Elisabeth Gasser

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Gasser was born on 1 February 1815, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Gasser, was 21 and her mother, Barbara Blaser, was 19. She married Jakob Berger in 1845, in Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Jakob Berger
Elisabeth Gasser
Marriage: 1845
Anna Barbara Steiner

Sources (6)

  • Elisabeth Gasser in entry for Johannes Auderegg, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Elisabeth, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Elisabeth Gasser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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World Events (4)


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.


Made capital 1848


Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Gässer); Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley, from a derivative of Middle High German gazze, German Gasse, Yiddish gas. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Slovenia (see 3 below).

English (Hampshire): unexplained.

Slovenian: of German origin (see 1 above). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the Slovenized variant Gaser and possibly also Gasar.

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

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