Christian Schmutz

27 November 1744–
Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Christian

When Christian Schmutz was born on 27 November 1744, in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christian Schmutz, was 27 and his mother, Elisabeth Jegerlehner, was 25. He married Barbara Schaller on 5 December 1777, in Rüderswil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Christian Schmutz
Barbara Schaller
Marriage: 5 December 1777
Christian Schmutz
Hans Schmutz

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5 December 1777
Rüderswil, Bern, Switzerland


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World Events (4)


Age 54

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.

Age 56

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 104

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.

Name Meaning

1 South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.2 South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Christian Schmuz, "Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910  "
  • Schmutz Family Record of Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland

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