Maria Feuz

22 August 1779–26 June 1863 (Age 83)
Wiler, Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Maria

When Maria Feuz was born on 22 August 1779, in Wiler, Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Jacob Feuz, was 49 and her mother, Margaritha Boss, was 41. She married Peter Thoeni on 1 May 1801, in Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland. She died on 26 June 1863, at the age of 83.

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Peter Thoeni
Maria Feuz
Marriage: 1 May 1801

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1 May 1801
Gsteigwiler, Bern, Switzerland

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World Events (5)


Age 19

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 21

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 Possibly a variant of German Feuth, itself a variant of Voit or Foit, common variants of Vogt . The final -z suggests a Rhineland origin.2 variant spelling of Swiss German Feuz, of unexplained origin.

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

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