Rosa Magdalena Zeller

Brief Life History of Rosa Magdalena

When Rosa Magdalena Zeller was born on 23 April 1889, in Lenk im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Johann Peter Zeller, was 33 and her mother, Magdalalena Christeler, was 25. She married Friedrich Sarbach in 1910. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Gallatin, Gallatin, Montana, United States for about 1 years. She died in December 1975, in Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Friedrich Sarbach
1884–1928
Rosa Magdalena Zeller
1889–1975
Marriage: 1910
Hans Sarbach
1911–1995
Fred Alfred Arthur Sarbach
1922–2006

Sources (10)

  • Rosa M. Sarbach, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Rosa in entry for Fred Sarbach, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Rosa in entry for Fred Sarbach, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1890 · Montana's First Hydroelectric Dam

Black Eagle Dam located in Great Falls, Montana was created in 1890. This was the first hydroelectric dam in the state of Montana.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Zelle or Celle (in particular Celle near Hanover), or named with German or Dutch Zelle ‘cell’ (for instance Appenzell, Switzerland), all derived ultimately from Latin cella ‘cell, small room’; or a topographic name from this word, denoting someone who lived near the site of a hermit's cell. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace, Lorraine, and Nord).

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Zelle ‘small workshop’ + the agent suffix -er for someone who owned or was employed at a Zelle. Among Jews it may also have been an adoption of the German surname.

Americanized form of Slovenian Zalar 1 or 2. Compare Zellar 2.

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

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