Anna Barbara Widmer

8 January 1837–
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Anna Barbara

When Anna Barbara Widmer was born on 8 January 1837, in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Johannes Widmer, was 25 and her mother, Anna Barbara Ruegsegger, was 24. She married Johannes Haslebacher on 14 January 1870. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Johannes Haslebacher
Anna Barbara Widmer
Marriage: 14 January 1870
Lina Haslebacher
Johannes Haslebacher
Elise Haslebacher

Spouse and Children

14 January 1870



    Johannes Haslebacher


    Elise Haslebacher


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 11

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.

Age 11

Made capital 1848

Age 77

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant of land or property belonging to a church’, an agent derivative of widem ‘prebend’.2 German: variant of Wittmer 1.3 English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, named from Old English wīdig ‘willow’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Barbara Widmer, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Anna Widmer in entry for Anna Haslebacher, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Anna Maria Widmer in entry for Gottfried Haslebacher, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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