When Bertha Walser was born on 12 January 1868, her father, Franz Joseph Walser, was 37 and her mother, Josepha Koeberle, was 35. She died on 21 January 1944, at the age of 76.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Siegbert, Wilhelm, Egon, Erwin.
South German: habitational name for someone from Wals near Salzburg.
German: variant of Walliser .