Johann Hermann Kipfer

Maleabout 1873–

Brief Life History of Johann Hermann

Johann Hermann Kipfer was born about 1873, in Lützelflüh, Bern, Switzerland. He married Anna Fuhrimann on 12 February 1909.

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Johann Hermann Kipfer
Anna Fuhrimann
Marriage: 12 February 1909

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Johann Hermann Kipfer - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Kip

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  • Marriage
    12 February 1909
  • World Events (3)


    Age 41

    Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.


    Age 46

    Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.


    Age 47

    League's headquarters established in Geneva.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German: topographic name for someone living on or near a peak or summit, from Kipf ‘edge, verge, point’.

    German: from a derivative of the personal name Giebfried, from Old High German geba ‘gift’ + fridu ‘protection, peace’.

    South German: from the dialect word Kipf or Kipferl ‘croissant, crescent-shaped roll’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or pâtissier.

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

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