Hans Jacob Herzog

Brief Life History of Hans Jacob

When Hans Jacob Herzog was born on 4 May 1747, in Wigoltingen, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Hanss Conrad Hertzog, was 45 and his mother, Anna Koesslin, was 24. He married Susanna Forster on 5 October 1772, in Wigoltingen, Thurgau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 19 December 1807, in Altishausen, Thurgau, Switzerland, at the age of 60.

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Hans Jacob Herzog
Susanna Forster
Marriage: 5 October 1772
Hans Jacob Herzog
Anna Margaretha Herzog
Anna Catharina Herzog
Hans Heinrich Herzog
Hans Jacob Herzog
Hans Conrad Herzog
Hans Jacob Herzog
Hans Heinrich Herzog
Susanna Herzog
Anna Elisabeth Herzog
Anna Ursula Herzog
Susanna Herzog
Anna Ursula Herzog

Sources (13)

  • Hss. Jacob Hertzog, "Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910  "
  • Hs Jakob Herzog in entry for A Ursula Herzog, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Hs Jacob Herzog in entry for A Margaretha Herzog, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (2)


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.


Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Erwin, Fritz, Heinz, Kurt, Otto, Wolfgang, Franz, Arno, Ernst, Hildegarde, Reinhold.

German: from the Middle High German title of nobility herzoge ‘duke’ (Old High German herizoho, from heri ‘army’ + ziohan ‘to lead’, a calque of the Byzantine title stratēlatēs ‘general, commander’, from Greek stratos ‘army’ + elaunein ‘to lead’). The name is unlikely to refer to descent from an actual duke; it is normally an occupational name for the servant of a duke or a nickname for one who put on the airs and graces of a duke. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Czechia, and Slovenia (see also 3 below). Compare Hertzog .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Herzog ‘duke’ (see 1 above). Compare Graf and Kaiser .

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

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