Gustav Adolph Ruof

17 February 1870–28 February 1949 (Age 79)
Winnenden, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Gustav Adolph

When Gustav Adolph Ruof was born on 17 February 1870, in Winnenden, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Johann David Ruof, was 26 and his mother, Christiana Katharina Fritz (Friz), was 28. He married Anna Maria Schäfer on 27 March 1901, in Neustadt, Waiblingen, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 28 February 1949, in Neustadt, Waiblingen, Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Gustav Adolph Ruof
Anna Maria Schäfer
Marriage: 27 March 1901
Adolf Hermann Ruof

Spouse and Children

27 March 1901
Neustadt, Waiblingen, Württemberg, Germany


Parents and Siblings

    Johann David Ruof


    Christiana Katharina Fritz (Friz)





    Anonyma 1 Ruof


    Anonyma 2 Ruof


    Catharine Ruof


    Luise Bertha Ruof


+1 More Child

World Events (5)


Age 20

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 44

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 44

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

Italian: nickname from rufo, denoting someone with red or frizzy hair, also (regionally) someone who was strong, robust, educated, or snooty.

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

Sources (1)

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Internationaler Genealogie-Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch

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