Ulrich Gasser

Maleabout 1787–23 June 1839

Brief Life History of Ulrich

Ulrich Gasser was born about 1787, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland. He married Barbara Stucki on 24 June 1814, in Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 23 June 1839, at the age of 53, and was buried in Oberdiessbach, Bern, Switzerland.

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Ulrich Gasser
Barbara Stucki
Marriage: 24 June 1814
Carl Gasser

Sources (12)

  • Ulrich in entry for Karl Gasser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Ulrich Gasser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Ullrich Basser in entry for Elisabeth Basser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1814Switzerland
  • Children (1)

    World Events (3)


    Age 11

    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.


    Age 13

    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.


    Age 16

    "Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

    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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