Bartholomeus Zwahlen

8 August 1732–
Saanen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Bartholomeus

When Bartholomeus Zwahlen was born on 8 August 1732, in Saanen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Hans Zwahlen, was 43 and his mother, Margaretha Tchabold, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Hans Zwahlen
1688–1744
Margaretha Tchabold
1689–1739
Margaretha Zwahlen
1710–1756
Benedikta Zwahlen
1712–
Magdalena Zwahlen
1715–
Anna Zwahlen
1717–1790
Uli Zwahlen
1723–
Hans Zwahlen
1726–1728
Hans Zwahlen
1729–1730
Magdalena Zwahlen
1729–1730
Bartholomeus Zwahlen
1732–
Magdalena Zwahlen
1737–1742

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1798

Age 66

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

Age 68

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848

Age 116

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone living ‘at the water channels’, from a dialect word wa(h)l ‘channel’, in particular one used for irrigation.

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

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