Events of the NovelsEdit
Claire Fraser first meets Herr Gerstmann at Louise de La Tour's salon, where he is horrified to learn of Jamie's tone-deafness but pleased that Claire suffers no such malady. He later accompanies a group of ladies to L'Hôpital des Anges to do charity work, and advises Claire on approaching King Louis to request a royal pardon for Jamie.
Herr Gerstmann is enthusiastic and cheerful.
Described as a small, wizened specimen. He wore a wig that was a trifle too big, and tended to slide forward when he would nod.
- Johannes is a Latin form of Ioannes ('John), English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "Yahweh (God) is gracious".
- Gerstmann originated as an occupational name for a dealer in barley or a farmer who grew barley, from German Gerste "barley" and Mann "man".
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