Speicher parish, Appenzell, Switzerland Genealogy

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==== Locations within Speicher  ====
 
==== Locations within Speicher  ====
  
Almenweg<br>Aue<br>Bendlehn<br>Betleheim<br>Birt<br>Blatten<br>Brand<br>Brug<br>Brugmoos<br>Buchen<br>Ebni<br>Einfang<br>Erilen<br>Engelsried<br>Erlengschwend<br>Flecken<br>Gern<br>Halden<br>Häusle<br>hinter dem Acker<br>hinter der Wis<br>Hinterwies<br>Hohrüti<br>Holderschwendi<br>Horst<br>in der Wis<br>Kallabinth<br>Kohlhalden<br>Lender<br>Löchimühle<br>Nepenegg<br>ob dem Holz<br>Oberwilen<br>Rohrersbühl<br>Röhrenbrug<br>Rührersbühel<br>Rüthi<br>Rütenen<br>Sägli<br>Schönenbühl<br>Schupfe/Schupfen/in der Schupfen<br>Schützengarten<br>Schwendi<br>Sitz<br>Sonder<br>Speicher<br>Speicherschwendi<br>Städele<br>Steinegg<br>Stoss<br>Sumpf<br>Teufenschwendi<br>Tobel<br>Töbeli<br>Unterbach<br>unter dem Holz<br>Unterdorf<br>Unterwilen<br>Vögelinsegg<br>Vorderer Flecken<br>Weilen<br>Weite<br>Wisbühel
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Almenweg<br>Aue<br>Bendlehn<br>Betleheim<br>Birt<br>Blatten<br>Brand<br>Brug<br>Brugmoos<br>Buchen<br>Ebni<br>Einfang<br>Erilen<br>Engelsried<br>Erlengschwend<br>Flecken<br>Gern<br>Halden<br>Häusle<br>hinter dem Acker<br>hinter der Wis<br>Hinterwies<br>Hohrüti<br>Holderschwendi<br>Horst<br>in der Wis<br>Kallabinth<br>Kohlhalden<br>Lender<br>Löchimühle<br>Nepenegg<br>ob dem Holz<br>Oberwilen<br>Rohrersbühl<br>Röhrenbrug<br>Rührersbühel<br>Rüthi<br>Rütenen<br>Sägli<br>Schönenbühl<br>Schupfe/Schupfen/in der Schupfen<br>Schützengarten<br>Schwendi<br>Sitz<br>Sonder<br>Speicher<br>Speicherschwendi<br>Städele<br>Steinegg<br>Stoss<br>Sumpf<br>Teufenschwendi<br>Tobel<br>Töbeli<br>Unterbach<br>unter dem Holz<br>Unterdorf<br>Unterwilen<br>Vögelinsegg<br>Vorderer Flecken<br>Weilen<br>Weite<br>Wisbühel  
  
 
==== Surrounding Parishes  ====
 
==== Surrounding Parishes  ====
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The [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/68914 parish] of Speicher was established in 1614 from the parish of Sankt Laurenzen in the city of [[Sankt Gallen parish, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland|Sankt Gallen]] and the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/68955 parish] of [[Trogen parish, Appenzell, Switzerland|Trogen]]. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1614-1839, confirmations (Konfirmanden)&nbsp;;1758-1838, marriages (Heiraten) 1614-1839, and deaths (Tote) 1628-1839. Records after this time period are housed at the [http://www.ar.ch/departemente/kantonskanzlei/staatsarchiv/ Cantonal Archive] in Herisau, Switzerland.  
 
The [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/68914 parish] of Speicher was established in 1614 from the parish of Sankt Laurenzen in the city of [[Sankt Gallen parish, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland|Sankt Gallen]] and the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/68955 parish] of [[Trogen parish, Appenzell, Switzerland|Trogen]]. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1614-1839, confirmations (Konfirmanden)&nbsp;;1758-1838, marriages (Heiraten) 1614-1839, and deaths (Tote) 1628-1839. Records after this time period are housed at the [http://www.ar.ch/departemente/kantonskanzlei/staatsarchiv/ Cantonal Archive] in Herisau, Switzerland.  
  
