Elisabeth Berger

Innerbirrmoos, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Berger was born on 6 May 1830, in Innerbirrmoos, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Berger, was 38 and her mother, Anna Schneider, was 39. She married Samuel Reber on 29 November 1851, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Elisabeth Berger
Samuel Reber
Marriage: 29 November 1851
Rudolph Or Rudolf Reber
Friedrich Reber
Maria Elizabeth Reber
Johannes Reber
Anna Elisabeth Reber

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29 November 1851
Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland


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World Events (7)


Age 18

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.

Age 18

Made capital 1848

Age 33

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills ( see Berg ). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Grićar, Hribar , Gorjan or Gorjanc.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.3 French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Anna Elizabeth Raber, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Samuel Reber death record, Kurzenberg, Bern, Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992
  • Rudolph Reber Christening Record, Kurzenberg, Bern, Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992

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