Trogen parish, Appenzell, Switzerland Genealogy

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Trogen has an area of 10 square kilometers (3.9 square miles).&nbsp; The area is used thusly:<br>
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50.9% agriculture<br>41.1% forest<br>7.8% settlement<br>.2% non-productive
  
 
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Revision as of 22:39, 9 May 2013

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Contents

Geography

Trogen has an area of 10 square kilometers (3.9 square miles).  The area is used thusly:

50.9% agriculture
41.1% forest
7.8% settlement
.2% non-productive

History

The first mention of Trogen was in 1168 (Trugin).  The name Trogen comes from the coat of arms, showing a number of fountains (Trögen). 

Place Names

Locations within Trogen

Baad
Bach
Baschloch
Befang
Berg
Bernbrugg
Blaichemühle
Blatten
Bleiche
Boden
Borüti
Bottlisweid
Brandli
Breitenebnet
Bruderwald
Bruggtobel
Brunnenfeld
Bühl
Dikket
Ebne
Ebnetschachen
Eschät
Eugst
Fuchshag
Gfeld
Grub
Grund
Habsat
Halten
Hof
Hütschwendi
Keimbach
Kinderdorf Pestalozzi
Krummbach
Lindenbühl
Löchli
Neuschwendi
Niedern
Nistelbühel
Noll
Nord
Oberstall
Oberneuschwendi
Pestalozzi Kinderhof
Pfand
Ratholz
Rehagen
Sägen
Sägli
Sand
Sandegg
Schätt (Gschätt)
Scheibenwald
Schlatt
Schopfacker
Schurtanne
Schwende
Stein
Thüren
Tobalbad
Tobelgass
Tobelmühle
Trogen
Unterbach
Unterneuschwendi
Unterrechberg
Unterstadel
Wässern
Weerlisacker
Weissegg
Wies

Surrounding Parishes

Altstätten (Sankt Gallen)
Bühler
Gais
Oberegg (Appenzell-Innerrhoden)
Rehetobel
Speicher
Wald

Collections

Church Records

The parish of Trogen was established in 1463.  Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1570-1875; marriages (Heiraten) 1637-1669 and 1681-1875; and deaths (Tote) 1636-1875.  The church book volumes 1570-1681 and 1681-1743 are in disarray and not filmed chronologically. The approximate order is:
Volume 1 (1570-1681): baptisms 1579-1669; baptisms/marriages/deaths 1669-1672, baptisms/marriages 1672-1678, deaths 1664-1680, baptisms 1678-1681, marriages 1643-1668, deaths 1643-1663, deaths 1636-1642, marriages 1636-1642, marraiges 1668, deaths 1642-1643, marriages 1669-1680 (loose pages)
Volume 2 (1681-1743): marriages (loose pages) 1669-1680, baptisms 1681-1743, deaths 1744-1750, marriages 1681-1750, deaths 1681-1743.

The following family books (Familienbuch) were established for the parish of Trogen:
Volume 1 (1757-1760) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volumes 2-3 (1783) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volumes 4-5 (1789) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 6 (18th century) - family register, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 7 (19th century) - family trees for surnames of Trogen, held in the Cantonal Archives
Volume 8 (1800-1840) - family register of citizens, held in the Cantonal Archives
Volume 9 (19th century) - family register, for citizens, held in the Cantonal Archives
Volume 10 (1828) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 11 (1834) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 12 (1841) - family register of citizens, held in the Cantonal Archives
Volume 13 (1844) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 14 (1848) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 15 (1850) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen
Volume 16 (1850) - emigration book, held in the Cantonal Archives
Volume 17 (1852) - household visitation, held in the rectory in Trogen

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been published for Trogen families:

Altherr family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,467)
Bruderer family
, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,011; see also FHL Film 193,469)
Eugster family
, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,028; see also FHL Film 193,471)
Lutz family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 127,973; see also FHL Film 193,478)
Näf/Naef/Neff family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,035; see also FHL Film 193,480)
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)
Schiess family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,044; see also FHL Film 193,483)
Schirmer family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,483)
Schmid family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 1,181,674)
Sturzenegger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,485)
Zellweger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,008)
Zuberbühler family, by Julis Billeter (FHL Film 128,036)

Civil Registration

Civil registration began in 1876. Trogen 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 Trogen prior to 1875:
Altherr (1402)
Bruderer
Buff
Diem (1865)
Engler
Eugster
Fässler
Hartmann
Hohl
Jakob
Kuser
Kürsteiner
Lendenmann/Lindenmann
Locher
Loppacher
Lutz
Meier
Möttele
Niederer
Oberteuffer
Oertle
Rechsteiner
Roderer
Schiess
Schirmer
Schläpfer
Sturzenegger
Tobler
Tribelhorn
Wild (1851)
Zellweger
Zuberbühler

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