Maria Schildknecht

17 April 1695–
Arnegg, Gossau, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life of Maria

When Maria Schildknecht was christened on 17 April 1695, in Gossau, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Joannes Schiltknecht, was 26 and her mother, Anna Schaffhuser, was 22. She married Josef Klingler on 29 January 1719. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Josef Klingler
1694–
Maria Schildknecht
1695–
Marriage: 29 January 1719
Martin Klingler
1719–
Jacob Klingler
1741–1824
Johannes Klingler
1720–1796
Anton Klingler
1721–
Johann Jakob Klingler
1724–
Bonaventure Klingler
1725–
Bonaventure Klingler
1726–
Anna Maria Klingler
1727–
Bartlome Klingler
1729–
Bartlome Klingler
1730–
Gallus Andres Klingler
1732–1732
Anna Barbara Klingler
1733–
Gallus Andres Klingler
1734–
Anna Klingler
1737–
Maria Ursula Klingler
1738–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1719
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joannes Schiltknecht

    Male1669–Male

    Anna Schaffhuser

    Female1673–Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1695–Female

    Barbara Schiltknecht

    Female1697–Female

    Hamrig Schiltknecht

    Male1698–Male

    Josephus Schiltknecht

    Male1700–1703Male

World Events (2)

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.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the page or squire of a knight, who was responsible for his armor and his horse, from Middle High German schilt ‘shield’ + knecht ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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

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