Ruf TRACHSEL was born about 1540. His wife Christina was named in the baptisms
of only two of his chilren: Huldrich in 1579 and Hans in 1588. They attended the
church at Mühlethurnen, Canton Bern.
Trachsel holds citizinship at four localities that attended that church at
that time, those being Mühlethurnen, Rüti bei Riggisberg, Riggisberg, and
Wattenwil. At the baptism of his daughter Elsi in 1586 he was listed at Riggisberg.

Rudolph TRACHSEL and Christina had children:
1. Maria TRACHSEL bap. 5 Dec. 1563;3 m. Christen SCHWITZER 21 Oct. 1583;4
2. Rudolph TRACHSEL bap. 14 Oct. 1565;3 m. Barbli SPRING 22 Nov. 1585;4
3. Johanes TRACHSEL bap. 1 Feb. 1568;3 died young
4. Melcher TRACHSEL bap. 12 Mar. 1570;3 died young
5. Anna TRACHSEL bap. 9 Mar.1572;3
6. Melcher TRACHSEL bap. 14 Feb. 1574;4 m. Verena BAEHLER 13 Jan. 1600;4
7. child TRACHSEL bap. 1 Apr. 1576;4
8. Huldrich TRACHSEL bap. 7 Dec. 1579;4
9. Elsi TRACHSEL bap. 19 May 1583;4 died young
10. Elsi TRACHSEL bap. bap.  28 Feb. 1586;4
11. Hans TRACHSEL bap. 27 Oct. 1588;4

Melcher TRACHSEL and Verena BAEHLER had children:
1. Madlena TRACHSEL bap. 3 Aug. 1603;1
2. Elsbeth TRACHSEL bap. 19 Apr. 1606;1 died young
3. Bendicht TRACHSEL bap. 12 Mar. 1609;1 m. Anna GILGEN 12 May 1634;1
4. Elsi TRACHSEL bap. 19 May 1612;1
5. Stina TRACHSEL bap. 30 July 1615;1
6. Melcher TRACHSEL bap. 7 Mar. 1619;1

Bendicht TRACHSEL and Anna GILGEN had children:
1. Anna TRACHSEL bap. 13 Oct. 1635;2
2. Christen TRACHSEL bap. 21 Jan. 1638;2
3. Christina TRACHSEL bap. 22 Nov. 1640;2
4. Bendicht TRACHSEL bap. 22 Jan. 1643;2


1. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Mühlethurnen, Canton Bern, Switzerland, Mühlethurnen Book 3, Baptisms 1596-1620 and marriages 1601-1658 p. 89 #45 Madlena Trachsell, 1603 Father: Melcher Trachsell Mother: Frena Bäler Sponsors: Xtn [Christen] Hüsler, Barbli Wenger, Madl. Theillkess [Theilkäs] p. 126 Elsb: Trachsell, 1606 Father: Melcher Trachsell Mother: Frena Sponsors: Gitg Schmid, Elsb: Kiss[ling], Anna Hilterbrand p. 167 Bendicht Trachsel, 1609 Father: Melcher Trachsel Sponsors: Bendicht Kislig, Petter Theillkäss, Elsbett Wÿniger p. 196 Elsi Trachsel, 1612 Father: Melchior Trachsel Sponsors: Bendicht Bäler, Elsbet Wänger [Wenger], Dora Thöni p. 230 Stina Trachsel, 1615 Father: Melchior Trachsel Sponsors: Hans Cappeler, Veronia Messerli, Anna Wänger [Wenger] p. 262 #29 Melcher Trachsel, 1619 Father: Melcher Trachsel Mother: Verena Bäler Sponsors: Hans Kräps [Krebs], Melcher Buri, Barbel Zimmerman p. 312 Bendicht Trachsel and Anna Gilgen married 2. Mühlethurnen Book 4, Baptisms 1621-1663 and marriages 1659-1663. p. 118 #61 Anna Trachsel 1635 Father: Bendicht Trachsel Mother: Anna Gilgen Sponsors: Christen Zimmerman, Anna Mässerli [Messerli], Madlen ---ter p. 137 #8 Christen Trachsel, 1638 Father: Bendicht Trachsel Mother: Anna Gilgen Sponpsors: Christli Dönen [Thönen], Christli Jordi, Barbli Jaussi p. 162 #82 Stini Trachsel, 1640 Father: Bendicht Trachsel Mother: Anni Gilgen Sponsors: Heini Zimmerman, Dichtli Bäler, Leni Schmidhalter p. 175 #7 Bendicht Trachsel, 1643 Father: Bendicht Traschsel Mother: Anni Gilgen Sponsors: Christina [or Christen] Wenger, Christen Hüsler?, Barbli Guggisperg [Guggisberg] 3. Mühlethurnen Book 1, Baptisms 1549-1574 p. 111 Maria Trachsel, 1563 Father: Ruff Trachsel Sponsors: Barbli Beler, Maria Eicher, Petter Wenger der Müller p. 132 Rudolph Trachsel, 1565 Father: Rudolph Trachsel Sponsors: Bendict Kissling, Ruff Korman, Elsbett Beler p. 154 Johannes Traschsell, 1568 Father: Ruff Trachsell Sponsors: Bendictt Juchli, Petter Depp. [Däppen], Benedicttn Eÿer [Eyer] p. 175 Melchior Trachsell, 1570 Father: Ruff Trachsell Sponsors: Ruff Ts[che]peller, Danyell Hüsler, Anna B----: p. 196 Anna Trachsel, 1572 Father: Ruff Trachsel Sponsors: Anna Hussler, Cristina Kÿener [Kiener], Cristen C-------- 4. Mühlethurnen Book 3, Baptisms 1574-1596, Marriages 1574-1601 p. 2 Melcher Trachsel, 1574 Father: Ruff Trachsel Sponsors: Ruff Serr?, Maritz Portner, Anna Hüsler p. 17 [no name listed] Trachsel, 1576 Father: Ruff Trachsel Sponsors: none listed p. 37 Huldrich Trachsel, 1579 Father: Ruff Trachsel Mother: Christina Sponsors: Hanw Wÿss, Uli Gurtner?, Anna Fischer p. 66 #193 Elsi Trachsel, 1583 Father: Ruff Trachsel Sponsors: Melcher Trachsel and the widow Rousina p. 90 #436 Elsy Trachsel, 1586 Father: Ruff Trachsel at Riggisberg Sponsors: Hans Sägissemann, Jacob Eÿer, Anni Eÿer p. 110 #633 Hans Trachsel, 1588 Father: Ruff Trachsel Mother: Christinÿ Sponsors: Hans Fischer, Clevÿ von Gravenreid [von Graffenried], Peter Ringer? [Ringger] p. 194 Ruff Trachsel and Barblÿ Spring married p. 193 Christen Schwetzer and Maria Trachsel married p. 200 Melcher Trachsel and and Verena Bäler married

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