Elisabeth Schlunegger

Female3 November 1852–

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Schlunegger was born on 3 November 1852, in Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christian Schlunegger, was 35 and her mother, Margaritha Rohrbach, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Christian Schlunegger
Margaritha Rohrbach
Christian Schlunegger
Ulrich Schlunegger
Elisabeth Schlunegger
Ulrich Schlunegger
Johannes Schlunegger

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Elisabeth Schlunegger - Church record: birth-name: Elisabeth Schlunegger
  • Elisabeth Schlunegger, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (5)


Age 11

Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.


Age 62

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.


Age 67

Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.

Name Meaning

The spelling of Elizabeth used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament, and in most modern European languages. This was the name of the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:60). Etymologically, the name means ‘God is my oath’, and is therefore identical with Elisheba, the name of the wife of Aaron according to the genealogy at Exodus 6:23. The final element seems to have been altered by association with Hebrew shabbāth ‘Sabbath’.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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