Elizabeth Bichsel

Femaleabout 1782–3 September 1820

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bichsel was born about 1782 as the daughter of Michael Büxel and Catherine Weibel. She married JOSEPH WIRTH on 21 March 1803, in Walbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 September 1820, in Walbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, at the age of 39.

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Elizabeth Bichsel
Marriage: 21 March 1803
Thérèse Wirth
Joseph Wirth
Xavier Wirth
Ignace Wirth
Julie Wirth
Antoine Wirth
Marie Anne Wirth

Sources (8)

  • Elisabeth Biechtel in entry for Julie Wirth, "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912"
  • Elisabeth Beichsel in entry for Marie Anne Wirth, "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912"
  • Elisabeth Bexel in entry for Thérèse Wirth, "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1803Walbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)

    1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

    Age 1

    While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.


    Age 7

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.

    1793 · Reign of Terror

    Age 11

    The reign of terror took place after the French Revolution. It claimed somewhere between 18,500 - 40,000 lives. The government at the time was exercising a more dictatorial form of government. The terror started with the execution of Marie Antoinette and ended with the fall of Robespierre.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German: cognate of German Büchsel, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of small boxes or a woodworker, from a diminutive of Middle High German bühse ‘box’.

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

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