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Deciphering Swiss German church books

Started by Larry Kenyon. Last reply by Larry Kenyon Jul 14, 2010. 5 Replies


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Comment by Jeremy Deppeler on July 15, 2015 at 8:28am

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Have a wonderful trip.

Comment by Howard V Taylor on July 15, 2015 at 7:34am

I see, that does seem different than my Deppeler line. I am planning to visit Tegerfelden this fall and hope to get to view the Reformed Church records. If I find anything on Deppelers I will try to remember to let you know. All the best,

Comment by Jeremy Deppeler on July 15, 2015 at 6:48am

Hello Howard!  I believe I know which Johannes Deppeler you are talking about.  If I have the right person he is from a different family.  The Johannes I'm looking for was born in 1828 in Rekingen (I previously wrote Bern, which was incorrect) and moved to Tegerfelden shortly thereafter.  He had a brother named Jacob and a sister named Verena.  I've been having a very hard time finding out anything about him from his Tegerfelden years.

Comment by Howard V Taylor on July 8, 2015 at 12:46pm

Hello Jeremy,

I am new to this site and joined as a result of your Deppeler question. I do have have one Deppeler (Johannes) who was married to a direct relative of mine named Anna Maria Hauenstein. The Hauensteins have one of two stained glass windows in the Tegerfelden church.

Comment by Thomas David Rey on February 9, 2014 at 10:46pm
Our close Rey relatives are Hochstrassers, Muellers, Fischers, and Doebelis from Fahrwangen, Kanton Aargau and Zobrists from Hendschenkin, Aargau. Some Hochstrassers, Muellers, and Fischers also came to Ameerica shortly after the Reys and lived with, or near them, in Tulare County, California.
Comment by Thomas David Rey on February 9, 2014 at 9:59pm
My name is Tom Rey and my family came to America from Fahrwangen in Kanton Aargau in 1850. I have been tracing the Familie Rey von Fahrwangen for 40 years now. I can go back to ca. 1550 with a Hans Rey and Elsi Hartmann. I can also go forward from ca. 1340 to 1539. Direct ancestors were vassals of the Herren von Hallwyl and hereditary Untervogts von Fahrwangen. I have been trying to fill the gap between one Ruedy Rey(1539) and Hans Rey(1550). I've got every one of the Reys since Hans. Need some more Swiss luck to find these missing people"
Comment by Jeremy Deppeler on January 29, 2014 at 3:22pm

Does anyone have a connection to the Deppeler surname?  Sometimes spelled Deppler or Deppeller.  They are mainly from Tegerfelden, Aargau however by GGG Grandfather was originally from Bern.  He later moved to Tegerfelden, then to NYC.

Comment by Jean-François de Buren on January 27, 2014 at 6:12pm
I wanted to introduce the adaptation of my Swiss great-great-grandfather's 1850s travel mémoire.
Comment by Fredric Z. "Rick" Saunders on June 30, 2012 at 4:08pm

OK, the URL doesn't wrap.  Just go to

Search for Luzern, Switzerland.

Click on "view related places" button to see localities within Luzern.

Comment by Fredric Z. "Rick" Saunders on June 30, 2012 at 4:04pm

You didn't mention the locality in Luzern, but if you have access to a Family History Center, there are many church records for Luzern that are microfilmed.*%2C0%2C0&subject=161056&subject_disp=Switzerland%2C+Luzern


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