Jakob Hef

Grasswil, Seeberg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jakob

Jakob Hef was born in 1830, in Grasswil, Seeberg, Bern, Switzerland. He married Elisabeth Wirth in 1855, in Switzerland.

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Jakob Hef
Elisabeth Wirth
Marriage: 1855

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World Events (3)


Age 18

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 18

Made capital 1848

Age 33

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Name Meaning

1 Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named from a word meaning ‘shining’, ‘clear’, with reference to a river.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in the county of Hedmark named He, from Old Norse hæð ‘hill’, ‘mound’.3 Dutch: habitational name from the common place name ten Heede, meaning ‘on the heath’.

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

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