Nikolaus Kraft

4 November 1888–
Ottenau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany

The Life of Nikolaus

When Nikolaus Kraft was christened on 4 November 1888, in Ottenau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany, his father, Ludwig Kraft, was 40 and his mother, Walburga Siebert, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Ludwig Kraft
1848–1898
Walburga Siebert
1853–
Rosalia Kraft
1874–
Franz Joseph Kraft
1877–
Maria Theresia Kraft
1879–
Anna Kraft
1881–
Johannes Kraft
1882–
Franz Anton Kraft
1885–
Justina Kraft
1886–1895
Nikolaus Kraft
1888–

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World Events (3)

1890

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1914

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

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

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier's name. In part the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nikolaus Kraft, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Nikolaus Kraft, "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898"

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