Anna Catharina Kreis

1717–1921
Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life of Anna Catharina

When Anna Catharina Kreis was christened on 27 September 1717, in Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland, her father, Hans Martin Kreis, was 43 and her mother, Anna Maria Staheli, was 29. She died on 22 March 1921, at the age of 203.

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Family Time Line

Hans Martin Kreis
1674–1742
Anna Maria Staheli
1688–1753
Hans Georg Kreis
1709–1709
Barbara Kreis
1710–
HANSS GEOERG
1711–1743
Hans Joachim Kreis
1713–1715
Hans Joachim Kreis
1716–1778
Anna Catharina Kreis
1717–1921
Ambrose Kreis
1719–1796
Hans Martin Kreis
1721–1727
Anna Maria Kreis
1725–1726
Hans Martin Kreis
1727–1728
Hans Jacob Kreis
1728–
ANNA MARIA Kreis
1728–1782

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World Events (6)

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.
1848

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a noisy person, from Middle High German kreiss, kreisch ‘cry’, ‘noise’.2 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a circular feature, from Middle Low German kreis (Middle High German kreiz) ‘circle’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kreis ‘circle’, ‘circular field’, ‘border’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Anna Catharina, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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