Jacob Im Obersteg

1540–24 September 1610 (Age 70)
Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Im Obersteg was born in 1540, in Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Michel Im Obersteg, was 43 and his mother, Anni Andresin, was 41. He married Knoeri in 1556, in Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. His occupation is listed as seckelmeister in Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland. He died on 24 September 1610, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Im Obersteg
1540–1610
Knoeri
1536–
Marriage: 1556
Ulrich Im Obersteg
1557–
Jacob Im Obersteg
1560–
Anni Im Obersteg
1564–
Bartholome Im Obersteg
1566–1650
Peter Im Obersteg
1575–1595
Hans Im Obersteg
1568–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1556
Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland
children

(6)

    Ulrich Im Obersteg

    Male1557–Male

    Jacob Im Obersteg

    Male1560–Male

    Anni Im Obersteg

    Female1564–Female

    Bartholome Im Obersteg

    Male1566–1650Male

    Hans Im Obersteg

    Male1568–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Hans Im Obersteg

    Male1535–1575Male

    Male1540–1610Male

    Bartholome Im Obersteg

    Male1542–1610Male

    Anna Im Obersteg

    Female1543–1565Female

    Elsi Im Obersteg

    Female1545–Female

Name Meaning

Korean: there are two Chinese characters for this surname. The founding ancestors of all Korean Im clans were originally from China. Some sources indicate that there are 216 clans that use the most common character, but only two—the Naju Im family and the P’ŏngt’aek Im family—have actually been documented. The founding ancestor of the P’yŏngt’aek Im family, Im P’algŭp, immigrated to Korea from China during the Tang Dynasty and settled in the P’yŏngt’aek area. The Naju Im clan is said to be descended from the P’ŏngt’aek Im clan. Members of the Im clans which use this more common character are found throughout the peninsula. Although some sources indicate that there are 120 clans that use the other Im character, only two of these are documented: the Im clan of Changhùng and the Im clan of P’ungch’ŏn. The founders of these two clans are also from China. The founders of both the Changhùng Im clan and the P’ungch’ŏn Im clan came to Korea during the Koryŏperiod ( ad 918–1392 ), the latter while escorting a princess bride to the Koryŏ court. About fifty percent of the Ims bearing the less common character as a surname live in South Ch’ungch’ŏng province.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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