Johannes Gerber

6 August 1762–8 June 1841 (Age 78)
Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Gerber was born on 6 August 1762, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christen Gerber, was 22 and his mother, Anna Gerber, was 22. He married Magdalena Habegger on 23 March 1789. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 June 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Gerber
1762–1841
Magdalena Habegger
1767–1851
Marriage: 23 March 1789
Peter Gerber
1788–1864
Anna Gerber
1789–1871
Henriette Gerber
1790–1877
Gerber
1793–1793
Johannes Gerber
1794–1854
Christen Gerber
1797–1878
Magdalena Gerber
1799–
Ulrich Gerber
1801–1874
Mathys Gerber
1803–1875
Samuel Gerber
1808–1878
Anna Barbara Gerber
1810–1894

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1789
children

(11)

    Peter Gerber

    Male1788–1864Male

    Anna Gerber

    Female1789–1871Female

    Henriette Gerber

    Female1790–1877Female

    Gerber

    Male1793–1793Male

    Johannes Gerber

    Male1794–1854Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christen Gerber

    Male1740–Male

    Anna Gerber

    Female1740–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (3)

1798

Age 36

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 38

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803

Age 41

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

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Johannes Gerber im Eintrag für Mathys Gerber, „Switzerland, Beerdigungen, 1613-1875“

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