Caspar Steffen

Maleabout 1768–

Brief Life History of Caspar

Caspar Steffen was born about 1768, in Huttwil, Bern, Switzerland. He married Anna Barbara Hess on 15 August 1788. He died in Bern, Switzerland.

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Caspar Steffen
1768–
Barbara Hess
Anna Barbara
1789–
Susanna Steffen
1795–1872

Sources (2)

  • Caspar Steffen in entry for Anna Barbara, "Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876"
  • Caspar in entry for Johannes Sägesser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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World Events (6)

1798

Age 30

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 32

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

1803

Age 35

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from the personal name Steffen, from Latin Stephanus (see Steven ).

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

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