Family book (Familienbuch)&nbsp;records are available at the Family History Library for the 17th and 18th centuries(undated). Additionally, books compiled in 1834, 1840, and 1876, as well as for non-citizens (Beisässen) are available at the FHL.&nbsp; The following family book records are available at the [http://www.ar.ch/departemente/kantonskanzlei/staatsarchiv/ Cantonal Archive] in Herisau:<br>Volume 1 (1734) - household visitation<br>Volume 2 (1735)&nbsp;- non-citizen resident records<br>Volume 3&nbsp;(1740)&nbsp;- household visitation<br>Volumes 4-6 (1771) - citizen family registers<br>Volume 7 (1799) - registry of unmarried citizens<br>Volume 8&nbsp;(1809-1873) - emigration registry  
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Family book (Familienbuch)&nbsp;records are available at the Family History Library for the 17th and 18th centuries (undated). Additionally, books compiled in 1834, 1840, and 1876, as well as for non-citizens (Beisässen) are available at the FHL.&nbsp; The following family book records are available at the [http://www.ar.ch/departemente/kantonskanzlei/staatsarchiv/ Cantonal Archive] in Herisau:<br>Volume 1 (1734) - household visitation<br>Volume 2 (1735)&nbsp;- non-citizen resident records<br>Volume 3&nbsp;(1740)&nbsp;- household visitation<br>Volumes 4-6 (1771) - citizen family registers<br>Volume 7 (1799) - registry of unmarried citizens<br>Volume 8&nbsp;(1809-1873) - emigration registry  
  
 
==== Genealogies  ====
 
==== Genealogies  ====
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The following surnames held citizenship in&nbsp;Speicher prior to 1875:  
 
The following surnames held citizenship in&nbsp;Speicher prior to 1875:  
  
Alder (1823 from Urnäsch)<br>Altherr<br>Bänziger<br>Baumgartner<br>Bodenmann (1855 from Urnäsch)<br>Bruderer<br>Buff<br>Etter<br>Eugster<br>Frehner<br>Graf<br>Grunholzer<br>Gschwend<br>Haas<br>Hofstetter<br>Hörler<br>Iller<br>Kast<br>Kästli<br>Kellenberger (extinct)<br>Keller<br>Klee<br>Koller<br>Kriemler<br>Krüsi<br>Künzler<br>Kuser (extinct)<br>Lanker<br>Locher<br>Meier/Meyer<br>Niederer<br>Rechsteiner<br>Ritter&nbsp;(1850 from Hundwil)<br>Rüsch<br>Schefer<br>Schittli<br>Schläpfer<br>Schmid (from Schwellbrunn)<br>Schmidli<br>Sonderegger<br>Sonderer<br>Stauber (1850)<br>Sturzenegger<br>Tanner<br>Tobler<br>Wirth (1849 from Hundwil)<br>Zähner<br>Zürcher  
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Alder (1823 from Urnäsch)<br>Altherr<br>Bänziger<br>Baumgartner<br>Bodenmann (1855 from Urnäsch)<br>Bruderer<br>Buff<br>Etter<br>Eugster<br>Frehner<br>Graf<br>Grunholzer<br>Gschwend<br>Haas<br>Hofstetter<br>Hörler<br>Iller<br>Kast<br>Kästli<br>Kellenberger (extinct)<br>Keller<br>Klee<br>Koller<br>Kriemler<br>Krüsi<br>Künzler<br>Kuser (extinct)<br>Lanker<br>Locher<br>Meier/Meyer<br>Mittler (extinct)<br>Mötteli/Mötte (extinct)<br>Nänny/Nänne (extinct)<br>Niederer<br>Pflick (extinct)<br>Rechsteiner<br>Ringeisen (extinct)<br>Ritter&nbsp;(1850 from Hundwil)<br>Rüsch<br>Schefer<br>Scherrer (extinct)<br>Schittli<br>Schläpfer<br>Schlumpf (extinct)<br>Schmid (from Schwellbrunn)<br>Schmidli<br>Signer (extinct)<br>Sonderegger<br>Sonderer<br>Stauber (1850)<br>Sturzenegger<br>Tanner<br>Tobler<br>Wirth (1849 from Hundwil)<br>Zähner<br>Zuberbühler (extinct)<br>Zürcher  
  
 
=== Related Sources  ===
 
=== Related Sources  ===

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Contents

Geography

Speicher is located in the former Mittelland district.  It has an area of 8.2 square kilometers (3.2 square miles).  The area is used thusly:

54.8% agriculture
28.6% forest
16.1% settlement
.5% non-productive

History

Speicher was first mentioned as Spicher in 1309. At this time it was used as a granary (Kornspeicher) for the Abbey of St. Gall.  It was established as an independent protestant parish in 1614, previously belonging to Sankt Laurenzen parish in the city of Sankt Gallen and to the parish of Trogen.  In 1667, the population was 908; by 1734, the population had risen to 1,634.

