12 September 1793–26 September 1793 Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland
The Life of Elisabeth
When Elisabeth Peter was born on 12 September 1793, in Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Jacob Peter, was 37 and her mother, Barbara Vaterlaus, was 25. She died on 26 September 1793, at the age of 0.
English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.