Jakob Wilhelm Gottfried Schwab

Male10 July 1870–11 December 1928

Brief Life History of Jakob Wilhelm Gottfried

Jakob Wilhelm Gottfried Schwab was born on 10 July 1870, in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as the son of Wilhelm Schwab and Maria Hoenger. He married Marie Lappert on 27 May 1898, in Roggwil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1900 and lived in Roggwil, Bern, Switzerland in 1893 and Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 1900. In 1898, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as maschinenbauingenieur. He died on 11 December 1928, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bezirksamt Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany.

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Jakob Wilhelm Gottfried Schwab
Marie Lappert
Marriage: 27 May 1898
Eugen Wilhelm Schwab
Hans Schwab

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  • Jakob Wilhelm Gottfried Schwab, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Gottfried Schwab in entry for Hans Schwab, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Gottfried Schwab, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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  • Marriage
    27 May 1898Roggwil, Bern, Switzerland
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    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swāp, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from an ancient Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, and some other European countries (compare 2 below).

    Germanized form of Czech, Slovak, Rusyn (from Slovakia), Slovenian, and Croatian Šváb or Švab (see Svab ).

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

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