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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hans Kummer
Anna Luginbuehl
Christian Kummer
Margaretha Kummer
Elsbeth Kummer
Anna Kummer

Parents and Siblings



World Events (1)


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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Das Geschlecht Kummer der Schweiz

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.