When Elisabeth Trachael was born on 1 March 1814, in Kirchdorf, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christian Trachsel, was 34 and her mother, Elisabeth Schaafer, was 39. She married Johannes Badertscher on 26 April 1833. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 February 1870, in Münsingen, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 55.
South German: variant of Drechsel .