Christian Gerber[1, 2, 3]

Male - 1849


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  • Name Christian Gerber 
    Born Y  [4
    Christened Y  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name Christeli  
    Died 3 Apr 1849  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried 7 Apr 1849  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I0505  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2013 

    Father Niklaus Gerber,   b. 20 Nov 1735, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1807  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Kipfer,   c. 18 Mar 1736, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1765, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 2 May 1760  [9
    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 F0197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharina Burkhalter,   b. 2 May 1766, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1845, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1783  Lauperswil, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Children 
    +1. Christian Gerber,   b. 9 Apr 1786, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1850  (Age 64 years)
    +2. 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)
    +3. Michael Gerber,   b. 8 Jul 1791, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1870, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Johannes Gerber,   b. 6 Sep 1793, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1873, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Elisabeth Gerber,   b. 15 Jul 1796,   d. 2 Mar 1877  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Ulrich Gerber,   b. 19 Aug 1798, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1843, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     7. Katharina Gerber,   b. 3 Nov 1800, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1858, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     8. Magdalena Gerber,   b. 14 Feb 1803, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Peter Gerber,   b. 2 Aug 1805, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1874, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. Mathys Gerber,   b. 2 Jul 1808, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1874, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     11. Matthias Gerber,   c. 2 Jul 1808, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1874, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    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 F0188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1783 - Lauperswil, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1849 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Apr 1849 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Vorder Giebel Photograph
    Vorder Giebel Photograph
    Photograph of Giebel and Stoekli and Spycher (Spiecher).

    Documents
    Samuel Froehlich (Fröhlich) letter to a community in London
    Samuel Froehlich (Fröhlich) letter to a community in London
    Samuel Froehlich (Fröhlich) letter to a community in London. It was translated into German
    Gerber, Christian - Division of Estate
    Gerber, Christian - Division of Estate
    Gerber, Christian - Division of Estate
    Gerber, Christian Transfer Agreement
    Gerber, Christian Transfer Agreement
    Transfer agreement between Christian Gerber and Niklaus Gerber dated 1839. It appears the transfer had to to with Giebel (Gibel).

    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.
    Samuel Froehlich (Fröhlich) letter to Christian Gerber from 1832
    Samuel Froehlich (Fröhlich) letter to Christian Gerber from 1832
    Samuel Froehlich (Fröhlich) letter to Christian Gerber from 1832

    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 
    • A relative, Niklaus Gerber, the farmer at Obern Hapbach, was ordered to raise Christian and Michael after their father's death.


      Very popular leader of the "new baptism movement" in Emmental called Froelichianer, begun by Samuel Froelich. His name is mentioned in Mennonite history regarding a large separation from the Mennonites. He is called "Christeli" to differentiate himself from his grandson.

      The baptismbook of Geiser mentions regarding the breaking away from the Mennonites that Christian was ?the most talented of all Neutäufer (in Langnau) was undoubtedly Christian Gerber.? In 1821 he was called to a Mennonite lectureship. In 1832, he had his first contact with Samuel Fröhlich, 1834 first meeting of the Neutäufer, part of the time held at Giebel, May 1835 he was excommunicated from the Mennonite worship, whereby the community of Neutäufer proclaimed their beginning as mentioned on a letter from Samuel Fröhlich currently at Giebel. He is noted as the armendirektor (literally, poor-director or hospital director) in Langnau and owner at Giebel who died in 1894.

      There is a letter from Samuel Fröhlich at Giebel. You can find it as a media link on this website.

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

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

    3. [S0078] Gerber, Peter, Peter Gerber, E,ao;, 9 Nov 2013.

    4. [S0024] LDS.

    5. [S0044] Kirchenbuch, 1555-1875, Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Langnau im Emmental, K 10 / page 135,#53 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S0062] Kirchenbuch, 1555-1875, Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Langnau im Emmental (Bern), (Bern: Staatsarchiv Bern), K 10 / page 135,#53 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S0025] Marianne Gerber.
      October 28, 2001 Email

    8. [S0062] Kirchenbuch, 1555-1875, Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Langnau im Emmental (Bern), (Bern: Staatsarchiv Bern), K 33 / page 37 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S0024] LDS.
      Film Number 178082, Reference Number 16710

    10. [S0024] LDS, Film Number 178128 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S0044] Kirchenbuch, 1555-1875, Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Langnau im Emmental, K 25 / page 193 (Reliability: 3).
      As provided by David Diana

    12. [S0076] Lauperswil Parish Book 7, Page 34 (Reliability: 3).