Wolfhalden parish, Appenzell, Switzerland Genealogy

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Contents

Geography

History

In 1650, Heiden and Wolfhalden couldn't agree about the control over the church. This led to the creation of a church in each village in 1652, making them independent.

Place Names

Locations within Wolfhalden

Augste
Bruggmühle
Bühlen
Hasle
Hinteregg
Hinterhasle
Hinterlochen
Högli
Höhe
Hub
Kaltenbrunnen
Lindenberg
Lippenreute
Mühlpass
Mühltobel
Obergatter
Plätzli
Rank
Scheibe
Schönenbühl
Sonder
Tanne
Weid
Wolfhalden
Wüschbach

Surrounding Parishes

Heiden
Lutzenberg
Oberegg (Appenzell-Innerrhoden)
Thal (Sankt Gallen)
Walzenhausen

Collections

Church Records

Wolfhalden was established as a Reformed protestant parish in 1652 from the parishes of Grub and Rheineck. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen), marriages (Heiraten), and burials (Toten) between 1652-1875.
Family book records were established in 1830 and contain records reaching into the 1700s.

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

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)
Sturzenegger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,485)
Tobler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,006; see also FHL Film 193,485 and 193,486)
Tobler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 962,837; see also FHL Film 193,485 and 193,486)
Walser family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,486)

Surnames

The following surnames held citizenship in Wolfhalden prior to 1875:
Bruderer
Bänziger
Graf
Herzig
Hohl
Kellenberger
Keller
Künzler
Lutz
Niederer
Nänni/Nänny
Schwalm
Sturzenegger
Tanner
Tobler
Walser
Zürcher
Züst

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