Peter Wittwer

21 February 1745–19 May 1804 (Age 59)
Schangnau, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Peter

When Peter Wittwer was born on 21 February 1745, in Schangnau, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Mathys Wittwer, was 36 and his mother, Anna Gerber, was 33. He married Anna Furen about 1775, in Schangnau, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 May 1804, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Peter Wittwer
1745–1804
Anna Furen
1749–1813
Marriage: about 1775
Mathys Wittwer
1776–1779
Niklaus Wittwer
1783–
Johannes Wittwer
1777–1857
Barbara Wittwer
1779–1858
Peter Wittwer
1781–1850
Anna Wittwer
1783–1794
Elisabeth Wittwer
1784–1813
Matthys Wittwer
1786–1852
Benedikt Wittwer
1787–1790

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1775
Schangnau, Bern, Switzerland
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (2)

1798

Age 53

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 55

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German witewer ‘widower’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Peter Wittwer in entry for Niklaus Wittwer and Elisabeth Linder, "Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910  "

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