• 2 of their daughter's families: Catherine and David Stauffer, and Elizabeth and John Ulrich Badertscher
Peter Neuenschwander, a younger brother of the first Swiss settler in the Bluffton settlement, Michael Neuenschwander, came to America with his wife, Anna Marie Kammeter, and their children. They first settled in Virginia and later moved to rural Bluffton.
We have information on only two of their children, Catharine and Elizabeth.
Catherine, at 19, married David Stauffer and they had 9 children and lived in rural Berne, Indiana. Several years later they returned to Ohio, settling on what was known as the Stauffer farm four miles south of Bluffton.
Elizabeth married John Ulrich Badertscher at age 23 and they had 10 children and we have information on 5 of them.
Peter Neuenschwander Born: Jan. 10, 1790, Liestal Canton Basel, Switzerland Died: Feb. 10, 1846, Riley Township
Peter’s father: Michael N. Neuenschwander (1753-1801) Peter’s mother: Barbara Steiner (1753-1795)
Anna Marie Kammeter Neuenschwander Born: 1790 c, Aspach Cone. Dannemarie Dept. Haut Rhin, France Death: Date not known
Peter and Anna Marie’s Kammeter Neuenschwander's children (This is the only information available)
Catherine Neuenschwander Born: Jan. 4, 1826, Virginia Died: Aug. 27, 1905, Bluffton Buried: Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery
Spouse: David Stauffer Born: March 5, 1814, Normanvillars, Florimont, France Died: Dec. 23, 1880, rural Bluffton Buried: Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery
David’s father: David Stauffer (1769-1853) David’s mother: Anna Berner Barnes (1778-1853)
David’s other spouse: Elisabeth Neuenschwander
Catherine and David Stauffer’s children
Mary Stauffer Born: June 1, 1846, Berne, Indiana Died: Aug. 22, 1930 Spouse: Samuel Shifferly
Elizabeth Stauffer Born: Nov. 18, 1847 Died: Nov. 29 1937 Spouse: Frederick Gratz Spouse: James Coon
Verena Stauffer Born: March 16, 1851 Died: Aug. 31, 1926 Spouse: Emil Schaublin
Barbara Stauffer Born: Dec. 25, 1852 Died: Jan. 28, 1914 Spouse: David D. Hilty
Katharine Stauffer Born: May 15, 1855 Died: Jan. 5, 1941 Spouse: David Balmer
Isaac Stauffer Born: Dec. 9, 1858 Died: Dec. 4, 1943 Spouse: Catherine Herr
Henry Stauffer Born: March 7, 1861 Died: Feb. 16, 1918 Spouse: Emma Fett
John Stauffer Born: Jan. 25, 1863 Died: Jan. 10, 1935 Spouse: Lydia Frantz
Lydia Stauffer Born: Jan. 11, 1866 Died June 25, 1943 Spouse: William Stettler
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Elizabeth Neuenschwander Badertscher Born: March 19, 1840, Richland Township Died: March 20, 1913
Spouse: John Ulrich Badertscher Born: Jun 28, 1832, Emmental, Bern Switzerland Died: Dec. 3, 1906 Buried: Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery Occupation: Carpenter and coffin maker
John’s father: Peter Badertscher (1805-1872) John’s mother: Anna Aeschlimann (1805-1855)
Elizabeth and John Ulrich Badertscher’s children
Mary Ann Badertscher Born: April 18, 1864, Riley Township Died: May 14, 1929 Spouse: Adam Suter
Peter Badertscher Born: Nov. 12, 1865 Died: May 4, 1946 Spouse: Sarah Herr
Leah Badertscher Born: March 20 1867, Richland Township Died: Aug. 30, 1940, Cincinnati Spouse: David H. Stager
Katharina Badertscher Born: March 2 1869, Richland Township Died: March 8, 1941, Los Angeles, California Spouse: Rev. David D. King
Elizabeth Badertscher Born: March 23, 1874, Hancock County, Ohio Spouse: David W. Geiger