Jakob Gander

15 June 1732–child (Age NaN)
Saanen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jakob

When Jakob Gander was born on 15 June 1732, in Saanen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Gander, was 35 and his mother, Maria Fleuti, was 33.

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Johannes Gander
Maria Fleuti
Hans or Johannes Gander
Christian Gander
Jakob Gander
Maria Gander
Peter Gander

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World Events (3)


Age 66

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 68

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 116

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English gander, Old English gand(r)a ‘gander’, ‘male goose’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of geese, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a gander in some way.2 English: variant of Ganter .3 North German: perhaps a habitational name from Gandern in Brandenburg.

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

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