Elisabeth Catharina Pfeiffer

Female2 August 1767–2 February 1815

Brief Life History of Elisabeth Catharina

When Elisabeth Catharina Pfeiffer was born on 2 August 1767, in Winterkasten, Kreis Bensheim, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, her father, Johann Peter Pfeiffer, was 25 and her mother, Anna Elisabeth Lannert, was 25. She married Jakob Ross on 6 November 1794. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 February 1815, in Beedenkirchen, Kreis Bensheim, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, at the age of 47.

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Jakob Ross
Elisabeth Catharina Pfeiffer
Marriage: 6 November 1794
Eva Elisabeth Ross
Johann Adam Ross
Johann Adam Ross
Johann Nickel Ross
Johann Peter Ross
Anna Elisabeth Roß
Georg Heinrich Ross
Johann Georg Jakob Ross

Sources (2)

  • Elisabetha Catharina in entry for Johann Georg Liebig and Anna Elisabetha Ross, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"
  • Elisabetha Catharina Pfeiffer, "Deutschland, Heiraten 1558-1929"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1794
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (2)

    1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

    Age 46

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


    Age 47

    The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfīf(e), German Pfeife ‘pipe’, hence an occupational name for a piper, whistler. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, Denmark, and some other European countries; see also 2 below. Compare Fifer , Peifer , Pfeifer , and Pfieffer .

    Germanized form of various Slavic adaptations of the German surname (see 1 above), such as Slovenian Fajfar and Pfajfar, Czech Fajfr and Faifr. Compare Fifer .

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

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