Katharina Balmer

Meiringen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Katharina

Katharina Balmer was born about 1700, in Meiringen, Bern, Switzerland. She married Kaspar Anderegg on 1 May 1721. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Katharina Balmer
Kaspar Anderegg
Marriage: 1 May 1721
Melchior Anderegg
Hans Anderegg

Spouse & Children

1 May 1721


World Events (2)


Age 98

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 100

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French basme, balme, ba(u)me ‘balm’, ‘ointment’ (Latin balsamum ‘aromatic resin’).2 South German and Swiss German: habitational name from any of the places in Switzerland and Baden called Balm, which almost certainly get their names from a Celtic word meaning ‘cave’.3 German: from the Germanic personal name Baldemar, composed of the elements bald ‘bold’ + mar ‘famous’.

Possible Related Names

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

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