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Documents from the Swiss Archives
in Basel and Liestal

The two auction documents are from the Staatsarchiv des Kantons Basel-Landschaft in Liestal.
All other documents are from the Staatsarchiv des Kantons Basel-Stadt in Basel.

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GIEGELMANN

Hans & Emanuel Giegelmann - Emigration Report, 11 Dec 1734 - A report to the government giving the Giegelmann's reasons for wanting to emigrate. - no transcription or translation

Hans & Emanuel Giegelmann's Departure from Switzerland, 23 Apr 1735 - Identifies the seven families totaling 42 persons who left Basel for Carolina. At least six of these families settled in Orangeburg, South Carolina. - complete transcription and translation

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RICKENBACHER

Heini Riggenbacher - Emigration Report, 18 Dec 1734 - A report to the government giving Heini's reasons for wanting to emigrate. - complete transcription and translation

Auction of Heini Rickenbacher's Property in Runenberg, 24 March 1735 - Heini Rickenbacher auctioned off his live stock, farm implements, etc. prior to his departure for Carolina. - partial transcription and translation

Heini Riggenbacher's Departure from Switzerland, 23 Apr 1735 - Identifies the seven families totaling 42 persons who left Basel for Carolina. At least six of these families settled in Orangeburg, South Carolina. - complete transcription and translation

Tax Auction of Heini Riggenbacher's Leasehold, 8 Aug 1737 - Auction of Heini's leaseholds on his house, stables, meadow land and fields some two years after his departure for Carolina. - complete transcription and translation

Final Disposition of Heini Riggenbacher's Swiss Property 24 Sep 1798 - Final disposal of Heinrich Rickenbacher's Swiss property. - complete transcription and translation

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STRAŪMAN

Baltzar Straūman 's Departure from Switzerland, 23 Apr 1735 - Identifies the seven families totaling 42 persons who left Basel for Carolina. At least six of these families settled in Orangeburg, South Carolina. - complete transcription and translation

Balthasar Straūman - Rathsprotokolle, p. 409, 18 Apr 1736 - The document cited by Faust to assert that Balthasar Straūman, butcher from Waldenbūrg, was the 1735 emigrant from Waldenburg. In my opinion, the evidence is equivocal. - complete transcription and translation

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TILL

Fridli Till - Citizenship Petition 29 Jul 1621 - Petition of Fridli Till for citizenship in Ptratteln. - transcription and partial translation

Niclaus Till - Emigration Report 31 Jan 1736 - Describes the interrogation of Niclaus Till about why he wnated to leave Switzerland. - complete transcription and translation

Niclaus Till - Emigration Report 21 Feb 1736 - Not sure what this document is about, but it mentions Niclaus Till. - transcription but no translation

Niclaus Till - Emigration Report 28 Apr 1736 - Declaration of remaining property of eight emigrants including Niclaus Till and gives their family size. - partial transcription and translation

Till Inheritance - Orphans Court 27 Nov 1771 - Mentions a "Riggenbacher married to Anna Till, daughter of Niclaus Till". - partial transcription and translation

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28Oct2014