Schönengrund parish, Appenzell, Switzerland Genealogy
Schönengrund has an area of 5.2 square kilometers (2.0 square miles). The area is used thusly:
Schönengrund was established as an independent parish in 1720 from Urnäsch.
Locations within Schönengrund
The protestant parish of Schönengrund was established in 1720 from the parish of Urnäsch. Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen), marriages (Heiraten), and Tote (deaths) from 1720-1875 and confirmations (Konfirmanden) from 1830-1875.
The following family books exist for Schönengrund and are held at the Cantonal Archive in Herisau, Switzerland:
Volume 1 (1837) - Family register of citizens
Volume 2 (1838) - Family register of cantonal citizens
Volume 3 (1838) - Family register of foreigners
Volume 4 (1838) - Register of settled journeymen and servants
(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)
The following genealogies have been researched for Schönengrund:
Alder family, by Gottlieb Büchler (FHL Film 962,790)
Frehner family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,007)
Näf/Nef family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,035; see also FHL Film 193,480)
Preisig family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,084)
Stricker family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,485)
Tobler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,005; see also FHL Films 193,485 and 193,486)
Tobler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 389,428; see also FHL Films 193,485 and 193,486)
Tobler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 962,815; see also FHL Film 193,485 and 193,486)
Zellweger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,008)
Civil registration began in 1876. Schönengrund belongs to the Hinterland civil registration district. Records are only available in Switzerland. For further information, contact the civil registry office at:
Zivilstandsamt Hinterland App. A. Rh.
CH - 9102 Herisau
Tel: +41 71 354 54 35
The following surnames held citizenship in Schönengrund prior to 1875:
The town's website (in German) can be found here.
Societies and Libraries
Cantonal Archive of Appenzell-Ausserrhoden (in German)
Registry of Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, by Mario von Moos