Hans Jacob Rohner

24 May 1760–29 August 1833 (Age 73)
Waldstatt, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland

The Life of Hans Jacob

When Hans Jacob Rohner was born on 24 May 1760, in Waldstatt, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, his father, Josua Rohner, was 39 and his mother, Barbara Schoch, was 39. He married Katharina Tribelhorn on 25 June 1784, in Waldstatt, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 August 1833, in Herisau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, at the age of 73.

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Hans Jacob Rohner
Katharina Tribelhorn
Marriage: 25 June 1784
Hans Jakob Rohner
Hans Jacob Rohner
Elisabeth Rohner
Barbara Rohner

Spouse and Children

25 June 1784
Waldstatt, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland


Parents and Siblings



    Barbara Rohner




    Elisabeth Rohner


    Johannes Rohner


+6 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 38

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 40

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 43

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

Name Meaning

Swiss German:1. habitational name for someone from any of various places named Rohne, Rohna, or Ronau ( see Rohn 2). 2. topographic name for someone living by an area of dead trees, from Middle High German ron(e) ‘fallen tree’, ‘block of wood’. 3. from a Germanic personal name formed with rune ‘rune’.

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

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  • Julius Billeter Records for Zuberbuehler Family

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