Hans Jakob Preisig

Male8 January 1770–4 April 1836

Brief Life History of Hans Jakob

When Hans Jakob Preisig was born on 8 January 1770, in Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, his father, Hans Ulrich Preisig, was 46 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Scheuss, was 40. He married Anna Magdalena Schiess on 15 October 1790, in Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 4 April 1836, at the age of 66.

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Hans Jakob Preisig
Anna Magdalena Schiess
Marriage: 15 October 1790
Anna Magdalena Preisig
Johannes Preisig
Anna Maria Preisig
Anna Katharina Preisig
Anna Magdalena Preisig
Hans Jakob Preisig
Anna Magdalena Preisig
Hans Jacob Preisig
Hans Konrad Preisig
Anna Katharina Preisig
Hans Ulrich Preisig

Sources (11)

  • Jacob Preisig in entry for Anna Maria Kraus Preisig, "Germany, Hessen-Nassau, Diocese of Limburg, Catholic Church Records, 1601-1919"
  • Hs Jakob Preissig in entry for A Magd Preissig, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Hs Jacob Preisig in entry for Johannes Preisig, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1790Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 28

    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 30

    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erna, Gerhard, Heinz.

    German: nickname from Middle High German reisec, Middle Low German reisich ‘armed for war’, later ‘sprightly, tall’. See also Reiser 2.

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

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