When Anna Graber was born on 7 October 1843, in Montandon, Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, her father, Peter, pierre Graber, was 20 and her mother, Catherine Conrad, was 19. She married Daniel Widmer on 12 February 1863, in Epauvillers, Clos du Doubs, Jura, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 16 August 1868, in Charmoille, La Baroche, Jura, Switzerland, at the age of 24.
German and Swiss German (also Gräber): from an agent derivative of Middle High German graben ‘to dig or excavate’, hence an occupational name for a digger of graves or ditches, or an engraver of seals; alternatively, a topographic name for someone living near a ditch or channel (Middle High German grabe).
German and Swiss German (also Gräber): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Graben.
Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Gräber): occupational name for a grave-digger, either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.
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