Christian Rügsegger

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Rügsegger was born on 1 January 1787, in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Isaak Rüegsegger, was 35 and his mother, Anna Röthlisberger, was 34. He married Katharina Schaer about 1805, in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 May 1839, at the age of 52, and was buried in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Christian Rügsegger
1787–1839
Katharina Schaer
1785–1849
Marriage: about 1805
Elisabeth Rugsegger
1810–
Christian Rüegsegger
1811–
Johannes Rüegsegger
1813–1873
Barbara Rüegsegger
1816–1871
Isaak Ruegsegger
1818–1868
Anna Ruegsegger
1820–1903
Jacob Ruegsegger
1824–1839
Magdalena
1828–

Sources (8)

  • Christian Rüegsegger, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Christians im Eintrag für Isaak Rinegsegger, „Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996“
  • Christian in entry for Johannes Rüegsegger, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (3)

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.

1803

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Ernst, Fritz, Kurt.

Swiss German (Rüegsegger): compound name from the personal name Rüeg (see Ruegg ) + Middle High German ecke, egge ‘corner, point’, hence a habitational name for someone living at a place known as ‘Rüeg's corner’.

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

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