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Geography

Reute lies in the mountains between Heiden and Rebstein. The parish divides the Innerrhoden parish of Oberegg into two pieces.

History

Reute was created during the Reformation during the division of Appenzell.  The residents of Hirschberg were mainly catholic wanted to remain with the Innerrhoden, while the protestent minority wanted to become part of the Ausserrhoden.  During the division of Appenzell (known as the Landteilungsbrief or Land division treaty), the land owned by the protestants became Reute in Ausserrhoden. The Catholic portion of Hirschberg became part of the parish of Oberegg. The residents of Reute belonged to the parishes of Marbach, Berneck, and Altstätten in Sankt Gallen until 1687, when an independent church was built and the parish of Reute was established.

Place Names

Locations within Reute

Hard
Hirschberg
Hof
Mohren
Reute
Rickenbach
Rohnen
Säge
Schachen
Schwendi
Städeli

Surrounding Parishes

Balgach (Sankt Gallen)
Heiden
Marbach (Sankt Gallen)
Oberegg (Appenzell-Innerrhoden)
Rebstein (St. Gallen)

Collections

Church Records

Reute was established as a Reformed protestant parish in 1698 from the parishes of Berneck and Marbach. Some baptisms of citizens of Reute were extracted from surrounding parishes from 1658 onward. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1698-1840, marriages (Heiraten) 1698-1828, and burials (Toten) 1698-1829.  Records after this time period are housed at the Cantonal Archive in Herisau, Switzerland.
Family book records were established in 1740, 1786, and 1830 and contain information into the late 1600s.

Census Records

Census records, taken by the Zürich Synod, exist for the area that is now Reute.  The censuses are numerated under the parishes of Berneck and Marbach and exist for the years:
1634 (Berneck): FHL Film 1185140, item 2, beginning on page 831
1634 (Marbach): FHL Film 1185140, item 2, beginning on page 885
1637 (Berneck): FHL Film 1185142, item 2, beginning on page 669
1637 (Marbach): FHL Film 1185142, item 2, beginning on page 645
1640 (Berneck): FHL Film 1185144, item 1, beginning on page 881
1640 (Marbach): FHL Film 1185144, item 1, beginning on page 861

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Reute:

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)

Surnames

The following surnames have citizenship in Reute prior to 1875:
Bänziger
Eugster
Graf
Hohl
Keller
Klee
Knechtli
Künzler
Niederer
Rechsteiner
Rohner
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