Anna Fankhauser

Female 1851 - 1901  (49 years)


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  • Name Anna Fankhauser 
    Born 14 Nov 1851  Trub, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 May 1901  Trub, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I0019  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2016 

    Father Niklaus Fankhauser,   b. 23 Aug 1806, Trub, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1875  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Neuenschwander,   b. 18 Jun 1814, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1893  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1836 
    Notes 
    • The information regarding this family is suspect since it came from Julius Billeter's work.
    Family ID F0018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Johannes Zuercher,   b. 28 Sep 1839, Trub, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1876  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1878  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F0017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Christian Gerber,   b. 6 Nov 1855, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1935, Gontenschwil, AG Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [4
    Married 9 Nov 1878  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
    +1. Ernst Gerber,   b. 11 Sep 1879, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1974, Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +2. Bertha Gerber,   b. 17 Nov 1880, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Christian Gerber,   b. 3 May 1882, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1886, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +4. Emma Gerber,   b. 21 Oct 1883, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Fritz Gerber,   b. 11 Aug 1885, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1951  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Anna Gerber
    +7. Marie Gerber,   b. 11 Aug 1891, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1973  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Johann Gerber,   b. 12 Aug 1894, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Gerber, Christian - Family Photograph
    Gerber, Christian - Family Photograph
    Christian Gerber with new wife (unknown), his daughters, and their husbands. Provided by Leland Gerber.
    Gerber, Christian Family Tree
    Gerber, Christian Family Tree
    Family tree of Christian Gerber, taken at 2009 Reunion
    Documents
    Gerber, Christian - Family Photograph Legend
    Gerber, Christian - Family Photograph Legend
    Christian Gerber with new wife (unknown), his daughters, and their husbands. This document shows the names of the people in the corresponding photograph.
    Gerber, Christian and Anna Fankhauser Family
    Gerber, Christian and Anna Fankhauser Family
    This is a Familienschein from the community of Langnau. It is their official record of Christian Gerber and his families.
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F0008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Nov 1851 - Trub, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1878 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1878 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1901 - Trub, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
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  • Crests
    Fankhauser Crest
    Fankhauser Crest
    Fankhauser Crest

  • Notes 
    • FANKHAUSER: TRUB. Fankhaus is the place name of a farm. The German verb fangen means to catch. This house is catched, that is to say surrounded by hills and forest, enclosed territory. - By Delbert Gratz



      ORIGIN OF NAME - VERSION 2

      Heinz Fankhauser from Burgdorf...

      When fall comes, the farmers have to drive their animals down from the high pastures for the winter. There must have been some sort of stockade (or corrall) in Fankhaus Graben which pinned the cows and/or sheep and/or goats in until the various owners could sort out which belonged to whom. There must have been a house there for the fellow who maintained it.



      ORIGIN OF NAME - VERSION 3

      Contributed by Frieda Funkhouser Wilson - FUNKHOUSER A SWISS-AMERICAN GENEALOGY (1364-1978) Copyright 1978

      ...at the turn of the century the circulated story was that one of the Fankhauser ancestors "was an inspector of a prison or guard of prisoners. This story has been refuted. Cousin Hans Fankhauser says there are no jails or prisons in Trub for the one thing. Instead the name Fankhauser comes from the verb 'fangen' meaning 'to catch' (the bears). A 'fang' was a large pit for trapping the bears and other wild animals that threatened the crops and livestock of the families who lived in this valley in the Middle Ages. The trap tender lived in a 'Fanghus.' As a small community grew there, it took the name and the families there became Fankhausers."

  • Sources 
    1. [S0005] Adam J. Barrone, Adam Barrone, Taken from Julius Billeter whose work is suspect (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S0005] Adam J. Barrone, Adam Barrone, Taken from Julius Billeter whose work is suspect (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S85] Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft, (Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft), 1 (Reliability: 3), 26 Oct 2012.
      Band und Blatt 18/391 (tape reel and page)

    4. [S85] Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft, (Schweizeriche Eidgenossenschaft), Band und Blatt 18/391 (Reliability: 3), 26 Oct 2012.

    5. [S0024] LDS, Batch 8127126, Sheet 91, Source Call No. 1260976, Film (Reliability: 3).