|Born||28 November 1839|
|Died||14 November 1912 (aged 72)|
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Mathias Egger (m. 1867–1879)ending in divorce
In 1867 she married Mathias Egger with whom she had seven children. Honegger's husband was a newspaper publisher and around 1878 Elise edited the women's supplement of his publication "Republikaners". Soon thereafter she divorces from her husband, taking employment as a freelance publisher and editor. Honneger established the women's newspaper "Schweizer Frauen-Zeitung" in 1879. The magazine was commercially successful, focusing on the role of wives and mothers (häusl).
Outside of her position as publisher, Honneger advocated for raising the status of women. In 1882 Honneger founded the Schweizer Frauen-Verband (Swiss Women's Association). In 1885 she was elected as the organization's first president. She soon came into conflict with the board and resigned in 1886.
She kept publishing her newspaper, selling it in 1911, remaining as editor almost until her death on 4 November 1912 in St. Gallen.