Wilhelmine Krebs

about 1842–
Memel, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Wilhelmine

Wilhelmine Krebs was born about 1842, in Memel, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany. She married Hermann Schoeler about 1860, in Memel, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Hermann Schoeler
Wilhelmine Krebs
Marriage: about 1860
Richard Benjamin Schoeler
Bertha Johanna Schoeler Thiemann

Spouse and Children

about 1860
Memel, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany


World Events (7)

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 10

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Age 22

War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.

Age 48

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of crabs or shellfish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crab, perhaps because they had a peculiar gait. The name was certainly standardized from older variants like Krevetes or Krebiss which reflect Middle Low German crevet ‘crab’, ‘shrimp’, as well as Middle High German krebez.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Krebs ‘crab’ (see 1).3 Danish: from krebs ‘crayfish’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Wilhelmine Krebs in entry for Eduard Thiemann and Bertha Scholer, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Wilhelmine Krebs in entry for Richard Benjamin Schoeler and Elise Alwine Kuchenbecker, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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