Rudolf Bischoff

5 June 1777–17 January 1856 (Age 78)
Thun, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Rudolf

When Rudolf Bischoff was born on 5 June 1777, in Thun, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johann Jakob Bischoff, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Gerber, was 37. He married Catharina Moser on 10 December 1813, in Nydegg Lanzenhaeusern, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 January 1856, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Rudolf Bischoff
1777–1856
Catharina Moser
1787–1883
Marriage: 10 December 1813
Rudolf Gabriel Bischof
1805–
Samuel Bischof
1818–1897
Bert Gotlieb Bischof
1810–
Carl Bischof
1816–1911
Jakob Bischof
1818–1885
Lisata ( Elisabeth) Bischof
1821–1846
Gottfried Bischof
1825–1832
Charles Albrecht Bischoff
1828–1897
Johannes Bischof
1832–1835

Spouse and Children

Children

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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World Events (4)

1798
Age 21
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
Age 23
Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848
Age 71
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

German: from Middle High German bischof, Middle Low German bischop ‘bishop’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with a pompous manner or as a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a bishop. See also Bishop .

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

Possible Related Names

Bishop
Bischof
Bishoff
Skoff

Sources (3)

  • Rudolf in entry for Albrecht Bischof, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Rudolf Bischof in entry for Albrecht Bischof and Anna Wieland, "Switzerland Marriages, 1532-1910  "
  • Rudolf Bischoff in entry for Johannes Bischoff, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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