Joseph Grob

Male13 February 1622–February 1693

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Grob was born on 13 February 1622, in Hemberg, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, his father, Heinrich Grob, was 37 and his mother, Elsbeth Nef, was 35. He married Cathryna Brunner on 5 May 1658, in Ebnat, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died in February 1693, in Ebnat, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, at the age of 71.

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Joseph Grob
Cathryna Brunner
Marriage: 5 May 1658
Susanna Barbara Grob
Elsbeth Grob
Ulrich Grob
Hans Heinrich Grob
Els Grob
Bernhard Grob
Hans Jakob Grob
Susanna Barbara Grob
Ursula Grob
Regula Grob

Sources (10)

  • Josenbe Gröb im Eintrag für Regel Gröb, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Josenbe Grob im Eintrag für Susanna Barbel Gröb, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Jossenbe Grob im Eintrag für Hanss Heinrich Grob, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1658Ebnat, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (1)


    Age 26

    All European peace treaty formally accepts Switzerland as an independent nation.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Elfriede, Erwin, Franz, Hans, Heinz, Markus.

    German (Switzerland): nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop ‘coarse’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish grob, cognate with 1 above, which also means ‘fat’ and may have been applied in this sense.

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

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