Hans Jacob Laufer

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

The Life 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 1704
Switzerland
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

1 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf .2 German (Läufer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): 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’.3 English: variant of Laver .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hans Jacob Laufer Historical Family Lexicon of Switzerland
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hans Jacob Lauffer - Church record: male
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hans Jacob Lauffer -

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