Johannes Grob

Brief Life History of Johannes

When Johannes Grob was born on 26 June 1829, in Ebnat, Ebnat-Kappel, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, his father, Thomas Grob, was 40 and his mother, Regula Bommeli, was 42. He married Anna Katharina Riemensberger on 19 October 1858, in Ebnat, Ebnat-Kappel, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 February 1904, in Ebnat, Ebnat-Kappel, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, at the age of 74.

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Johannes Grob
Anna Katharina Riemensberger
Marriage: 19 October 1858
Nina Grob
Jakob Grob
Jakob Grob
Elise Grob

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  • Joh Georg Grob im Eintrag für Jakob Grob, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Johann Grob, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Johann Georg Grob in entry for Jakob Grob, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Elfriede, Erwin, Franz, Hans, Heinz, Markus.

German (Switzerland): nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop ‘coarse’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish grob, cognate with 1 above, which also means ‘fat’ and may have been applied in this sense.

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

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