Johann Michael Niess

Hunspach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

The Life of Johann Michael

When Johann Michael Niess was born on 15 December 1753, in Hunspach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, his father, Hans Martin Niess, was 34 and his mother, Maria Eva Rott, was 24. He married Christiana Barbara Fischer on 18 February 1777, in Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Johann Michael Niess
Christiana Barbara Fischer
Marriage: 18 February 1777
Carl Ludwig Niess
Christiana Carolina Niess
Ludwig Niess
Christiana Carolina Niess
Christiana Dorothea Niess
George Niess
Charles Louis Niess

Spouse & Children

18 February 1777
Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France


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World Events (8)

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

Age 25

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.
1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

Age 30

While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.

Age 36

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Nies 1.

Possible Related Names

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

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