Matthias Rickenbacher

Brief Life History of Matthias

When Matthias Rickenbacher was christened on 26 June 1683, his father, Hans Jacob Rickenbach, was 25 and his mother, Barbara Nebiker, was 26.

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Hans Jacob Rickenbach
Barbara Nebiker
Hanss Rickenbacher
Matthias Rickenbacher
Hanss Jacob Rickenbacher
Heinrich Rickenbacher

Sources (1)

  • Matthias, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (2)


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.


Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Rickenbacher: habitational name for someone from Rickenbach (see Rickenbach ). The surname Rickenbacher is very rare in Germany.

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

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