Margaretha Decker

1557–2 April 1635 (Age 78)
Bönnigheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Margaretha

When Margaretha Decker was born in 1557, in Bönnigheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, her father, Hans Toecker, was 32 and her mother, Kunigund Decker, was 32. She married Hans Hoffman on 12 November 1578, in Bönnigheim, Besigheim, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 April 1635, in Bönnigheim, Besigheim, Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Hans Hoffman
1550–1585
Margaretha Decker
1557–1635
Marriage: 12 November 1578
Johannes Hoffmann
1579–
Ludwig Hoffmann
1581–1582
Margaretha Hoffmann
1583–1585
Hans Ludwig Hoffmann
1585–1639

Spouse and Children

    Hans Hoffman

    Male1550–1585Male

    Female1557–1635Female

MARRIAGE
12 November 1578
Bönnigheim, Besigheim, Württemberg, Germany
children

(4)

    Johannes Hoffmann

    Male1579–Male

    Ludwig Hoffmann

    Male1581–1582Male

    Margaretha Hoffmann

    Female1583–1585Female

    Hans Ludwig Hoffmann

    Male1585–1639Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1557–1635Female

    Johannes Toecker

    Male1561–Male

    Christof Toecker

    Male1564–1565Male

    Anna Toecker

    Female1566–Female

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.2 Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1.3 English: variant of Dicker .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martina in entry for Johannes Hoffmann, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Margarethe in entry for Margarethe Hoffmann, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Margretha, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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