Johann Weis

Brief Life History of Johann

When Johann Weis was born on 25 January 1856, in Rot, Bezirksamt Wiesloch, Baden, Germany, his father, Martin Weis, was 25 and his mother, Juliane Lang, was 25. He married Franziska Stegmüller on 3 October 1882, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died before 1908.

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Johann Weis
Franziska Stegmüller
Marriage: 3 October 1882
Mathilde Weis

Sources (3)

  • John Weis, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Johann Weis, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"
  • John Weiss in entry for Weiss, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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World Events (2)


War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.


Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German wīs(e) ‘wise, clever, experienced’, Middle Low German wīs.

German and Jewish: variant of Weiss . This surname is also found in Luxembourg, France (mainly Lorraine and Alsace), Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

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

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