Eugen Wilhelm Schwab

Male27 April 1899–

Brief Life History of Eugen Wilhelm

When Eugen Wilhelm Schwab was born on 27 April 1899, in Roggwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jakob Wilhelm Gottfried Schwab, was 28 and his mother, Marie Lappert, was 23. He married Emma Gisela Kilian on 2 October 1926, in Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1960. He died in Ravensburg, Württemberg, Germany.

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Eugen Wilhelm Schwab
Emma Gisela Kilian
Marriage: 2 October 1926
Hans Ernst Schwab
Ulrich Schwab

Sources (11)

  • Eugen Wilhelm Schwab, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Eugen Wilhelm Schwab in entry for HAns Ernst Schawab, "Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980"
  • Eugen Schwab in entry for Hans Ernst Schwab, "Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1926Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)


    Age 15

    Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.


    Age 20

    Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.


    Age 40

    Federal Council issues a declaration of neutrality at start of World War II. Refuses to join United Nations.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swāp, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from an ancient Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, and some other European countries (compare 2 below).

    Germanized form of Czech, Slovak, Rusyn (from Slovakia), Slovenian, and Croatian Šváb or Švab (see Svab ).

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

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