Hans Graber

about 1732–23 January 1785 (Age 53)
Bethoncourt, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France

The Life of Hans

Hans Graber was born about 1732. He married Catherine Maurer on 13 June 1762. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 January 1785, in Bethoncourt, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France, at the age of 53.

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Hans Graber
Catherine Maurer
Marriage: 13 June 1762
Hans Graber
Christ Graber
Anneli Graber

Spouse and Children

13 June 1762
Bethoncourt, France


World Events (2)

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

Age 46

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.
1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

Age 51

While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.

Name Meaning

1 German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German graben ‘to dig or excavate’, hence an occupational name for a digger of graves or ditches, or an engraver of seals. This name is also found in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grave-digger, either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.

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

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