Johannes Widmer

about 1784–
Switzerland

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Johannes Widmer was born about 1784, in Switzerland.

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Johannes Widmer
1784–
Christina Luedi
1778–1806

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World Events (3)

1798

Age 14

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

Age 16

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803

Age 19

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant of land or property belonging to a church’, an agent derivative of widem ‘prebend’.2 German: variant of Wittmer 1.3 English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, named from Old English wīdig ‘willow’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

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