Maria Catharina Bieber

Brief Life History of Maria Catharina

When Maria Catharina Bieber was born on 26 September 1694, in Hirschland, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, her father, Theobald Bieber, was 41 and her mother, Maria Zens, was 34. She married Johann Jacob Schaffer on 10 January 1708, in Hirschland, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 3 December 1722, in her hometown, at the age of 28.

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Johann Jacob Schaffer
Maria Catharina Bieber
Marriage: 10 January 1708
Catharina Schaeffer
Anna Maria Schafer
Johann Petrus Schaeffer
Johann Henrich Schaeffer
Johann David Schaffer
Anna Christina Schafer
Anna Magdalena Schaeffer
Anna Catharina Schafer

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  • Maria Catharina Biber, "France, Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896"
  • Maria Catharina Bieber 1694 family tree

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1700 · French Monarchy

The French monarchy started way before the 1700s, but for the most part the major events of history took place during this time before the French Revolution started. This was known as the Bourbon Dynasty. Louis XIV the Great, Louis XV the Beloved, Louis XVI the Restorer of French Liberty, and Louis XVII all reigned during this time.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Klaus, Gerhard, Kurt, Alois, Erwin, Florian, Frieda, Hans, Helmut, Horst, Mathias.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German biber, German Biber, or Yiddish biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various placenames in Hesse containing this element. As a Jewish name it is largely artificial. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Beaber , Beaver , and Beeber .

History: George Bieber alias Beaver from Alsace, came to Philadelphia, PA, in 1744. — The surname Bieber of French (ultimately German) origin is listed along with its altered form Beaver in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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