Walzenhausen parish, Appenzell, Switzerland

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Contents

Geography

Walzenhausen is located in the eastern foothills of the canton of Appenzell. Walzenhausen lies in a valley that flows toward the southeast to Sankt Margrethen. The lowest point of the parish is at 509 meters above sea level, while the highest is at 947 meters. The area of Walzenhausen (698 hectares, 7 square kilometers, or 2.7 square miles) is divided into:

Residential: 92 hectares (13.1%)
Agriculturally-developed areas: 367 hectares (52.4%)
Forest: 242 hectares (34.4%)

History

Walzenhausen was first mentioned in 1320 as a farm. The protestant parish of Walzenhausen was established in 1638 from the neighboring parish of Sankt Margrethen, and the church took approximately 9 months to build.

Place Names

Locations within Walzenhausen

Aesch
Bild
Gais
Gaismoos
Hofstatt
Hof
Höhe
Meldegg
Moos
Noord
Platz
Rothlachen
Ruten
Rüti
Sandplatten
Sattel
Schurtanne
Schutz
Sommerau
Sonnenberg
Steig
Walzenhausen
Wilen

Surrounding Parishes

Au (Sankt Gallen)
Berneck (Sankt Gallen)
Lutzenberg
Oberegg (Appenzell-Innerrhoden)
Rheineck (Sankt Gallen)
Sankt Margrethen (Sankt Gallen)
Wolfhalden

Collections

Church Records

Walzenhausen was established as a Reformed protestant parish in 1638 from the parish of Sankt Margrethen Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1638-1870; marriages (Heiraten) 1638-1784 and 1821-1867; and deaths (Toten) 1660-1861.
Family book records were established in 1830 and contain records reaching into the 1700s.
Catholics residing in Walzenhausen belonged to the parish of Sankt Margrethen; records begin in 1733.

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Walzenhausen families:
Bärlocher family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,091; see also FHL Film 193,467)
Blatter family, by Verla P. Moss (FHL Film 483,562; see also Billeter, FHL Film 128,120)
Keller family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,011; see also FHL Film 193,476)
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)
Rohner family, by Verla P. Moss (FHL Film 483,562)
Sturzenegger family, by Verla P. Moss (FHL Film 483,562; see also Billeter, FHL Film 193,485)

Surnames

The following surnames have citizenship in Walzenhausen prior to 1875:
Bärlocher
Blatter
Geiger
Herzig
Kellenberger
Keller
Künzler
Leuch
Lutz
Niederer
Rohner
Schmid
Sonderegger
Sturzenegger

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