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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Family Time Line

David von Orelli
1749–1813
Regula Escher
1757–1829
Marriage: 6 May 1776
Johann Caspar von Orelli
1787–1849
Hans Conrad von Orelli
1788–1833
Regula von Orelli
1789–1801

Spouse and Children

    Male1749–1813Male

    Regula Escher

    Female1757–1829Female

MARRIAGE
6 May 1776
Baden, Germany
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (2)

1798

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.
1800

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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