Barbara Bigler

29 November 1733–
Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Bigler was born on 29 November 1733, in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Mathys Bigler, was 52 and her mother, Madle Siegenthaler, was 36. She married Johannes Boss on 10 July 1761, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Johannes Boss
Barbara Bigler
Marriage: 10 July 1761

Spouse and Children

10 July 1761
Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland




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World Events (4)


Age 65

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 67

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 115

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

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a curve in a street or river, or in a nook, from Middle High German biegel ‘nook’, ‘corner’.

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

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