WAFLER/WEFLER from Frutigen, Switzerland
Samuel WAFLER m. Eliza Albertina EGGER.They left Frutigen, Switzerland and traveled to OHIO circa 1870.
Samuel WAFLER b. 17 Oct 1830 in Frutigen
d. 9 Nov 1912 in Alliance, OH
Eliza Albertine EGGER
b. 6 May 1843 Frutigen
d. 9 Sept 1935 in Alliance (Stark Co.) OH
Samuel's older brother Fred had visited the USA, and he went back and talked Samuel into coming to see for himself.Samuel then went back to Frutigen, married Eliza, they had several children, and then they all came to the USA.My 2X great grandfather, Fred WAFLER, was the first born in OH on 14 Nov 1871, Columbiana Co. OH.His son, Albert "Tom" WAFLER was my maternal grandfather.
There are two descending lines of WEFLER in the Frutigen , Switzerland area:"Peter" and "Gweer" from the 1500's.My line comes down from Gweer WEFLER.
Fred and Samuel left a brother, Wilhelm, in Frutigen.His son, Alfred, came to America and raised his family in Dwight, Kansas.
Albrecht Ludwig EGGER and Eliza KLOPFENSTEIN came to OH too, viisting their daughters, Eliza WAFLER and Margareta DENNY.Their daughter, Lena, died in Columbiana Co. OH and is buried at the Bethel Church cemetery on Buck Rd.Albrecht and Eliza went on to Minnesota and settled there, as did several of their sons.
Parents of Samuel WAFLER, Fred WAFLER, and Wilhelm WAFLERwere Johannes WAFLER B. 1786 and Susanna KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 1801.Johannes parents were Johannes WAFLER b. 1766 and Kara, b.1768.
Hello to Daniel HAMMON, Reto WAEFFLLER, and Marilyn Georgeson!We may all be cousins!
P.S. I would love to exchange emails with anyone else who thinks they tie into my WAFLER/WEFLER line.