Johann Jakob Mohni

about 1748–
Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Johann Jakob

Johann Jakob Mohni was born about 1748, in Wynigen, Bern, Switzerland. He married Anna Jost on 25 April 1779.

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Johann Jakob Mohni
Anna Jost
Marriage: 25 April 1779

Spouse and Children

25 April 1779

World Events (3)


Age 50

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 52

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 100

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

German:1. metonymic occupational name for a grower of poppies, from Middle High German mān ‘poppy’. 2. from a short form of the Germanic personal name Monrad, composed of the elements mun ‘spirit’, ‘thought’ + rat ‘counsel’. 3. variant of German Möhn ( see Moehn ).

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

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