Dorothea Rüesch

6 November 1797–9 April 1865 (Age 67)
Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life Summary 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1830Balgach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
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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

    form of a post-classical Greek name, from dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as in Theodora , but in reverse order). The masculine form Dorotheus was borne by several early Christian saints, the feminine by only two minor ones, but only the girl's name has survived. In modern use in the English-speaking world it represents either a 19th-century Latinization of Dorothy or a learned reborrowing.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (19)

    • Dorothea Nüesch in entry for Paulus Oeler, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Dorothea Nüesch in entry for Georg Ritz, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Dorothea Rüesch in entry for Anna Elisabetha Äeler, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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