Johannes Peter

6 February 1803–3 September 1804 (Age 1)
Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Peter was born on 6 February 1803, in Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Hans Jacob Peter, was 46 and his mother, Barbara Vaterlaus, was 34. He died on 3 September 1804, at the age of 1.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Peter
1756–1840
Barbara Vaterlaus
1768–1840
Elisabeth Peter
1793–1793
Regula Peter
1798–1893
Johannes Peter
1803–1804

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

Name Meaning

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.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (0)

    Sources

    There are no historical documents attached to Johannes.

    Find more of your family story

    As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a free account
    Share this with your family and friends.