Dorothea Rüesch

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Hans Jacob Sonderegger
1805–1884
Dorothea Rüesch
1797–1865
Marriage: 23 March 1830
ein totgeboren Söhnlein Sonderegger
1831–1831
Johannes Sonderegger
1831–1902
A Barbara Sonderegger
1832–
A. Katharina Sonderegger
1836–1840
Anna Katharina Sonderegger
1842–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1830
Balgach, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Ruesch

    Male1760–1832Male

    Anna Catharina Ruesch

    Female1767–1851Female

siblings

(12)

    Johannes

    Male1790–1846Male

    Christof

    Male1792–1849Male

    Elisabeth Ruesch

    Female1792–Female

    Anna Catharina

    Female1794–1794Female

    Female1797–1865Female

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1798

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.
1800

Age 3

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848

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

1 German: variant of Rusch .2 German and Swiss German: from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.3 North German (Rüsch): nickname for a quick or unkempt, unrefined person, from Low German rüsch ‘quick’; also ‘shaggy’, ‘bristly’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Kirchenbuch, 1625-1931, Familienbucher 1695, 1859, 1927
  • Kirchenbuch, 1625-1931, Familienbucher 1695, 1859, 1927
  • Kirchenbuch, 1625-1931, Familienbucher 1695, 1859, 1927

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