Jacob Gilgen

before 10 September 1615–
Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Gilgen was born before 10 September 1615, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Bendicht Gilgen, was 45 and his mother, Barbara Binggeli, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Bendicht Gilgen
1570–
Barbara Binggeli
1574–
Jakob Gilgen
1592–
Benedikt Gilgen
1594–
Hans binggeli Gilgen
1598–1638
Anna Gilgen
1600–
Jacob Gilgen
1602–
Hans Gilgen
1604–
Christen Gilgen
1607–
Barbli Gilgen
1608–
Konrad Gilgen
1609–
Ulrich Gilgen
1610–
Christina Gilgen
1611–
Christen Gilgen
1612–
Peter Gilgen
1613–
Jacob Gilgen
1615–
Dichtli Gilgien
1619–
Bendicht Gilgen
1619–
Anna Gilgen
1622–
Jakob Gilgen
1612–1612
Hans Gilgen
1614–
Peter Gilgen
1618–
Anna Gilgen
1620–
Christian Gilgen
1622–

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World Events (1)

1648

Age 33

All European peace treaty formally accepts Switzerland as an independent nation.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from the inflected form of a house name ‘at the lily’, based on Middle High German lilge, gilge ‘lily’, or a habitational name for someone from a place called, St Ägidi (earlier, Aegilius) near Passau, for instance.

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

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