Regula Braun

23 February 1781–
Bischofszell, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life of Regula

When Regula Braun was born on 23 February 1781, in Bischofszell, Thurgau, Switzerland, her father, Hans Ludwig Braun, was 31 and her mother, Elisabeth Schlatter, was 27. She married MITTELHOLZER.

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World Events (4)


Age 17

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.

Age 19

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 67

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German braun ‘brown’ (Middle High German brūn), referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing, or from the personal name Bruno, which was borne by the Dukes of Saxony, among others, from the 10th century or before. It was also the name of several medieval German and Italian saints, including St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order ( 1030–1101 ), who was born in Cologne.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Kirchenbuch (Bischofszell Thurgau, Switzerland), 1540-1920

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