Elisabeth Angst

12 March 1848–8 September 1849
Wil, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Angst was christened on 12 March 1848, in Wil, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Jakob Angst, was 41 and her mother, Susanna Schweizer, was 36. She died on 8 September 1849, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Jakob Angst
1807–
Susanna Schweizer
1811–1850
Elisabeth Angst
1835–1845
Jakob Angst
1836–
Susanna Angst
1839–
Catharina Angst
1841–
Eduard Ulrich Angst
1844–
Anna Angst
1846–
Elisabeth Angst
1848–1849

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Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name from Middle High German angest ‘narrowness’, i.e. ‘narrow place’ (whence the modern vocabulary word Angst ‘anxiety’, ‘fear’). Bahlow cites an early example, ‘Bertschi an der angist’ (1382), which is clearly topographical, but in other cases Angst may equally well be a nickname for a timid person.

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

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