Christian Schmutz

27 November 1744–
Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Christian

When Christian Schmutz was born on 27 November 1744, in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christian Schmutz, was 27 and his mother, Elsbeth Jegerlehner, was 32. He married Barbara Schaller on 5 December 1777, in Rüderswil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1777Rüderswil, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children


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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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Gerhard, Hans.South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.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 (6)

    • Christian Schmuz, "Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910  "
    • Christen Schmuz in entry for Christen Schmuz, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Christen Schmutz, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

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