Christian Ryser

11 January 1789–
Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Christian

When Christian Ryser was christened on 11 January 1789, in Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Bendicht Ryser, was 38 and his mother, Madlena Mangart, was 43. He married Elisabeth Weber on 30 December 1813, in Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Christian Ryser
Elisabeth Weber
Marriage: 30 December 1813
Elisabeth Ryser
Johannes Ryser

Spouse and Children

30 December 1813
Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland


    Elisabeth Ryser


    Johannes Ryser


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)


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: variant spelling of Reiser 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Christian Ryser, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"
  • Christian Ryser, "Schweiz, Taufen, 1491-1940"

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