Peter Althaus

about 1787–
Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Peter

Peter Althaus was born about 1787, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland. He married Anna Maria Bohnenblust Obrist on 10 May 1813.

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Peter Althaus
Anna Maria Bohnenblust Obrist
Marriage: 10 May 1813

Spouse and Children

10 May 1813

World Events (3)


Age 11

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 13

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 61

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German altes Haus ‘old house’, a habitational name for someone who lived in a building known as ‘the old house’ or from a place so named, for example in Hessen.

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

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