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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Christian Rügsegger
Katharina Schaer
Marriage: about 1805
Elisabeth Rugsegger
Christian Rüegsegger
Johannes Rüegsegger
Barbara Rüegsegger
Isaak Ruegsegger
Anna Ruegsegger
Jacob Ruegsegger

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)


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.


"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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