Hans Finger

December 1778–
Thun, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Hans

When Hans Finger was born in December 1778, his father, Peter Finger, was 25 and his mother, Barbara Burgdorfer, was 23. He married Elisabeth Stauffer on 13 May 1808, in Schwarzenegg, Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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Hans Finger
Elisabeth Stauffer
Marriage: 13 May 1808
Christian Finger
Johann Finger
Jakob Finger
Katharina Finger
Abraham Finger
Niklaus Finger
Samuel Finger
Anna Finger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 May 1808Schwarzenegg, Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (4)

    Age 20
    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 22
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
    Age 70
    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

    English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle English, Middle High German, Yiddish finger, modern German Finger ‘finger’, probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature. As a Jewish name, it can also be an artificial name.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Joh in entry for Jakob Finger, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Johannessen im Eintrag für Johannes Finger, „Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
    • Hans, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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