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
Barbara Krebs
Marriage: 1 December 1798
Anna Maria Loeffel
Maria Loeffel
Johannes Loeffel

Spouse and Children

1 December 1798


    Anna Maria Loeffel


    Maria Loeffel


    Johannes Loeffel


Parents and Siblings

    Peter KREBS




World Events (4)


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.

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

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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