Catharina Gloor

Brief Life History of Catharina

When Catharina Gloor was christened on 26 July 1778, in Birrwil, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Georg Gloor, was 29 and her mother, Maria Wyss, was 35. She married Johann Jacob Graff on 18 August 1803. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 February 1850, at the age of 71.

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Johann Jacob Graff
Catharina Gloor
Marriage: 18 August 1803
Barbara Maria Graff
Verena Graff
Jacob Graff
Hans Rudolf Graff
Johannes Graff
Fridrich Graff

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    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

    Swiss German: from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Hilarius (see Hillary ).

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

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