Johannes Schmutz

22 January 1792–27 November 1857 (Age 65)
Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Schmutz was born on 22 January 1792, in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christian Schmutz, was 38 and his mother, Anna Barbara Geriger, was 28. He married Christina Läderach on 15 July 1825, in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 27 November 1857, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Schmutz
1792–1857
Christina Läderach
1804–1870
Marriage: 15 July 1825
Anna Schmutz
1826–1827
Anna Schmutz
1828–1828
Elizabetha Schmutz
1828–
Anna Schmutz
1830–
Johannes Schmutz
1833–
Magdalena Schmutz
1838–
Christina Schmutz
1841–
Frederich Schmutz
1847–

Spouse and Children

    Male1792–1857Male

    Christina Läderach

    Female1804–1870Female

MARRIAGE
15 July 1825
Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Christian Schmutz

    Male1753–1813Male

    Anna Barbara Geriger

    Female1763–1835Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (4)

1798

Age 6

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.
1800

Age 8

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848

Age 56

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Name Meaning

1 South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.2 South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johannes Schmutz, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; Baptism of Johannes and Hans Ulrich Schmutz (1792)
  • Schmutz Family of Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland by Julius Billeter

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