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David Eggler's Genealogy Research

Updated September 14, 2007


Researching Eggler surname in US and Switzerland; Duerrwachter, Ruf, and Thiel of LaCrosse County, WI; Allen, Hewitt, and Smith originating in Minnesota; and Abbey, Brewer, Burbank, Colegrove, Comes, Corwin, Gallup, Oviatt, Pattison, and Stull, all pioneers in McKean County, PA.

David Hewitt Eggler
386 Gregory Lane
Bellefonte, PA 16823
A-United States
eggler@geosc.psu.edu

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Family Photos

  • Melchior Eggler farm in Mormon Coulee (925 KB)
    Melchior and Anna Barbara Eggler, my great-grandparents, at their farm near the corner of Mormon Coulee Road and Bloomers Mill Road in LaCrosse County, WI, before 1906. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Four cousins (200 KB)
    (back) Willis A. Eggler, son of Albert Eggler and Amelia Duerrwaechter, (front, from left) Wilbur Thiel, son of Daniel Thiel and Minnie Eggler, Ben Eggler, brother of Willis, and Glenn Thiel, brother of Wilbur. Probably taken in Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Heinrich (Henry) Eggler (19 KB)
    Heinrich was the brother of my grandfather Albert and lived in Spink County, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Barbara Fowler.
  • Helen Haven Brewer (29 KB)
    Helen Olive Haven, wife of Alanson Perry Brewer, the granduncle of the wife of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Bertha Eggler Schuermeyer (29 KB)
    Bertha was the sister of my grandfather Albert Eggler and lived in Spink County, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Barbara Fowler.
  • Emily Pattison Abbey (39 KB)
    Emily Pattison, wife of N W Abbey and the mother of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Pearl Eggler Welke and relatives (38 KB)
    (from left)Minnie Eggler Thiel, her niece Pearl Eggler Welke, her son Glenn, and her niece Essie Eggler Clark. Minnie was the sister of my grandfather Albert Eggler. Photo courtesy of Barbara Fowler.
  • Mr. & Mrs. George Palmer Abbey (130 KB)
    Melissa Burbank Abbey, daughter of Daniel Burbank & Polly Colegrove, and George Palmer Abbey, son of Timothy Abbey and Betsey Jacox (McKean County, PA)
  • Katherine Schneider Eggler and daughter Lena (147 KB)
    Katherine Schneider married Heinrich (Henry) Eggler, the brother of my grandfather Albert. They lived in Spink County, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Barbara Fowler.
  • Aerial view of Iseltwald, Switzerland (22 KB)
    Iseltwald lies on the south shore of Lake Brienz. It is and was the home of many people with the Abegglen surname
  • Aerial view of Brienz, Switzerland (43 KB)
    Brienz, the ancestral home of the surname Eggler, on the shores of Lake Brienz
  • Aerial view of Ringgenberg, Switzerland (31 KB)
    Ringgenberg lies on the north shore of Lake Brienz, with Brienz on the eastern end of the lake.
  • Francis Marion Patterson (25 KB)
    Francis M Patterson was a son of Ebenezer Pattison who moved his family from McKean County to Wisconsin, then Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, where this photo was taken, and finally to South Dakota.
  • Casper and Barbara Kienholz Eggler (23 KB)
    Casper Eggler of Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse, WI and his wife Barbara Kienholz Eggler. Both born in Brienz, Switzerland. Photo courtesy of David Pike.
  • Pete and Elise Eggler at home in Mormon Coulee (66 KB)
    Peter John Eggler, son of Peter Eggler of Mormon Coulee, WI (born in US) and his wife Elisabeth Grossmann (born in Switzerland), standing at left. His brother Walter is standing 4th from left. Others in the picture are Eddie Meyer, husband of Emilie (Amelia) Eggler (daughter of Peter), Henry Kunerth, husband of Clara H Eggler (daughter of Casper), and Bertha Eggler and Anna Eggler (Blossom), both daughters of Peter. Photo by Estella Eggler, courtesy of David Pike.
  • Catherine Thiel Duerrwaechter (24 KB)
    Catherine Thiel, daughter of Johan Thiel, b. 1852 Cincinnati, d. 1910 LaCrosse, WI. Wife of Alexander Ludwig Duerrwaechter.
