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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Family Time Line

Hans Sterchi
1731–
Elsbeth Brand
1735–
Marriage: 25 November 1755
Anna Sterchi
1757–1761
Anna Sterchi
1760–
Hans Sterchi
1762–1798
Christian Sterchi
1764–1771
Barbara Sterchi
1766–
Elsbeth Sterchi
1768–1835
Christian Sterchi
1771–1846
Ulrich Sterchi
1773–1843
Maria Sterchi
1776–
Christina Sterchi
1779–

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)

1798

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.

1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

1848

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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