Elsbeth Muhlemann

7 March 1762–
Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elsbeth

When Elsbeth Muhlemann was christened on 7 March 1762, in Gsteig bei Interlaken, Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Peter Muhlemann, was 39 and her mother, Barbara Seiler, was 25.

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Peter Muhlemann
Barbara Seiler
Anna Muehlimann
Margaretha Muhlemann
Elsbeth Muhlemann
Peter Muehlemann

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)


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.

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

Swiss German (Mühlemann): occupational name for a miller or worker at a mill, from Middle High German mül(e) ‘mill’ + man ‘man’.

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

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  • 1762 Birth Elsbeth Muehlimann (Peter & Barbara Seiler)

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