Was Stauffenberg a family man?
Stauffenberg was born in 1658 in Lautlingen near Albstadt, the fourth of five sons of Wolfgang Friedrich Schenk von Stauffenberg. After his studies in Dillingen, he became the subdeacon in Augsburg in 1682. In 1704, he was elected as the Bishop of Constance. Stauffenberg worked hard to increase his family's status and holdings. He provided especially for his many nieces and nephews, in part by foregoing earnings from his own principalities.