Joseph Adelrich Kälin


Brief Life History of Joseph Adelrich

When Joseph Adelrich Kälin was born in 1768, in Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland, his father, Carl Anton Kälin, was 33 and his mother, Anna Maria Caecilia Ochsner, was 30. He married A. M. Flora Kälin about 1793, in Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1838, at the age of 70.

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Joseph Adelrich Kälin
Anna Maria Kalin
Marriage: about 1821
Johann Dominik Kalin
Maria Theresia Kalin
M. Katharina Apollonia Kalin
M. A. Josepha Kalin
Joseph Adelrich Peter Kalin
M. A. Mechtild Kalin
M. A. Barbara Kalin

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  • Marriage
    about 1821Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 30

    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 32

    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    Name Meaning

    Slovenian: nickname from kalin ‘bullfinch’, denoting someone thought to resemble a bullfinch in some way (for unknown reasons it is metaphorically used as a nickname for a cunning fellow or a cheat, a swindler, and in former times also for a simpleton).

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Kalina .

    Turkish (Kalın): nickname from kalın ‘stout’.

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

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