Place Names

Locations within Speicher

Almenweg
Aue
Bendlehn
Betleheim
Birt
Blatten
Brand
Brug
Brugmoos
Buchen
Ebni
Einfang
Erilen
Engelsried
Erlengschwend
Flecken
Gern
Halden
Häusle
hinter dem Acker
hinter der Wis
Hinterwies
Hohrüti
Holderschwendi
Horst
in der Wis
Kallabinth
Kohlhalden
Lender
Löchimühle
Nepenegg
ob dem Holz
Oberwilen
Rohrersbühl
Röhrenbrug
Rührersbühel
Rüthi
Rütenen
Sägli
Schönenbühl
Schupfe/Schupfen/in der Schupfen
Schützengarten
Schwendi
Sitz
Sonder
Speicher
Speicherschwendi
Städele
Steinegg
Stoss
Sumpf
Teufenschwendi
Tobel
Töbeli
Unterbach
unter dem Holz
Unterdorf
Unterwilen
Vögelinsegg
Vorderer Flecken
Weilen
Weite
Wisbühel

Surrounding Parishes

Bühler
Eggersriet (Sankt Gallen)
Rehetobel
Sankt Gallen (Sankt Gallen)
Teufen
Trogen

Collections

Church Records

The parish of Speicher was established in 1614 from the parish of Sankt Laurenzen in the city of Sankt Gallen and the parish of Trogen. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1614-1839, confirmations (Konfirmanden) ;1758-1838, marriages (Heiraten) 1614-1839, and deaths (Tote) 1628-1839. Records after this time period are housed at the Cantonal Archive in Herisau, Switzerland.

Family book (Familienbuch) records are available at the Family History Library for the 17th and 18th centuries (undated). Additionally, books compiled in 1834, 1840, and 1876, as well as for non-citizens (Beisässen) are available at the FHL.  The following family book records are available at the Cantonal Archive in Herisau:
Volume 1 (1734) - household visitation
Volume 2 (1735) - non-citizen resident records
Volume 3 (1740) - household visitation
Volumes 4-6 (1771) - citizen family registers
Volume 7 (1799) - registry of unmarried citizens
Volume 8 (1809-1873) - emigration registry

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Speicher families:

Altherr family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,467)
Frehner family
, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,007; see also FHL Film 193,471)
Hörler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,474)
Iller family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,475)
Koller family
, by Rosa Holzer (FHL Film 1,183,641)
Künzler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 1,183,714)
Niederer family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 127,965; see also FHL Film 193,480)
Rechsteiner family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 1,183,559; see also FHL Film 193,481)
Rüsch family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 388,803 and 127,969; see also FHL Film 193,482)
Schoch family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 127,986; see also FHL Film 193,483)
Schoch family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,009; see also FHL Film 193,483)
Sturzenegger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,485)
Zellweger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,008)
Zuberbühler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,036)

Civil Registration

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

Zivilstandsamt Mittelland A.Rh.
Postfach 144
CH - 9055 Bühler AR

Tel: +41 71 791 70 91

email: za@buehler.ar.ch

Surnames

The following surnames held citizenship in Speicher prior to 1875:

Alder (1823 from Urnäsch)
Altherr
Bänziger
Baumgartner
Bodenmann (1855 from Urnäsch)
Bruderer
Buff
Etter
Eugster
Frehner
Graf
Grunholzer
Gschwend
Haas
Hofstetter
Hörler
Iller
Kast
Kästli
Kellenberger (extinct)
Keller
Klee
Koller
Kriemler
Krüsi
Künzler
Kuser (extinct)
Lanker
Locher
Meier/Meyer
Mittler (extinct)
Mötteli/Mötte (extinct)
Nänny/Nänne (extinct)
Niederer
Pflick (extinct)
Rechsteiner
Ringeisen (extinct)
Ritter (1850 from Hundwil)
Rüsch
Schefer
Scherrer (extinct)
Schittli
Schläpfer
Schlumpf (extinct)
Schmid (from Schwellbrunn)
Schmidli
Signer (extinct)
Sonderegger
Sonderer
Stauber (1850)
Sturzenegger
Tanner
Tobler
Wirth (1849 from Hundwil)
Zähner
Zuberbühler (extinct)
Zürcher

Related Sources

Societies and Libraries

Cantonal Archive of Appenzell-Ausserrhoden (in German)

References

Register of Swiss Surnames

Registry of Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, by Mario von Moos