Jacob Kuntz

22 June 1780–24 December 1852 (Age 72)
Ersigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Kuntz was born on 22 June 1780, in Ersigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Andreas Kunz, was 29 and his mother, Barbara von Arx, was 24. He died on 24 December 1852, in his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Kirchberg, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Andreas Kunz
1751–1834
Barbara von Arx
1756–1815
Jacob Kuntz
1779–1779
Jacob Kuntz
1780–1852
Elisabeth
1782–1787
Urs Kuntz
1782–1853
Elisabeth
1787–
David
1789–1836
Johannes
1791–1855
Anna
1794–1853
Niclaus Kunz
1796–1853
Peterus
1797–1836
Samuel
1800–1800

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World Events (5)

1798

Age 18

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
1800

Age 20

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803

Age 23

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

German: from the old personal name Chunizo, formed with Old High German kuoni ‘bold’, ‘brave’, ‘experienced’, or possibly chunni ‘race’, ‘people’. It is sometimes taken as a pet form of Konrad . The expression Hinz und Kunz was a German equivalent of ‘every Tom, Dick, and Harry’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Kirchberg Parish Entry #57 - 1852 Death Jakob Kunz
  • Kirchberg Parish Entry #39 - 1780 Birth Jakob Kuentz (Andreas Kuntz & Barbara von Arx)

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