Jacob HÄNNI was married at Amsoldingen, Canton Bern, Switzerland
as a resident of Forst, on 6 Oct. 1684 to Anna HÄLMER [HELMER], who
was listed as of Laümmeren  [Leimeren], a farm associated with
Längenbühl.1 At the baptism of his first child he was listed as
of "aus d[er] Breÿten," [Breiten] a farm that was part of Forst.
He probably died by 1705, for on 2 Oct. 1705 Hans Wenger, the
Chorrichter [justice of the family and marriage court] at Forst
married Anna Helmer, which is believed to be Jacob's widow.1  Hans
and Anna had no children.
Jacob HÄNNI and Anna HELMER had children born at Forst:
1. Jacob HÄNNI bap. 2 Aug. 1685;1 m.1 Barbara ZumBach 31 Mar. 1707;5
   m.2 Madlena WENGER 15 Sep. 1726;1 d. 1 Jan. 1770 Forst, bur. 3 Jan.3
2. Bendicht HÄNNI bap. 12 Mar. 1693;1
3. David HÄNNI bap. 27 Jan. 1695;1 m. Magdalena KISLIG;3
   bur. 15 Oct 1762.3

David HÄNNI and Magadlena KISLIG were married by about 1730, although
the marriage was not recorded at Amsoldingen.  They were probably married
at her residence.  Magdalena KISLIG was born about 1703 and died on
31 Dec. 1766 at Forst and was buried on 2 Jan. 1767, age 63.3

David HÄNNI and Madlena KISLIG had children:
They had children, born at Forst and baptized at Amsoldingen:
1. David HÄNNI bap. 25 Nov. 1731;1 m. Magdalena WENGER 9 Oct. 1757;3
   d. 14 Sep. 1804 Forst, bur. 16 Sep. 1804.3

For their marriage record, David HÄNNI was listed as of Forst, and his wife
Magdalena WENGER was of Längenbühl, both Gemeinde of Amsoldingen Parish.
David HÄNNI and wife Magdalena WENGER had children born at Forst:
1. David HÄNNI bap. 23 July 1758;2 m. Hermijna Minkman 3 May 1801;6
   d. 4 Sep. 1827 Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands8
2. Christian HÄNNI bap. 6 July 1760;2 m. 19 June 1789 Maria Meÿer;3 d. 13 Jan. 1815
   Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands7 [went by HENNIJ in the Netherlands]
3. Christina HÄNNI bap. 8 Aug. 1762;2 m. 31 Mar. 1786 Christian WENGER;3
   d. 2 Aug. 1822 Forst, bur. 5 Aug. 1822.4
4. Johannes "Hans" HÄNNI bap. 22 Nov. 1765;2 single in 1798
5. Carolus HÄNNI bap. 22 Sep. 1776;2 d. 5 Aug. 1777 at Forst,
   bur. 7 Aug.3

1. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Amsoldingen, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Amsoldingen Book 1, Baptisms 1661-1739, Marriages 1661-1739 Baptismal section: p. 162 Jacob, 1685. Sponsors: Hans Ofinger the Wald-Aman [forert official, bailiff]; Peter Ofenger in Karlacher [Kahlacher] from Gurzelen; Anna Graf, Christen Graf's daughter of Boneren p. 198 Bendicht, 1693. Sponsors: Bendicht Wenger, Hans Meÿer, Anna Zimmermann p. 209 David, 1695. Sponsors: David Kislig, Christen Kislig, Maria Hellmer p. 418 David, 1731. Sponsors: Christen Henni, Hans Feller, Madle Messerli Marriage section: p. 27 1684, Hänni of Forst and Hälmer of Laümmeren [Leimeren] p. 40 1705, Wenger-Helmer p. 51 1726, Hänni, Jacob of Forst- Wenger, Madlena 2. Amsoldingen Book 2, Baptisms 1740-1781; Marriages 1740-1755 Baptismal section: p. 99 David, 1758. Sponsors: Hans Hanni of Forst [probably nephew of the father, son of Jacob]; Christen Bähler of Längenbühl [husband of the wife's sister]; Barbara Krebs, Wernhard Wenger's wife at Längenbühl [wife of the mother's uncle] p. 108 Christian, 1760. Sponsors: Bendicht Hadorn of Forst; Johannes Wenger of Längenbühl [probably brother of the mother]; Elisabeth Feller of Noflen [married a month later to a Hans Hänni of Forst] p. 123 Christina, 1762. Sponsors: Christen Hanni of Forst substitute [for] his father Hans Hanni [Hans probably the nephew of the father, son of Jacob]; Barbara Wenger of Kurzelen [Kärselen, Gemeinde Uebeschi parish Thierachern]]; Christina Hofmann, the Ober---- Bälers wife at Längenbühl p. 142 Johannes, 1765. Sponsors: Christen Bähler of Längenbühl [husband of the wife's sister]; Christen Wenger of Längenbühl [father of the mother]; Elisabeth Feller, Hans Henni's wife of Forst p. 198 Caroles, 1776. Sponsors: Melcher Krebs of Wattenwil; Christen Messerli of Seftigen; Elisabeth Wenger, Hans Wenger's wife at Längenbühl 3. Amsoldingen Book 9, Kommunikantenrodel 1735 - 1834; Eherodel 1752 - 1811; Totenrodel 1728 - 1807 (1735-1834) Marriage section: p. 8 1757, Henni, David of Forst - Wenger, Magdalena of Längenbühl p. 38 1786, Wenger, Christen of Forst - Henni, Christina of Forst p. 41 1789, Hänni, Christian of Forst - Meÿer, Maria of Noflen Death section: p. 24 1762 David age 69 p. 28 1766 Magdalena Kislig, David Henni' widow of Forst p. 31 1770 David of Forst, age 85 p. 36 1777 Carolus of Forst, age 1 p. 70 1804 David of Forst age 72 4. Amsoldingen Book 12, Burials 1808-1851 p. 28 1822 Christina Wenger born Hänni, Christens surviving widow age 60 5. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Gurzelen, Canton Bern Switzerland. Gurzelen Book 3, Taufrodel Nr. 3 (1678-1726), Eherodel Nr. 3 (1686-1736), Totenrodel Nr. 2 (1695-1736) (1678-1736) p. 215, Jacob Hänni of [church] Amsoldingen and Barbara Zum Bach of Obgurtzelen 6. Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands, Kerkelijke Register, Trouwen 1772-1811, Volume 1381, not paginated. 7. Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands, Register van de Burgerlijke Stand, 1815 Overlijden. 8. Kwartierstaat Note (3) II under #125.


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