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Mary Magdelena Mickley (b. April 08, 1792, d. 1889)Mary Magdelena Mickley (daughter of Peter Mickley and Salome Biery) was born April 08, 1792, and died 1889.She married Daniel Snyder.
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I wasn't sure if you are a descendent of the Mickleys.Do you have a copy of the Mickley Book?I'll give you what I have.Mary Magdalena Mickley was born in 1792 and died in 1889 - About 97 years old.She was the eldest child of Peter Mickley (#10 in book) who was married to Salome Biery, eldest dau. of Henry Biery (there is a lot of information on the Henry Biery family on page 91 of the History of Lehigh County (vol. II).Mary Magdelena married Daniel Snyder and settled in Bloomsburg, PA.I do not have information on her after that but I can fill you in on her early history (thank you for the information you sent on her life in Bloomsburg).Mary's father, Peter, was the third son of John Jacob Mickley (#1) and Susanne Miller, the man who carried the Liberty Bell on his wagon to safe haven in Zion Reformed Church, Allentown, PA.He was the brother of the two Mickley children killed in the last Indian Massacre of the Lehigh Valley and the son of the immigrant ancestor, John Jacob Mickley (#0), who married Barbara Burkhalter, and died on the same day as his wife in August, 1769 (cause of death unknown).
Mary was baptized at Egypt Reformed Church, Egypt, PA and grew up in the loghouse on the farm that her g-grandfather, and grandfather, and father, Peter,farmed in Egypt, PA.The site of the original loghouse is above Spring Mill Creek, Egypt, PA.Historical tax records show that Peter paid taxes on the loghouse in the early 1790s (about the time Mary was born) which means he probably farmed the land for/with his aging father at the age of 20 and lived on the farm with his wife, Solome.His oldest brother, John Jacob, III (#8), purchased John Jacob's (#1) farm in Honkendauqua about 1789, and lived out his days there.This was the farm that the surviving child,Peter Mickley (#3), ran to after the Indian Massacre in 1763.My research indicates that Peter's father, John Jacob (#1), moved to the loghouse in Egypt from his farm in Hokendauqua about two years after the Indian massacre because the loghouse was much larger than his home, the farm was more developed, and it was better to accommodate his growing family and his aging parents. By 1804, the farm on which the loghouse stood was over 300 acres with Spring Mill Creek and 5-10 natural underground Springs supplying water to the farm and loghouse.A limekiln was built on what is now Church Street which Mickley family owned and all the local farmers used, probably for a fee.The kiln still stands today at the end of our driveway.In 1804,John Jacob (#1) began selling off parcels of his land to his children.In 1804, the second older brother of Peter, Christian, was deeded the parcel between Spring Mill Creek and the Loghouse on which a two-story stone house was constructed.A record of a deed dated 1804 has been located in Easton in the Northampton County Historical Archives near the Courthouse, which shows the transfer of the loghouse and other buildings and about 40 acres of land to Peter Mickley and wife Solome from John Jacob and his wife Suzanne.In the deed there is specific wording that says, John Jacob Mueckli, and his wife, Suzanne, retain the right to the use of the loghouse, summer kitchen and small stables for the rest of their natural lives.This transfer would have occurred when Mary was 12 years old.In 1807, when Mary was 15, her grandmother, Suzanne, died (cause unknown) at the age of 64.In 1808, when Mary was 16 her grandfather, John Jacob (#1) was killed by a tree on the farm, just days before his 71st birthday.Two of Mary's sisters, Catherine and Ester, moved to Clinton County, Indiana.Catherine lived to adulthood(unknown death date, died in Indiana).Her brother, John, the firstborn male, died in infancy in 1796, when Mary was 4.Her sister Salome live to be 69, Hannah lived to be 81, brother Joseph lived to age 30, but had several children, Charles lived to be 76, Elizabeth, lived to be 40, Christiana, lived to 77 and died within 2 miles of the loghouse, Susanna, lived to be 81, and Esther (unknown death date, died in Indiana).There appears to be no one who was willing to carry on the farming at the loghouse after Joseph's death and the father, Peter, moved to a small 14 acres parcel in Honkendauqua to live out his days.My research shows that the loghouse farm was sold in 1844.Since most of Joseph's children were baptized in the Egypt Reformed Church from 1826 to 1832, I feel it is safe to say Joseph probably farmed the loghouse farm until his death in 1832 and Peter, his father, leased it soon after that and eventually sold it in 1844 (records indicate it was sold to female Mickley relatives through the Frantz/Butz lines).At that point, the loghouse farm had been in the Mickley family for almost 100 years.Today, the loghouse farm (where Mary Magdelena was born) is back in Mickley hands and is being restored.The restoration of the loghouse section of the farm has been completed and now the John Jacob Mickley direct descendent (R. Louis Mickley, and his wife, Susan Titus Mickley) are restoring the interior and clapboard exterior of the early to mid-1800s additions that were possibly added by Peter or Joseph Mickley.A 250th Loghouse Anniversary and Mickley Family Reunion is scheduled for August 24th, 2002 from 1pm on....(watch everythingmickley.com site for announcements and details).Calling all John Jacob Mickley descendents to attend and bring your updated genealogies and any Mickley artifacts, heirlooms, and photographs.The Whitehall Historical Society will also participate as part of their annual picnic.Thanks for your inquiry and I hope this helps.
From: Linda Bailey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:22 AM
Subject: Mary Magdaline Mickley
I live in Bloomsburg, PA. On the 5th, 6th, and 7th of July, historians in the town are conducting a cemetery tour in conjunction with our Bicentennial celebration. I have been asked to portray Mary Magdalene Mickley who married Daniel Snyder, a tanner. I do have some information on Mary but was wondering if you have anything on her. I know she came here from the Allentown area in 1810 at the age of 18. She and Daniel had 10 children all who lived into their 20s except for their fifth child Polly who died at age 3.Their first child was named John, no doubt after the grandfather John Jacob. After Daniel died, Mary was able to buy a crypt where she then buried three adult children and Daniel. The 3 children died within a short time of each other possibly from dysentery that hit the area in 1853.
Though not from your family, I was also curious as to Daniel's middle name. I am unable to find that. He is not as easy to find as he is not a descendant of a famous patriot.
If you do have information, would be so kind to send it so I can include it in my cemetery talk?
Thank you so much.
Linda B. Bailey