Valentin Jeger

18 July 1890–
Molinis, Graubünden, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Valentin

When Valentin Jeger was born on 18 July 1890, in Molinis, Graubünden, Switzerland, his father, Michael Jeger, was 21 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Schaedler, was 20. He married Anna Goetz on 31 July 1920, in Molinis, Graubünden, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Valentin Jeger
Anna Goetz
Marriage: 31 July 1920
Eva Jeger

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World Events (7)

Age 24
Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.
Age 29
Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.
Age 38
St. Moritz, Switzerland hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a big person, from Middle Low German deger ‘big’, ‘tall’.2 French: habitational name, with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from a place named Ger, of which there are examples in Manche and Pyrénées. The place name is believed to derive from a pre-Indo-European element gar, meaning ‘rock’, ‘stone’.

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

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  • Valentin Jeger in entry for Eva Roth, "Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965"

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