Abraham Ramseyer

15 May 1745–21 March 1807 (Age 61)
Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Ramseyer was born on 15 May 1745, in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christen Ramseyer, was 44 and his mother, Edith Balsinger, was 27. He married Catherine Graber on 31 May 1768. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 March 1807, at the age of 61.

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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


+2 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 53

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 55

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Ramsauer ( see Ramseur ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Abraham RAMSEIER -
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abraham Ramseyer - Church record: burial: 24 March 1807; La Sagne, Neuchatel, Switzerland

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