life and work
Daniel Fehr was a son of the farmer Daniel and Elisabeth, née Meyer. He grew up with thirteen siblings in Rüdlingen.
He graduated from grammar school in Schaffhausen, which he financed by giving private lessons. After graduating from high school , he worked for the Baden state survey from 1871 to 1880. Back in Schaffhausen he worked as a private geometer and passed the Konkordat geometer exam in 1881. As such, he carried out the first consolidation of goods in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley .
From the fall of 1886 until his retirement in 1920, Fehr was a cantonal geometer in Zurich. The Swiss Geometer Association awarded him honorary membership in 1910 for his services.
Fehr was a member of the Federal Geometer Examination Commission and lecturer in land registry surveying at the ETH Zurich . He resigned both offices in 1928 due to old age. He found his final resting place in the Fluntern cemetery .
- Honor for Daniel Fehr by the Zurich City Council, 1921 In: Swiss Journal for Surveying and Cultural Technology, p. 21.
- Bertschmann: Daniel Fehr. For his 80th birthday. In: Swiss Journal for Surveying and Cultural Technology, March 29, 1929
- Hans Härry : Necrology for Daniel Fehr. In: Swiss Journal for Surveying and Cultural Technology, March 8, 1938
- Pedigree of Daniel Fehr. In: zurfernsicht.ch
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss geodesic|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 17, 1849|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rüdlingen , Canton of Schaffhausen|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 14, 1938|
|Place of death||Zurich|