Hans Martin Kreis

1674–1742 (Age 67)
Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life of Hans Martin

When Hans Martin Kreis was born on 31 August 1674, in Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Hans Kreis, was 32 and his mother, Adelheit Staehelin, was 17. He married Anna Maria Staheli on 10 June 1708, in Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 March 1742, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Hans Martin Kreis
1674–1742
Anna Maria Staheli
1688–1753
Marriage: 10 June 1708
Hans Georg Kreis
1709–1709
Barbara Kreis
1710–
HANSS GEOERG
1711–1743
Hans Joachim Kreis
1713–1715
Hans Joachim Kreis
1716–1778
Anna Catharina Kreis
1717–1921
Ambrose Kreis
1719–1796
Hans Martin Kreis
1721–1727
Anna Maria Kreis
1725–1726
Hans Martin Kreis
1727–1728
Hans Jacob Kreis
1728–
ANNA MARIA Kreis
1728–1782

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 June 1708
Sitterdorf, Thurgau, Switzerland
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Hans Kreis

    Male1642–1722Male

  • Adelheit Staehelin

    Female1657–1686Female

siblings

(9)

  • Margaretha Kreis

    Female1670–1672Female

  • Anna Kreis

    Female1671–Female

  • Margaretha Kreis

    Female1673–1742Female

  • Male1674–1742Male

  • Elsbeth Kreis

    Female1674–Female

+4 More Children

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a noisy person, from Middle High German kreiss, kreisch ‘cry’, ‘noise’.2 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a circular feature, from Middle Low German kreis (Middle High German kreiz) ‘circle’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kreis ‘circle’, ‘circular field’, ‘border’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Johannes Kreis in entry for Hans Jacob Kreis, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Hanss Martin, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Hanss Martin Kreyss in entry for Hanss Joachim, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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