Johannes Schild

May 1788–24 November 1823 (Age 35)
Wiler, Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Johannes

When Johannes Schild was born in May 1788, in Wiler, Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Melchior Schild, was 37 and his mother, Magdalena Müller, was 29. He married Barbara Sooder on 17 February 1815, in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 November 1823, in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 35, and was buried in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland.

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Johannes Schild
Barbara Sooder
Marriage: 17 February 1815
Johannes Schild
Johannes Schild
Barbara Schild
Johannes Schild

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1815Brienz, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children


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    World Events (2)

    Age 10
    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 12
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Kurt, Manfred, Johannes, Otto, Ewald, Gerda, Hans, Helmuth, Ilse.German, Swiss German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’. Compare Schield .Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield, (house) sign’, applied either as an artificial name or as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Hans Schild in entry for Barbara Schiuld Sooder, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Johannes Schild in entry for Johannes Schild, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Johannes Schild in entry for Barbara Schild, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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