Christina Gilgen

23 March 1760–21 July 1838 (Age 78)
Rüeggisberg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Christina

Christina Gilgen was born on 23 March 1760, in Rüeggisberg, Bern, Switzerland as the daughter of Emanuel Gilgen and Stini Koenig. She married Emanuel Buehlmann on 25 November 1784. 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.

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Emanuel Buehlmann
Christina Gilgen
Marriage: 25 November 1784
Christian Bühlmann
Anna Buehlmann
Emanuel Buehlmann
Johannes Buehlmann
Rudolf Buehlmann
Elisabeth Buehlmann
Christine Buhlmann
Hieronymus Buehlmann
Maria Buehlmann

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1784
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    World Events (3)

    Age 38
    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 40
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
    Age 43
    "Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 110;2007: 248; 2010: 298)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 ).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Christina Bühlmann Gilgen, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Christina Bilgen in entry for Elisabeth Bühlman, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Christina Bilgen in entry for Christina Bühlman, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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