Catherine Graber

1748–21 March 1807 (Age 59)
Aeschi Ursenbach, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Catherine

Catherine Graber was born in 1748, in Aeschi Ursenbach, Bern, Switzerland. She married Abraham Ramseyer on 31 May 1768. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 March 1807, in La Sagne, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, at the age of 59, and was buried in La Sagne, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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Abraham Ramseyer
Catherine Graber
Marriage: 31 May 1768
Barbara Ramseyer
Christian Ramseyer
Abraham Ramseyer
Jacob Ramseyer
Sohn Ramseyer
Katharina Ramseyer
Michael Ramseyer

Spouse and Children

31 May 1768


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World Events (5)

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

Age 30

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.
1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

Age 35

While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.

Age 41

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.

Name Meaning

1 German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German graben ‘to dig or excavate’, hence an occupational name for a digger of graves or ditches, or an engraver of seals. This name is also found in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grave-digger, either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.

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

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