Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Regula Jenta 1781-1811

Regula Jenta was the sixth child of Caspar Jenta, Schulmeister and his wife Anna Wolfenberger. When Regula Jenta was born on 3 July 1781, in Wetzikon, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Kaspar Jenta, was 40 and her mother, Anna Wolfensberger, was 36. She died on 1 March 1811, at the age of 29. Her father died when she was 5 years old and her mother at 21 years old.

Regula Jenta was the sixth child of Caspar Jenta, Schulmeister and his wife Anna Wolfenberger. When Regula Jenta was born on 3 July 1781, in Wetzikon, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Kaspar Jenta, was 40 and her mother, Anna Wolfensberger, was 36. She died on 1 March 1811, at the age of 29. Her father died when she was 5 years old and her mother at 21 years old.

Documents related to Regula Jenta: 

3 July 1781 Regula Jenta baptism, Wetzikon
Translation by Wolf:
3. Juli (1781) Regula
Parents: Schulmeister Kaspar Jenta, Anna Wolfensperger, [both] von Etenhausen.
Godparents: Kirchenpfleger [church warden] Johann Weber von Hinwil, The godmother was Regula Vontobel from Pfäffikon, born 06.09.1749. On 22.02.1773 she had married the miller Hans Gujer from Kempten. More detail see https://www.geneal-forum.com/phpbb/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=33922#p127032.

In thisBaptism entry (marked in red) in WetzikonI'm not interested in the person being baptized (RegulaThe girl), but the god: Regula Gujer "von Tobel". This ravine is not a civic place - I suspect it is the courtyardTobel near Kempten, just a few steps from the mill in Kempten.

According to the family name book, Gujer is a very common name in the canton of Zurich - which makes me all the more surprised that it appears when I query it in theZurich marriage database doesn't show up. All Gujer entries were obviously normalized to Guyer .

There's a squiggle in front of the "von" that I ignored - when I look at other entries, it's a "g." for “born” von Tobel (today Vontobel). In fact, on22.02.1773 im Grossmünstera Regula Vontobel from Ingenhausen (Pfäffikon) married a Hans Guyer from Kempten:https://suche.staatsarchiv.djiktzh.ch/d ... ID=4513602. He was *07.02.1751 and a miller by profession - she was *06.09.1749.

A comment on the spelling Wolfensberger/Wolfensperger: in the handwritten register the spelling (b or p?) is not always obvious - in most transcriptions I have therefore used Wolfensberger, the official spelling today for the citizens of Wetzikon. There are also families Wolfensperger, however, but not as citizens of Wetzikon.

1811 Aug 9, Regula Jenta burial, Bern
Translation by Wolf:
August 9 (1811)
Regula Jenta, Altschulmeister Kaspar Jentas Töchterlein (little daughter) in Bern
29 years 10 months, Hektik (cause of death)
As no day is given, I assume the day (9.) of the previous entry applies here as well.
"Alt" in front of a title means "retired" (in the case of a profession) or "no longer in office" (for someone in a political position). 
"Altschulmeister" definitely refers to Kaspar, her father.
Regula died (likely in Bern) aged 29a 10m from "Hektik" = Schwindsucht = consumption.
Consumption, today more commonly called 'tuberculosis', is a bacterial infection which typically affects the lungs of a sufferer, causing a persistent wet cough, difficulty breathing, fever, fatigue and sweating. It also causes significant weight loss, which is the source of its historical name, consumption

Family of Kaspar Jenta

Kaspar Jenta Family from Jenta Family of Wetzikon by Julius Billeter page 1

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