Caspar Ruesch

16 May 1771–28 June 1847 (Age 76)
Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life of Caspar

When Caspar Ruesch was born on 16 May 1771, in Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Ruesch, was 42 and his mother, Catharina Kuenzler, was 35. He married Elisabetha Justrich in 1809, in Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. He died on 28 June 1847, at the age of 76.

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Caspar Ruesch
Elisabetha Justrich
Marriage: 1809

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    Elisabetha Justrich


Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

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World Events (2)


Age 27

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.

Age 29

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Rusch .2 German and Swiss German: from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.3 North German (Rüsch): nickname for a quick or unkempt, unrefined person, from Low German rüsch ‘quick’; also ‘shaggy’, ‘bristly’.

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

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