Elisabetha Lang

12 April 1804–
Oetwil am See, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Elisabetha

When Elisabetha Lang was born on 12 April 1804, in Oetwil am See, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Conrad Lang, was 21 and her mother, Elisabeth Meier, was 20. She married Heinrich Benz on 14 May 1832, in Weiningen, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Benz
Elisabetha Lang
Marriage: 14 May 1832
Johann Henrich Benz
Anna Benz
Regula Benz
Joseph Benz
Anna Barbara Benz

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1832Weiningen, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (4)

    Age 44
    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.
    Age 59
    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.
    Age 110
    Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Swedish (also Lång): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. The surname of (Middle High) German origin is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia.Hungarian (Láng): from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively, it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire. This surname is also found in Slovenia, where it is spelled Lang, and in Slovakia, where it is spelled in both ways.Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 郎, an ancient term to refer to one's lover or son: (i) from the placename Lang (郎), the name of a city, the living place of Fei Bo, the grandson of the Duke Yi of Lu (ruler of the state of Lu, reigned 815–807 BC ). Some of his descendants later changed their original surname Fei to Lang (郎). (ii) borne by some families from the state of the South Huns (48–216 AD , located in northern China).

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Elisth Bence in household of Coonrod Kline, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elisabetha Lang en el registro de Anna Banz, "Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996"
    • Elis Lang en el registro de A Barbara Benz, "Schweiz, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1418-1996"

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