Johannes Schild

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

The Life 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 Mueller Schild, 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.

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

Spouse and Children

17 February 1815
Brienz, Bern, Switzerland


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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

1 German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield’, ‘(house) sign’, applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild and Schwarzschild.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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