Margaritha Sterchi

Gsteig, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Margaritha

When Margaritha Sterchi was born on 5 February 1769, in Gsteig, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Sterchi, was 29 and her mother, Margaretha von Allmen, was 25.

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Margaritha Sterchi
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Age 29

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.

Age 31

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 79

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

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

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

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