Christina Gilgen

Female23 March 1760–21 July 1838

Brief Life History of Christina

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.

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

Sources (11)

  • Christina Lilien in entry for Anna, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Christina Gilgen, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Christina Bilgen in entry for Maria Bühlman, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1784Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (3)

    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

    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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