Jakob Schär

9 June 1771–7 August 1838
Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jakob

When Jakob Schär was christened on 9 June 1771, in Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Peter Schaer, was 34 and his mother, Anna Schindler, was 35. He married Elsbeth Bracher on 4 October 1793, in Affoltern im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 7 August 1838, in Rüegsau, Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Jakob Schär
1771–1838
Elsbeth Bracher
1755–1832
Marriage: 4 October 1793
Hans Schaer
1794–1830
Anna Schaer
1796–1831
Elisabeth Schaer
1800–1830

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1793
Affoltern im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Hans Schaer

    Male1756–Male

    Anna Schaer

    Female1760–Female

    Barbara Schaer

    Female1762–Female

    Magdalena Schaer

    Female1764–Female

    Elisabetha Schaer

    Female1767–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (2)

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a Germanic personal name with scar(a) ‘army’ or ‘cutting weapon’ as the first element.2 South German (Schär): see Schaer .3 German: variant of Schaar 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marriage record in Affoltern of Jakob and Elsbeth, Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19474-102705-80
  • Christening, Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19608-24541-58
  • Death and burial, Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19605-44167-35

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