Sophie Schildknecht

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

The Life 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
1806–1846
Sophie Schildknecht
1811–1862
Marriage: 17 December 1829
Franziska Merikofer
1829–
Rosalia Merikofer
1831–
Julius Merikofer
1833–
Johanna Merikofer
1834–1834
Jacob Merikofer
1835–1897
Joseph Merikofer
1837–1839
Johan Merikofer
1839–1854
Florian Merikofer
1841–1886
Veizenz Merikofer
1842–
Maria Merikjrfer
1844–1845
Inoynus Merikofer
1845–1845

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 December 1829
Randegg, Gottmadingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Franz Karl Schildknecht

    Male1779–1859Male

    Margareta Sauermann

    Female1773–1839Female

siblings

(8)

    Conrad Schildknecht

    Male1802–1851Male

    Victoria Schildknecht

    Female1804–1860Female

    Jacob Schildknecht

    Male1805–1866Male

    Gregor Schildknecht

    Male1808–Male

    Andreas Schildknecht

    Male1809–1880Male

+3 More Children

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.
1814

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’.

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

Sources (3)

  • 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"
  • Sophia Schild in entry for Fidel Marikofer, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"

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