Johann Jakob Decker

Brief Life History of Johann Jakob

When Johann Jakob Decker was born on 2 March 1691, in Tübingen, Württemberg, Germany, his father, Johannes Decker, was 36 and his mother, Agatha Kehrer, was 34. He married Catharina Gugel on 8 November 1718, in Pliezhausen, Tübingen, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 13 May 1732, in Pliezhausen, Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 41.

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Johann Jakob Decker
1691–1732
Catharina Gugel
1691–1733
Marriage: 8 November 1718
Anna Decker
1720–1791

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  • Hanß Jacob Deeker, „Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971“
  • Jacob Decker, "Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971"

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Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.

Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .

English (London): variant of Dicker .

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

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