Ulrich Zumbrunnen

Life Sketch
Ulrich Zumbrunnen was the son of Johann Zumbrunnen (known as the younger) who had died young while in office as the Landvogt, or bailiff, of Sargans. Ulrich must have been orphaned and returned to live with his family in Attinghausen.

He followed his father’s path and became the Bailiff of Sargans himself from 1494-96, nearly 30 years after his father’s death.

After serving as bailiff of Sargans, Ulrich disappears from the records. I note that he is approximately the right age to be the father of Emman Zumbrunnen, a member of an otherwise unexplained branch of the Zumbrunnen family that appeared in Fribourg, Switzerland, in the early 1500s. Thus a hypothesis is that since Ulrich’s father was a second son who died young, Ulrich inherited no land and moved to Fribourg, where there were opportunities for talented men even if they owned no land.

Vital Information

Name: Ulrich Zumbrunnen
Sex: Male
Birth: Before 1467
Residence: Attinghausen and Sargans
Offices: Landvogt of Sargans, 1494-96
Death: After 1496

Family Members

Father: Johann Zumbrunnen, the younger
Mother: Unknown
Siblings: None known

Spouse: None known
Children: None known, but possibly Emman Zumbrunnen

Cousin: Landammann Johann Zumbrunnen II


  • Ulrich Zumbrunnen entry in the print version (translated to English) of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Ulrich is mentioned in his grandfather’s entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Ulrich Zumbrunnen entry at Zumbrunnen-Family.ch genealogy website includes a picture with Ulrich’s Coat of Arms that’s still on the walls of the Sargans Castle.

    1. […] different Zumbrunnen men served as the landvogt of Sargans: Johann Zumbrunnen in 1466, Ulrich Zumbrunnen in 1494, Burkhard Zumbrunnen in 1663 and Josue Zumbrunnen in 1665. Apparently their names and Coat […]

    2. […] 2. Johann the younger, bailiff of Sargans in 1466 who, besides several children who died young had Ulrich, bailiff of Sargans in 1495, who died without posterity. 3. Marguerite, wife of Werner […]

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