Johannes Meyer

30 August 1771–14 February 1841 (Age 69)
Dettighofen, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Johannes

When Johannes Meyer was born on 30 August 1771, in Dettighofen, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Hans Ulrich Meyer, was 29 and his mother, Susanna Most, was 28. He married Anna Magdalena Straub on 13 December 1803. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 14 February 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Dettighofen, Thurgau, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Meyer
1771–1841
Anna Magdalena Straub
1781–
Marriage: 13 December 1803
Magdalena Meier
1804–1858
Anna Barbara Meyer
1806–1882
Hans Heinrich Meyer
1807–1879

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1803
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1798
    Age 27
    Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
    1800
    Age 29
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin maior ‘greater, superior’). This form of the surname is also established in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine); see also 3 below. Compare Maier , Mayer , Meier , and Myer .Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer, from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of or ‘light’ with the prefix m-. Compare Maier , Majer , Major , Mayer , Mayor , Meier , and Meir .Dutch: variant, also Flemish and Americanized, of Meijer , a cognate of 1 above. This surname is also established in South Africa, where it was also brought from France (see 1 above).

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Westermeyer
    Moyer
    Niedermeyer
    Weltmer
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    Spigelmyer
    Ortmeier
    Longmire
    Wibbenmeyer
    Reinkemeyer
    Linsenmeyer
    Wedemeyer
    Merson
    Obermeyer
    Steffensmeier
    Moyers
    Niemeyer
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    Meggers
    Ostermeier
    Springmeyer
    Sellmeyer
    Steinmeyer
    Stegmaier
    Meir
    Maier
    Lindenmeyer
    Lenzmeier
    Staudenmaier
    Tegtmeier
    Neumeyer
    Piepmeier
    Luetkemeyer
    Rustemeyer
    Wolfmeyer
    Stottlemyer
    Meijer
    Waltermire
    Mayr
    Sandmeyer
    Meyerson
    Meyerowitz
    Schollmeyer
    Majoros
    Meier
    Priesmeyer
    Vietmeier
    Plassmeyer
    Spellmeyer
    Rodemeyer
    Wischmeyer
    Strohmeyer

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