Joerg Peter

10 March 1695–
Fischenthal, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Joerg

When Joerg Peter was christened on 10 March 1695, in Fischenthal, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Hans Peter, was 29 and his mother, Elsabeth Kuendig, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Hans Peter
1666–
Elsabeth Kuendig
1668–
Heini Peter
1691–1753
Hans Heinrich Peter
1700–1767
Hans Peter
1700–1787
Susanna Peter
1704–1768
Susanna Peter
1692–
Barbara Peter
1693–
Joerg Peter
1695–
Cathri Peter
1695–
Elsbeth Peter
1698–1702
Elsbeth Peter
1702–1756
Joerg Peter
1707–1753

Parents and Siblings

    Hans Peter

    Male1666–Male

    Elsabeth Kuendig

    Female1668–Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1691–1753Male

    Susanna Peter

    Female1692–Female

    Barbara Peter

    Female1693–Female

    Male1695–Male

    Cathri Peter

    Female1695–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1798

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.
1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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