  • Casper Eggler home in Mormon Coulee (99 KB)
    The home of Casper Eggler on his farm near the present-day Trinity United Church of Christ in Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse, WI. Photo courtesy of David Pike.
  • Ida and Amelia Eggler (59 KB)
    Ida Eggler (Koolhof) and Amelia (Emilie) Eggler (Meyer), daughters of Peter Eggler of Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse, WI. Photo by their cousin Estella Eggler (Pike), courtesy of David Pike.
  • Eggler relatives in Mormon Coulee, WI (69 KB)
    People in photo include Ida Eggler Kunerth, Minnie Herletzki, Louise (daughter of Casper?), and “Nicolai,” probably Louis Nicolai, husband of Bertha Kunerth. Photo by Estella Eggler, courtesy of David Pike.
  • Casper Eggler family of Mormon Coulee (31 KB)
    Casper and Barbara Kienholz Eggler and their family at home in Mormon Coulee, WI. Daughter Stella is standing, fourth from left, and son Victor is standing third from right. Photo courtesy of David Pike.
  • St. Martin RC Church, Ittersdorf, Germany (19 KB)
    Successor (not the original) to the church in which my Thiel ancestors were christened, married, and buried in Ittersdorf in the Saar region of what was then Prussia, only a few miles from the French border. Photo courtesy of Daryl M. Wunrow
  • Ittersdorf, Saar, Germany (33 KB)
    View of the town of Ittersdorf from St. Martin's church. The town is where my Thiel ancestors lived before they emigrated to the Buffalo, NY area. John Thiel then married in Cincinnati and moved to Vernon County, WI, near LaCrosse. Photo courtesy of Daryl M. Wunrow
  • Claude & Carrie Rees Patterson (105 KB)
    Claude & Carrie at their farm in Keating Twp, McKean County, PA. Claude was the son of Leslie P, grandson of Sylvester Jewell P, and great-grandson of Ebenzer Patterson. Photo courtesy of Amy Holton
  • Tombstones of Jane Dillard and John B Allen (146 KB)
    Tombstones of Jane Dillard Allen and John Boswell Allen, my great-great grandparents, in Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Bessie Warming Cummins & children (52 KB)
    Bessie R Warming Cummins and children Arthur and Martha Mae, in Minneapolis, 1928. Don't know who the other boy is. Martha Mae Cummins Button was named after her great-grandmother Martha Mae Koons Hewitt.
  • Hewitt, Cummins, and Smith cousins (47 KB)
    (from left) Arthur (Mutt) Hewitt, Dorothy Smith Eggler, Hazel Cummins Edgell, and Hewitt (Buzz) Smith. In Minneapolis, 1928.
  • Barbara Michel Eggler (19 KB)
    Barbara Michel Eggler, mother of Peter and Casper of Mormon Coulee, WI, and also the sister-in-law of Melchior Eggler of Mormon Coulee. She died in Brienz, Switzerland in 1859. Photo courtesy of David Pike.
  • Herman A. Patterson (23 KB)
    Herman Alvera Patterson (1868-1949), son of Francis Marion Patterson and grandson of Ebenezer Patterson, and newspaper publisher in South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Bonita Thomas.
  • Kienholz home in Mormon Coulee, WI (80 KB)
    People include Victor Herbert Eggler, son of Casper, and Willie Kienholz, son of Peter Kienholz, Jr.
  • Patterson homestead in Farmer's Valley (71 KB)
    Carrie Rees Patterson, wife of Claude Patterson, at the homestead in Farmer's Valley, McKean County, PA with children Myrtle, Muriel, Ansel, and Vera. Photo courtesy of Amy Holton
  • Olive Pattison Hutchins with son Cad (61 KB)
    Olive Pattison Hutchins, daughter of Ebenezer Pattison and wife of Myron Clarke Hutchins, with son Cad. Photo courtesy of Val Smithwick.
  • Brienz church (42 KB)
    Parish church of Brienz, Bern, Switzerland, the ancestral home of Eggler families in America. Photo courtesy of Lyle Hartmann
  • Leslie Patterson and his son-in-law Walter Digel (80 KB)
    Leslie Patterson was the grandson of Ebenezer Patterson. His daughter Bertha married Walter Digel. Photo at Olean, New York, probably around 1920. Photo courtesy of Amy Holton
  • Alta & Ellen and grandchildren (153 KB)
    Alta Comes Ness and her mother Ellen Armena Pattison Comes Hoffman with Alta's grandchildren and Ellen's great-grandchildren Louise and Elsie, daughters of Lenora Ellen Ness and Merle Dickinson, in McKean County, PA. Photo courtesy of Jody Ward Jackson.
