Anna Maria Ruch

23 July 1840–2 March 1888 (Age 47)
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Ruch was born on 23 July 1840, in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Hans Jacob Rauch, was 41 and her mother, Anna Schuetz, was 38. She married Ulrich Schenk on 8 March 1861, in Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 March 1888, at the age of 47.

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Ulrich Schenk
Anna Maria Ruch
Marriage: 8 March 1861
Friedrich Schenk
Johannes Schenk
Gottfried Schenk
Gottlieb Schenk
Rudolf Schenk
Rudolf Schenk
Anna Maria Schenk

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1861Bern, Switzerland
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    World Events (3)

    Age 8
    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.
    Age 8
    Made capital 1848
    Age 23
    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

    Name Meaning

    1 Swiss and South German: nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager’, ‘intent’.2 German: nickname for an unkempt or rough person, from Middle Low German rū(ch), Middle High German rūch ‘shaggy’, ‘rough’, ‘crude’, ‘hard’.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Anna Maria Rauch, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Anna Maria Schuetz, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
    • Anna Maria Ruch in entry for Gottfried Schenk, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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