Friday, January 31, 2020

Verena Sidler 1639 -

Verena was born 10 November 1639 to Jakob Sidler and Vronegg Urmi. She died as an infant.

There was constant giving births and dying on the farms, similar to what happened in the stable with the animals. Death was seen as natural. Only medicine and hygienic measures lowered the infant and childhood mortality rate. However, there were very bad pestulenza waves in the 17th century in our regions. Many villages lost 30 to 40% of the population. (Peter Bertschinger)

Documents related to Verena Sidler:

Verena birth 10 November 1639 film 8014328 page 135 upper left

Silder and Hegetschweiler Temple Record Book by Julius Billeter pages 11 and 12