  • 1861 plat map (63 KB)
    1861 plat map of part of Shelby township, LaCrosse County, WI. Courtesy of Carol Williams
  • Thiel Family Reunion 2003, New Oregon, Erie, NY (133 KB)
    Biannual reunion and picnic for Thiel descendants originating in Erie County, New York. August 2003. I am #30; my John Thiel went from NY to Vernon County, WI via Cincinnati. #43 is Daryl Wunrow, husband of a Thiel descendant, whose family also is from Wisconsin. #18 is Paula Thiel Snellgrove, one of the reunion organizers and the chief genealogist. Picture courtesy of Paula
  • Barbara Freihoffer Eggler (32 KB)
    Anna Barbara Freihoffer, wife of Melchior Eggler, of Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse, WI, b. 1841 in Canton Zurich, Switzerland, d. 1928 in LaCrosse. My great-grandmother. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • 1866 plat map (79 KB)
    1866 plat map of a portion of Shelby township, LaCrosse County, WI. Courtesy of Carol Williams
  • Melchior Eggler as a younger man (38 KB)
    Melchior Eggler, son of Melchior, b. 1839 in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland, d. 1921 in LaCrosse, WI, and my great-grandfather. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • 1874 plat map (54 KB)
    1874 plat map of a portion of Shelby township, LaCrosse County, WI
  • Melchior Eggler as an older man (44 KB)
    Melchior Eggler, son of Melchior, b. 1839 in Brienz, Bern, Switzerland, d. 1921 in LaCrosse, WI, and my great-grandfather. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Dan Thiel & Amelia Duerrwaechter Eggler (59 KB)
    Amelia Duerrwaechter Eggler, my grandmother, with her uncle Dan Thiel, in 1931 in Pecatonica, IL. Amelia’s mother was Dan Thiel’s sister, and Dan Thiel married two sisters of Albert Eggler, Amelia’s husband and my grandfather. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Anna Thiel of LaCrosse WI (29 KB)
    Anna Pompi Thiel, born about 1830 in Bohemian Austria, the second wife of John Thiel off Vernon & LaCrosse Counties, WI. She was the mother of Frank, Jacob, William, and Dan Thiel . Dan Thiel married two Eggler sisters of my grandfather Albert Eggler and was the father of Glenn Thiel, who furnished this photograph.
  • John Thiel of LaCrosse, WI (29 KB)
    John Thiel, born in 1816 in Itersdorf, Saar, Germany, died 1901 in LaCrosse, and the father of Catherine Thiel and Dan Thiel. Catherine Thiel was the mother of my grandmother Amelia Duerrwaechter Eggler. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • The Eggler crest (39 KB)
    Crest of Eggler, one of the original families certified as citizens of Brienz, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Nearly all Egglers in America emigrated from Brienz. Courtesy of Roy Schild
  • Calling cards of Arnold Eggler (28 KB)
    When Arnold called on someone and no one was home, a calling card was left. These are hand-inked; the capital letters are different on all three. Arnold was the son of Peter and Anna Kauffman Eggler. He died at 21 in June 1904 on a farm in Janesville, Wisconsin. Cards and their tin holder courtesy of Walt Loucks
  • George Hewitt & Martha Mae Koons Hewitt (45 KB)
    My great-grandparents George & Martha Mae Koons Hewitt. She was the daughter of Henry David Jones Koons and Henrietta Allen with DAR roots on both sides; she died at age 27 on the Dakota frontier and he died a year later at age 36 in Minneapolis. Five children including my grandmother were left orphans. Both are buried at Shakopee in Scott County, MN.
