road...."
      The Worthington [OH] News, p. 7 (16 Oct 2002).
    • (Research):
      The 1830 census probably records Mary still living in Maryland. She is listed as head of a family under the name "Snowfer, Mary," in Ronald V. Jackson, 1830 Maryland Census Index, p. 99 (Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc, Salt Lake City UT 84101; 1978). That Index lists her living in Frederick County, Dist. 1, on p. 008 of the microfilmed census.

  • Sources 
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    4. [S465] Krider's|, Charles T. Zahn, Church Record of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Benjamin's (Krider's) Church at Pipe Creek, near Westminster, Md, (Charles T. Zahn, Westminster, MD (1935) [Compare: LDS Film 0013200]).

    5. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 80.

    6. [S469] OH Cemeteries, Anonymous, "Ohio Cemetery Records" : 1984, (Extracted from The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly, Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD), p. 137.

    7. [S12] Ott|, Richard H. Ott, Jr., "Ott Genealogy" : Oct 2003, (Richard H. Ott, Jr., 4208 Elsa Terr, Baltimore, MD 21117; DickOtt@aol.com).

    8. [S156] Cem - Walnut Grv, Worthington, OH |, Walnut Grove Cemetery, "Interment Records", (Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington, Franklin Cnty, OH; http://www.worthingtonmemory.org/cemeteries).

    9. [S133] German Churches-9|, Maryland German Church Records : The Pipe Creek and Jerusalem Churches, vol. 9, (Historical Society of Carroll County, Westminster, MD (C.T. Zahn & F. S. Weiser, eds) : 1993), p. 39.

    10. [S51] Tombstone - WCS |, Cemetery Memorial Stone , (Personal Inspection by Wm. C. Snouffer).

    11. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 80 (Reliability: 3).