Margarethe Christina Pfeiffer

Female16 November 1838–29 October 1917

Brief Life History of Margarethe Christina

When Margarethe Christina Pfeiffer was born on 16 November 1838, in Hattenhofen, Göppingen, Württemberg, Germany, her father, Jacob Pfeiffer, was 27 and her mother, Margarethe Hofherr, was 30. She married Johann Jakob Jauss on 24 November 1863, in Hattenhofen, Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 October 1917, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Johann Jakob Jauss
Margarethe Christina Pfeiffer
Marriage: 24 November 1863
Margarethe Friederike JAUß
Johann Jacob Jauss
Johann Friedrich Jauss
Johann Jacob Jauss
Louisa Jauss
Christine Margarethe Jauss
Karoline Jauss
Caroline Jauss
Johannes Jauss
Christian Jauss
Christian Jauss

Sources (39)

  • Margaretha Pfeiffer, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Margaretha Pfeiffer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Margarete Pfeiffer Yauss, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1863Hattenhofen, Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 9

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 14

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.


    Age 25

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfīf(e), German Pfeife ‘pipe’, hence an occupational name for a piper, whistler. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, Denmark, and some other European countries; see also 2 below. Compare Fifer , Peifer , Pfeifer , and Pfieffer .

    Germanized form of various Slavic adaptations of the German surname (see 1 above), such as Slovenian Fajfar and Pfajfar, Czech Fajfr and Faifr. Compare Fifer .

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

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