Gottfried Berger

27 October 1876–
Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Gottfried

When Gottfried Berger was born on 27 October 1876, in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Berger, was 45 and his mother, Anna Bärfuss, was 38.

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Johannes Berger
Anna Bärfuss
Gottfried Berger

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World Events (3)


Age 38

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Age 43

Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.

Age 44

League's headquarters established in Geneva.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills ( see Berg ). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Grićar, Hribar , Gorjan or Gorjanc.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.3 French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

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

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