Samuel Messerli
Sex: Male
Baptism: 25 Mar 1763 Rueggisberg, Bern, Switzerland [1]
Father: David Messerli (bef1732)
Mother: Elsbeth Imhof
Spouse/Partner: Anna Barbara Shaer (bef1776)
Marriage: Mar 1793 Rueggisberg, Bern, Switzerland [2]
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Samuel Messerli

  • Niklaus Messerly born 1792 (presumed to be Nicholas Messerly (1793) has a baptism record showing Samuel Messerli and Anna Barbara Schaer as parents.

Documentation notesEdit

  • Strange: Other than Samuel, there are no swiss death records for anyone else in this family. Not the father, not the sons. One possible explanation is that they all emigrated to the US.



Name Birthdate Birthplace/ Christening Death date Death place
Children of Samuel (1763) and Anna Barbara Shaer (bef1776)
Nicholas Messerly (1793) 1793 Rueggisberg, Bern [3] 1847 Fairfield County, Ohio
Samuel Messerli (bef1797) 1797 Rueggisberg [4] 07 Mar 1830
Maria Messerly (c1796) 1796 Dombresson, Neuchatel [5]
Christian Messerli (c1799) before 1799 Rueggisberg [6]
Jacob Messerly (c1800) before 1800 Rueggisberg [7]
Elisabeth Messerly (c1803) before 1803 St-Martin, Neuchatel [8]
Maria Messerly (1818) 1818 Aarberg, Bern [9]

Source: LDS recordsFor more info see the Notes on this page

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Home town Rueeggisberg today


  1. ^ LDS Samuel Messerli-1763 Baptism record
  2. ^ LDS Samuel Messerli-1763 Marriage1793
  3. ^ LDS Niklaus Messerli Baptism record
  4. ^ LDS Samuel Messerli-1797 Baptism record
  5. ^ LDS Maria Messerly-1796 Christening record Christened 01 Mar 1796
  6. ^ LDS Christian Messerly-1799 Christening record Christened 03 May 1799
  7. ^ LDS Jacob Messerly-1800 Christening record Christened 15 Dec 1800
  8. ^ LDS Elisabeth Messerly-1803 Christening record Christened 18 Sep 1803 St-Martin, Neuchatel, Switzerland
  9. ^ LDS Maria Messerly-1818 Christening record Records birth as 06 Jan 1818. Christened 16 Jan 1818 Aarberg, Bern, Switzerland

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