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