Barbara Fankhauser

20 June 1802–
Trub, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Fankhauser was christened on 20 June 1802, in Trub, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Samuel Fankhauser, was 31 and her mother, Elisabeth Wuethrich, was 22. She married Hans Ulrich Salzmann on 22 September 1822, in Signau, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Hans Ulrich Salzmann
Barbara Fankhauser
Marriage: 22 September 1822
Ulrich Salzmann

Spouse and Children

22 September 1822
Signau, Bern, Switzerland


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"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

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.

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone living by a Fanghaus, literally ‘capture house’, a building or enclosure in which live animals captured by hunting were kept.

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

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  • Barb. Fankhauser im Eintrag für Christian Lehmann und Anna Elisabeth Liechti, „Schweiz Heiraten, 1532-1910  “
  • Schweiz, Kirchenbücher, 1277-1992

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