When Christina Mayer was born on 19 September 1833, in Bessarabia, Russian Empire, her father, Andreas Mayer, was 28 and her mother, Anna Maria Gerber, was 27. She married Lorenz Friedrich Schaefer on 21 February 1852, in Klöstitz, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Franz, Helmut, Wilhelm, Erwin, Gerhard, Heinz, Ilse, Lorenz, Wolfgang.
English (Staffordshire): post-medieval form of Mear, which is either a topographic name, from Middle English mere ‘pond, pool’ (Old English mere) or Middle English mere ‘boundary’ (Old English (ge)mǣre), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places with names derived from these terms, such as Mere (Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire), Meir in Caverswall (Staffordshire), and Meare (Somerset).
English: occupational name for a physician, from Old French mire, Middle English mire, meir, meyre, originally synonymous with Myer .