Friday, December 13, 2019

Barbara Sidler 1729 - 1786

Barbara Sidler was born 18 September 1729 to Hans Kaspar Sidler, treasurer in Ottenbach and Veronica Schneebeli. She married Jakob Bär 16 January 1761. Her married life was to last for 25 years. She had 7 children. Barbara died 15 of April 1786. The Ottenbach Pastor David Locher noted in her death record that she was a "house frau" and lived 56.5 years. No cause of death noted. 

During their lives:
1742 In Ottenbach there are 543 people, 122 are adults and are 4.5 people per home meaning there were 120 homes in the community.  (Ottenbach Told by Bernard Schnider and Salomon Schneider and Erika Schmid)
1710 - 1772  On the occasion of the famine, Zurich enforces potato cultivation in all rural communities   
1600 - 1800 Switzerland is a loose confederacy of 13 cities and small valley communities dominating the rest of the country. A few families control state affairs. The country is proud of its tradition of democracy. (Ottenbach Municipality website)

Documents related to Barbara Sidler:

Barbara Sidler birth 18 September 1729 film 8014328 page 330

Barbara Sidler and Jacob Bär marriage 16 January 1761 
film 8014328 page 593

Sidler and Hegetschweiler Temple Record by Julius Billeter, page 37

Barbara Sidler first child of Rudolf Sidler b 1742, Zürich Archives, E lll 88.19 p 39 

Barbara Sidler death 13 April 1786 film 8126955 page 845