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=== Geography  ===
 
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Speicher is located in the former Mittelland district.  It has an area of 8.2 square kilometers (3.2 square miles).  The area is used thusly:
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54.8% agriculture<br>28.6% forest<br>16.1% settlement<br>.5% non-productive
  
 
=== History  ===
 
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Speicher was first mentioned as ''Spicher'' in 1309. In 1667, the population was 908; by 1734, the population had risen to 1,634.
  
 
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==== Church Records  ====
 
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The [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/68914 parish] of Speicher began keeping records in 1614.&nbsp; Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1614-1839, confirmations (Konfirmanden) ;1758-1838, marriages (Heiraten) 1614-1839, and deaths (Tote) 1628-1839. Records after this time period are housed at the [http://www.ar.ch/departemente/kantonskanzlei/staatsarchiv/ Cantonal Archive] in Herisau, Switzerland.  
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The [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/68914 parish] of Speicher began keeping records in 1614.&nbsp; Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1614-1839, confirmations (Konfirmanden)&nbsp;;1758-1838, marriages (Heiraten) 1614-1839, and deaths (Tote) 1628-1839. Records after this time period are housed at the [http://www.ar.ch/departemente/kantonskanzlei/staatsarchiv/ Cantonal Archive] in Herisau, Switzerland.  
  
Family book records are available at the Family History Library for the 17th and 18th centuries(undated). Additionally, books compiled in 1834, 1840, and 1876, as well as for non-citizens (Beisässen) are available at the FHL.  
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Family book records are available at the Family History Library for the 17th and 18th centuries(undated). Additionally, books compiled in 1834, 1840, and 1876, as well as for non-citizens (Beisässen) are available at the FHL.  
  
 
==== Genealogies  ====
 
==== Genealogies  ====

Revision as of 17:05, 6 May 2013

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Geography

Speicher is located in the former Mittelland district.  It has an area of 8.2 square kilometers (3.2 square miles).  The area is used thusly:

54.8% agriculture
28.6% forest
16.1% settlement
.5% non-productive

History

Speicher was first mentioned as Spicher in 1309. In 1667, the population was 908; by 1734, the population had risen to 1,634.

Place Names

Locations within Speicher

Au
Bendlehn
Buchen
Einfang
Hinterwies
Hohrüti
Holderschwendi
Kohlhalden
Oberwilen
Sägli
Schönenbühl
Schützengarten
Schwendi
Sonder
Speicher
Speicherschwendi
Steinegg
Stoss
Unterbach
Unterwilen
Vögelinsegg
Vorderer Flecken

Surrounding Parishes

Bühler
Eggersriet (Sankt Gallen)
Rehetobel
Sankt Gallen (Sankt Gallen)
Teufen
Trogen

Collections

Church Records

The parish of Speicher began keeping records in 1614.  Records held by the Family History Library include baptisms (Taufen) 1614-1839, confirmations (Konfirmanden) ;1758-1838, marriages (Heiraten) 1614-1839, and deaths (Tote) 1628-1839. Records after this time period are housed at the Cantonal Archive in Herisau, Switzerland.

Family book records are available at the Family History Library for the 17th and 18th centuries(undated). Additionally, books compiled in 1834, 1840, and 1876, as well as for non-citizens (Beisässen) are available at the FHL.

Genealogies

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Speicher families:

Altherr family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,467)
Frehner family
, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,007; see also FHL Film 193,471)
Hörler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,474)
Iller family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,475)
Koller family
, by Rosa Holzer (FHL Film 1,183,641)
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)
Rechsteiner family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 1,183,559; see also FHL Film 193,481)
Rüsch family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 388,803 and 127,969; see also FHL Film 193,482)
Schoch family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 127,986; see also FHL Film 193,483)
Schoch family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,009; see also FHL Film 193,483)
Sturzenegger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 193,485)
Zellweger family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,008)
Zuberbühler family, by Julius Billeter (FHL Film 128,036)

Surnames

The following surnames held citizenship in Speicher prior to 1875:

Alder (1823 from Urnäsch)
Altherr
Bänziger
Baumgartner
Bodenmann (1855 from Urnäsch)
Bruderer
Buff
Etter
Eugster
Frehner
Graf
Grunholzer
Gschwend
Haas
Hofstetter
Hörler
Iller
Kast
Kästli
Keller
Klee
Koller
Kriemler
Krüsi
Künzler
Lanker
Locher
Meier
Niederer
Rechsteiner
Ritter (1850 from Hundwil)
Rüsch
Schefer
Schittli
Schläpfer
Schmid (from Schwellbrunn)
Schmidli
Sonderegger
Sonderer
Stauber (1850)
Sturzenegger
Tanner
Tobler
Wirth (1849 from Hundwil)
Zähner
Zürcher

Related Sources

Societies and Libraries

Cantonal Archive of Appenzell-Ausserrhoden (in German)

References

Register of Swiss Surnames