1737–3 October 1790 (Age 53) Bern, Bern, Switzerland
The Life of Anna
Anna Meyer was born in 1737, in Bern, Bern, Switzerland. She married Jakob Schuerch on 28 November 1765, in Niederbipp, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 3 October 1790, in Rohrbach, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 53.
1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.