Johann Franz Weiss

24 October 1893–before 1993 (Age 99)
Roding, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Johann Franz

When Johann Franz Weiss was born on 24 October 1893, in Roding, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Johan Evangelist Weiss, was 31 and his mother, Katharina Fleischmann, was 26. He married Maria Diefenbach on 16 February 1926, in Amberg, Bavaria, Germany. He died before 1993, in his hometown, at the age of 98, and was buried in Roding, Bavaria, Germany.

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Johann Franz Weiss
Maria Diefenbach
Marriage: 16 February 1926

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16 February 1926
Amberg, Bavaria, Germany

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World Events (8)


Age 21

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 21

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.
1919 · Nazi party is founded

Age 26

Founded by Anton Drexler and Karl Harrer, the German Worker's Party, which eventually would become the Nationalist Socialist German Worker�s Party or Nazi Party. The Nazi Party would eventually take full control over Germany in 1933 and spark a second World War.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wīz ‘white’, German weiss.2 German: variant of Weis .3 German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen.

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

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