Elisa Im Obersteg

13 August 1882–
Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elisa

When Elisa Im Obersteg was born on 13 August 1882, in Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Gottlieb ImObersteg, was 42 and her mother, Susanna Mani, was 43.

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Karl Josef Mueller
1882–
Elisa Im Obersteg
1882–

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World Events (3)

1914

Age 32

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.
1919

Age 37

Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.
1920

Age 38

League's headquarters established in Geneva.

Name Meaning

Korean: there are two Chinese characters for this surname. The founding ancestors of all Korean Im clans were originally from China. Some sources indicate that there are 216 clans that use the most common character, but only two—the Naju Im family and the P’ŏngt’aek Im family—have actually been documented. The founding ancestor of the P’yŏngt’aek Im family, Im P’algŭp, immigrated to Korea from China during the Tang Dynasty and settled in the P’yŏngt’aek area. The Naju Im clan is said to be descended from the P’ŏngt’aek Im clan. Members of the Im clans which use this more common character are found throughout the peninsula. Although some sources indicate that there are 120 clans that use the other Im character, only two of these are documented: the Im clan of Changhùng and the Im clan of P’ungch’ŏn. The founders of these two clans are also from China. The founders of both the Changhùng Im clan and the P’ungch’ŏn Im clan came to Korea during the Koryŏperiod ( ad 918–1392 ), the latter while escorting a princess bride to the Koryŏ court. About fifty percent of the Ims bearing the less common character as a surname live in South Ch’ungch’ŏng province.

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

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