Elisabeth Hofstetter

about 1736–
Niederbipp, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elisabeth

Elisabeth Hofstetter was born about 1736, in Niederbipp, Bern, Switzerland. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Hans Born.

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Hans Born
Elisabeth Hofstetter
Anna Born
Hans Ulrich Born
Anna Babara Born
Urs Born

Spouse and Children



World Events (4)


Age 62

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 64

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 112

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational or status name for someone who worked or lived at the principal farm on an estate, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ + stete ‘place’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Hofstetten, in particular one in Bavaria.

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

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