Jacob Hug

25 May 1827–24 April 1890 (Age 62)
Weingarten, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Hug was born on 25 May 1827, in Weingarten, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Johann Jacob Hug, was 34 and his mother, Rachel Stelzer, was 25. He married Elisabetha Bommeli on 31 December 1857. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Summerville, Union, Oregon, United States in 1880. He died on 24 April 1890, at the age of 62, and was buried in Summerville, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Jacob Hug
Elisabetha Bommeli
Marriage: 31 December 1857
Jacob Henry Hug

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  • Marriage
    31 December 1857
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Bernd, Eugen, Kurt, Wolfgang.English: from Middle English Hugge, either an Anglicized form of Old French Hugues (see Hugh ) or else a shortened form of one of the common Old French pet forms of Hugh (see Huggins and Huggett ).English: variant of Huck , with voicing of /k/ to /g/.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Jacob Hoge, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jacob Hug, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jacob Hug, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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