Barbara Aschwanden

Life Sketch
Barbara Aschwanden was the daughter of Andreas Aschwanden and Verena Fridig and the wife of Landammann Mansuetus Zumbrunnen.

She and Mansuetus lived in Altdorf. They had an enormous brood of 11 children, which was large even for the time. She would have likely moved with him to Thurgau, Switzerland, for four years from 1536-1540 when he served as the landvogt of Thurgau (living in the Frauenfeld Castle) and then a monastery guard.

They likely returned to Uri in 1540.

Vital Information

Name: Barbara Aschwanden
Sex: Female
Birth: Late 1400s or early 1500s
Residence: Altdorf
Death: Unknown

Family Members

Father: Andreas Aschwanden
Mother: Verena Fridig
Siblings: Unknown

Spouse: Mansuetus Zumbrunnen
Children: Landammann Johann Zumbrunnen III, Erasmus Zumbrunnen, Magdalena Zumbrunnen, Margarita Zumbrunnen, Walter Zumbrunnen, Dorothea Zumbrunnen, Lucretia Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus Zumbrunnen, Kunigunda Zumbrunnen, Hugo David Zumbrunnen, Josue Zumbrunnen


  • Barbara Aschwanden is mentioned in Mansuetus Zumbrunnen’s entry (in German) in the online version of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Barbara is mentioned in Mansuetus Zumbrunnen’s entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Barbara Aschwanden entry at (free registration required).
  • Barbara Aschwanden entry at Stammler Genealogie.
  • Mansuetus Zumbrunnen entry at genealogy website.
  • Barbara Aschwanden is included in Bucelin’s genealogy of the Zumbrunnen family from the 1600s. (She is in the sixth line from the bottom; her name is written in Latin as “Vxor Barbara de Schwandeck”.)
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