Barbara Krebs

5 February 1775–15 June 1852
Walperswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Barbara

Barbara Krebs was christened on 5 February 1775, in Walperswil, Bern, Switzerland as the daughter of Peter KREBS. She married Johann Jacaob Loeffel on 1 December 1798. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 15 June 1852, in her hometown, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Johann Jacaob Loeffel
1768–1841
Barbara Krebs
1775–1852
Marriage: 1 December 1798
Anna Maria Loeffel
1801–1871
Maria Loeffel
1809–
Johannes Loeffel
1813–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1798
children

(3)

    Anna Maria Loeffel

    Female1801–1871Female

    Maria Loeffel

    Female1809–Female

    Johannes Loeffel

    Male1813–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Peter KREBS

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (4)

1798

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.
1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848

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.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: metonymic occupational name for a catcher or seller of crabs or shellfish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a crab, perhaps because they had a peculiar gait. The name was certainly standardized from older variants like Krevetes or Krebiss which reflect Middle Low German crevet ‘crab’, ‘shrimp’, as well as Middle High German krebez.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Krebs ‘crab’ (see 1).3 Danish: from krebs ‘crayfish’.

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

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