Hans Eicher

27 December 1789–1 January 1861 (Age 71)
Riggisberg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Hans

When Hans Eicher was born on 27 December 1789, in Riggisberg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Eicher, was 41 and his mother, Maria Von Niederhausern, was 36. He married Christina Keusen on 5 June 1816. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 January 1861, at the age of 71.

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Hans Eicher
Christina Keusen
Marriage: 5 June 1816
Johannes Eicher
Christina Eicher
Christian Eicher
Daniel Eicher

Spouse and Children

5 June 1816


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World Events (4)


Age 9

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 11

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 59

New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone living by an oak tree, or habitational name for someone from a place called Eiche or Eichen. See Eich .2 South German: occupational name for a person who checked weights and measures against official specifications, from Middle High German īcher.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mühlethurnen Kirchenbuch; taufen 1789

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