Hans Jacob Peter

Male1767–14 March 1849

Brief Life History of Hans Jacob

When Hans Jacob Peter was born in 1767, in Gontenschwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Joseph Peter, was 29 and his mother, Verena Lienhard, was 29. He married Barbara Bolliger in 1792, in Gontenschwil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 14 March 1849, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Peter
1767–1849
Barbara Bolliger
1760–1851
Marriage: 1792
Jacob Peter
1665–
Kaspar Peter
1795–
Elisabeth Peter
1800–
Anna Maria Peter
1802–
Joseph Peter
1803–
Heinrich Peter
1805–1852
Elisabeth Peter
1805–
Samuel Peter
1806–1867
Anna Peter
1807–
Anna Maria Peter
1812–

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  • Marriage
    1792Gontenschwil, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (4)

    1798

    Age 31

    Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.

    1800

    Age 33

    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    1848

    Age 81

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Kurt, Otto, Ernst, Fritz, Heinz, Helmut, Horst, Kaspar, Klaus, Siegfried, Wolfgang.

    English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French (Alsace and Lorraine), Czech (Moravian), Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian; Hungarian (Péter): from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’). The personal name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); Saint Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-ancient Germanic origin until the 14th century. In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Czech Petr , Polish Piotr and Pietr, Albanian Pjetri (from the personal name Pjetër, definite form Pjetri), and also their derivatives (see examples at Peterson ). It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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