Alfred Reifer

22 August 1871–27 February 1953 (Age 81)
Weisslingen, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Alfred

Alfred Reifer was born on 22 August 1871, in Weisslingen, Zürich, Switzerland as the son of Gotfried Reifer and Anna Jucker. He married Rosina Ida Gubler on 28 April 1904, in Weisslingen, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 27 February 1953, in Zürich, Switzerland, at the age of 81.

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Alfred Reifer
Rosina Ida Gubler
Marriage: 28 April 1904
Lina Reifer

Spouse and Children

28 April 1904
Weisslingen, Zürich, Switzerland


    Lina Reifer


Parents and Siblings

    Gotfried Reifer


    Anna Jucker




World Events (4)


Age 43

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Age 48

Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.

Age 68

Federal Council issues a declaration of neutrality at start of World War II. Refuses to join United Nations.

Name Meaning

1 South German: occupational name for a linen measurer, from Middle High German reif, a measure of length for linen.2 South German: occupational name for a maker of rope, Reifschläger, or for the owner of a tavern ( see Reiff ).3 South German (Tyrol): topographic name for someone living at a landing place, from Romansh riva ‘riverbank’.

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

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