Johann Adam Mader

Brief Life History of Johann Adam

When Johann Adam Mader was born on 12 February 1744, in Pfullingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany, his father, Johannes Mader, was 25 and his mother, Anna Maria Rheidelin, was 21. He married Maria Barbara Bez on 25 January 1762, in Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 August 1820, in Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mägerkingen, Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany.

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Johann Adam Mader
Eva Rosina Hermann
Marriage: 30 April 1776
Maria Agnes Mader
Jacob Mader
Ludwig Friedrich Mader
Christoph Friederich Mader
Maria Barbara Mader
Catharina Barbara Mader
Gottfried Mader
Eva Mader
Eva Mader
Maria Barbara Mader

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  • Adam Mader, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Adam Mader, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johann Adam Mader, "Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958"

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On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.


The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Madder, an occupational name for a dyer or seller of dye, from Middle English mader, madour, mather, shortened forms of Middle English maderer, maderour, matherer ‘seller of madder’ or ‘dyer who used madder’. Mader or mather (Old English mædere, Old Norse mathra) was the name for the plant Rubia tinctorum, used medicinally and for making red dye. It was also a word for red dye made from other sources. Compare Mather .

German and Swiss German (also Mäder), Dutch and French (Lorraine): occupational name for a reaper or mower, Middle High German māder, mæder, Middle Dutch mader. Compare Moder .

French: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Occitan madier ‘beam’.

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

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