Elsbeth Gerber

18 May 1699–
Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elsbeth

When Elsbeth Gerber was christened on 18 May 1699, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Gerber, was 31 and her mother, Elsbeth Kraehenbuehl, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Hans Gerber
1667–
Elsbeth Kraehenbuehl
1672–
Christian Gerber
1692–
Hans Heinrich Gerber
1696–
Elsbeth Gerber
1699–
Anna Gerber
1702–1739
Hans Gerber
1705–1757
Catherina Gerber
1707–
Magdalena Gerber
1711–1755
Samuel Gerber
1715–1775

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World Events (3)

1798

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

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

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

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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

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  • K8LG-ZHL Elsbeth /Gerber/ "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S1J9-JTJ : accessed 2014-09-26), entry for Elsbeth /Gerber/.

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