Re: Balmers from Interlaken, Switzerland
I defintely have information on your family. I have three sources.The first source is old Family Group Records from research my father's family had done in the 1930's.There are many errors in this research.The second source is the Billeter Notes from Family History Library Film 0193467.This research is more accurate than the first, but it also contains some errors.The third source is the actual records from the Gsteig (that is the correct spelling) bei Interlaken Parish Register - Family History Library Films 2005439 to 2005446.I have been using the old research and the Billeter notes as guidelines to then go into the Parish Register and find the actual records.
Your family is in all three sources.I have Old Family Group Records for 1) Christian Balmer and Margarethe Wyss showing their children Margarethe, Christian, Johannes, Susanna Catharine, Peter and Anna.This family also appears in the Billeter Notes with the notation to America 1840. 2) Christian Balmer and Anna Stoller showing their children Margaretha, Christian, Peter, Anna, Elisabeth, Catharine, and Johannes. There is also information in the Billeter Notes on this family.3) Christian Balmer and Elisabeth Inaebnit showing their children Christian, Ulrich, Margarethe, Peter and Conrad. There is some information in the Billeter Notes, but the family is not complete. I also have about 4 more generations, but I don't how accurate it is as it is all from the old research.I'm sure it probably also shows up in the Billeter Notes, I just haven't looked for it.
This branch of the family is not part of my direct line so I haven't really verified any of the information.I'll go through the photocopies I've made and see if any of these names turn up and then check the actual parish register film when next I go to the local Family History Center. I'll get back to you by e-mail when I have a chance to look through the Parish Register. If you have any questions, or would like photocopies of any of the records I have let me know by e-mail.