SEARCHING for information on Magdalena von NIEDERHAUSERN (1850-1936) married to Samuel G Hodler of Switzerland

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Illinois County Marriages 1810-1940, Marriage of daughter Lena Hodler,

March 27 1907, Kane,Illinois, Father Samuel Hodler,Mother Magdalena

Niedehaist. With a last name of Niederhausern it is ripe for being

miss spelled .Now that we see where lived, i will look for more records.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (842k points)
Thank you Wayne Morgan for your prompt reply. Yes, I will appreciate any further information you find. Again, Thanks so much. I will also try to look into the Niedehaist name - I've not ever seen this before.
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Swiss citizens have a "Heimatgemeinde" where copies of all records are kept, no matter where in Switzerland they live. I found at least one Rudolph von Niederhäusern who lived in Guggisberg, canton Bern, in 1876. That could be a beginning to trace the family. Another option is the Familiennamenbuch der Schweiz which lists the Heimatgemeinden by family name. You can also try the Schweizerisches Geschlechterbuch which lists the descendants of many better known Swiss families.


by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (478k points)
Thank you Helmut so much for your answer to my question regarding Magdalena Niederhauser(n). I will follow through with the resources you have mentioned.
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Illinois Deaths 1916-1947,  Silas Ropp died April 26 1936, Chicago ,Cook

Illinois. Mother Magdalena Hodler Father Christian Ropp.Buried Bohemian

Cemetary.Now is this Magdalena Hodler who marries Samuel Hodler.

Or was she born with surname Hodler.????
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (842k points)
Thank you Wayne. I believe that Magdalena married Samuel Gerhard Hodler. Her maiden name was Niederhauser (von Niederhausern) to my knowledge. She lived in Gurzelen in 1882 and my Grandmother (Lina) was one of her daughters.

One of Gurzelen's famous citizens is Ferdinand Hodler, one of the best known Swiss painters of the 19th century. The German Wikipedia specifically notes his citizenship in Gurzelen. It stands to reason that if your Magdalena lived there and married a Hodler there should be a good chance of getting more information on her origin: Swiss citizens deposit a "Heimatschein" (a certificate of citizenship from their home town) at the places they live, in other words, since Magdalena lived in Gurzelen there should be a record of her "Heimatgemeinde" there. Once you know the "Heimatgemeinde" you should be able to trace her family back as far as records are in existence.


Addendum: is the email address for the town. Perhaps they can tell you what information they have.

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Helmut Jungschaffer has told you about the "Heimatgemeinde". If you know it you may have a look here
by Björn Lohnert G2G2 (2.9k points)
Thank you very much. I will search for answers with your resource


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