Johannes Preisig

1792–1862 (Age 69)
Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland

The Life of Johannes

When Johannes Preisig was born on 22 July 1792, in Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, his father, Hans Jakob Preisig, was 22 and his mother, Anna Magdalena Schiess, was 24. He married Anna Katharina Tobler on 2 December 1817. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 18 April 1862, at the age of 69.

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Johannes Preisig
Anna Katharina Tobler
Marriage: 2 December 1817
Anna Barbara Preisig
Johannes Preisig
Joh. Jakob Preisig
Jakob Preisig

Spouse & Children

2 December 1817


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+6 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 6

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 8

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Age 56

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: nickname from Middle High German reisec, Middle Low German reisich ‘armed for war’, later ‘sprightly’, ‘tall’. See also Reiser 2.

Possible Related Names

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

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