Lisabeth Graf

27 January 1732–12 August 1783 (Age 51)
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life of Lisabeth

When Lisabeth Graf was born on 27 January 1732, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Heinrich Graf, was 52 and her mother, Anna Enzler, was 44. She married Hans Jacob Graf on 7 October 1755, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 12 August 1783, in her hometown, at the age of 51.

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Hans Jacob Graf
Lisabeth Graf
Marriage: 7 October 1755
Johannes Graf
Hans Jacob Graf
Lucas Graf
Hans Jacob Graf
Hans Jacob Graf
Anna Graf
Paulus Graf
Elsbeth Graf
Elsbeth Graf
Heinrich Graf

Spouse and Children

7 October 1755
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland


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Name Meaning

1 German: status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman. Compare Mayer , Schultz , and Vogt . The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be an occupational name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 Variant spelling of Dutch Graef .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

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Graff Research Report 2003

Johannes Graf and Family Johannes Graf was reported to be the last ancestor on the main Graf line represented by the immigrant ancestor, Johann Jacob Graf. His great-grandfather, Hans Jakob Graf born …

Sources (3)

  • Ortsfamilienbuch Rebstein Familien GRAF Teil 1: bis - 1740 (Druck vom 10.04.2005)
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lisabeth Graf -
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