Anna Elisabetha Hofer

14 September 1843–
Biglen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Anna Elisabetha

When Anna Elisabetha Hofer was born on 14 September 1843, in Biglen, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christian Hofer, was 30 and her mother, Rosina Thiner, was 27. She died in her hometown.

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Johannes Baumann
Anna Elisabetha Hofer

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Hofer


    Rosina Thiner




    Frederick Hofer


    Friedrich Hofer



World Events (3)


Age 5

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 5

Made capital 1848

Age 20

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived at, worked on, or managed a farm, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, ‘court’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Hoffmann .

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

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  • Anna Elisabeth Hofer im Eintrag für Johannes Baumann, „Schweiz Heiraten, 1532-1910  “

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