George Michael Kraft

MaleDecember 1807–2 August 1872

Brief Life History of George Michael

When George Michael Kraft was born in December 1807, in Württemberg, Germany, his father, Johann Georg Kraft, was 47 and his mother, Eva Maria Wittmann, was 30. He married Johanna Regina Henninger on 27 May 1834, in Billingsbach, Gerabronn, Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 August 1872, in Buchanan, Iowa, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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George Michael Kraft
Margareta Barbara Hanselmann
Johann Georg Kräft
Georg Michael Kraft
Maria Margarethe Kraft
Johann Michael Kraft
Johann Georg Kraft
Anna Margaretha Kraft
Johann Leonhard Kraft
Georg Michael Kreft
Johann Christian Kraft

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  • Georg Michael Kraft, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Geo M Kraft, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Michael Kraft in entry for Georg August Kraft, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 6

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength, power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier's name. In part, the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr. See also Craft and Croft .

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

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