Anna Elisabeth Stricker

12 February 1809–
Herisau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland

The Life of Anna Elisabeth

When Anna Elisabeth Stricker was born on 12 February 1809, in Herisau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, her father, Hans Jacob Stricker, was 60 and her mother, Anna Maria Gaehler, was 59. She married Hans Jakob Mayer on 19 October 1840.

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Hans Jakob Mayer
Anna Elisabeth Stricker
Marriage: 19 October 1840

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19 October 1840

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World Events (4)


Age 39

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.

Age 54

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Age 105

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a rope maker or knitter (of hose, for example), from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German stricken ‘to tie’.2 German: occupational name for someone who snared animals, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stric, Middle Low German strik ‘cord’, ‘rope’.3 Dutch: occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess, Middle Dutch strijker. Compare Streicher .

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

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