Samuel Aeschlismann

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Aeschlismann was born on 14 May 1778, in Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Joseph Aeschlimann, was 46 and his mother, Elsbeth Rothenbuehler, was 36. He married Elsbeth Loosli about 1792, in Eriswil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 23 June 1860, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Aeschlismann
1778–1860
Elsbeth Loosli
1776–1838
Marriage: about 1792
Jakob Aeschlimann
1799–1799
Jakob Aeschlimann
1801–1839
Elisabetha Aeschlimann
1803–1844
Ulrich Aeschlimann
1805–1871
Anna Barbara Aeschlimann
1807–1807
Anna Barbara Aeschlimann
1808–1883
Elisabetha Aeschlimann
1811–1811
Elisabetha Aeschlimann
1812–1812
Samuel Aeschlimann
1815–1889
Anna Maria Aeschlimann
1820–

Sources (24)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel Aeschlismann - Government record: birth: 14 May 1778; Ruegsau, Bern, Switzerland
  • Sam, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Samuel, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“

World Events (5)

1798

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.

1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

1803

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

Biblical name (Hebrew Shemuel), possibly meaning ‘He (God) has hearkened’ (presumably to the prayers of a mother for a son). It may also be understood as a contracted form of Hebrew sha'ulme'el meaning ‘asked of God’. In the case of Samuel the son of Hannah, this would be more in keeping with his mother's statement ‘Because I have asked him of the Lord’ (1 Samuel 1:20). Living in the 11th century bc , Samuel was a Hebrew judge and prophet of the greatest historical importance, who established the Hebrew monarchy, anointing as king both Saul and, later, David. In the Authorized Version two books of the Old Testament are named after him, although in Roman Catholic and Orthodox versions of the Bible they are known as the first and second Book of Kings. The story of Samuel being called by God while still a child serving in the house of Eli the priest (1 Samuel 3) is of great vividness and has moved countless generations. In England and America the name was particularly popular among the 16th-century Puritans and among Nonconformists from the 17th to the 19th century. It became fashionable again in the 1990s.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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