My Anabaptist/Mennonite/Canton Bern, Switzerland Surname List

 

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I was recently asked by another researcher what Swiss surnames in my tree I was researching in Canton Bern, Switzerland that belonged to the early Anabaptist followers there.  Below is an updated list of surnames and place names:

Oberdiessbach: 

Gungerich/Gungery*, Schindler, Vogel, Muller, Rubeli*.  See GAMEOChristian Gungerich was an Anabaptist preacher that was imprisoned in Schwarzenegg prison when he escaped in 1669.  He was re-captured and imprisoned in Waisenhaus Prison in the Canton’s capital Bern.  He died there in 1671.  He is my 10th great grand uncle See Der Tauferlehrer Christian Gungerich (1591-1671) und der Streit um Seinen Nachlass for more on his relations.  Also see Oberdiessbach Kirchenbuchen via Canton Bern archives, Mennosearch.com and the book Bernese Anabaptists and their American Descendants.  

 

Langnau:

Vogt, Strubel known as Rubeli* in Oberdiessbach.  See Langnau Kirchenbuchen via Canton Bern archives.  Part of the Rubeli family emigrated to the German Palatinate in 1672 as religious refugees. See Mennosearch.com.

 

Related links:

Link to Christian Gungerich on Ancestry.com

My German Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine, France, and Swiss Anabaptist Surname and Place Lists

Immigrants #11 to 20 ~ The Anabaptist Strubel/Rubeli of Aeschlen bei Oberdiessbach, Switzerland

*Gungerich and Rubeli are known Anabaptist surnames.  Christian Gungerich is believed to be the first of the Anabaptist faith in his family.

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