When Elisabeth Steudler was born on 17 April 1785, in Aeschi Ursenbach, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Samuel Steudler, was 32 and her mother, Anna Staehli, was 23. She married Johannes Röthenmund on 13 December 1811, in Aeschi bei Spiez, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 27 January 1851, in her hometown, at the age of 65.
The spelling of Elizabeth used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament, and in most modern European languages. This was the name of the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:60). Etymologically, the name means ‘God is my oath’, and is therefore identical with Elisheba, the name of the wife of Aaron according to the genealogy at Exodus 6:23. The final element seems to have been altered by association with Hebrew shabbāth ‘Sabbath’.