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Veit Schnauffer

Veit Schnauffer

Male Abt 1535 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Veit Schnauffer  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1535 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2T7X-N62 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1166  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2011 

     1. Veit Schnauffer,   b. Abt 1555, Renningen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Aug 1615, Renningen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. Anna Schnauffer,   b. Renningen, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • F.R. Wollmershauser reported in 1987 that Veit's son, also named Veit, was called "the young." Thus one may infer reasonably that his father was also named Veit. The birth year is an estimate based on assumption that the father married and sired a son around the age of 20.

      The name Veit refers to St. Vitus. See vol. 28, ENCYLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, p. 152 (1911); and George F. Jones, GERMAN-AMERICAN NAMES, p. 255 (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD; 1990). According to Jones, when Christianity came to Germany in the late middle ages, the Germans began adopting names of Hebrew, Greek and Latin origin; "the names of saints gradually took root also among secular people who ... wished to gain the personal support of certain saints by naming their children for them...." (Ibid, p. 45).

      "For obscure reasons, some 16th century Germans believed they could obtain a year's good health by dancing before the statue of Saint Vitus on his feast day [June 15]. This dancing developed almost into a mania, and was confused with chorea, the nervous condition later known as Saint Vitus' Dance, the saint being invoked against it. His connection with such 'dancing' led to his patronage of dancers, and later to entertainers in general and in particular." (Aug 2010).
    • (Research):
      Name and date of birth are inferences, based on information about the son Veit. See his Notes. The inferences are derived from the sources listed: "Veit, the Young" obviously descends from "Veit, the Elder."

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Wollmershauser-1 |, Friedrich R. Wollmershauser, "Schnauffer Lineage in Renningen," (Report to William N. Snouffer, Feb. 1987), (Friedrich R. Wollmershauser, Herrengasse 8-10, D-89610 Oberdischingen, Germany).

    2. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.8.

    3. [S244] Ott - Frock|, Richard H. Ott, Jr., "Ancestors of Grace Frock", (Vol. 16, Carrolltonian, pp. 34-35, Carroll County Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD, 21158 : March 1997).