My great great grandparents apparently were married in 1859. They lived on a mountain farm Bintzberg? near Marbach, Luzeren. Samuel was christened in Shangnau, Bern, Switzerland as were their two eldest sons. Maria was said to be from Oberonz, Bern, Switzerland. I've not been able to find out anything more of her roots. I know for a while, some of Samuel's ancestors were Mennonite. The two youngest children were baptised in Bern. The family came to America in the 1880s. I have a lot of the Gerber ancestry information but nothing for Maria E. Mathys.