Barbara Zbinden

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Zbinden was born in August 1792, in Wahlern, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Peter Zbinden, was 35 and her mother, Barbara Zand, was 35. She married Joseph Mischler on 23 August 1811, in Wahlern, Wahlern, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 27 October 1855, at the age of 63, and was buried in Wahlern, Bern, Switzerland.

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Joseph Mischler
Barbara Zbinden
Marriage: 23 August 1811
Anna Mischler
Christian Mischler
Johannes Mischler
Barbara Mischler
Christina Mischler

Sources (17)

  • Barbara Mischler Zbinden, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Barbara Zbinden, „Schweiz, Katholische und Reformiert Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Barba Zbinden in entry for Johannes Zahnd, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Otto, Ruedi.

Swiss German: topographic name in the form of a prepositional phrase, ze bünden ‘at the enclosure’ (i.e., the common property of a village).

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

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