Jakob Schlaeppi

about 1833–

The Life of Jakob

Jakob Schlaeppi was born about 1833, in Switzerland. He married Elisabeth Lobsiger on 6 December 1852, in Switzerland.

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Jakob Schlaeppi
Elisabeth Lobsiger
Marriage: 6 December 1852

Spouse and Children

6 December 1852

World Events (3)


Age 15

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 30

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

Age 81

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

Name Meaning

Swiss German (Schläppi): nickname for someone with a dangling, baggy cap or hood, from Middle High German slappe ‘baggy, hanging headdress’.

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

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