Martha Oswald

2 May 1892–19 October 1953 (Age 61)
Merligen, Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Martha

Martha Oswald was born on 2 May 1892, in Merligen, Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland. She married Ernst Von Gunten on 25 August 1917, in Oberhofen, Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 October 1953, in Sigriswil, Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Ernst Von Gunten
1896–1948
Martha Oswald
1892–1953
Marriage: 25 August 1917
Ernst von Gunten
1918–
Anna von Gunten
1919–
Rosa von Gunten
1921–
Hans von Gunten
1922–1922
Ida von Gunten
1924–
Fritz Von Gunten
1929–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 August 1917
Oberhofen, Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland
children

(6)

    Ernst von Gunten

    Male1918–Male

    Anna von Gunten

    Female1919–Female

    Rosa von Gunten

    Female1921–Female

    Hans von Gunten

    Male1922–1922Male

    Ida von Gunten

    Female1924–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1914

Age 22

Switzerland organizes Red Cross units during World War I.
1919

Age 27

Treaty of Versailles reaffirms Swiss neutrality.
1928

Age 36

St. Moritz, Switzerland hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ōs ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ( see Hussey 1).

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

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