Elsbeth Zur Schmidi

Female20 September 1755–15 August 1776

Brief Life History of Elsbeth Zur

When Elsbeth Zur Schmidi was born on 20 September 1755, in Matten Gstaad, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Peter Zur Schmidi, was 36 and her mother, Margarethe Balmer, was 21. She married Ulrich Balmer on 26 September 1770, in Wilderswil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 15 August 1776, in Wilderswil, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 20.

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Ulrich Balmer
Elsbeth Zur Schmidi
Marriage: 26 September 1770
Elsbeth Balmer
Elisabeth Balmer
Ulrich Balmer

Sources (4)

  • Elisabeth zur Schmiede in entry for Ulrich Balmer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Elsbeth Zur in entry for Uhli, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Elsbeth Schmidi in entry for Elsbeth, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1770Wilderswil, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (1)

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Erwin, Gerhard, Klaus, Helmut, Fritz, Manfred, Wolfgang, Ewald, Gunter.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine, also Nord), the Netherlands, Hungary, and Poland. It is also found in Slovakia, Czechia, Croatia, and Slovenia, where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see below). In part, Schmidt is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

    Germanized form of Czech Šmíd and Šmít, Slovenian, Croatian, and Slovak Šmid or Šmit, surnames of German origin (see above and Smid 2 and Smit 3).

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

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