Dorothea von Beroldingen

Life Sketch
Dorothea von Beroldingen was the first wife of Landammann Johannes Zumbrunnen II. She was a member of the Beroldingen family who had their ancestral seat at the Beroldingen Mini-Castle which is still standing in Uri.

She grew up around Uri’s magistrate class. Her father Andreas von Beroldingen was the landammann of Uri as was her maternal grandfather Johannes Fries.

If she was married to Johannes Zumbrunnen by 1477 then she would have moved with him to Baden, when he was appointed the bailiff there. They would have lived in the Bailiff’s Castle of Baden. Otherwise they lived in Altdorf.

Dorothea and Johannes had two children: Mansuetus Zumbrunnen and Andreas Zumbrunnen. At some point, Johannes took a second wife, Verena Reichmuth, with whom he had a daughter Anne Zumbrunnen. It’s unknown what happened to Dorothea but she probably died.

Vital Information

Name: Dorothea von Beroldingen
Sex: Female
Birth: Mid- to late-1400s
Residence: Altdorf and Isenthal
Death: Unknown

Family Members

Father: Andreas Von Beroldingen
Mother: Elisabeth Fries
Siblings: None known

Spouse: Landammann Johannes Zumbrunnen II
Children: Mansuetus Zumbrunnen, Andreas Zumbrunnen


  • Dorothea is mentioned in Johann Zumbrunnen’s entry (in German) in the online version of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Dorothea is mentioned in Johann Zumbrunnen’s entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Dorothea von Beroldingen entry at (free registration required).
  • Dorothea von Beroldingen entry at Stammler Genealogie.
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    1. […] Zumbrunnen men may have come to the castle to court Von Beroldingen girls. Johan Zumbrunnen married Dorothea von Beroldingen, likely in the late 1400s (and possibly before this castle was built). In the 1600s, Anton […]

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