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Krebs of Oppligen canton of Bern Switzerland in the U.S.

Krebs of Oppligen canton of Bern Switzerland in the U.S.

Posted: 1287149987000
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Krebs
I'm searching for des descendents of my gg-grandfather, Friedrich / Fred Krebs, born november 5. 1834 in Oppligen, canton of Bern Switzerland. When his wife died in 1870, he emigrated to the U.S. He died on november 8. 1914 in St. Louis Missouri. We dont know, if he had a second family in the U.S. In the 1900 Census, he was "divorced". His son, my great grandfather, he left behind in Switzerland.

I think, more of his siblings and cousins, emigrated to the U.S. Here some "candidates",
all this are Krebs of Oppligen: (place of origin)


Gottlieb Krebs *20.03.1841 - +10.01.1900 (?) (DD/MM/YYYY)

Samuel Krebs *22.04.1836 – +11.01.1906 (?)

Maria Krebs *23.11.1829 - +24.10.1897 (?)

Johann Krebs *03.12.1832 - +03.07.1898 (?)
wife: Magdalena Lüthi / Luthi *19.05.1827

Susanna Krebs *26.03.1843
husband: Friedrich Zmutt / Zmuth *21.03.1841 – +15.11.1921 (?)
Zmutt is an extremely rare surname. (5 entries in the Swiss telephone directory.)

Anna Krebs *07.02.1849
husband: Alfred Kork (Kork / Cork (?) is a German (?) family name.)

Magdalena Krebs *30.01.1847
husband: Friedrich Schäfer / Schafer *04.03.1839


Friedrich Krebs *29.03.1850 - +01.12.1906 (?)

Christen Krebs *08.04.1842 - +13.01.1909 (?)
wife: Elisabeth Dürig *23.1

Christian Krebs *09.03.1836
wife: Rosina Zürcher / Zurcher *04.01.1847

The Krebs of Oppligen and Niederwichtrach, are the same family. Also Krebs of Niederwichtrach emigrated to the U.S.:

Christian Krebs *July 12. 1835 - +July 14.1914 Sugarcreek Ohio
wife: Rosina Oppliger *November 22.1840

Maria Anna *September 28. 1862Niederwichtrach Switzerland
Maria Elisabeth *August 11. 1864 Niederwichtrach Switzerland
Johannes *October 9. 1867 Niederwichtrach Switzerland
Frederic *1871 Sugarcreek Ohio (?)

greetings Andreas

Re: Krebs of Oppligen canton of Bern Switzerland in the U.S.

Posted: 1287270941000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Krebs,Keating,Cottrell

In search of this family,,,,,

John Henry Krebs (possiable son of Benedict A. and Rosetta Yufer Krebs)
b. 1870
d. ?

married Elizabeth Cottrell (daughter of William and Sarah Matthews Cottrell)
b. 1868
d. ?

John and Elizabeth's children were :

John Tyler
b. March 16, 1905
d. March 1977

Raymond Eugene
b. March 1, 1907
d. June 1978

Helen Vanderhoof
b. July 30, 1909
d. Feb 25, 1993

Helen V. Krebs married Stephen John Keating
in Dec 1934 in Washington D.C.

Please email me if we might be able to make a connection.


Re: Krebs of Oppligen canton of Bern Switzerland in the U.S.

Posted: 1287319520000
Classification: Query
Hello Melissa

I can't find any persons on your list. Bendict /Benedicht was a very common name at this time. Are you sure, that he was born in Switzerland? Do you know the place of origin? What is the place of origin...:

There are different places of origin for the Krebs surname in Switzerland:

Name Canton Township (BE=Bern/ZH=Zürich/BS=Basel)

Krebs BE Bolligen
Krebs BE Bühl
Krebs BE Englisberg
Krebs BE Gerzensee
Krebs BE Hilterfingen
Krebs BE Jaberg
Krebs BE Kirchdorf
Krebs BE Mühledorf
Krebs BE Niederwichtrach
Krebs BE Noflen
Krebs BE Oppligen
Krebs BE Reutigen
Krebs BE Rüeggisberg
Krebs BE Twann
Krebs BE Wattenwil
Krebs BS Bettingen
Krebs ZH Pfäffikon
Krebs ZH Winterthur

The Yufer / Jufer family, has only one place of origin / Heimatort in Switzerland: Melchnau, canton of Bern.

Greetings Andreas
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