Dorothea Rüsch

16 December 1791–24 March 1861 (Age 69)
Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

The Life of Dorothea

When Dorothea Rüsch was born on 16 December 1791, in Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Hans Georg Reusch, was 31 and her mother, Dorothea Egger, was 20. She married Johannes Künzler in 1818, in Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 March 1861, in her hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Künzler
Dorothea Rüsch
Marriage: 1818
Georg Sigmund Künzler

Spouse and Children

Sankt Margrethen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland


    Georg Sigmund Künzler


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World Events (3)


Age 7

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 9

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 57

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:1. topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rusch ‘rush’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. 2. nickname from Middle Low German rusch ‘quick’, ‘hasty’. 3. ( Rüsch ): see Ruesch .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dorothea Rüsch | Künzler & Kästli Families of St. Margrethen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, p.60
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorothea -

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