Johann Jakob Graf

7 October 1835–12 April 1907 (Age 71)
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life of Johann Jakob

When Johann Jakob Graf was born on 7 October 1835, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, his father, Johann Heinrich Graf, was 21 and his mother, Anna Elisabeth Graf, was 25. He married Felicitas Rueesch on 12 November 1861, in Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 12 April 1907, in Rheineck, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, at the age of 71.

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Johann Jakob Graf
Felicitas Rueesch
Marriage: 12 November 1861
Johann Jakob Graf

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12 November 1861
Rebstein, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland


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World Events (2)


Age 13

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.

Age 28

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

1 German: status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman. Compare Mayer , Schultz , and Vogt . The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be an occupational name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 Variant spelling of Dutch Graef .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

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