  • Alonzo Burbank (39 KB)
    Alonzo Burbank, husband of Pitt E. Abbey's aunt, from his 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • 1890 plat map of Shelby (54 KB)
    1890 plat map of a portion of Shelby township, LaCrosse County, WI
  • 1889 map to Valley Cemetery, Shakopee, Minnesota (231 KB)
    The eastern part of Valley Cemetery, including the Allen/Koons plot 39, the Riggs/Ferguson plot 177, the George Hewitt plot 171 (since resold), and the Spencer plot 204. Map courtesy of Betty Dols, Scott County Historical Society
  • Alta Comes Ness (39 KB)
    Alta Comes Ness, cousin of Pitt E. Abbey, from his 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • 1890 plat map of Shelby & Greenfield (52 KB)
    1890 plat map of a portion of Shelby & Greenfield Townships, LaCrosse County, WI
  • The Dr. Faust House in Knittlingen, Germany (314 KB)
    Dr. Johannes Faust was a German astrologer and magician. Little is known about the historical Faust, but he probably lived from about 1480 to 1540. People of the time considered him a fraud and a criminal; Martin Luther believed that he had devilish powers. A crude biography appeared in 1587. The unknown author borrowed many sensational legends about other magicians. In 1588 Christopher Marlowe wrote a tragedy based on that biography. The greatest literary version of the Faust story was a radically-changed drama by Goethe, in 1808 and 1832. The historical Faust is believed to have lived in Knittlingen, Wuerttemberg, where there is a Dr. Johannes Faust House. This house was later occupied by Alexander Dürrwächter (1798-1862), a carpenter. He was my second great-granduncle. Photographs of the Fault House and its Dürrwächter connection courtesy of Jörg Dürrwächter
  • Ebenezer Pattison (31 KB)
    Ebenezer Pattison, grandfather of Pitt E. Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 photo album (McKean County, PA)
  • 1906 plat map (39 KB)
    1906 plat map of a portion of Shelby township, LaCrosse County, WI
  • Tombstone of Melchior Eggler in Mormon Coulee (125 KB)
    The first jump-start to my genealogy research: the tombstone of my 2nd-great grandfather Melchior Eggler in the Salzer Memorial Church cemetery, Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Born December 10, 1810 in Brienz, Switzerland, died January 24, 1879 in Mormon Coulee. His 3rd great-granddaughter Aimee alongside.
  • Sarah Abbey Burbank (38 KB)
    Sarah Abbey Burbank, sister of N W Abbey and aunt of Pitt E. Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Dorothy Smith and her mother (127 KB)
    Dorothy Smith and her mother, Florence Hewitt Smith (daughter of George and Martha Mae Hewitt), in Minneapolis about 1910
  • Orson & Raymond Stull, chauffeurs (52 KB)
    Orson and Raymon, sons of Sylvester, as chauffeurs in McKean County in the earlier days of automobiles. Orson later went into oil producing, and Raymon moved to WV and Texas; he was shot by a jealous wife or girlfriend
  • Docia Brewer Gallup (22 KB)
    Docia Brewer Gallup, grandaunt of Pitt E. abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Three Hewitt women of western Minnesota (81 KB)
    In front Maria Cole Hewitt, widow of Arthur Hewitt, and in back her daughters Eleanor Hewitt Borgendale and Ada Hewitt. Photo taken in Canby, Yellow Medicine County, in 1928.
  • Florence Thiel (22 KB)
    Florence Thiel 1898-2000, a schoolteacher in Phoenix AZ, and the daughter of Dan Thiel and Anna Maria Eggler Thiel. Anna was the daughter of Melchior Eggler and the sister of my grandfather Albert Eggler. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Raymond Stull (Raymon) and his dog Bessie (53 KB)
    Raymon, son of Sylvester, grew up in McKean County, PA and later moved to WV and Texas. He was shot by a jealous wife or girlfriend. His tombstone reads "Mother's Boy." This card was sent to his sister Belle Stull Tanner.
  • Jabez Gallup (36 KB)
    Jabez Gallup, husband of Docia Brewer, from Pitt E. Abbey's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Glenn & Wilbur Thiel (40 KB)
    Glenn & Wilbur Thiel born in Pecatonica IL, children of Dan Thiel and his second wife Minnie Martha Eggler Thiel. She was the daughter of Melchior Eggler and the sister of my grandfather Albert Eggler. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Esther Tanner with the Hewitt twins (29 KB)
    Esther Tanner with Verna and Maude Hewitt. Esther and Herbert Tanner adopted the twins after George and Martha Mae Koons Hewitt, my great-grandparents, died. Esther was also the only "grandmother" my mother knew. Photo courtesy of Lois Pearson.
