Anna Graber

Female7 October 1843–16 August 1868

Brief Life History of Anna

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.

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Daniel Widmer
Anna Graber
Marriage: 12 February 1863
Christian R. Widmer
Peter Widmer
Anna Widmer

Sources (5)

  • Anna Greber in entry for Chris R. Widmer, "Oregon Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947"
  • Annely Widmer Graber, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Annely Graber in entry for Daniel Widmer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1863Epauvillers, Clos du Doubs, Jura, Switzerland
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 5

    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.


    Age 5

    Revolution. Second Republic. First laws on labor, the press and education.

    1852 · The Second Empire

    Age 9

    During the second empire Emperor Napoleon III reigned. The country experienced economic growth and gained favorable foreign policies.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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