Christian Gerber

Male 1897 - 1983  (85 years)


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  • Name Christian Gerber 
    Born 24 May 1897 
    Gender Male 
    Address Address:
    Christian Gerber
    Reinach, Reinach Switzerland
    Switzerland 
    Died 29 Jan 1983 
    Person ID I0018  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 

    Father Ulrich Gerber,   b. 5 Jul 1868,   d. 14 Feb 1919  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Rosa Gasser,   b. 17 Aug 1865, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1935, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1892  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Photos
    Gerber, Ulrich Family Tree
    Gerber, Ulrich Family Tree
    Family tree of Ulrich Gerber taken at 2009 Family Reunion
    Documents
    Gerber, Ulrich and Rosa Gasser Family Sheet
    Gerber, Ulrich and Rosa Gasser Family Sheet
    Family Sheet (Familienschein) for Ulrich Gerber and Rosa Gasser from Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
    Gerber, Ulrich and Rosa Gasser Family Sheet
    Gerber, Ulrich and Rosa Gasser Family Sheet
    Ulrich Gerber and Rosa Gasser Family Sheet
    Histories
    Gerber-Ulrich Family
    Gerber-Ulrich Family
    A chart of the family of Ulrich Gerber, submitted by Fritz Gerber
    Location Photos
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Family ID F0016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Hardmeier,   d. 13 Aug 1976 
    Married 30 Jul 1921  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Lived in Reinach
    Children 
    +1. Paul Hermann Gerber,   b. ca 1927,   d. 6 Apr 1985  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Johann Gerber
     3. Fredy Christian Gerber,   b. 27 Nov 1923
     4. Robert Gerber,   b. 29 Jun 1925
     5. Peter Richard Gerber,   b. 10 Sep 1933
     6. Hans Ruedi Gerber,   b. 5 Nov 1928
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F0001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jul 1921 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Gerber, Christian Photograph
    Gerber, Christian Photograph
    Photograph of Christian Gerber taken in 29 Jan 1983.

    Documents
    Gerber, Fritz and Christian Gerber Postcard
    Gerber, Fritz and Christian Gerber Postcard
    Postcard from Fritz Gerber to his brother, Christian
    Gerber, Christian entry in photo album
    Gerber, Christian entry in photo album
    Entry in photo album identifying the death of Christian Gerber

    Location Photos
    Vorder Giebel Painting
    Vorder Giebel Painting
    Painting of Vorder Giebel "Gibel". It was commissioned by Christian Gerber (I0018). Here are notes from Peter Gerber (with corrections):

    I think I sent you a foto of a painting of the Gibel-farm by Otto Siegentaler (attached again)

    When I fotographed that painting, I thought the painter made the "Spycher" much too big.....see photo of yesterday from about the same place.

    Yesterday I asked John at Gibel about that. We showed him the painting (Marianne brought it with her), he was rather touched and told us, that he remebered the production of the painting. It was a brother of Ruedi Gerber, Christian Gerber from Reinach (I0018) who ordered the painting from a painter living in Reinach. The painter went to Gibel after the second world war (John doesn't remember the year, between 1945 and 1950) and made a first painting. The Spycher then was indeed much larger than now, about 3 meters larger at the right and the left and with another front. The roof was shingled ("Schindeln" in German), but damaged and the tiles to make it anew were stocked nearby. The painter painted also the stocks of tiles.....which didn't please Ruedi. So Ruedi asked the painter to leave away the stocked tiles....the painter then made at home three copies of the painting, one for Fritz, one for Christian and the third for a child of Christian. We don't know, where the other two copies and the first painting are now, certainly not at Gibel.

    John was rather touched looking at the painting and even remembered the trees painted (and what fruit they had, they are now no longer there). The "Spycher" has been made smaller since then, the wood for the enlargement was rather damaged from the "Hausbock" (an insect making holes in the wood).

  • Notes 
    • According to Peter Gerber, he was known as 'Tricot Gerber', because he had a shop with clothes preferably made of 'Tricot', the Swiss name for Jersey fabric.

      Commissioned the painting of Giebel.

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft, (Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft), Band und Blatt 21/2.

    2. [S85] Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft, (Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft), Band und Blatt 21/2, 28/226.