Christian Grossenbacher

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Grossenbacher was born on 18 February 1844, in Affoltern im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Niklaus Grossenbacher, was 23 and his mother, Magdalena Grossenbacher, was 23. He married Anna Maria Schaer on 13 November 1868. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 13 February 1909, at the age of 64.

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Christian Grossenbacher
Anna Maria Schaer
Marriage: 13 November 1868
Anna Maria Grossenbacher
Johann Gottfried Grossenbacher
Jakob Grossenbacher
Elise Grossenbacher
Friedrich Grossenbacher
Rosina Grossenbacher
Alfred Grossenbacher
Johann Friedrich Grossenbacher

Sources (4)

  • Christen Grossenbacher, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Christian Grossenbacher, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Christian Grossenbacher, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

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Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Franz, Frieda, Klaus.

Swiss German: habitational name for someone from a lost place called Grossenbach in Switzerland.

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

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