Friedrich Gerber

8 October 1854–
Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Friedrich

When Friedrich Gerber was born on 8 October 1854, in Unterlangenegg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christian Gerber, was 25 and his mother, Susanna Katharina Wiedmer, was 22. He lived in Diemtigen, Bern, Switzerland in 1854.

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Family Time Line

Christian Gerber
1829–
Susanna Katharina Wiedmer
1832–1903
Friedrich Gerber
1854–
Anna Magdalena Gerber
1855–
Maria Magdalena Gerber
1855–
Gustav Gerber
1862–1907

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 9

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.
1914

Age 60

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.
1919

Age 65

Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Friedrich Gerber, "Switzerland, Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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