I have been researching the line of my g-g-g-grandmother, Magdalena Pfarrer. I have also found this name spelled Fahrer and Farer.The first Pfarrer I find is Hans Pfarrer in Brunnenthal in Messen on the border between Canton Bern & Canton Solothurn.They were Wasenmeisters by trade (the person appointed by the city council to dispose of the dead animals in the village).There are Pfarrers in many of the villages and in some cases, the word "Tolerant" appears after the surname.At first, I thought it might be a place, but in checking into it was told it may have some sort of a religious connotation.It seems that Bernese Messen was Protestant Reformed and Solothurner Messen was Catholic.It occurred to me that perhaps the government required the Apostolic Christians to be baptised into the Reform Church as a matter of law and the word "Tolerant" designated them as members of that church.Do you know if that might be the case?
Because all of the Pfarrer names I have found so far have been connected back to the original Hans Pfarrer, married #1) Elsbeth Dick in 1697 and #2) Salome Waeber in 1710, it seems likely your Nicklaus fits in here somewhere. Because all of the Pfarrer names I have found so far have been connected back to the original Hans Pfarrer, married #1) Elsbeth Dick in 1697 and #2) Salome Waeber in 1710, it seems likely your Nicklaus fits in here somewhere. Any light you can shed on where the records for the the Apostolic Christans might be kept would be appreciated.Thanks for any information you can provide.