Good to hear from you and I am sure we are connected in some manner given the family name is in the same Kirchgemeinde in Unterseen. My great grandfather Johannes Bhend was born in Unterseen in 1861 to Peter Bhend b. 09 July 1834 Unterseen, Interlaken District, Bern Canton and Barbara Balmer, b. unknown, from Wilderswil, Interlaken District, Bern Canton. Unknown death dates from both.
I will send to you via private message a genealogy report with sources cited, what I derived from the Canton Bern Churchbooks, Kirchgemeinde Unterseen 1555-1875. I have attempted to transcribe the old sütterlin script of the church records as best I can. The Churchbooks of Canton Bern, Switzerland are available on CD from Picton Press.
Please confirm as a friend so I can forward you the information.
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