  • Florence and Howard Smith (226 KB)
    Florence Hewitt Smith and Howard A Smith, on their farm near Barksdale in far northern Wisconsin, about 1927
  • Minnie, Benjamin, and Sara Eggler of Mormon Coulee (52 KB)
    Minnie, Benjamin, and Sara were children of Melchior and Barbara Freihoffer Eggler, my great-grandparents. Minnie married Dan Thiel, Benjamin died on the farm at age 16, and Sara married Albert Loeffler. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Olive Pattison Hutchins and Myron Clarke Hutchins (62 KB)
    Olive was the sister of Emily Pattison, Betsey Eggler's great-grandmother. Their father was Ebenezer Patterson. Photo courtesy of Dorothy Husband.
  • The Brienzersee Jungfrauregion of Bernese Oberland (77 KB)
    Lake Brienz at the foot of the Alps in Switzerland, looking south. From the right, clockwise around the lake: Interlaken, Ringgenberg, Oberried, Brienz, Meiringen (to the east), Giessbach, Iseltwald, Boenigen. Grindelwald farther up in the foothills.
  • Dan Thiel and Anna Eggler (25 KB)
    Dan Thiel of Pecatonica IL and his first wife Anna Maria Eggler of Mormon Coulee. She was the sister of my grandfather. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Descendants of Ebenezer Patterson, about 1901 (212 KB)
    Children l to r: Frank & Howard Boyer, Harry Ness, Alice Boyer, Eva Hoffman, Leora Ness, Edna Ness, Ernest Hutchins, Ada Ness, Hazel Abbey, Earl Terry, Arthur Ness, Orlo Ness, Emmett Terry. Seated l to r: Fayette Patterson, Ellen Patterson Hoffman, Stephen & Caroline Hopkins Pattison holding Beatrice & Bernice Terry, Catherine Robinson Pattison (Mrs. DeWayne), Angeline Brockham (Mrs. Sylvester) Pattison, Leslie Patterson, Alta Comes Ness. Standing lft to rt: Mary & Lonnie Boyer, Carrie & Eben Pattison, Lena Pattison, Raymond Field, Mary Pattison Terry, Opal Field, Burr Field, Isabelle Pattison, Emma Pattison Sparks & George Sparks, Nancy Pattison Field, Margaret Boyer Ritchie, Orpha Boyer Mulvihill, Nettie Maria Smith Abbey (McKean County, PA)
  • William Earl Dillingham (129 KB)
    William Earl Dillingham in his dairy (on the right). He was the husband of Louisa Margaret Ruf, daughter of Peter Ruf (Ruef) and Margaretha Eggler, daughter of Melchior Eggler and Elisabeth Abegglen. Photo courtesy of Rex Michael Dillon.
  • Dan Thiel & Minnie Eggler Thiel (45 KB)
    Dan Thiel of Pecatonica IL and his second wife Minnie Eggler, sister of his first wife Anna and the sister of my grandfather Albert Eggler. Photo courtesy of Glenn Thiel.
  • Who are these people? (146 KB)
    This is a photo taken in Buffalo or LaCrosse County, WI, possibly of the Ruf/Eggler families. Do you recognize anyone? Photo courtesy of Rex Michael Dillon
  • Peter Eggler Family, taken about 1907 (92 KB)
    Peter Eggler family of Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse,WI. Standing, left to right: Anna Blossom, Peter, Amelia Meyer, Walter, Ida Koolhof, William, Bertha, Conrad, Louisa Bogner, Arnold, Lena McCarty, seated Peter and Anna Kaufmann Eggler. Arnold died in 1904, so his photo has been inserted. Photo courtesy of Walt Loucks.
  • Louise Eggler, daughter of Peter, and friends (50 KB)
    Louise Eggler(Bogner)in a photo taken in LaCrosse, WI, probably in the early 1900s. She is on the right in the second row. Two of the other women are certainly her sisters. Louise Bogner lived most of her life in Mendocino County CA. Photo courtesy of Walt Loucks.
  • Peter and Elise Grossmann Eggler? (43 KB)
    This photo from Louise Eggler Bogner was labeled "George and Mable," indicating that George was Louise's brother. She had no brother George. Assuming that the man is indeed her brother, and because the photo was taken in LaCrosse, I tentatively conclude that the photo is of Pete and Elise. Photo courtesy of Walt Loucks.
