Stephan Kropf

about 1528–
Schwarzenegg, Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Stephan

When Stephan Kropf was born about 1528, in Schwarzenegg, Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Stefan Kropf, was 32 and his mother, Mrs Kropf, was 23. He married Anna Therstine about 1556, in Switzerland.

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Stephan Kropf
Anna Therstine
Marriage: about 1556

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    Anna Therstine


about 1556

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Age 8

Switzerland is a loose confederacy of 13 cities and small valley communities dominating the rest of the country. A few families control state affairs. Several rebellions put down by military force: repressed aspects of history in a country so proud of it's tradition of democracy.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German:1. from Middle High German kropf ‘goiter’, hence a nickname for a person with a conspicuous crop due to goiter. 2. nickname for a person of short stature ( see Kropp ).

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

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