Elsbeth Frehner

Brief Life History of Elsbeth

When Elsbeth Frehner was born on 14 June 1767, in Urnäsch, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, her father, Ulrich Frener, was 39 and her mother, Anna Ammann, was 33. She married Hans Konrad Alder on 4 November 1791, in Urnäsch, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 October 1852, in her hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in Urnäsch, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.

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Hans Konrad Alder
Elsbeth Frehner
Marriage: 4 November 1791
Hans Conrad Alder
Johann Konrad Alder
Hans Jakob Alder
Sara Johanna Alder
Anna Katharina Alder
Anna Alder

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Elisabeth Frener - Church record: birth-name: Elsbeth Frener
  • Elsbeth Frehner 1852 Death Record
  • Elsbeth Frener in entry for Hs Konrad Alder, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (3)


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.


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

South German and Swiss German: metronymic from the female personal name Frene or an occupational name meaning ‘bondsman of a woman called Frene’. The name is testified in old documents as the name of Saint Verena of Zurzach in Aargau, Switzerland.

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

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