Magdalena Wermuth

25 March 1753–10 May 1815
Signau, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Magdalena

When Magdalena Wermuth was christened on 25 March 1753, in Signau, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Ulrich Wermuth, was 45 and her mother, Barbara Rupp, was 33. She married Christen Rupp on 14 November 1777, in Signau, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 10 May 1815, in her hometown, at the age of 62, and was buried in Signau, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Christen Rupp
1753–1835
Magdalena Wermuth
1753–1815
Marriage: 14 November 1777
Elsbeth Rupp
1777–1794
Magdalena Rupp
1780–1845
Christen Rupp
1783–1854
Jakob Rupp
1786–1864
@ Ulrich Rupp
1791–1844
Anna Rupp
1794–1799

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1777
Signau, Bern, Switzerland
children

(6)

    Female1777–1794Female

    Female1780–1845Female

    Christen Rupp

    Male1783–1854Male

    Jakob Rupp

    Male1786–1864Male

    @ Ulrich Rupp

    Male1791–1844Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1707–1773Male

    Barbara Rupp

    Female1720–Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (3)

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

German:1. metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered or dealt in herbs, from Middle High German wërmuot ‘wormwood’. 2. perhaps also from the Germanic personal name Warmut.

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

Sources (2)

  • Magdalena in entry for Magdalena Rupp, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-PJF3-R?cc=1640373&wc=M592-Y4M%3A125783201%2C131574101%2C125782803%2C131574102

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