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Maria Magdalena Rausch Ernstberger Fox
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Birth: 1726
Death: Dec. 9, 1802
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Maria Magdalena Rausch was born in PA in 1726, and died 9 December 1802. She was also listed on a passenger ship list in Philadelphia, PA, 31 Sept 1731, as Magadalena Rasch age 6. Her common name was Magdalena Rausch.

She married first husband George Heinrich Ernsberger in Lancaster, PA, circa 1740.

George Heinrich Ernsberger b. circa 1720, d. February 1754


Elizabeth Ernstberger+ b. c 1740
Maria Agnesia Ernsberger+ b. 9 Mar 1742, d. 4 Apr 1815
Ulrich Ehrensperger b. c 1744
Christopher Arnsberger Sr+ b. c 1746, d. b 11 Jun 1811
Maria Dorothea Ernstberger b. 1 Dec 1748
Paul Arnspiger+ b. c 1750, d. 18 Jul 1822
George Henry Arnsberger+ b. 14 Feb 1751, d. Mar 1804
Michael Ernstberger b. c 1753

Inventory of Henry Ernstberger:
A Brindled cow three years old & calf - 2:5:0
A Brown cow - 2:10:0
Cow with a Bell - 2:5:0
A Red cow - 2:15:0
A Red cow two years old - 1:5:0
Two Yearlings - 1:3:0
A Sorrell Horse Six years old 6:0:0
A Bay mare fifteen years old 5:0:0
An old Bay horse 1:0:0
A Sorrel Horse four years old 7:10:0
A Little Yearling 0:10:0
4 Pair Waggon Gears an old Saddle & 2 Bridles 2:5:0
A Plantation Wagon 7:0:0
A Windmill 2:0:0
A Grindstone 0:4:0
Plow and Irons(?) 0:15:0
Five Sheep 1:0:0
Twelve Hoggs 2:5:0
Mawl Rings & Wedge 0:4:0
A Gun 1:5:0
3 Potts, 3 Brass Kettles, 1 Tea Kettle, 2 Laddles, 1 Flesh fork and 1 Iron Pan 2:10:0
An Iron Kettle and Crook 1:4:0
A Bigg Cedar Tub 0:8:0
Pewter (?) 1:5:0
4 Juggs and 2 Stone Crocks 0:7:0
Weights and Iron Hatchel (?) and Shoemakers Tools -0:10:0 A Bed sted , a Chest, a Teapot 7 3 cups & saucers 0:16:0
2 Coats, 1 Jacket, 1 par Leather Britches, 1 hat 2:0:0
A Bed and bed stead 1:5:0
Old Iron 0:5:0
A 1/2 Busholl and 2 old Biddles 0:3:0
3 Scyths & five sickles 0:8:0
5 old Baggs 0:5:0
9 Busholls Hemp seed at 6/ 2:14:0
Flour 2:0:0
2 Pr. Britch bands 0:5:0
A hand saw, five old axes, an old spade, Chozelli(?), Dung fork, shovel and Hay fork 1:15:0
A Stove 2:10:0
A Cutting box & knife & stool 0:7:6
An Iron Harrow 0:8:0
4 Barrells & Hogshead 0:15:0
Hemp Supposed (?) 12 18:0:0
225 acres land 450:0:0

Total 539:9:6

She married second husband Christian Fox in Lancaster, PA, circa 1754.

Christian Fox b. circa 1714, d. 17 February 1795


Anna Margaret Fox+ b. 10 Oct 1769, d. 5 May 1838
John Jacob Fox b. c 1770, d. 2 Nov 1828

Maria was listed in Orphan's Court records in Lancaster, PA, on 5 March 1755. Upon the petition of Christian Fox and Magdalena his wife, late Magdalena Ernstberger, widow, administratrix with the settlement of Henry Ernstberger deceased, annexed to this Court, setting forth that the said decedent left behind him a personal estate amount to one hundred and six pounds nineteen shillings and six pence and no more as by an inventory thereof appears. That he was seized or possessed of a certain tract of land situate in Donegal township in Lancaster county, containing two hundred and twenty-five acres and by his said testament gave unto his petitioners Magdalena a third part thereof, but did not by his said testament make any distribution of the other two thirds parts thereof but died intestate as to the same. That the debts of the said decedent do amount to L307,,1,,0, as by the account thereof to the said petition annexed also appears so that the personal estate is not sufficient to pay the said debts by the sum of L200,,1,,6 That the said petitioners are desirous and willing that not only that part of the said tract of land not disposed of by the said testament but also the third part thereof so as aforesaid given to the petitioner, Magdalena may be sold to enable them to pay off the Debts of the said decedent. And praying the Court to make an order empowering them to sell and convey the said tract of land to enable them to pay off the said decedents debts according to the Act of assembly in such case made and provided, they the said Petitioners being content to take the third part of what money shall remain after the payment of the said debts in lieu of her third part of the said land. It is considered by the Court and ordered, (they being duly qualified to the account by them exhibited) that they expose to sale the said tract of 225 acres of land by way of public vendue on Monday the 17th inst, between the hours of ten in the morning and four in the afternoon to enable them to pay off and discharge the debt of the decedent accounting to the directions of the Act of Assembly aforesaid. That the sale be held on the premises, that notice thereof be given according to the directions of the said Act and that the petitioners make return of their doings thereof to the next Court.

Baptism: She became an unknown person 's godparent at an unknown person baptism in Lancaster, PA, on 28 February 1765.
Death*: Maria died on 9 December 1802 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA.
Burial*: Her body was interred on 11 December 1802 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA, in Old Reformed Lutheran Church.

Family links: 
  George Heinrich Ernsberger (1720 - 1754)
  Christian Fox (1714 - 1795)*
  Anna Margaretha Fox Gilbert (1769 - 1838)*
*Calculated relationship
Stones buried
Cemetery notes and/or description:
Transcribed from Adams County Cemeteries Index

Located on the site of present Adams Co. National Bank building, where a Union Church was built about 1787. A 1909 publication reported that N. A. Gobrect found "over 1200 graves", many with "no stones or markers, many of those having been broken off or pulled out by vandal hands to be piled up, with few exceptions in the corner of the old graveyard." In 1922, D. C. Jacobs reported that on 26 May the remaining broken stones were gathered from the weeds and rubbish and buried on the southeastern portion of the cemetery where inscriptions could be read. Records were made of them before the stones were buried.
Arendtsville Lutheran Reformed
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: GPs
Record added: Apr 11, 2013
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Maria Magdalena <i>Rausch</i> Ernstberger Fox
Added by: GPs
Maria Magdalena <i>Rausch</i> Ernstberger Fox
Added by: GPs
Maria Magdalena <i>Rausch</i> Ernstberger Fox
Added by: GPs
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Honoring my 6th great-grandmother.
- Shelli
 Added: Apr. 28, 2015
Rest in Peace 6th Great-grandmother!
- GPs
 Added: Apr. 11, 2013

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