Friedrich Jakob Scheef

13 November 1865–30 December 1953 (Age 88)
Untertürkheim, Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany

The Life of Friedrich Jakob

When Friedrich Jakob Scheef was born on 13 November 1865, in Untertürkheim, Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany, his father, Gottlob Friederich Scheef, was 26 and his mother, Dorothea Magdalena Warth, was 24. He married Margarethe Marie Koenig on 28 September 1895, in Gerabronn, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Untertürkheim, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany in 1865. He died on 30 December 1953, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Friedrich Jakob Scheef
Margarethe Marie Koenig
Marriage: 28 September 1895
Elsa Margareta Scheef

Spouse and Children

28 September 1895
Gerabronn, Württemberg, Germany


    Elsa Margareta Scheef


Parents and Siblings

    Gottlob Friederich Scheef


    Dorothea Magdalena Warth




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World Events (5)


Age 25

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 49

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 49

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German slef ‘large wooden spoon (made and used by peasants)’, which later came to mean ‘coarse fellow’, ‘rube’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jakob Friedrich Scheef in entry for Ernst Ludwig Karl Sommer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Jakob Friederich Scheef, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Friedrich Scheef, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"

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