Maria Burkhalter

about 1810–
Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Maria

When Maria Burkhalter was born about 1810, in Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Kaspar Burkhalter, was 38 and her mother, Marie Magdalena Möschberger, was 41. She married Andreas Widmer on 30 September 1845, in Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Andreas Widmer
Maria Burkhalter
Marriage: 30 September 1845
Elisabeth Widmer

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30 September 1845
Heimiswil, Bern, Switzerland


    Elisabeth Widmer


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World Events (4)


Age 38

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.

Age 38

Made capital 1848

Age 104

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name composed of the Middle High German elements burc ‘castle’ (originally also ‘protection’) + halter from halde ‘slope’, hence a name for someone living by a castle or fortified town.

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

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