Sebastian Tobler

about 1807–1 January 1874 (Age 67)
Heiden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland

The Life of Sebastian

When Sebastian Tobler was born about 1807, in Heiden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Tobler, was 38 and his mother, Elsbetha Zürcher, was 38. He married Anna Barbara Schefer on 4 January 1831. He died on 1 January 1874, in Wolfhalden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, at the age of 67, and was buried in Wolfhalden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.

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Sebastian Tobler
Anna Barbara Schefer
Marriage: 4 January 1831

Spouse and Children


    Anna Barbara Schefer


4 January 1831

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Tobler


    Elsbetha Zürcher




    Johannes Tobler


    Hans Jakob Tobler


    Katharina Tobler


    Hans Ulrich Tobler


    Johann Konrad Tobler


+3 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 41

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 56

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

South German (especially Swiss): topographic name for someone who lived near a ravine or gorge, from Middle High German southern dialect tobel ‘gorge’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sebastian Tobler - Individual or family possessions: burial: 4 June 1874; Wolfhalden, Appenzell, Switzerland
  • Appenzell, Wolfhalden, KB 05: Toten 1858-1875
  • Appenzell, Wolfhalden, KB 02: Taufen 1780-1857

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