Maria Matter

1 September 1737–
Habkern, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Maria

When Maria Matter was christened on 1 September 1737, in Habkern, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Heinrich Matter, was 33 and her mother, Maria Porter, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Matter
1704–
Maria Porter
1717–
Maria Matter
1737–1821
Maria Matter
1737–
Heinrich Matter
Heinrich Matter
Heinrich Matter
1739–
Anna Matter
1740–
Magdalena Matter
1740–
Barbara Matter
1743–1824

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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.
1848

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Matte 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.2 English and Dutch: occupational name for a maker of mats, from an agent derivative of Middle English matte, Middle Dutch mat ‘mat’.

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

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