The family name ZÖBELI is still known in Switzerland, especially in the Zurich Area. As I found out (with help of the Staatsarchiv in Zurich) the first documented is Heinrich ZÖBELI, born in Oberweningen (no more dates available), his son Heinrich ZÖBELI (born 1593, died 1621 - Oberweningen) married Anna SURBER (born 1597, died abt. 1648). Their son Hans (or Hanß) ZÖBELI (born 20.10.1622 Oberweningen, died before 1670) married Verena BERNHARD, their son Heinrich ZÖBELI (born 10.03.1650, died 27.01.1725 Oberweningen) married Anna HAARlacher (Died 31.05.1680 Oberweningen). Their son was Heinrich ZÖBELI (born 26.06.1677 Oberweningen, died 7.05.1759 Eppelheim). He left Switzerland about 1700 (economics? religion?) and went to Heidelberg area, as a lot of swiss people did in that times. He married 4.05.1706 in Eppelheim Anna Barbara GOLLINGER. The priest documented this marriage for "Henrich ZOBELEI from Oberwangen nr. Zürich", so the family name changed in Germany. He became my ancestor in the 9th generation.