Peter Hostettler

Male23 August 1676–

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Hostettler was born on 23 August 1676, in Wahlern, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Hans Hostettler, was 46 and his mother, Anna Bruenisholz, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Hans Hostettler
1630–
Anna Bruenisholz
1634–
Anna Hostettler
1662–
Christen Hostettler
Elsbeth Hostettler
1664–
Hans Hostettler
1666–
Christian Hostettler
1667–
Ulrich Hostettler
1671–
Uli Hostettler
1671–
Anna Hostettler
1673–
Peter Hostettler
1676–
Benedict Hostettler
1678–
Peter Hostettler
1680–
Bendicht Hostettler
1683–

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  • Peter Hostettler, "Suisse, Registres paroissiaux catholiques et luthériens, 1418-1996"

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Siblings (12)

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Phares, Bernhard, Hans, Kurt, Niklaus, Otto.

Swiss German: topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from Middle High German hōh ‘high’ + stat, stete ‘place’ + the diminutive suffix -l + the agent suffix -er. This surname is most common in the canton of Bern. Compare Hochstetler and Hostetler .

History: This is the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originating from the canton of Bern, Switzerland. Among the Mennonites and Amish in the US it is most commonly found in the forms Hostetler and Hochstetler , and also as Hostetter , Hochstedler , and Hochstettler.

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

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