Thibaud "DeWald" Küfer (Le Tonnelier), "The Huguenot"
|Also Known As:||"Thibaud Le Tonnelier"|
|Birthplace:||Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France|
|Death:||Died in Kettenheim, Alzey-Worms, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany|
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About Thibaud "DeWald" Küfer, "The Huguenot"
Thibaud Le Tonnelier was a native of Paris, France. He became a Huguenot and was forced to leave France. In 1563 he moved to Kettenheim, Germany in the Pfalz and at Alsace he changed his name to Theobald (DeWald) Küfer. He married late in life and had one son, Michael. (source)
Was a native of Paris, France. He became a Huguenot and was forced to leave France. In 1563 he moved to Kettenheim, Germany in the Pfalz and changed his name to Theobald (Dewald) Kiefer (Cooper). He married later in life and had one son, Micahel.
When Thibaud le Tonnelier left France in 1563, he crossed into Germany in the area known, by the Germans, as the Pfalz. It is also called the Rhineland Palatinate.
Thibaud is said to have settled at Kettenheim which is a very small village near Alzey, a bit north west of the city of Worms. There at Kettenheim, Thibaud became engaged as a blacksmith, changing his name to the German equivalent, Theobald Küfer meaning a 'barrel maker' in German (Küfer is the correct German spelling). More familiarly, he was called 'Dewald' which was the popular nickname for Theobald.
Theobald married late in life and had only one son, Michael, born abt 1600.