Jacob Gruenenwald

30 January 1822–21 September 1911 (Age 89)
St. Stephan, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Gruenenwald was born on 30 January 1822, in St. Stephan, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Peter Gruenenwald, was 43 and his mother, Susanna Buhler, was 40. He married Susanna Stocker on 30 January 1846, in St. Stephan, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 21 September 1911, in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89.

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Jacob Gruenenwald
Susanna Stocker
Marriage: 30 January 1846
Susanna Katherina Gruenenwald
Elizabeth Gruenenwald
Janet Gruenenwald
Maria Magdalena Grunenwald
Johann Jakob Gruenenwald
Johann Jakob Gruenenwald
Johann Wilhelm Gruenenwald

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30 January 1846
St. Stephan, Bern, Switzerland


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: variant spelling of Grün(e)wald ( see Grunwald ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-GK9Z-Y6?cc=1640373&wc=M59N-BZQ%3A125783201%2C131449101%2C125782803%2C131458901
  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-GK94-KP?cc=1640373&wc=M59N-BZQ%3A125783201%2C131449101%2C125782803%2C131458901
  • Jacob Grunwald in entry for Christian Perren and Catharina Grunwald, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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