Joseph Joachim Raff

Male27 May 1822–25 June 1882

Brief Life History of Joseph Joachim

When Joseph Joachim Raff was born on 27 May 1822, in Lachen, Schwyz, Switzerland, his father, Franz Joseph Raff, was 33 and his mother, Katharina Schmid, was 22. He married Doris Genast on 15 February 1859, in Wiesenstetten, Horb, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 25 June 1882, in Frankfurt am Main (Dom), Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany, at the age of 60.

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Joseph Joachim Raff
Doris Genast
Marriage: 15 February 1859
Helene Katharine Christine Dorothea Julie Raff

Sources (4)

  • Joseph Joachim Raff, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Joseph Joachim Raff in entry for Helene Katharine Christine Dorothea Julie Raff, "Germany, Hessen-Nassau, Diocese of Limburg, Catholic Church Records, 1601-1919"
  • Joachim Raff, „Deutschland, Württemberg, Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Katholische Kirchenbücher, 1520-1975“

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  • Marriage
    15 February 1859Wiesenstetten, Horb, Württemberg, Germany
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 26

    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.

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 30

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.


    Age 41

    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname for a tall thin man, from Middle High German rave ‘lath’.

    German: from a personal name, Raffo, as yet unexplained.

    English and Scottish: variant of Ralph .

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

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