Hans Casper Meyer

1525–1620 (Age 95)
Schleitheim, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The Life of Hans Casper

When Hans Casper Meyer was born in 1525, in Schleitheim, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Melchior Meyer, was 30 and his mother, Margretha Zimmermann, was 25. He married Adelheid Käuffeler in 1546, in Regensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1620, in his hometown, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Hans Casper Meyer
1525–1620
Adelheid Käuffeler
1526–1568
Marriage: 1546
Felix Meyer
1547–1626
Hans Meyer
1549–
Kuengold Meyer
1552–
Hans Meyer
1554–
Melchior Meyer
1555–1619
Johannes Moyer
1555–1620
Regula Meyer
1558–
Felix Meyer
1560–1626
Ulrich Meyer
1560–
Verena Meyer
1562–1565
Verena Meyer
1565–1633
Isaak Meyer
1567–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1546
Regensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (1)

1536

Age 11

Switzerland is a loose confederacy of 13 cities and small valley communities dominating the rest of the country. A few families control state affairs. Several rebellions put down by military force: repressed aspects of history in a country so proud of it's tradition of democracy.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Hans Meyer - male

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