Catharina Berger

Brief Life History of Catharina

When Catharina Berger was christened on 25 February 1731, in Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Berger, was 26 and her mother, Catharina Meyer, was 23. She married Niclaus Moser about 1753, in Oberdiessbach, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Niclaus Moser
Catharina Berger
Marriage: about 1753
Magdalena Moser
Anna Susanna Moser
Elisabeth Moser
Niclaus Moser
Catharina Moser

Sources (16)

  • Catharina Berger in entry for Anna Moser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Catharina Berger in entry for Anna Moser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Catharina Berger in entry for Margaritha Moser, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (4)


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.


New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills (see Berg ). The surname of German origin is also found in many other European countries, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Russia, Poland, Czechia, Hungary, and Croatia, and Slovenia, often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic topographic names or surnames. As a Jewish name it is mainly artificial. Compare Bargar , Barger , Barker , Barrier , and Barriger .

French: occupational name from Old French bergier ‘shepherd’ (from Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’). It is also found in England, as a surname of Huguenot origin. Compare Shepard .

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.

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

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