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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Ludwig Kraft
Walburga Siebert
Rosalia Kraft
Franz Joseph Kraft
Maria Theresia Kraft
Anna Kraft
Johannes Kraft
Franz Anton Kraft
Justina Kraft
Nikolaus Kraft

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World Events (3)


Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

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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