Anna Alder

26 August 1795–27 March 1852 (Age 56)
Schönengrund, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland

The Life of Anna

When Anna Alder was born on 26 August 1795, in Schönengrund, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, her father, Enoch Alder, was 33 and her mother, Anna Barbara Alder, was 33. She married Hans Jakob Meyer on 29 April 1817, in Sankt Peterzell, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. She died on 27 March 1852, in her hometown, at the age of 56, and was buried in Schönengrund, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.

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Hans Jakob Meyer
Anna Alder
Marriage: 29 April 1817

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29 April 1817
Sankt Peterzell, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

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World Events (3)


Age 3

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.

Age 5

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 53

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 English: topographic name for someone living by an alder tree (Middle English al(d)re), or by a group of alders (the surname is often found in the plural form in Middle English).2 English: from a Middle English personal name, representing a falling together of two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æðelhere ‘noble army’.3 German: variant of Alter .

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

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  • Anna Alder 1852 Death Record
  • Anna Alder Baptism record 1795

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