Veronica Kern

Brief Life History of Veronica

When Veronica Kern was born on 28 April 1700, in Bülach, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Heinrich Kern, was 33 and her mother, Barbara, was 33. She married Abraham Forster on 24 February 1721, in Bassersdorf, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Forster
1694–
Veronica Kern
1700–
Marriage: 24 February 1721
Anna Margareth Forster
1723–
Dorothea Forster
1724–
Veronica Forster
1724–
Johannes Forster
1726–
Regula Forster
1736–

Sources (6)

  • Veronica Kern, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Veronica Kern, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Veronica Kern, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“

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

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kerne ‘kernel, seed, pip’; Middle Dutch kern(e), keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer, or a nickname for a physically small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly artificial.

English (southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of milk churns, from Middle English kern, kirn, kurn, a side-form of chern ‘churn’. Compare Church .

Slovenian: nickname for a stunted person, from an old spelling of krn ‘stunted’.

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

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