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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Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Herzog
1747–1807
Susanna Forster
1752–1797
Marriage: 5 October 1772
Hans Jacob Herzog
1773–
Anna Margaretha Herzog
1776–
Anna Catharina Herzog
1774–1818
Hans Heinrich Herzog
1777–
Hans Jacob Herzog
1778–
Hans Conrad Herzog
1779–
Hans Jacob Herzog
1781–
Hans Heinrich Herzog
1782–
Susanna Herzog
1784–
Anna Elisabeth Herzog
1785–
Anna Ursula Herzog
1787–1787
Susanna Herzog
1791–
Anna Ursula Herzog
1792–1797

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)

1798

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

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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