Dorothea Rüesch

Female6 November 1797–9 April 1865

Brief Life History of Dorothea

When Dorothea Rüesch was born on 6 November 1797, in Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Johannes Ruesch, was 37 and her mother, Anna Catharina Ruesch, was 30. She married Paulus Oeler on 26 July 1825, in Balgach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 9 April 1865, in Balgach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, at the age of 67, and was buried in Balgach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.

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Hans Jacob Sonderegger
Dorothea Rüesch
Marriage: 23 March 1830
ein totgeboren Söhnlein Sonderegger
Johannes Sonderegger
Anna Barbara Sonderegger
A. Katharina Sonderegger
Anna Katharina Sonderegger

Sources (21)

  • Dorothea Rüesch, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Bertha Nuesch, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Dorothea Nüesch in entry for Paulus Oeler, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1830Balgach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 1

    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 3

    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.


    Age 51

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Aloys, Hartwig, Jurgen, Kurt, Merwin.

    German and Swiss German (Rüsch): variant of Rusch 1 and a habitational name from a place called Rüsch in Schleswig-Holstein.

    German (Rüsch): from a short form of any of various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘fame, renown’. Compare Rusch 2.

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

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