Johann Heinrich Graf

23 May 1831–29 April 1903 (Age 71)
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life of Johann Heinrich

When Johann Heinrich Graf was born on 23 May 1831, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, his father, Heinrich Graf, was 26 and his mother, Anna Elisabeth Zuend, was 33. He married Judith Rohner on 1 November 1859, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 29 April 1903, at the age of 71.

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Johann Heinrich Graf
Judith Rohner
Marriage: 1 November 1859
Anna Barbara Graf
Anna Katharina Graf
Heinrich Graf

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1 November 1859
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland


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World Events (2)


Age 17

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Age 32

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

1 German: status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman. Compare Mayer , Schultz , and Vogt . The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be an occupational name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 Variant spelling of Dutch Graef .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

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  • Ortsfamilienbuch Rebstein Familien GRAF Teil 3: 1801-1840 (Druck vom 10.04.2005)

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