David von Orelli

8 February 1749–16 February 1813 (Age 64)
Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of David

When David von Orelli was born on 8 February 1749, in Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Hans Conrad von Orelli, was 34 and his mother, Anna Dorothea Wyss, was 34. He married Regula Escher on 6 May 1776, in Baden, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 16 February 1813, in his hometown, at the age of 64.

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David von Orelli
Regula Escher
Marriage: 6 May 1776
Johann Caspar von Orelli
Hans Conrad von Orelli
Regula von Orelli

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    Regula Escher


6 May 1776
Baden, Germany


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World Events (2)


Age 49

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.

Age 51

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch vonc, vonke ‘spark’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a smith.

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

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