Sophie Schildknecht

15 March 1811–9 August 1862 (Age 51)
Bietingen, Gottmadingen, Konstanz, Baden, Germany

The Life Summary of Sophie

When Sophie Schildknecht was born on 15 March 1811, in Bietingen, Gottmadingen, Konstanz, Baden, Germany, her father, Franz Karl Schildknecht, was 31 and her mother, Margareta Sauermann, was 37. She married Fidelis Merikofer on 17 December 1829, in Randegg, Gottmadingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 August 1862, in her hometown, at the age of 51, and was buried in Randegg, Gottmadingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Fidelis Merikofer
Sophie Schildknecht
Marriage: 17 December 1829
Franziska Merikofer
Rosalia Merikofer
Julius Merikofer
Johanna Merikofer
Jacob Merikofer
Joseph Merikofer
Johan Merikofer
Florian Merikofer
Veizenz Merikofer
Maria Merikjrfer
Inoynus Merikofer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1829Randegg, Gottmadingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig
    Age 2
    On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.
    Age 3
    The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.
    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German
    Age 41
    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    Name Meaning

    German: occupational name for the page or squire of a knight, who was responsible for his armor and his horse, from Middle High German schilt ‘shield’ + knecht ‘boy, servant’. Compare Shelnutt .History: The surname Schildknecht was brought to North America by various immigrants from Germany. But descendants of the first immigrant with this name bear altered forms of the name (see Shelnutt ).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Sophie Merikofer in entry for Jacob Merikofer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
    • Sophia Schildknecht in entry for Maria Merikjrfer, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"
    • Sophia Schildknecht, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"

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