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.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Laufer
1673–1743
Elisabetha Brennwald
1683–1734
Marriage: about 1704
Solomon Laufer
1706–
Anna Laufer
1707–
Elizabetha Lauffer
1710–1743
Felix Laufer
1711–
Felix Lauffer
1712–1772
Anna Lauffer
1714–
Hans Heinrich Laufer
1715–
Dorothea Margreta Lauffer
1720–1781
David Lauffer
1724–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1704Switzerland
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +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

    Lauf
    Leifer
    Laufman
    Lauffer
    Leiferman

    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"

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