Elizabeth Burger

12 March 1696–
Bern, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Burger was christened on 12 March 1696, in Bern, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Burger, was 20 and her mother, Johanna Schneider, was 21.

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Hans Burger
1675–
Johanna Schneider
1675–1750
Elizabeth Burger
1696–
Anna Burger
1701–
Ulrich Burger
1708–
Johannes Burger
1711–

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World Events (3)

1798

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.
1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

1 German, English, and Dutch: status name for a freeman of a borough, especially one who was a member of its governing council, a derivative of Middle High German burc, Middle English burg ‘(fortified) town’, Middle Dutch burch. The English name is found occasionally as a surname from the 13th century onwards but is not recorded as a vocabulary word until the 16th century. The usual English term was the Old French word burgeis ‘burgess’ ( see Burgess ). This name is frequent throughout central and eastern Europe. It also occurs as an Ashkenazic Jewish family name, but the reasons for its adoption are uncertain.2 German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Burg.

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

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