Elisabeth Sterchi

1781–
Gsteig, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Sterchi was born on 9 September 1781, in Gsteig, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Sterchi, was 41 and her mother, Margaretha von Allmen, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Christen Sterchi
1739–1805
Margaretha von Allmen
1743–1815
Christian Sterchi
1767–1836
Margaritha Sterchi
1769–
Ulrich Sterchi
1770–1771
Anna Sterchi
1772–
Ulrich Sterchi
1774–1774
Susanna Sterchi
1777–
Elisabeth Sterchi
1781–
Catharina Sterchi
1783–

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World Events (3)

1798

Age 17

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 19

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1848

Age 67

Made capital 1848

Name Meaning

Swiss German: from the word for ‘breeding bull’, probably for who owned or raised one, or a nickname for a ‘superman’.

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

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