Christian Kropf

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Kropf was born on 8 October 1654, in Schwarzenegg, Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Mathias Kropf, was 35 and his mother, Elisabeth Blum, was 31. He married Elisabeth Gurtner about 1680, in Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 11 August 1724, in his hometown, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Christian Kropf
1654–1724
Elisabeth Gurtner
1654–1704
Marriage: about 1680
Mathias Kropf
1681–1710
Verena Kropf
1696–
Christian Kropf
1684–1751
Niklaus C. Kropf
1687–1764
Margareth Kropf
1692–1713
Maria Kropf
1693–1713
Anna Kropf
1696–

Sources (7)

  • Christen Krapf in entry for Verena Krapf, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Christen Kropff, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Christen Kropft in entry for Maria Kropft, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Siegfried, Alois, Aloys, Arno, Jurgen, Liesl, Matthias.

German and Swiss German:

from Middle High German kropf ‘goiter’, hence a nickname for a person with a conspicuous crop due to goiter or for a short person.

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

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