Peter Graf

7 April 1720–18 June 1764
Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Peter

When Peter Graf was christened on 7 April 1720, in Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Hans Graf, was 31 and his mother, Anna Oswald, was 40. He married Anna Seiler on 19 July 1739, in Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 18 June 1764, at the age of 44, and was buried in Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Peter Graf
1720–1764
Anna Seiler
1723–
Marriage: 19 July 1739
Margret Graf
1741–
Anna Graf
1745–1808

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 July 1739
Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Christen Graf

    Male1714–Male

    Christen Graf

    Male1715–Male

    Magdalena Graf

    Female1717–Female

    Margreth Graf

    Female1719–Female

    Male1720–1764Male

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 German: status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman. Compare Mayer , Schultz , and Vogt . The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be an occupational name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 Variant spelling of Dutch Graef .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

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

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