Maria Lenz

about 1760–
Biglen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Maria

Maria Lenz was born about 1760, in Biglen, Bern, Switzerland. She married Hans Hofer on 19 May 1797. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Hans Hofer
1756–1808
Maria Lenz
1760–
Marriage: 19 May 1797
Elisabeth Hofer
1797–1864
Johannes Hofer
1800–1859
Niklaus Hofer
1802–1869
Christian Hofer
1804–
Ulrich Hofer
1805–1808

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1797
children

(5)

World Events (5)

1798

Age 38

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.
1800

Age 40

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848

Age 88

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a personal name, in which two originally distinct names have fallen together: a pet form of the personal name Lorenz , and the Germanic personal name Lanzo, which was originally a short form of any of several compound names with land ‘land’ as the first element, e.g. Lambrecht ( see Lambert ).2 German: nickname from Middle High German lenz e ‘spring’ from lang ‘long’, since in this season the days grow longer. The name may also have been bestowed on someone who was born in the spring or who owed rent or service at that time of year, or it may have denoted someone who was of a sunny and spring-like disposition.3 German: habitational name from any of several places named Lenz.

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

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