Michael Klopfenstein

about 1798–1878 (Age 80)
Belfort, Belfort, Franche-Comté, France

The Life of Michael

When Michael Klopfenstein was born about 1798, in Belfort, Belfort, Franche-Comté, France, his father, Michael Klopfenstein, was 36 and his mother, Elisabeth Stauffer, was 32. He married Catherina Gerig on 15 June 1823, in Belfort, Franche-Comté, France. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1878, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Michael Klopfenstein
1798–1878
Catherina Gerig
1802–
Marriage: 15 June 1823
Michael Klopfenstein
1834–1903
Christian Klopfenstein
1834–1917
Jakob Klopfenstein
1838–
Jacques Klopffenstein
1838–
Daniel Klopfenstein
1839–1873
Catherine Klopfenstein
1841–1919
Benjamin Klopfenstein
1844–
Anna Klopfenstein
1846–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 June 1823
Belfort, Franche-Comté, France
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1799

Age 1

Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, then Emperor of the French (1804). Establishment of modern administrative institutions, codification of the law. European wars lead to abdication of the Emperor.
1816

Age 18

Indiana is the 19th state.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 27

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a quarryman or stone mason, from klopfen ‘(to) strike or knock’ + Stein ‘stone’, literally ‘strike the stone’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Christian Klopfenstein in entry for Anna Conrad, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
  • Michel Klopffenstein in entry for Jacques Klopffenstein, "France, Haut-Rhin, Civil Registration, 1792-1919"
  • Michel Klopfenstein, "France, Haut-Rhin, Civil Registration, 1792-1919"

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