Hans Jacob Peter

1 August 1756–15 May 1840 (Age 83)
Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Hans Jacob

When Hans Jacob Peter was born on 1 August 1756, in Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Ulrich Peter, was 35 and his mother, Anna Fehr, was 30. He married Barbara Vaterlaus on 14 May 1792. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 15 May 1840, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Peter
1756–1840
Barbara Vaterlaus
1768–1840
Marriage: 14 May 1792
Elisabeth Peter
1793–1793
Regula Peter
1798–1893
Johannes Peter
1803–1804

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1792
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (3)

    1798
    Age 42
    Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
    1800
    Age 44
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
    1803
    Age 47
    "Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 3005;2007: 8254; 2010: 9191)Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Otto, Ernst, Fritz, Heinz, Helmut, Horst, Kaspar, Klaus, Siegfried, Wolfgang.English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French (Alsace and Lorraine), Czech (Moravian), Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian; Hungarian (Péter): from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’). The personal 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); Saint 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-ancient Germanic origin until the 14th century. In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Czech Petr , Polish Piotr and Pietr, Albanian Pjetri (from the personal name Pjetër, definite form Pjetri), and also their derivatives (see examples at Peterson ). It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (2)

    • Jakob Peter, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Jacob Peter in entry for Regula Peter, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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