Sophia Rath

10 September 1882–22 October 1953 (Age 71)
Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Rath was born on 10 September 1882, in Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany, her father, Johann Gottlob Rath, was 38 and her mother, Sofie Barbara Burkhardt, was 40. She married Carl Supper on 10 September 1907, in Harghita, Romania. She died on 22 October 1953, in Rohr, Eintürnen, Waldsee, Württemberg, Germany, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rohr, Eintürnen, Waldsee, Württemberg, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Carl Supper
Sophia Rath
Marriage: 10 September 1907

Spouse and Children

    Carl Supper



10 September 1907
Harghita, Romania

Parents and Siblings

    Johann Gottlob Rath


    Sofie Barbara Burkhardt




    Johann Christian Rath


    Elisabeth Rosina Rath


    Gottlob Christian Rath



    Sophie Barbara Rath


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World Events (7)


Age 8

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 32

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 32

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

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive epithet for a wise person or counselor, from Middle High German rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, German Rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, also ‘stock’, ‘supply’.2 German (also Swiss Räth): from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names formed with rād, rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ as the first element.3 German (Rhineland): habitational name from any of various places called Rath, which derives from Middle Low German roden, raden ‘to clear land for cultivation’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sofie in entry for Walter Gottlob Supper, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Sofie Rath in entry for Karl Supper, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Sofie Rath, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"

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