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Geography

History

The parish of Hütten belonged to Richterswil until 1702, when it became part of Schönenberg.

Place Names

Locations within Richterswil

Altschloss
Am Bach
Bellen
Boden
Burghalden
Dürsenen
Reld
Feldmoos
Frohberg
Frohe Aussicht
Geisser
Gerlisberg
Grünau
Grünenfeld
Grüt
Haberäckerli
Haslen

Haslenzopf
Hirzen
Hügsam
Kabis
Kalchbühl
Krummbächli
Langacker
Langrain
Leemann
Löchli
Mittlere Schwanden
Mittler-Weberrüti
Moos
Mühlenen
Neuhaus
Neuhausrain
Neuhof

Ober-Holz
Ober-Matt
Ober-Rüti
Ober-Schürli
Obere Schwanden
Ober-Weberrüti
Obstgarten
Rain
Rees
Richterswil
Säge
Samstagern
Sandrain
Sattelbogen
Schönau
Schönrain
Seeben

Seeli
Sennhütte
Specki
Spitzrain
Sternen
Stollenrain
Unter-Altschloss
Unter-Holz
Unter-Matt
Unter-Schürli
Untere Schwanden
Vorder-Egg
Waid
Walder
Waldhüsli
Zweischürli

Surrounding Parishes

Freienbach (Schwyz)
Hütten
Männedorf
Schönenberg
Stäfa
Wädenswil
Wollerau (Schwyz)

Collections

Church Records

Census Records

(see here for article describing the Zürich census records)

The following censuses are available for Richterswil:

Census Year FHL Film number item number beginning page
1633 1185140 1 685
1634 1185139 1 107
1637 1185141 2 159
1640 1185143 1 255
1643 1185145 1 379
1643 1185145 1 625
1646 1185147 2 141
1650 1185150 2 103
1655 1185151 1 349
1657 1185179 1 19
1662 1185179 2 493
1671 1185153 1 207
1679 1185152 3 667
1682 1185159 1 303
1689 1185164 1 157
1695 1185164 2 229
1708 1185169 1 807
1726-1730 1185173 2 61

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Richterswil families:

Civil Registration

Civil registration began in 1876. Richterswil belongs to the Wädenswil civil registration district. Records are only available in Switzerland. For further information, contact the civil registry office at:

Stadt Wädenswil
Zivilstands- und Bestattungswesen
Florhofstrasse 6
CH-8820 Wädenswil

Tel: +41 44 789 72 29

email: zivilstandswesen@waedenswil.ch

Surnames

The following surnames held citizenship in Richterswil prior to 1875:

Abderhalden
Amsler
Aschmann
Bachmann (1814, from
    Wollerau)
Bär
Baumann
Blattmann
Bodmer
Bourcart
Bruppacher
Burkhard
Eschmann
Frymann
Fügli
Gattiker (from
     Wädenswil)
Goldschmid

Halbeisen (1873, from
    Germany)
Hauser
Hensler
Heusser
Heusser (1817, from
    Hombrechtikon)
Hiestand
Hitz
Höhn
Hofmann
Huber
Hürlimann (from Hirzel)
Iselin (1869, from
    Germany)
Isler
Köchlin (1872, from
    Germany)

Landis (from Horgen)
Lattmann
Leuthold
Lüthi
Lüthy
Mauke (1867, from
    Germany)
Meili (1835, from
    Hedingen)
Mendler (1867, from
    Germany)
Müller
Pfister
Richard
Ringger
Rusterholz
Schärer

Scherer
Schmid
Schneider
Staub (1845, from
    Degersheim)
Strickler
Tanner
Theiler
Treichler
Wälti
Weber (1870, from
    France)
Welti
Wethli
Widmer (from Zürich)
Wild
Wunderli

Related Sources

The town's website (in German) can be found here.

Societies and Libraries

Cantonal Archive of Zürich

References

Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland


 

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