Barbara Balmer

14 November 1728–
Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Barbara

When Barbara Balmer was born on 14 November 1728, in Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Balmer, was 28 and her mother, Margaretha Feuz, was 27. She married Hans Haesler on 11 December 1744, in Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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Hans Haesler
Barbara Balmer
Marriage: 11 December 1744
Margaretha Hasler
Johannes Haesler
Christian Haesler
Fronegg Haesler
Kaspar Hasler
Jakob Haesler
Heinrich Haesler
Jakob Haesler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1744Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland
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    World Events (4)

    Age 70
    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 72
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
    Age 120
    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

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a seller of perfumes and balms, from a Middle English balmer, baumer ‘seller of balsam or ointment’, an agent derivative of Middle English balme, baume ‘balm, balsam; any aromatic or soothing ointment’ (Old French basme, balme, baume; Latin balsamum ‘aromatic resin’).South German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of the places in Switzerland and Baden called Balm, which almost certainly get their names from a Celtic word meaning ‘cave’.German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Baldemar, composed of the elements bald ‘bold’ + mar ‘famous’.

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

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