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John Karlen

Brian Hubbard (View posts)
Posted: 7 Oct 1999 1:51PM GMT
I am looking for information on John and Anna Karlen.
John was born in 1874 and Anna was born in 1880.
They lived in West Virginia around 1900 and later moved to Muncie, Indiana.

I believe that John or his parents were originally from Switzerland, but I have yet to make a connection.


Karlen Family (Boltigen Switz. to WV)

Posted: 1 Feb 2000 3:18PM GMT
Edited: 8 Jan 2003 12:03AM GMT
Replying to Brians message about a John Karlen. I am also researching a Karlen family. Magdelena Karlen Gobeli settled in Randolph County WV in 1874.(town of Helvetia)She had brothers named John, Jacob and David. Would like info on her parents. Magdelena Karlen was born in Boltigen Switzerland on May 28, 1843. Thanks for any help.
Posted: 24 Apr 2000 2:18PM GMT
Edited: 1 Jul 2006 11:33AM GMT
I have several hundred Karlens in my database with origins in and around Boltigen, Canton Bern, Switzerland. I have at 7 Magdalenas but none seem to match your dates. I would be most interested in sharing information with you. You can contact me privately at


Posted: 28 Jun 2000 6:22PM GMT
Edited: 3 Aug 2001 9:33PM GMT
I am also trying to find info on a Karlen that lived in the town of Helvetia. He was my Great,Great Grandfather David Karlen ,born Oct.5,1850, in Switzerland. Do you think this could be the same David in your family tree? Please e-mail me. Thanks Donnetta from Ohio

Karlens in Boltigen, Bern, Switzerland

Philis Knox (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jul 2000 4:18PM GMT
My Greatgrandfather was Gottlieb Karlen born to David and Katherina (Kohli)Karlen on October 11, 1858. He died in Dallas, TX in 1946. His siblings and their years of birth follow: Susanna katherina/1839; Magdalen/1841; David/1843;Jacob/1845; Susanna/1846; Karolina/1847;Gottfried/1849; Friedrich/1852; Louise/1853;Mary Anna/1855; Karl/1860. Gottlieb's father, David, supposedly came to Dallas with him but the mother did not She died in Switzerland in 1894 and he died in Dallas in 1893. I have a picture (seems to be charcoal found in my great aunt's closet of a couple) I wonder if it is of Grandpa karlen's parents. Do these dates or names help anyone. Would love to hear from you.

Re: Karlen Family (Boltigen Switz. to WV)

Wayne (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2001 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
It appears we are researching the same Gobeli line. I just found Madalena Gobeli in the 1880 census in Randolph County. Do you know her husbands name and her maiden name? Just started researching this line.

Re: Karlen Family (Boltigen Switz. to WV)

Posted: 11 Nov 2001 3:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jan 2003 12:03AM GMT
Wayne, Magdalene Karlen Gobeli was my 2nd Great Grandmother. Her maiden name was Karlen and she had several brothers who arrived with her in America in the late 1800s. Her husband Jacob Gobeli, died in Switzerland before she arrived here. She arrived in NY with several children before traveling to Helvetia, Randolph County WV. She is buried in the small German cemetery there and there is one Gobeli, (Arthur) who lives in that village today. Email me privately and I will send you my FTM file so we can exchange info. Thanks! << >> Sherri

Re: Karlen

Posted: 5 Feb 2002 1:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Feb 2002 1:25AM GMT
This is for Bill Hansen. Bill I sent you the information on
David Karlen of Boonville NY via the Family search
program. If you didnt get it.. I shall send it via your personal
Thanks ,

Re: Karlen Family (Boltigen Switz. to WV)

karlen ursula (View posts)
Posted: 6 Feb 2006 6:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ich suche alle Karlen die um 1900 ausgewandert sind . Von Boltigen i/S.nach U.S.A. I can not good english.thank you for all mesitch.

Re: Karlens from Boltigen

Paul Lefrere (View posts)
Posted: 21 Oct 2006 9:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Karlens on your list may be interested in a Call for heirs of Anna Katharina Karlen who died in Dec 2004.

See the public notice posted in The Times newspaper (London), Oct 20, page 85.

Responses to The Government Office in Basel by Oct 12, 2007
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