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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Heinrich Matter
Maria Porter
Maria Matter
Maria Matter
Heinrich Matter
Heinrich Matter
Heinrich Matter
Anna Matter
Magdalena Matter
Barbara Matter

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World Events (3)


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.

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

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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