Esther Wolf

27 October 1680–1734 (Age 53)
Affoltern am Albis, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Esther

When Esther Wolf was born on 27 October 1680, in Affoltern am Albis, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Rudolf Wolf, was 21 and her mother, Ester Buerkli, was 21. She married Dietegen Holzhalb in 1703, in Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1734, at the age of 54.

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Dietegen Holzhalb
Esther Wolf
Marriage: 1703
Marx Holzhalb

Spouse and Children

Zürich, Switzerland


    Marx Holzhalb


Parents and Siblings

    Hans Rudolf Wolf


    Ester Buerkli





    Hans Rudolf Wolf


    Hans Georg Wolf



    Hans Rudolf Wolf


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Name Meaning

1 English, Danish, and German: from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf ‘wolf’, or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently. In ancient and medieval times it played an important role in Germanic mythology, being regarded as one of the sacred beasts of Woden. This name is widespread throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, as well as in Britain and German-speaking countries.2 German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf, Middle High German wolf.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Volf meaning ‘wolf’, which is associated with the Hebrew personal name Binyamin ( see Benjamin ). This association stems from Jacob's dying words ‘Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil’ (Genesis 49:27).

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