  • Frieda & Hilda (38 KB)
    This photo, taken in LaCrosse, shows Hilda Eggler Olson on the right and Frieda Eggler Rinn on the left. Hilda had been diagnosed with a goiter, was scheduled for (then very risky) surgery, and William and Martha Eggler, their parents, wanted a keepsake in case she did not survive. Photo from the collection of Louise Eggler Bogner, courtesy of Walt Loucks. Identifications by Frieda Eggler Rinn and Roger Rinn.
  • Building at the Upper Sioux Agency, MN (89 KB)
    The restored headquarters of the Upper Sioux Agency, Yellow Medicine, MN. It was destroyed in the Sioux uprising of 1862. My gg grandfather Henry D.J. Koons was interpreter to the Indian Agent at this location in 1861-1862, but he died before the uprising.
  • Freddy Irons (29 KB)
    Freddy Irons (1859-1865), first cousin of Nettie M Smith, wife of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKeanCounty, PA)
  • Pitt & Nettie Abbey (28 KB)
    Pitt E Abbey & Nettie Maria Smith, his wife, from his 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Mamie Pattison (28 KB)
    Mamie Pattison from the 1879 album of Pitt E Abbey. She's certainly a relative, but I am not sure how she fits in.
  • Angeline Brockham Pattison (22 KB)
    Mrs. Sylvester Pattison (Angeline Brockham), wife of Pitt E Abbey's uncle, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Eseck Smith (34 KB)
    Eseck Smith, grandfather of Nettie M Smith, wife of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Mary V Smith McCamman (16 KB)
    Mary V Smith McCamman, sister of Nettie Smith Abbey, from Pitt Abbey's 1879 album (McKean County)
  • Elizabeth Moore Parker (33 KB)
    Elizabeth Moore, wife of Ebenezer Parker, and grandmother of Nettie M Smith, the wife of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Peter Harry Dillingham (Dillon) (244 KB)
    The man holding the horse is Peter Harry Dillingham, son of William Earl Dillingham and grandson of Peter Ruef and Margaretha Eggler Ruef. Taken in Black Earth or Eau Clair, Wisconsin. He later changed his name to Dillon. Photo courtesy of Rex Michael Dillon
  • Mary V Smith and William E McCamman (14 KB)
    Mary Smith McCamman was the sister of Nettie Smith Abbey and daughter of Herman Riley Smith. From Pitt Abbey's 1879 album
  • Peter Ruf (Ruef) and Margaretha Eggler Ruf (102 KB)
    Peter Ruef (Ruf) and his wife Margaretha Eggler Ruf, both born Brienz, Bern, Switzerland. She was the daughter of Melchior Eggler and Elisabeth Abegglen. Photo in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Rex Michael Dillon
  • Schild, Michel, and Staehli crests of Brienz (30 KB)
    The three families were among those who were the original citizens of Brienz, Bern, Switzerland. Crests courtesy of Roy Schild
  • Harry T. Abbey (4 KB)
    Harry T. Abbey 1826-1902, son of Timothy and Betsey Jaycox Abbey, husband of Olive Gallup and Nancy Corwin, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Mira (Lamira) Pattison (26 KB)
    Mira Pattison, daughter of Ebenezer Pattison and Nancy Brewer, from Pitt Abbey's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Lake Brienz, Switzerland (15 KB)
    The foothills and mountains surrounding Lake Brienz (Brienzersee)
  • Eva Callar (27 KB)
    Eva Callar, second cousin of Pitt E Abbey, from his 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • John J Abbey (34 KB)
    John J Abbey (1816-1891), son of Timothy Abbey & Betsey Jacox Abbey, brother of NW Abbey, and uncle of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album
  • Amelia Duerrwaechter (126 KB)
    Amelia Duerrwaechter (1873-1956), daughter of Alexander Ludwig Duerrwaechter of LaCrosse, WI and wife of Albert Eggler. My grandmother. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Pitt Abbey (25 KB)
    Pitt Eben Abbey, age 10, when the family moved to 212 W King St., Smethport, PA, from Pitt's 1879 album (McKean County, PA)
  • Lydia Seamons Abbey (35 KB)
    Lydia Seamons Abbey (1824-1900), wife of John J Abbey, and aunt of Pitt E Abbey, from Pitt's 1879 album
  • Amelia Duerrwaechter Eggler and her granddaughter (202 KB)
    Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk, taken in Idaho about 1948
  • Eggler family of Birmingham, Alabama (156 KB)
    Charles Frederick Eggler and Matilda Jane Eggler of Birmingham, Alabama, and their children, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. Charles Frederick Eggler was the first cousin of my great-grandfather Melchior. All rows left to right. Back row: Amy Toney; Virginia, daughter of John Albert Eggler; Brooks Smith; Amy Bentley Eggler Smith; Oscar Swanson; Dora Ward Eggler Swanson; John Osborn. Middle row: Annie Blanche Eggler Toney; Charles Frederick Eggler; Raymond, son of John Albert Eggler; Matilda Jane Marshman Eggler; Pauline Osborn; Frederick Leon Eggler; Pratt Osborn; Alice Barbara Eggler Osborn, holding Charles William Osborn. Sitting in front: Florence Toney and Claude Richard (Bud) Toney. Picture taken about 1918. Courtesy of Charles Eggler.
