Anna Elisabeth Pfenninger

Brief Life History of Anna Elisabeth

When Anna Elisabeth Pfenninger was born on 17 March 1776, in Stäfa, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Heinrich Pfenniger, was 26 and her mother, Regula Oetiker, was 16. She married Hans Jacob Schulthess on 3 February 1801. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 March 1830, in Switzerland, at the age of 54.

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Hans Jacob Schulthess
Anna Elisabeth Pfenninger
Marriage: 3 February 1801
Anna Schulthess
Arnold Schulthess
Anna Barbara Schulthess
Maria Anna Shulthess
Hans Rudolf Schulthess
Hans Jacob Schulthess

Sources (5)

  • Elisabeth Pfenninger in entry for A Barbara Schulthess, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Elisabeth Pfenninger in entry for Anna Schulthess, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Elisabetha Pfenninger, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (2)


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.


Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Ernst, Otto.

Swiss German and German: nickname for someone with tax obligations amounting to one pfennig, or an occupational name for a toll collector on a turnpike, at a bridge, etc., from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfenninc ‘penny’ (see Pfennig ).

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

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