Re: Samuel Tschappler born 1816 Bern Switzerland
Thank you Fredric; your documentation is impressive.
Our Samuel (and family) that arrived in the USA on the ship Boreas in 1834 was from Switzerland. Your documentation on the Tschappler family is consistent with what I have, in that it seems that the Tschappler family was from Kirchenthurnen - very near the towns of Wattenwil and Muhlethurnen, mentioned in your documents. I have been to Kirchenthurnen, and the Tschappler (Tschappeler) family is still residing there. The minister of the Church there says that the family is a very old and established name in the area.
Unfortunately, I don't have any documentation nor proof of a connection to our Samuel (b. 1788) and to the documentation that you have published. However, the names Christen and Maria that are shown in your Switzerland reference are also the names of Samuels children.