Kaspar Amacher

14 July 1838–11 May 1912 (Age 73)
Wilderswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Kaspar

When Kaspar Amacher was born on 14 July 1838, in Wilderswil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Heinrich Amacher, was 46 and his mother, Anna Frutiger, was 45. He married Barbara Von Almen in 1864. He died on 11 May 1912, at the age of 73.

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Kaspar Amacher
Barbara Von Almen
Marriage: 1864

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World Events (3)


Age 10

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 10

Made capital 1848

Age 25

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for one who lived am Ach ‘on the Ach’ (a river name), the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.2 Swiss German: variant of Amacker .

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