When Christina Gilgen was born on 23 March 1760, in Rüeggisberg, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Emanuel Gilgen, was 35 and her mother, Stini Koenig, was 31. She married Emanuel Bühlmann on 25 November 1784, in Bern, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 21 July 1838, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rüeggisberg, Bern, Switzerland.
Some characteristic forenames: German Heinz.
German and Swiss German: habitational name from the inflected form of a house name meaning ‘at the lily’, based on Middle High German lilge, gilge ‘lily’, or from a place called Sankt Ägidi, near Passau, for instance (compare Gilger ).