Werli BÄLER attended the church parish of Thierachern, Canton Bern,
Switzerland. There were two Gemeinde within Thierachern where the
surname BÄLER held citizenship, those being Uebeschi and Uetendorf.
Werli held citizenship at Uebeschi. The baptismal record for Thireachern
do not survive between 1599 and 1605, and it was probably during that time
that Werli was born, as his baptism is not found in the earlier and
later records.

Werli BÄLER born about 1599 to 1605 
married 4 Feb. 1628 at "Anseltingen" [Amsoldingen]
Verena KOLER [KOHLER]1
Werli BÄLER and Verena KOLER had children:
1. Christen BÄLER bap. 26 Sep. 1630;1 died young
2. Hans BÄLER bap. 16 Dec. 1632;1 died young
3. Hans BÄLER bap. 16 Feb. 1634;1 
4. Anna BÄLER bap. 2 Apr. 1637;1
5. Christen BÄLER bap. 9 June 1639;1 m. Verena SIBER [SIEBER]
   18 June 1666;1
6. Peter BÄLER bap. 13 Feb. 1642;1
7. Werli BÄLER bap. 28 Jan. 1644;1 died young
8. Werli BÄLER bap. 7 June 1646;1 m. Elsi BÄLER 2 Dec. 1675; bur.
   11 Mar. 1729;3
9. Michel BÄLER bap. 31 Dec. 1648;1
10. Barbli BÄLER bap. 9 Dec. 1649;1

There is a marriage on 18 June 1666 for Weerli Bäler and Anna Wÿss, which is the
same date Christen Bäler married Verena Siber [Sieber].1 It is not certain whether
this was a second marriage for the elder Weerli, or a first marriage for the 
younger. No children were found for this couple, so it may have been a second
marriage for the elder. 

Werli BÄLER and Elsi/Elsbeth BÄLER had children:
1. Anna BÄLER bap. May 1677;2 m. Peter STUTZMANN 18 Jan. 1703;4 d.
   2 Dec. 1748;3
2. Elsbeth BÄLER bap. Feb. 1680;2 m. Joseph WENGER 18 Jan. 1703;4 bur. 13 Jan. 1768
   Längenbühl5
3. Maria BÄLER bap. Dec. 1682;2
4. Barbli BÄLER bap. Nov. 1686;2 Christen WENGER 8 Jan. 1722; d.
   17 Aug. 1776 Blumenstein7
5. Verena BÄLER bap. May 1691;2 m. Hans BÄLER 28 Oct. 1718; d. 13 Mar. 1776;6
6. Christina BÄLER bap. 10 Feb. 1695;2

The identity of Werli BÄLER's wife Elsi/Elsbeth BÄLER is not known, but she 
was born about 1655, and died on 19 March 1739 at her daughter Barbli's husband
Christen WENGER's house and was buried at Blumenstein.3


1. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Thierachern, Canton Bern, Switzerland, Thierachern Book 2, Taufen 1605-1673 (1677), Ehen 1611-1673 p. 161 #38, Christen, 1630 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Verena Koler [Kohler] Sponsors: Hans Wenger, Ruff Schorrer [Schorer], Cathrina Künitzer [Könitzer] p. 171 #53, Hans, 1632 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Freni Koler [Kohler] Sponsors: Hans Eÿcher, Christen ÿscher [Ischer], Margrett Bäler p. 175 #8, Hans, 1634 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Freni Koler [Kohler] Sponsors: Hans Zuther, Joseph Henni, Anneli Zeerläder predicant at Thierachern p. 185 #23, Anna, 1637 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Freni Koler Sponsors: Christen Kuntzi, Margreth Balli, Barbli Wenger p. 192 #19, Christen, 1639 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Freni Koler Sponsors: Christen Bernet, David Portner, Elsi Wenger p. 201 #8, Peter, 1642 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Verena Koler Sponsors: Bendicht Bulman [Bühlmann], Christen Kuntzi of the Honegg [belongs to Uebeschi], Trini Künitzer [Könitzer] p. 206 #3, Weerli, 1644 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Verena Koler Sponsors: Jacob Bettler, Hans Siber [Sieber], Elsi Wÿtenbach [Wyttenbach] p. 213 #16, Weerli, 1646 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Verena Koler Sponsors: Christen Stutzman, Hans ÿscher [Ischer], Barbli Messerli p. 221 #50, Michel 1648 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Verena Koler Sponsors: Michel Kübli, Hans Wenger p. 223 #28, Barbli, 1649 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Freni Koler Sponsors: Peter Maffli, Obman at Ansoltingen [Amsoldingen], Barbli Brunner, Cathrÿn Nägli [Nägeli] p. 388 1628 Werli Bäler - Verena Koler [Kohler] at Anseltingen [Amsoldingen] church Note: Amsoldingen church records for this time do not survive. p. 416 1666 Weerli Bäler and Anna Wÿss 1666 Christen Bäler and Verena Siber [Sieber] 2. Thierachern Book 3, Taufrodel, Eherodel 1674-1696 p. 38 #18 Anna, 1677 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Elsi Bäler Sponsors: Peter Bäler [probably brother of the father], Christina Krebs, Cathrina Küntzi [future wife of Peter Bäler] p. 65 #4 Elsbeth, 1680 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Elsbeth Bäler Sponsors: Bendict Bortner [Portner, husband of an Elsbeth Bäler], Elsbeth Strÿdt [Streit], Anna Leenher [Lehner] p. 93 #42 Maria 1685, 1682 Parents: Werli Bäler and Elsbeth Bäler Sponsors: Hans Eÿman [Eymann], Maria Kislig, Madlena Stutzman p. 134 #37, Barbli, 1686 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Elsi Bäler Sponsors: Joseph Zimmerman, Madlena Dietrich, Barbli Strÿdt [wife of Hans Bäler, probably brother to the father] p. 176 #15, Verena, 1691 Parents: Weerli Bäler and Elsbeth Bäler Sponsors: Sponsors: Christen Portner, Verena Sieber [wife of Christen Bäler, probably brother to the father], Barbli Trachsel p. 201 #121, Christina, 1695 Parents: Weerli Beller and Elsbeth Beller Sponsors: Bendicht Kuntzi, Madlena Surer, Christina Beller 3. Thierachern Book 18 Totenrodel 1728-1754 p. 4 #9 Weerli Bäler 11 March 1729 Wereli Bäler of Uebeschi, born 11 [sic] June 1746 the Chorricter who was weak with old age since 1719. 8 days before his death a burning fever --------- in his Savior buried. p. 27 #7 19 March 1739 died Elsbeth Bäler the aged Weerli Bäler’s of Uebeschi, surviving 84 year old widow at her daughters, wife of Christen Wenger and was at Blumenstein buried p. 51 #3 2 December 1748 Died Anna Bäler, the predeceased Peter Stutzmann's in Spengli [Spängeli is part of Uebeschi] surviving widow 4. Thierachern Book 4, Taufrodel (1696-1728), Eherodel (1697-1727) (1696-1728) p. 231 #1 Peter Stutzmann and Anna Bäller, both of Übischi. p. 231 #3 Joseph Wenger Church Amsoldigen and Elsbeth Bäler of Übischi 5. Amsoldingen Book 9, Kommunikantenrodel 1735 - 1834; Eherodel 1752 - 1811; Totenrodel 1728 - 1807 Death section, p. 30 Died 13 January 1768 Elisabeth [in index as Elsbeth] Wenger, widow of Längenbühl, age 87, buried 15th 6. Thierachern Book 19, Totenrodel 1754-1837 p. 93 Died 13 March 1776 Verena Bäler, the deceased Hans Bäler's from Uebeschi settled in Bächlimatt surviving widow age 87 years; buried 15th [Bächlimatt is part of Uebeschi] 7. Blumenstein Book 11, Totenrodel 1753-1820 p. 12 Died 17 August 1776 Barbara Bähler, widow of Christen Wenger, age 90

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