Wilibald Aloys Hensler

Brief Life History of Wilibald Aloys

When Wilibald Aloys Hensler was born in 1795, in Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland, his father, Carl Dominik Hensler, was 29 and his mother, Maria Meinrada Effinger, was 33. He married Josepha Benedicta Birchler about 1821, in Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1857, at the age of 62.

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Wilibald Aloys Hensler
Josepha Benedicta Birchler
Marriage: about 1821
Josepha Benedikta Hensler
Joseph Plazid Aloys Hensler
Elisabeth Meinrada Hensler
Marian Hensler

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    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

    German: from a derivative of the personal name Hans .

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

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