Johannes Jost

8 September 1754–
Koppigen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Jost was born on 8 September 1754, in Koppigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jost Jost, was 38 and his mother, Catharina Sollberger, was 34. He had at least 2 sons with Barbara Widmer.

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Johannes Jost
Barbara Widmer
Johannes Jost
Kaspar Jost

Spouse and Children


    Barbara Widmer




    Johannes Jost


    Kaspar Jost


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (4)


Age 44

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.

Age 46

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 94

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

Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc ( see Joyce ), or from the personal name Just ( see Just ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Joh in entry for Caspar Jost, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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