  • Katherine Barbara Niedermeier Duerrwaechter (347 KB)
    Katherine Barbara Niedermeier Duerrwaechter (b. 1809 Knittlingen, Wuerttemberg, Germany, d. 1890 LaCrosse, WI), married to Jonathan Duerrwaechter. Taken in LaCrosse. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • The Alexander Duerrwaechter family, LaCrosse, WI (313 KB)
    (sitting) John J (1878-1942), mother Catherine Thiel (1852-1910), father Alexander Ludwig (b. 1842 Knittlingen, Wuerttemberg, Germany, d. 1920), Amelia Ana (1873-1956, m. Albert Eggler). (standing) Emma (b. 1883, m. William Lessemann), Alexander John (1872-1940), Anna Cathrina (1876-1936). Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Albert Eggler as a young man in LaCrosse, WI (125 KB)
    My grandfather Albert Eggler (1869-1952). Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Ben Eggler in Chicago (123 KB)
    My uncle Ben (1910-1993) in Chicago, in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Amelia Duerrwaechter Eggler and her grandchildren (167 KB)
    (from left) David Eggler and Jim Eggler. Amelia is holding Bruce Eggler. Taken about 1944 on the Central Michigan College campus in Mount Pleasant. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Albert and Amelia Eggler (238 KB)
    Albert and Amelia Eggler in Chicago, about 1942, with Jim Eggler and David Eggler. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
  • Albert and Amelia Eggler and their children (352 KB)
    Edith, Willis, Albert, Ben, and Amelia Eggler on the occasion of the parents’ anniversary, in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Maralyn Burk.
 

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    John Flueck, a member of the 1856 Brienz migration to Mormon Coulee, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The letter describes the journey and also contains a history of origin of the Kienholz name. John, who in America spelled the name Flick, was about 90 in 1928. Letter courtesy of Carol Williams
  • What Was New in 2002 (12 KB)
    My genealogy research in the calendar year 2002
  • Eggler/Eckler family of PA, MD, and KY (289 KB)
    Descendants of Uli/Ulrich Eggler of Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland
  • Abegglen descendants of Iseltwald (30 KB)
    Abegglen descendants in Iseltwald, Canton Bern, Switzerland and in Wisconsin, USA
  • A second Pattison/ Patterson Family History (19 KB)
    A Pattison/ Patterson Family History from a 1938 article in the McKean County Democrat, paralleling the other Patterson History on this webpage
  • A Patterson/Pattison Family History (23 KB)
    These documents about the Salmon and Ebenezer Patterson/Pattison family history come from Marie Poor of SD, a descendant of Francis Marion Patterson, a son of Ebenezer. They are fascinating but contain some obvious mistakes, so use the facts judiciously. I thank Marie for letting me put these documents on the WEB.
  • Descendants of Jacob Jansen Hap Stol 9/03 (397 KB)
    Stol/Stoll/Stull descendants in New Jersey, New York, and McKean County, PA. Betsey’s cousin is a Stull.
  • Dave Eggler the base ballist (2 KB)
    Not a Swiss Eggler, but an interesting name...
  • Brewer descendants in McKean County, PA 9/03 (911 KB)
    My wife is a descendant of William Brewer & Polly Curtis, pioneers in Norwich Township, McKean County
  • Descendants of Peter Eggler in NY and PA 9/03 (293 KB)
    Peter had descendants in Sullivan County, New York and Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Peter was the third cousin of Caspar, whose descendants went to Wisconsin, and second cousin once removed of Johannes, whose sons emigrated to Sullivan County, NY. Two sons of Peter emigrated to Sullivan County, a granddaughter with her husband went to Utah, and another granddaughter Barbara married Melchior, a grandson of Johannes. The ancestors of Peter can be found in the Report Descendants of Ulli Eggler.
