Jacob Roethlisberger

22 June 1878–18 October 1918 (Age 40)
Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Roethlisberger was born on 22 June 1878, in Langnau im Emmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jakob Rothlisberger Sr, was 33 and his mother, Susanna Beetschen, was 32. He married Martha Rizpah Holgate on 27 August 1902, in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in St Johns Precinct, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1900. He died on 18 October 1918, in Kline, La Plata, Colorado, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Kline, La Plata, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Roethlisberger
Martha Rizpah Holgate
Marriage: 27 August 1902
Susanna Eliza Rothlisberger
William Jacob Rothlisberger
Martha Ellen Rothlisberger
Genevive Ruth Rothlisberger
Clyde Holgate Rothlisberger
Andrew Gibbons Rothlisberger
Anna Marie Rothlisberger
Dell Rothlisberger
Nell Rothlisberger

Spouse and Children

27 August 1902
St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

Age 3

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: habitational name for someone from a place called Röthlisberg or Rödlingsberg, so named from the personal name Rödling, a pet form of Rudolf + Middle High German berc ‘mountain’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Rothlisberger in household of Susan Rothlisberger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jacob Rothlisberger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jacob Rothilsberger, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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