Ludwig Focht

5 November 1811–
Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ludwig

When Ludwig Focht was born on 5 November 1811, in Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Vocht, was 33 and his mother, Anna Maria Schreffler, was 27.

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Johannes Vocht
Anna Maria Schreffler
John Focht
Peter Vogt
Ludwig Focht
Lidia Focht
Michael Focht

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Vocht


    Anna Maria Schreffler




World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 1

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Age 35

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch (de) Vocht, an occupational name for a custodian, commander, or leader, Middle Dutch vo(e)cht.2 German: variant of Vogt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Ludewig Vogt, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Ludewig Vogt, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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