Jacob Fuchs

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Fuchs was born on 3 June 1806, in Eitra, Hersfeld, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany, his father, Johann Heinrich Fuchs, was 30 and his mother, Catharine Elisabeth Both, was 30. He had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with Elizabeth Christina Frei. He immigrated to United States in 1866. He died on 14 June 1882, in Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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Jacob Fuchs
Elizabeth Christina Frei
Peter Fox
Anna Barbara Fuchs
Heinrich Fuchs
Andreas Fuchs
Catherine Fuchs
Elizabeth Katherine Fuchs
Marguerette Fuchs

Sources (9)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Jacob Fuchs - Individual or family possessions: birth: 3 June 1816;
  • Jacob Fuchs, "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"
  • Jacob Fox in entry for Cathrine Ringler, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Hans, Kurt, Gerhard, Fritz, Mathias, Matthias, Armin, Ulrich, Erwin, Helmut.

German and Jewish: from Middle High German vuhs, German Fuchs ‘fox’, a nickname for a sly or cunning person, or for someone with red hair. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Czechia, and Slovenia, often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. Compare Fox 4, Fuks , and Futch .

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

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