Anna Kummer

13 March 1679–
Krattigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Anna

When Anna Kummer was born on 13 March 1679, in Krattigen, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Kummer, was 34 and her mother, Anna Luginbuehl, was -44.

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Family Time Line

Hans Kummer
1645–
Anna Luginbuehl
1723–1757
Christian Kummer
1662–1728
Margaretha Kummer
1665–
Elsbeth Kummer
1674–
Anna Kummer
1679–

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World Events (1)

1798

Age 119

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German kummer, kumber ‘grief’, ‘distress’, ‘trouble’, hence a byname for someone who had suffered some loss or other misfortune; or alternatively a topographic name of the same origin for a person living near a rubble heap. Kummer is also a slang word for a penitentiary, and in some instances the surname may have arisen as nickname for a prisoner or a jailer. 2. possibly a derivative of the medieval personal name Kunemar, of which the first element is from Old High German kuoni ‘bold’ or chunni ‘people’ ( see Konrad ); the second is from Old High German māri ‘fame’, ‘glory’.

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

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  • Das Geschlecht Kummer der Schweiz

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