Johannes Kraft

13 April 1866–
Ottenau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Kraft was born on 13 April 1866, in Ottenau, Rastatt, Baden, Germany, his father, Gregor Kraft, was 29 and his mother, Sophie Spaeth, was 28. He lived in Baden, Germany in 1866.

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Family Time Line

Gregor Kraft
Sophie Spaeth
Johanna Kraft
Johannes Kraft
Elisabeth Kraft
Michael Kraft
Margarete Kraft
Karl Kraft
Maria Kraft
Sophia Kraft
Karl Kraft

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World Events (7)


Age 24

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 48

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 48

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)

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

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