Hans Jacob Laufer

August 1673–1743 (Age 69)
Eglisau, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Hans Jacob

When Hans Jacob Laufer was born in August 1673, in Eglisau, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Ulrich Laufer, was 27 and his mother, Anna Frey, was 24. He married Elisabetha Brennwald about 1704, in Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1743, in Oppland, Norway, at the age of 70.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Hans Jacob? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Laufer
Elisabetha Brennwald
Marriage: about 1704
Solomon Laufer
Anna Laufer
Elizabetha Lauffer
Felix Laufer
Felix Lauffer
Anna Lauffer
Hans Heinrich Laufer
Dorothea Margreta Lauffer
David Lauffer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1704Switzerland
  • Children


    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +4 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1685 · Norway Church
    Age 12
    The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
    1700 · Norwegian calendar change
    Age 27
    1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
    1736 · Confirmation & education
    Age 63
    Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Berish, Mayer, Chaim, Leibish, Ari, Hyman, Moishe, Moshe, Myer, Pinchas. German Hans, Armin, Berthold, Erwin, Frieda, Fritz, Fritzi, Ilse, Mathias, Otto, Siegmund, Wolfgang.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Läufer): occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.German (also Läufer): habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, Laufen, or Lauffen in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (see Lauf ).

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (9)

    • H Jacob Lauffer in entry for Hanss Heinrich Lauffer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • H Jacob Lauffer in entry for Anna Lauffer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • H Jacob Lauffer in entry for Felix Lauffer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.