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Amacher Family, Brienz, Switzerland

Amacher Family, Brienz, Switzerland

Matt Aamot (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jul 1999 7:53AM GMT
Looking for any descendants of the Amacher line from Brienz, Canton bern, Switzerland. I am descended from a Johannes and Anna (Kienholz) Amacher and I have a picture of the couple. Please contact me if you have any information. Thanks, Matt


Christie Kern (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 1999 1:08PM GMT
I have info on descendants of Johannes Rueff and Elisabeth Amacher from Breinz Switerland. I am sure that they are related some how and wonder if they aren't parents to Elisabeth. Please contact me direct at I would love to hear from you and would love more info on Elisabeth's ancestors. Thanks

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Rod Amacher (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 1999 2:25PM GMT
Hello Matt,
Maybe we can trade some info! I'm trying to make the connection between us. My great-great grandfather was Christian, born in 1838, who married Anna Ruef. They came here in 1869 to settle in Gruetli Laager, TN along with many more families. I am four generations away from him - they left the mountain area and settled in Belvidere, TN, not too far away. I have an information packet which contains all the Christian Amacher decendant info and breifly tracks his ancestory back 9 generations (to 1568).
Christian and Anna lived in Oberried, a small community just outside of Brienz. I didn't see the names Johannes or Anna Kienholz mentioned in my packet, although Christian did have a son named Johann. Can't be the same one, though. I guess that we are also related to the "Amackers" as well. According to my information, my name starts out as "im Acker", then "Am Acker", and by the time Christian arrives on US soil, the name is Americanized as "Amacher". Tell me more about your story and we'll figure it out.
Posted: 22 Aug 1999 6:42PM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 4:03AM GMT
I am a descendant of the BROG line out of Bern, Switzerland and have Amachers that I am related to. I also have a copy of "The Brog Family of Meiringen" by Juluis Billeter., a professional geanealogist that I could look some information up for you if I had more information. You do not give any dates. This book has dates as far back as the 1500's. Will be glad to trade information.
Glena Brog Greiner
Posted: 1 Sep 1999 3:26PM GMT
Edited: 3 Feb 2003 1:40AM GMT
Hi Rod, I just found this site, My Great,Great Grandfather was Christian Amacher, married to Anna Ruef, He was born in Oberried Switzerland. my Grandfathers
name was John Amacher,born 1/25/1889.
he had brothers named Christ,Pete, Fred, Alfred. Sisters were Ida, Lena, Helen, Barbara, Anna, Elizabeth, that I know of
He married Ella (Mellenbuger) Amacher.
8/8/1915. is it a coincidence, or a match?

This is confusing

Rod Amacher (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 1999 4:07PM GMT
Hello Jackie,
Well, it's a weird thing. The family history that I have certainly leads in your direction until I turn to page two. Christian and Anna both are real common names between these two families and it seems as though the intermarriage between these families was "popular" for lack of a better word. My G-G-grand Christian died in 1900, Anna in 1909, they had 8 children (4 born in Switz and 4 born here in America) including a Johann ("John" Americanized) b. 1862. Wrong year of birth and the siblings don't match.

It appears to me that the name pool itself was very limited because of so many coincidences, or these few names had very special meanings. I will have some electronic copy to send to you and Christie and Glena in the near future if you are all interested so that you can attempt to make some matches with what I have. I hope to have it ready in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, you can send me a more detailed account of what you know via email if you wish at I'm new to this stuff, but I like discovering new things about my family as I have time.

Fuel to the Fire

Mickey (View posts)
Posted: 9 Sep 1999 8:06PM GMT
Like Rod, I'm new to this family search thing and after a visit to the LDS site, have found (like Rod) a relative who "may" have liked his mother to much. But other things lead me to think data relations may be off.

I'm 3nd generation of a Barbara (Amacher) Etter. The only Bio info I have is she was born Nov., 1846 in Switzerland to John Magdalina (Imdorf) Amacher was 1 of 10 children. "She had attained to womenhood" when she relocated to Ohio in 1868.

Moving to Washington Co., KS, she married Jacob Etter born in Switzerland 12/25/1839. He came to the U.S. in 1868 to KS in 1869.
He died 11/27/1882 in the "prime of vigorous manhood". I guess so - children included John, Mary M., Edward A., Lizzie, Rudolph, Anna S.(my G-Ma), Jacob H., and Emma E.

I will admit to fishing but info to date is limited so any path is open. If you wish reply directly to


Rod (View posts)
Posted: 13 Sep 1999 4:31PM GMT
Hello Glena,
Please send me your email address. I have some good Amacher info for you and the others who have posted in this group but do not want to post it to the entire world. Thanks!


Amacher info

Rod (View posts)
Posted: 13 Sep 1999 4:33PM GMT
Hello Jackie,
Please send me your email address. I have some good Amacher info for you and the others who have posted in this group but do not want to post it to the entire world. Thanks!

Posted: 13 Sep 1999 5:13PM GMT
Edited: 3 Feb 2003 1:40AM GMT
Hi Rod, here's my address,
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