  • Duerrwaechter family of Milwaukee area (19 KB)
    This Duerrwaechter family emigrated from Wuerttemberg, Germany to the Manitowoc/ Germantown/ Milwaukee area. I do not yet know how or if they are related to the Duerrwachters of the LaCrosse area.
  • Gallup Descendants in McKean County, PA (243 KB)
    We are not descendants from a Gallup, but people in this line weave in and out of many of my wife's ancestors
  • Report of the Indian Agent, Sioux Reservation, MN (42 KB)
    The report contains a description of activity of my great-great grandfather Henry D J Koons, interpreter at the Upper Sioux Agency, western Minnesota
  • Descendants of Peter Eggler in Wisconsin 9/03 (271 KB)
    Peter’s sons Casper and Peter emigrated to Wisconsin; they were nephews of Melchior Eggler of LaCrosse County, my gg grandfather. Ancestors of Peter Eggler can be found in the Report on Descendants of Ulli Eggler.
  • Eggler/Meyer History by Lloyd Lorenz (13 KB)
    Lloyd Lorenz was a grandson of Amelia Lydia (Emilie) Eggler Meyer and Edward Meyer of the Town of Greenfield, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I have added the material within brackets.
  • Descendants of Melchior Eggler in Wisconsin 9/03 (327 KB)
    Melchior was a descendant of Ulli Eggler and the uncle of Casper and Peter of LaCrosse County, WI. He is my gg grandfather. His ancestors can be found in the Report on Descendants of Ulli Eggler.
  • Descendants of John Hewitt 9/03 (193 KB)
    Hewitt family of Minnesota (mostly) and Wisconsin. John Hewitt was my gg grandfather. The connection to a Dillard DAR ancestor is through this family.
  • DAR/SAR eligibility (3 KB)
    An internet breakthrough! I'm now eligible for the S.A.R. and my daughter for the D.A.R.
  • Descendants of John Smith 9/03 (141 KB)
    Descendants of John Smith in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Much of this file came from Erma Chapman Swift. My grandfather was Howard Smith.
  • Descendants of Johannes Eggler in NY and PA 9/03 (292 KB)
    Two sons of Johannes emigrated to Sullivan County, NY, and grandsons settled in Delaware County, New York and in Cameron and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania. The Cameron/Clinton County grandson was Matthaus (Matthew). Johannes was the second cousin once removed of Peter, whose descendants went to New York and Utah, and the first cousin once removed of Caspar, my ancestor, whose descendants went to Wisconsin. The ancestors of Johannes can be found in the Report on Descendants of Ulli Eggler.
  • Descendants of John Pattison 9/03 (738 KB)
    John Pattison was the father of Salmon/Solomon Pattison/Patterson. (This family used Pattison and Patterson rather interchangeably.) Salmon’s children included Ebenezer, who moved to McKean County, PA in the 1830s and is an ancestor of Betsey Abbey Eggler. Salmon died in Genesee County, NY. According to one history, he was a Revolutionary War soldier.
  • My Kuhns/Koons family 9/03 (252 KB)
    This family started in Berks County, PA. My gg grandfather Henry David Jones Koons died at a young age while serving as an interpreter to the Sioux Indian Agent on the Minnesota frontier. This family has Revolutionary War ancestry.
  • Descendants of John Allen 9/03 (430 KB)
    John Allen was born in Maryland and died in Kentucky. His son John Boswell Allen married Jane Dillard, born in Virginia and with a Revolutionary War ancestor. John and Jane Allen lived and died in Shakopee MN, an historic town south of St. Paul. Their daughter Henrietta, my gg grandmother, married Henry D.J. Koons.
  • Descendants of William Smith of McKean County, PA (239 KB)
    Another Smith family, ancestors of Betsey Abbey Eggler. Her great grandfather was Herman Riley Smith, a Civil War soldier. 9/03
  • Descendants of John Abbe (Abbey) in McKean County (468 KB)
    The Abbe/Abbey family of New England had descendants who moved to Chenango County, NY and then, in the 1820s, like several other familie of Chenango, to Norwich Township of McKean County, PA. Betsey Abbey Eggler is a descendant. 9/03
 

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