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Magdalena Boger Abendshon
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1805, Germany
Death: 1871
Washington County
Ohio, USA

Magdalena's tombstone, in German, is in broken pieces on the ground, next to her husband's tombstone on the hill.

The couple's son Henry died in his 20s at Watertown, leaving a widow and three young children, who are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta. Frederick and Magdalena's daughter Johanna Abendschoen Strecker and family also are buried in Oak Grove.

After immigrating in the 1840s, the family first lived near Watertown in former Union Township before moving to Harmar.


Findagrave volunteer # 47001337 found this German records account of Magdalena in Mormon archives:

Name: Magdalena Boger
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 11 Dec 1805
Christening Place: Schwaigern, Württemberg, Germany
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1805
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: Christian Boger
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Magdalena Freudenthalerin
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C91736-1
System Origin: Germany-EASy
GS Film number: 1184789
Reference ID: Bk4 R-51

The German records also show that Frederick and Magdalena had five other children, who died as infants in Germany: Frederichs 1 and 2, Johann, Christine and Rosina.


Washington County, Ohio, naturalization records from probate court show that Magdalena's husband Frederick and his brother Jacob Abendshon and Jacob Boger appeared simultaneously in 1848 to pledge intent to become American citizens.

Jacob Boger is buried in Salem Cemetery, Lower Salem, Washington County, Ohio. The Kyress/Romire siblings of Magdalena's daughter-in-law Fredericka Kyress Abendschoen, wife of her son Henry Abendschoen, share that cemetery. All had initially lived at Watertown as new immigrants.

The relationship between Magdalena Boger Abendschoen and Jacob Boger, however, is yet unclear. She and he had different parents in Germany and immigrated in slightly different, thought very similar, years.

Schwaigern, Germany, researcher Ulf Hartmann reported that Frederick, Magdalena, Henry and Johanna Abendshon arrived on the Claiborne from Le Havre, France, to New York on 29 May 1848, a year after Frederick’s brother Jacob and family followed the same route in May 1847, on the D’Orleans, with Jacob’s wife, son, daughter and Ebinger son-in-law. Jacob Boger -- of unclear but apparent relation to Frederick's wife Magdalena -- arrived from Antwerp in 1846 with his wife and two three children.

Family links: 
  Frederick Abendschon (1803 - 1884)
  Henry Abendschon (1832 - 1859)*
  Johanna Abendschon Strecker (1836 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Harmar Cemetery
Washington County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Aug 18, 2012
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Magdalena <i>Boger</i> Abendshon
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