Conrad Zumbrunnen

Life Sketch
Conrad Zumbrunnen was the son of Josue Zumbrunnen and Barbara Tschudi, born in 1613. At the age of 11 he enrolled at the Collège Saint-Michel in Fribourg.

I have found no information about Conrad’s life aside from the following story:

In 1628, the plague struck Fribourg, and over 30 of the college students died. Classes were suspended for six months, and most students returned home. Conrad, apparently in his fourth year at the school, was prevented from leaving by his hostess, Ursula Burgknecht, because of unpaid debts to her. Apparently, the dean of the school intervened to negotiate the boy’s release. Conrad’s father later filed some sort of grievance with the city over the incident with the hostess. The story is recorded as this combination of pestilence and the bad hostess kept the Zumbrunnen and many other boys from Uri away from the school for several decades.

Vital Information

Name: Conrad Zumbrunnen
Sex: Male
Birth: 1613
Residence: Altdorf
Death: Unknown

Family Members

Father: Josue Zumbrunnen
Mother: Barbara Tschudi
Siblings: Jacob Zumbrunnen, Paschal Zumbrunnen
Half-siblings: Burkhard Zumbrunnen, Erasmus Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus IV Zumbrunnen, Magdalena Zumbrunnen, Barbara Zumbrunnen


  • Conrad Zumbrunnen is in alumni records of the Collège Saint-Michel in Fribourg.
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    question razz sad evil exclaim smile redface biggrin surprised eek confused cool lol mad twisted rolleyes wink idea arrow neutral cry mrgreen

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>