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Romaine Stauffer

Steinberg 162, Rüderswil, Switzerland

Steinberg is a farm atop a steep hill south of the village of Rüderswil. The birth records of the Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche, Rüderswil show that, from at least 1661 until about 1728, three generations of the Joseph Burkhalter (B) family lived at Steinberg. Joseph and his wife Elisabeth passed the farm on to their youngest son, Benedict Burkhalter (B5). He and his wife Anna passed the farm to their youngest son, Ulrich Burkhalter (B57). About 1728 Ulrich moved on to La Heutte in the Jura Mountains. (1)

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1. Romaine Stauffer, "Bishop Christian Burkholder and His Swiss Family" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2011 Jul). See also the Addenda.

1a. Romaine Stauffer, "Bishop Christian Burkholder and His Swiss Family Addenda," (July 2011). Addenda for the original article in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (July 2011).

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