Elsbeth Beer

Brief Life History of Elsbeth

When Elsbeth Beer was christened on 11 January 1711, in Trub, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Michel Beer, was 35 and her mother, Anna Rothenbühler, was 26.

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Michel Beer
Anna Rothenbühler
Christen Beer
Daniel Beer
Elsbeth Beer
Anna Beer
Benz Beer
Barbara Beer
Ulrich Beer
Christina Beer
Michel Beer
Hans Beer

Sources (2)

  • Elsbeth Bär, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Elsbeth Beer, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

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World Events (3)


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.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erhard, Hans, Heinz, Aloys, Bodo, Erna, Ernst, Frieda, Friedhelm, Hanni.

English (West Country): habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove, wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow ). In some cases the surname may be topographic in origin, from atte beare ‘at the grove’. Some may be from Middle English bere ‘woodland swine-pasture’ (Old English bǣr). Compare Bear 1.

English: variant of Bear 2 ‘bear’.

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

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