Friedrich Locher

25 July 1779–1 May 1863
Uetigen, Hasle bei Burgdorf, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Friedrich

When Friedrich Locher was christened on 25 July 1779, in Uetigen, Hasle bei Burgdorf, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Hans Ulrich Locher, was 39 and his mother, Anna Widmer, was 32. He married Elisabeth Bichsel on 28 October 1808, in Signau, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 May 1863, at the age of 83.

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Friedrich Locher
Elisabeth Bichsel
Marriage: 28 October 1808
Anna Locher
Friedrich Locher
Christian Locher
Maria Locher
Elisabetha Locher
Jakob Locher
Hans Ulrich Locher

Spouse and Children

28 October 1808
Signau, Bern, Switzerland


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World Events (5)


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.

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

South German (Löcher): habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria and Austria named Lochen or Lohen.

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

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  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992;

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