Nichlaus Schmutz

3 November 1719–

The Life of Nichlaus

When Nichlaus Schmutz was born on 3 November 1719, in Switzerland, his father, Hans Schmutz, was 30 and his mother, Magdalena Gäumann, was 29. He married Barbara Bigler on 13 December 1743, in Münsingen, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Nichlaus Schmutz
Barbara Bigler
Marriage: 13 December 1743
Bendicht Schmutz
Michael Schmutz

Spouse and Children

13 December 1743
Münsingen, Bern, Switzerland


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+6 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 79

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 81

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

1 South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.2 South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.

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

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  • Schmutz Family of Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland by Julius Billeter

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