Fridolin Zumbrunnen

Life Sketch
Father Fridolin Zumbrunnen, O.S.B., was the son of Heinrich Zumbrunnen and Maria Jauch, born April 7, 1602.

At the age of 12, he enrolled at the Collège Saint-Michel in Fribourg. He entered the priesthood, joining the Order of St. Benedict. He was a priest in Rheinau, Switzerland, a town located on the Rhine River, at the border between Germany and Switzerland. He was also a professor of theology who wrote several books.

The books he wrote are titled “Catalogus abbatum Rhenoviensium”, “Miscellanea Monsterii Rhenoviensis”, “Tractatus de statu religiosorum.” These titles are in Latin and I believe translate to something like “Catalog of the Abbots of Rhine Valley”; “Miscellaneous Monasteries in the Rhine Valley”, “Treatise on the State of Religion.”

He also wrote a diary of some sort titled: “Diarium ab Anno 1654 usque ad 1677.” That would seem to translate as “Diary from 1654 to 1677.” He died on July 1, 1678.

Vital Information

Name: Fridolin Zumbrunnen
Sex: Male
Birth: April 7, 1602
Residence: Altdorf
Offices: Priest in the Order of St. Benedict
Death: July 1, 1678

Family Members

Father: Heinrich Zumbrunnen
Mother: Maria Jauch
Siblings: Landammann Johann Heinrich Zumbrunnen, Franz Zumbrunnen, Josue Zumbrunnen, Johann Zumbrunnen

Spouse: None
Children: None

Cousins: Burkhard Zumbrunnen, Erasmus Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus IV Zumbrunnen, Magdalena Zumbrunnen, Barbara Zumbrunnen

Second cousins: Caspar Zumbrunnen, Melchior Zumbrunnen, Franz Zumbrunnen, Catharina Zumbrunnen, Anna Maria Zumbrunnen, Balthasar Zumbrunnen, Madelaine Zumbrunnen, Mansuetus Zumbrunnen III, Joachim Zumbrunnen


  • Fridolin Zumbrunnen entry (translated to English) in the old print version Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Fridolin is mentioned in Heinrich Zumbrunnen’s entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Fridolin Zumbrunnen entry at (free registration required).
  • Fridolin Zumbrunnen entry at genealogy website.
  • Fridolin Zumbrunnen is included in Bucelin’s genealogy of the Zumbrunnen family from the 1600s. (He is the fourth person in the third line from the bottom; his name is written in Latin as “R. P. Fridolinus”)
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