1808-1848

February 21, 1808, Säckingen, Germany.

August 17, 1848.

Son of Müller Gersbach, who was later Rathsherr and Bürgermeister of Säckingen, Anton developed his musical talents early: By age 11, he was already playing the organ for the local cantor. He and his brother later moved to Zürich, where they lived with the Hirzel family. Anton studied music, and sang in Nägeli’s Singgesellschaft. In 1821, he and his brother went to Nuremburg, where he attended the University; from 1822-3 he studied at the University of Halle. After Joseph’s death in 1830, Anton moved to Karlsruhe. He is remembered mainly as a performer and teacher.

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