Barbara Anna Hofstettler

1 August 1773–1812 (Age 38)
Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Barbara Anna

When Barbara Anna Hofstettler was born on 1 August 1773, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Hofstettler, was 13 and her mother, Barbara Hofstettler, was 13. She married Bendicht Lobsiger in 1801, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1812, at the age of 39.

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Bendicht Lobsiger
Barbara Anna Hofstettler
Marriage: 1801
Elisabeth Lobsiger
Johannes Lobsiger
Benedicht Lobsiger
Abraham Louis Lobsiger
Anna Maria Lobsiger
Anna Maria Lobsiger

Spouse and Children

Neuchâtel, Switzerland


+1 More Child

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World Events (2)


Age 25

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.

Age 27

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational or status name for someone who worked or lived at the principal farm on an estate, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ + stete ‘place’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Hofstetten, in particular one in Bavaria.

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

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