Michael Gerber

Male 1698 - 1773  (74 years)


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  • Name Michael Gerber 
    Born 13 Nov 1698  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 13 Nov 1698 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1773 
    Person ID I2418  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2011 

    Father Michel Gerber,   b. 11 Sep 1670, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Gysler,   b. 1675,   d. 20 Mar 1748  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F4629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Roethlisberger,   b. 9 Dec 1699, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1743, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1724 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Gerber
     2. Anna Gerber
     3. Christian Gerber,   b. 18 Feb 1725,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Michael Gerber,   b. 17 Nov 1726,   d. 21 Jan 1745, Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +5. Johannes Gerber,   b. 30 Jan 1729,   d. 29 Nov 1782  (Age 53 years)
     6. Ulrich Gerber,   b. 4 Jan 1733,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. 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)
    Histories
    Gerber, Michael and Anna Roethlisberger Marriage Record
    Gerber, Michael and Anna Roethlisberger Marriage Record
    Marriage Record of Michael Gerber and Anna Roethlisberger
    Location Photos
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel, family farm next to Langnau
    Vorder Giebel Spiecher (Spycher) outside of Giebel
    Vorder Giebel Spiecher (Spycher) outside of Giebel
    This spiecher (storage shed) has an incription on it that indicates Michael Gerber and Anna Roethlisberger built it in 1735.
    Vorder Giebel Spiecher (spycher) inscription
    Vorder Giebel Spiecher (spycher) inscription
    This inscription says, "Michael Gerber and Anna Roethlisberger have built this spiecher in 1735."
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F0166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Christina Berger 
    Married 23 Aug 1743  Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Hans Gerber,   b. 1743,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F0768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1698 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1743 - Langnau (im Emmental), Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Vorder Giebel Photograph
    Vorder Giebel Photograph
    Photograph of Giebel and Stoekli and Spycher (Spiecher).

    Documents
    Gerber, Michael Christening Record
    Gerber, Michael Christening Record
    Christening Record for Michael Gerber, husband of Anna Roethlisberger
    Giebel (Gibel) Purchase Agreement dated September 19, 1731
    Giebel (Gibel) Purchase Agreement dated September 19, 1731
    This purchase agreement is dated 1731. It hasn't been translated into English, but a transcript in a modern Swiss dialect was made by Mr Eduard Ehrler. However, the character set wasn't available for this dialect, so a photographed copy of the transcript is appended to the original photographed document. Vorder Gibel was purchased from Hans Burki. More information about Mr. Burki is available on this website.

    Histories
    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, 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 von Giebel
    Gerber von Giebel
    History of Gerbers by Heini Gerber and/or Annemarie Gerber. Compiled from various sources.

    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 
    • Eventually co-owner of Lohngrat in Gohl. The oldest document at Giebel is an exchange agreement between Michael Gerber (4) and Daniel Grimm of Giebelfeld dated 1742. It had to do with the exchange of land due to preferences for crop growing vs. shepherding in relation to the quality of the soil due to proximity of a river.

      Inscription at a Spycher of Vorder-Giebel: "Michel Gerber und Anna Rothlisparger syn Husfrau haben dar Spycher lassen bauen im 1735 Jahr."

      MICHAEL GERBER IS THE EARLIEST ANCESTOR THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF CERTAINTY. IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY THAT MICHAEL GERBER AND ANNY GYSLER ARE MICHAEL'S PARENTS, BUT NO RECORDS HAVE YET BEEN DISCOVERED TO PROVE THIS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MOST GENEALOGISTS FOLLOW THE RESEARCH DONE BY JULIUS BILLETER. HOWEVER, JULIUS'S RESEARCH SHOULD BE DISCOUNTED AS MANY ERRORS HAVE BEEN FOUND.

  • Sources 
    1. [S0005] Adam J. Barrone, Adam Barrone, ID I14539 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S0024] LDS, Film 184295, Page 1119, Ref 25169 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S0024] LDS, Batch A178079, Source Call No. 178079, Type: Film (Reliability: 3).