An American Family History


Magdalene Baker Xander

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Magdalene Baker Xander was born on June 23, 1797 in the part of Rockingham County, Virginia that is now Page County. She was the daughter of Jacob Baker and Magdalene Kibler.

She married John Xander (Zander) on October 2, 1823 in German Township, Clark County, Ohio. John Xander was born on June 22, 1795 in Weisenberg, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. His parents were David Xander and Catherine Stettler.

Magdalene and John's children included:
William Xander (1824, married Susanna Baker the granddaughter of Henry Baker.),
Jacob Xander (1825, married Anna Maria Rummler),
John Xander (1827, married Barbara Rust daughter of John Rust), and
David Xander (1830, married Catharine N. Baker).

The family helped organize and worshiped at Mt. Pisgah Church in Lawrenceville.

Her father left her “my loom together with all the reeds, gears and belonging to it."

They appeared in the census for Monroe Township in 1859 and in a 1857 deed.

She died on September 25, 1830 in Clark County, "after an illness of three weeks of flux and bilious fever." She is buried in Lawrenceville Cemetery in Clark County. John died on May 11, 1852 in German Township.

Clark County, Ohio was formed March 1, 1817, from Champaign, Madison and Greene Counties. The first settlement was in 1796. The inhabitants of German Township were German Lutherans who came from Virginia.

Bilious fever is fever with nausea or vomiting. Flux is dysentery or diarrhea.

Children of Jacob Baker
and Magdalene Kibler
  • Philip Baker
  • Samuel Baker
  • Jacob Baker
  • Martin Baker
  • Magdaline Baker Xander
  • Henry Baker
  • John Baker
  • Lawrenceville Cemetery is in the village of Lawrenceville, German Township, Clark County, Ohio.


    In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.

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    Coverlets (Coverlid) are woven bedcovers, used as the topmost covering on a bed.


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