Heinrich Frey

12 October 1783–
Glattfelden, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Heinrich

When Heinrich Frey was christened on 12 October 1783, in Glattfelden, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Hans Jacob Frey, was 51 and his mother, Anna Barbara Lee, was 41. He married Anna Magdalena Halbuet on 17 March 1807.

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Heinrich Frey
Anna Magdalena Halbuet
Marriage: 17 March 1807

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17 March 1807

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World Events (4)


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.

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: status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vrī ‘free’, ‘independent’.

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

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