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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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

about 1704


+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

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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