Jacob Degen

29 October 1682–
Oberdorf, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Degen was born on 29 October 1682, in Oberdorf, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland, his father, Christian Degen, was 27 and his mother, Barbara Thommen, was 24. He married Dorothe Weisskopf on 30 January 1708, in Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Degen
Dorothe Weisskopf
Marriage: 30 January 1708
Barbara Degen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1708Switzerland
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (2)

    Age 116
    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 118
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Dieter, Kurt, Bernhard, Erna, Erwin, Fritz, Gunther, Hans, Helmuth, Klaus, Otto.German and Swiss German: status name from Middle High German degen ‘boy, warrior, hero’. This surname is also found in Slovenia.German and Dutch: from a short form of ancient Germanic personal names like Degenhard, Degenhold, and others, with generally the same meaning as in 1 above.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Jacob Degen in entry for Dorothe Wesskopff, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Jacob Degen, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Jacob Dege in entry for Barbara, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

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