|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1802|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1882|
Magdalena Adams was born on November 22, 1802 in Adams County, Pennsylvania to Captain Jacob and Mary (Storm) Adams. She was named after her grandmother, Magdalene Adams.
During the 1800 US Census, Jacob Adams, Esq., is listed as living in Heidelberg, Adams County, and in the 1810 Census as living in Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, so Magdalena was likely born at one of these two places.
On March 31st, 1823, Magdalena Adams married Petrus Smith in Conewago Roman Catholic Chapel, Edge Grove, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The marriage was witnessed by Antonius Smith and Petrus Adams.
Peter had served under her father's command during the War of 1812 against the British. Peter and Magdalena had eleven children together.
During the 1850 US Census, Peter Smith (56) was farming in Mount Pleasant Township with real estate valued at $5,000. He lived with his wife, Magdalene (48), his children Anastasia (22), John E. (21), David (18), Maria (16), Louisa (14), Peter (12), Gregory (10), Anthony (8), Francis (6), and his sister Elizabeth Sneeringer (69) who could not read or write.
During the 1860 US Census, Peter (66) and "Magdalena" (58) were farming in Mount Pleasant Township, with their children Anna (31), Maria (29), Louisa (24), Peter (23, listed as a farmhand), Anthony, (18), and Francis (15). Peter Jr. had been married within the year to Helen, a daughter of Joseph Kuhn, who owned the neighboring farm.
During the 1870 US Census, Peter (76) and "Magdaline" (70), were farming in Mount Pleasant. William Shanefelter and John Reiley were farmhands, and Maria and Louisa were also living at the home. Peter Jr. and David owned neighboring farms.
During the 1880 US Census "Magdalene" (76) lived in Mount Pleasant Township, Adams County, with her husband Peter (86), daughter Maria (47), and grandson Ignatius (12). Her sons David, Peter, and Francis owned neighboring farms.
Magdalena died on February 9, 1882 at the age of 79.
Jacob Adams (1761 - 1822)
Mary Storm Adams (1765 - 1843)
Peter Smith (1794 - 1884)
Adam Smith (1824 - 1832)*
Agnes Susanna Smith (1825 - 1832)*
Mary De Sales Smith (1827 - 1908)*
John Emmanuel Smith (1829 - 1893)*
David B. Smith (1831 - 1889)*
Maria Smith (1833 - 1880)*
Louisa Agnes Smith Shanefelter (1835 - 1876)*
Peter George Smith (1837 - 1901)*
Gregory John Smith (1839 - 1858)*
Anthony J. Smith (1841 - 1923)*
Francis Jacob Smith (1845 - 1910)*
Mary Maria Adams Conrad (1785 - 1823)*
Elizabeth Adams McClaine (1790 - 1844)*
Magdalena Adams Smith (1802 - 1882)
Susan Adams Ginter (1805 - 1884)*
Rachel Adams Smith (1809 - 1859)*
Conewago Chapel Basilica Cemetery
Created by: M. Aumen
Record added: May 28, 2014
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