Hans Jacob Kreis

Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life of Hans Jacob

When Hans Jacob Kreis was born on 8 June 1728, in Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Hans Martin Kreis, was 53 and his mother, Anna Maria Staheli, was 40. He married Cleopha Helg on 15 July 1749, in Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland.

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Hans Jacob Kreis
Cleopha Helg
Marriage: 15 July 1749

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15 July 1749
Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland

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World Events (3)


Age 70

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.

Age 72

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 120

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.

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  • Hans Jacob Kreis, "Schweiz, Heiraten, 1532-1910 "

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