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Updating our Swiss family genealogies

Note to Bluffton Forever viewers of Swiss-German descent:

Earlier this week we posted the 41st genealogy column related to persons of the Bluffton-Pandora communities.

This series has a very loyal following. We feel that the material, as presented in a format easy to read and cross reference, has great research value.

However, we are near the end of posting the family material in our collection.

We invite viewers who have family genealogies not part of this collection to contact us.

Reach out to us at:

The complete list of columns in this series follows. Please check to see if you have material we’ve not posted.

We also recognized that errors slip into these columns. We'd appreciate hearing from viewers who have corrections to make on specific columns.


About Our Swiss Connection During his retirement years, Bluffton Swiss genealogist, the late Herb Probst, created a genealogical overview of the early Swiss settlers in the Bluffton and Pandora communities, which he shared during his lifetime with several area families, who he researched.

Probst’s grandfather, Josef Probst, came from Germany in 1880 and married Elizabeth Suter of this community. On his mother’s side, her father was Solomon Welty and her mother was Barbara Amstutz.

Schutz, Geiger, Cherry

Christian John and Katherine Steiner Luginbuhl

Christian “Black Beard” Bosiger

Johannes and Barbara Walti Geiger

Peter and Anna Aeschlimann Badertscher

Christian and Regina Neuenschwander Matter

John and Elizabeth Zimmerly Diller and Peter and Barbara Suter Diller

Christian, Sr., and Anna Burkhalter Amstutz

Bishop Christian and Elizabeth Steiner Bosiger

John Ulrich Amstutz and Katharina Amstutz

John Ulrich Amstutz, an early entrepreneur

Johannes and Magdalena Amstutz Sommer – part 1

Johannes and Magdalena Amstutz Sommer – part 2

Jacob and Barbara Wahli Moser

Christian and Katharina Luginbuhl Steiner

Karl and Anna Weber Badertscher

Christian and Anna Steiner Lugibuhl –

John F. and Barbara Habegger Steiner

Peter and Verena Luginbuhl Hilty

Christian and Kristina Brechbuhl Bucher

Abraham and Marianna Ramseier Zurflug

John D. and Elizabeth Moser Bosiger

Dr. J.J. and Susan Lugibihl Sutter

Abraham and Anna Locher Lugibihl

Christian, Sr., and Anna Burkhalter Amstutz

Christian, Sr., and Magdalena Steiner Suter

Peter and Barbara Schumacher Steiner

Rudolf and Barbara A. Amstutz Althaus, Gotthard and Elizabeth Steiner Althaus, and Henry Althaus

Abraham and Mary Ann Kohler Steiner

Amstutz, Neuenschwander, Suter and Luginbuhl connections

Christian and Barbara Luginbuhl Schumacher

John and Sarah Mary Berner Bosiger – (cider press Basinger)

Peter and Anna Marie Kammeter Neuenschwander – and two daughters –

Catherine and David Stauffer

Elizabeth and John Ulrich Badertscher

Michael and Anna Ernst Neuenschwander

Will Triplett and John Amstutz

Mathias and Lidia Augstburger Badertscher

Thomas and Catherine Hilti Fett

Johannes (John) and Elisabeth Steiner Habegger

Heinrich and Verena Meyer Hauenstein

John and Elizabeth Stauffer Steiner and Anna Burkhalter Steiner


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