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
Elsbeth Bracher
Marriage: 4 October 1793
Hans Schaer
Anna Schaer
Elisabeth Schaer

Spouse and Children

4 October 1793
Affoltern im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland


Parents and Siblings



    Hans Schaer


    Anna Schaer


    Barbara Schaer


    Magdalena Schaer


    Elisabetha Schaer


+3 More Children

World Events (2)


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.

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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