Hans Sterchi

Brief Life History of Hans

When Hans Sterchi was christened on 1 July 1731, in Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland, his father, David Sterchi, was 28 and his mother, Anna Aeschlimann, was 20. He married Elsbeth Brand on 25 November 1755, in Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters.

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Hans Sterchi
Elsbeth Brand
Marriage: 25 November 1755
Anna Sterchi
Anna Sterchi
Hans Sterchi
Christian Sterchi
Barbara Sterchi
Elsbeth Sterchi
Christian Sterchi
Ulrich Sterchi
Maria Sterchi
Christina Sterchi

Sources (10)

  • Hans Sterchi, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Hansen in entry for Christen Sterchi, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Hansen in entry for Christen Sterchi, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

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World Events (4)


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.


Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.


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

Swiss German: from the word for ‘breeding bull’, probably for someone who owned or raised one, or a nickname for a ‘superman’.

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

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