Georg Peter Krebs

Brief Life History of Georg Peter

When Georg Peter Krebs was born on 13 June 1778, in Reinheim, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse, Germany, his father, Johann Jacob Krebs, was 29 and his mother, Elisabetha Margaretha Sauerwein, was 28. He married Elisabaetha Barbara Hainlein on 17 September 1812, in Groß-Bieberau, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 30 March 1847, in Groß-Bieberau, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse, Germany, at the age of 68.

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Georg Peter Krebs
Elisabaetha Barbara Hainlein
Marriage: 17 September 1812
Georg Philipp Krebs

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  • Georg Peter Krebsen, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Georg Peter Krebs, "Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929"
  • Georg Peter Krebs im Eintrag für Elisabethe Barbare Krebs, „Deutschland, ausgewählte evangelische Kirchenbücher 1500-1971“

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1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.


The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Gerhard, Arno, Bernd, Dieter, Erwin, Franz, Fritz, Heinz, Helmut, Irmgard.

German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of crabs or crayfish 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. This surname is also found in e.g. Slovenia, Czechia, and Poland, often as a translation into German of the Slavic surname Rak ‘crayfish’, and in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Crabbs , Crapps , Crepps , Creps , and Krebbs .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Krebs ‘crab’ (see 1 above).

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

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