Wald parish, Appenzell, Switzerland Genealogy

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Contents

Geography

Wald has an area of 6.8 square kilometers (2.6 square miles)

History

The parish of Wald was established in 1685 from the parishes of [[Trogen parish, Appenzell, Switzerland|Trogen] and [Heiden parish, Appenzell, Switzerland|Heiden].

Place Names

Locations within Wald

Birli
Ebne
Fahrenschwendi
Falkenhorst
Grund
Grunholz
Nageldach
Neuret
Obergaden
Rechberg
Säge
Tanne
Wald

Surrounding Parishes

Heiden
Oberegg (Appenzell-Innerrhoden)
Rehetobel
Trogen

Collections

Church Records

Wald was established as an independent Reformed parish in 1687 from the parishes of Trogen and Heiden. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen), marriages (Heiraten), and deaths (Tote) from 1687-1875.
Family book records were established in 1740 and contain entries from the 1600s through the 1800s.

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Wald 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)
Eisenhut family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,470)
Eugster family
, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,028; see also FHL Film 193,471)
Künzler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 1,183,714)
Lutz family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 127,973; see also FHL Film 193,478)
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)

Civil Registration

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

Zivilstandsamt Vorderland Appenzell Ausserrhoden
St. Gallerstrasse 9
Postfach 13
CH - 9038 Rehetobel

Tel: +41 71 878 70 20

email: jeannette.eisenhut@rehetobel.ar.ch

Surnames

The following surnames held citizenship in Wald prior to 1875:
Ahorn
Altherr
Bänziger
Bodmer
Bruderer
Buff
Buss
Eisenhut
Engler
Eugster
Frischknecht
Lendenmann
Locher
Nänni
Niederer
Rechsteiner
Schefer
Schläpfer
Sonderegger
Spiess
Stäheli
Tanner
Walser
Würzer
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