Christoph Johann Heinrich Pingel

17 July 1885–8 June 1918 (Age 32)
Matersen, Schwaan, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany

The Life of Christoph Johann Heinrich

When Christoph Johann Heinrich Pingel was born on 17 July 1885, in Matersen, Schwaan, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, his father, Peter Heinrich Daniel Pingel, was 39 and his mother, Wilhelmina Sophia Freiderica Dorothea Stier, was 33. He married Elisabeth Friederike Wilhelmine Henriette Baade on 3 November 1908, in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 8 June 1918, at the age of 32.

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Christoph Johann Heinrich Pingel
Elisabeth Friederike Wilhelmine Henriette Baade
Marriage: 3 November 1908
Betti Karla Ella Pingel
Bruno Albert Friedrich Pingel

Spouse and Children

3 November 1908
Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany


    Betti Karla Ella Pingel


    Bruno Albert Friedrich Pingel


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+5 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 5

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 29

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 29

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname from Middle High German pingel ‘little bell’.2 German: perhaps a spelling variant of Bingel .3 North German: nickname for a fussy, petty person, from Low German pingel.

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

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  • Christoff Pingel in household of Peter Pingel, "Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900"

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