Gottlieb Hehlen Sr.

18 April 1839–14 March 1906 (Age 66)
Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Gottlieb

When Gottlieb Hehlen Sr. was born on 18 April 1839, in Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Hehlen II, was 27 and his mother, Elisabeth Baertschi, was 23. He married Johanna Dubach on 4 May 1861, in Thun, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He died on 14 March 1906, in Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Gottlieb Hehlen Sr.
Johanna Dubach
Marriage: 4 May 1861
Gottlieb Hehlen Jr.
Jakob Hehlen Sr.

Spouse and Children

4 May 1861
Thun, Bern, Switzerland


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 9

Made capital 1848

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace): in the northwest from a topographic name denoting wet, low-lying ground.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gottlieb Hehlen, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Gottlieb Hehlen, "Wisconsin State Census, 1895"
  • Gottlieb Hehlen in entry for Gottlieb Hehlen, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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