Anna Catharina Kiel

8 November 1754–20 April 0179
Elvershausen, Northeim, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Anna Catharina

When Anna Catharina Kiel was born on 8 November 1754, in Elvershausen, Northeim, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, her father, Johann Christoph Kiel, was 34 and her mother, Catharina Maria Brand, was 21. She married Heinrich Andreas Rode on 15 January 1775. She died on 20 April 0179.

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Heinrich Andreas Rode
Anna Catharina Kiel
1754–0179

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1 German (common in the north of Germany and around Hamburg): in some cases probably a habitational name from the city of Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, but more likely a topographic name for someone living by a long narrow bay or area of sheltered water, from Middle Low German kil ‘wedge’, the word from which the city derives its name. Alternatively, it may be from the same word applied as a nickname to denote a crude person.2 North German: possibly an occupational name for a ship's captain, short for Low German Kilmester (Middle Low German kil ‘keel’, ‘boat’ + mester ‘master’, ‘skipper’). Kilmester is attested as a surname near Rostock in the 13th century.3 German: from a pet form of the personal name Kilian .

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