Christian  Gerber

Christian Gerber[1, 2, 3]

Male 1823 - 1894  (70 years)

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  • Name Christian Gerber 
    Born 3 Dec 1823  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Christened Y  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1894 
    Person ID I0388  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2015 

    Father Niklaus Gerber,   b. 4 Jul 1788, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Barbara Aeschlimann,   b. 1797,   d. 13 Nov 1861, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 7 May 1819  Luetzelflueh, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The marriage took place in Luetzelflueh, and was registered at Langnau.
    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 F0170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Barbara Gerber,   b. 9 Jun 1835,   d. 27 Feb 1892  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 May 1854  Thun, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Betlili Gerber
    +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)
    +3. Anna Elisabeth Gerber,   b. 15 Jun 1858,   d. 12 Jan 1927  (Age 68 years)
     4. Johannes Gerber,   b. 19 Mar 1863, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1888  (Age 25 years)
    +5. Friedrich Gerber,   b. 13 Nov 1865,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Ulrich Gerber,   b. 5 Jul 1868,   d. 14 Feb 1919  (Age 50 years)
     7. Emma Gerber,   b. 13 May 1874,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Photos
    Gerber, Christian Family Tree
    Gerber, Christian Family Tree
    Family tree of Christian Gerber taken at 2009 family reunion
    Location Photos
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F0076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1823 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1854 - Thun, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Gerber, Christian Photograph
    Gerber, Christian Photograph
    Gerber, Christian Photograph. Photograph provided by Peter Gerber of Kuessnacht.
    Vorder Giebel Photograph
    Vorder Giebel Photograph
    Photograph of Giebel and Stoekli and Spycher (Spiecher).

    Documents
    Division of Inheritance of Christian Gerber, who died in 1894
    Division of Inheritance of Christian Gerber, who died in 1894
    You can see from this document located at the Stoeckli at Vorder Giebel, that Christian Gerber and Friedrich Gerber were two of the children to receive a portion of the inheritance. Christian Gerber lived at the farm called Giebelkelle and Friedrich at the Bareggfeld farm.
    Gerber, Christian - bill for division of estate
    Gerber, Christian - bill for division of estate
    Legal bill for division of estate of Christian Gerber
    Giebel Tax Receipts
    Giebel Tax Receipts
    Various Giebel (Gibel) Tax Receipts

    Histories
    Gerber ab Giebel - Heini und Annemarie Gerber
    Gerber ab Giebel - Heini und Annemarie Gerber
    Letter of Heini Gerber and Annemarie Hungeler of Kussnacht. Outlines his research, which is compiled from various sources.
    Gerber ab Giebel(auf Englisch)
    Gerber ab Giebel(auf Englisch)
    Letter of Heini Gerber and Annemarie Hungeler of Kussnacht. Outlines his research, which is compiled from various sources.
    Gerber, aus der Gohl Stammend (auf Deutsch)
    Gerber, aus der Gohl Stammend (auf Deutsch)
    Gerber History by Heini Gerber of Kussnacht. Outlines his research, which is compiled from various sources.
    Gerber, aus der Gohl stammend - History by Heini Gerber (never completed)auf Englisch
    Gerber, aus der Gohl stammend - History by Heini Gerber (never completed)auf Englisch
    This history of the Gerber family is incomplete as it was work-in-progress when Heini died. It has some slight edits by Tim Gerber but has not been proof-read for accuracy.
    Gerber von Giebel (auf Deutsch)
    Gerber von Giebel (auf Deutsch)
    History of Gerbers by Heini Gerber and/or Annemarie Gerber. Compiled from various sources.
    Gerber von Giebel
    Gerber von Giebel
    History of Gerbers by Heini Gerber and/or Annemarie Gerber. Compiled from various sources.
    Gibel (Giebel) Glass Poem and Photographs
    Gibel (Giebel) Glass Poem and Photographs
    Photographs and Poem of Gerber Glass. The glass dates back to 1736. The poem was written by "uncle" Christian Gerber, born 1855 or 1865.

    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 
    • He sold his farm to Ulrich for $60,000, which was worth 250,000 Swiss Francs at the time of his death. Adjusted for inflation, that is worth more than $2 million USD. He loaned out much money as there were many debt letters found at the time of his death. His wealth may have partially be due to him being an only child.

      Built the Stöcklis at Giebel with meeting room for the church. He held the title of "steward of the poor" at the church.

      His wife, a Gerber from the original Gerber house (Baumgarten), was known for her beauty.
    • According to Ernst and Clara's travel log (8 Sept 1929), Christian was mentioned as the person who built the church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S0005] Adam J. Barrone, Adam Barrone.

    2. [S0025] Marianne Gerber, 28 Oct 2001 email (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S0061] David Diana - Redmond, Washington.

    4. [S0062] Kirchenbuch, 1555-1875, Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Langnau im Emmental (Bern), (Bern: Staatsarchiv Bern), K 12 / page 307, #141 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S0062] Kirchenbuch, 1555-1875, Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Langnau im Emmental (Bern), (Bern: Staatsarchiv Bern), K 26 / page 108 (Reliability: 3).