DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

Douglas BABCOCK       (ID #I18899)

(male)
Father: Clifford Linus BABCOCK (b. 24 JUN 1866)
Mother: Marie Reynolds CHAMBERS (b. 16 DEC 1868)

still living - details excluded

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                           |                                                
 _Clifford Linus BABCOCK __|
| (1866 - ....) m 1889     |
|                          |                      __________________________
|                          |                     |                          
|                          |_____________________|
|                                                |
|                                                |__________________________
|                                                                           
|
|--Douglas BABCOCK 
|  
|                                                 _Alexander Wood CHAMBERS _
|                                                | (1803 - 1876) m 1826     
|                           _Francis CHAMBERS ___|
|                          | (1834 - ....) m 1857|
|                          |                     |_Sarah MCDOUGALL _________+
|                          |                       (1800 - ....) m 1826     
|_Marie Reynolds CHAMBERS _|
  (1868 - ....) m 1889     |
                           |                      __________________________
                           |                     |                          
                           |_Esther Ann ENNEY ___|
                              m 1857             |
                                                 |__________________________
                                                                            

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Grace Ellen BABCOCK       (ID #I18897)

(female)
Father: Clifford Linus BABCOCK (b. 24 JUN 1866)
Mother: Marie Reynolds CHAMBERS (b. 16 DEC 1868)

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                           |                                                
 _Clifford Linus BABCOCK __|
| (1866 - ....) m 1889     |
|                          |                      __________________________
|                          |                     |                          
|                          |_____________________|
|                                                |
|                                                |__________________________
|                                                                           
|
|--Grace Ellen BABCOCK 
|  (1892 - ....)
|                                                 _Alexander Wood CHAMBERS _
|                                                | (1803 - 1876) m 1826     
|                           _Francis CHAMBERS ___|
|                          | (1834 - ....) m 1857|
|                          |                     |_Sarah MCDOUGALL _________+
|                          |                       (1800 - ....) m 1826     
|_Marie Reynolds CHAMBERS _|
  (1868 - ....) m 1889     |
                           |                      __________________________
                           |                     |                          
                           |_Esther Ann ENNEY ___|
                              m 1857             |
                                                 |__________________________
                                                                            

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Leah Fay BABCOCK       (ID #I18898)

(female)
Father: Clifford Linus BABCOCK (b. 24 JUN 1866)
Mother: Marie Reynolds CHAMBERS (b. 16 DEC 1868)

                                                  __________________________
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                            _____________________|
                           |                     |
                           |                     |__________________________
                           |                                                
 _Clifford Linus BABCOCK __|
| (1866 - ....) m 1889     |
|                          |                      __________________________
|                          |                     |                          
|                          |_____________________|
|                                                |
|                                                |__________________________
|                                                                           
|
|--Leah Fay BABCOCK 
|  (1894 - ....)
|                                                 _Alexander Wood CHAMBERS _
|                                                | (1803 - 1876) m 1826     
|                           _Francis CHAMBERS ___|
|                          | (1834 - ....) m 1857|
|                          |                     |_Sarah MCDOUGALL _________+
|                          |                       (1800 - ....) m 1826     
|_Marie Reynolds CHAMBERS _|
  (1868 - ....) m 1889     |
                           |                      __________________________
                           |                     |                          
                           |_Esther Ann ENNEY ___|
                              m 1857             |
                                                 |__________________________
                                                                            

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Lillian BABCOCK       (ID #I12728)

(female)
Family 1 : Amos Bockoven QUIMBY (b. 10 MAR 1866, d. 30 OCT 1932)
  1.  Grace Reeve QUIMBY (b. 13 SEP 1899)

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Jean BACCON       (ID #I7392)

(male)
Father: Pierre BACCON (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Françoise PIGNOLET (dates unknown)

Son of Pierre Baccon.

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 _Pierre BACCON ______|
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|
|--Jean BACCON 
|  (.... - 1549)
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|_____________________|
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                      |   __
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Pierre BACCON       (ID #I25895)

(male)
Family 1 :
  1.  Jean BACCON (d. AFT 1549)

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William J. BACH       (ID #I973)

(male)
Family 1 : Darlene Faye ROZELL (dates unknown)

living - details excluded

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Eugène BACHELIN       (ID #I22566)

(male)
Family 1 : Louise Emilie BURNAND (b. 13 SEP 1832, d. 27 APR 1914)

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Margaret BACHILER       (ID #I35909)

(female)
Family 1 : Thomas CHITTENDEN (b. ABT 1554, bur. 19 FEB 1608/9)
  1.  Thomas CHITTENDEN (bp. 25 MAR 1576, bur. 9 MAY 1643)
  2. +William CHITTENDEN (b. ABT 1577, bur. 3 DEC 1632)
  3.  John CHITTENDEN (bp. 5 MAY 1580, d. AFT 8 FEB 1608/9)
  4.  Hannah CHITTENDEN (bp. 1 SEP 1583, d. AFT 22 APR 1643)
  5.  Margaret CHITTENDEN (bp. 31 JAN 1584/5)
  6.  Mercy CHITTENDEN (bp. 7 JAN 1587/8)

[13756]

[15040]

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Abraham BACHOFFEN       (ID #I21881)

(male)
Father: Joseph BACHOFFEN (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Jeanne LUROTH (d. bef 1659)
  1.  Anne Marie BACHOFFEN (bp. 19 JAN 1645)
  2.  Abraham BACHOFFEN (b. 1648, d. bef 1659?)
Family 2 : Eve RAPINIER (b. 13 DEC 1612, d. 15 FEB 1697)
  1.  Isaac BACHOFFEN (b. 21 AUG 1659)

There are at least five documents pertaining to his testament, not all of them completely copied and deciphered. Images of these documents and additional information about the current state of research can be found on this web page: www.realmac.info/bachoffen.htm. In the course of these documents and others from the Protocolls of the Chancelry of Bischwiller, it is clear that he is called Abraham Dufour when the record is written in French, and, usually, Abraham Bachoffen when it is written in German. The occurrence of the names of witnesses and relatives make it clear that we are indeed dealing with the same Abraham in all cases. One example that proves the equivalency of the names is an original testament in French , 10 apr 1682, by Susanne Mercier, widow of Claude Ribelet, of which one of the witnesses is "Abraham Dufour", who makes his mark (AB, not AD!). Later, 26 jun 1684, the same testament was copied into the Protocoll of the Chancelry of Bischwiller, in German. At the end, the names of the same signers are given, except that Abraham is now called Bachoffen.

The documents that have been discovered are from the registers or Protocolls of the Chancelry of Bischwiller, now at the Archives Départementales de Bas-Rhin (ADBR) in Strasbourg, France, in a box labeled 6E5.2/166:

  1. Testament dated 19 feb 1684, Abraham Bachoffen des Gerichts und Burger alhier, witnesses Isaac Heusch and Christian Heckmann. Names Jacob Bachoffen miller at the Kubel Mühle and both of his sisters Anna and Judith, legitimate orphaned children (but it does not call them his brothers and sisters). There is mention of a house and Jean Bertram's garden. His wife is Eva. There will be 10 guilden to the French Reformed Church and 5 guilden to the German Reformed Church.
  2. Abraham Bachoffen comes before the court on 31 aug 1691 with witnesses Johann Dietrich Kussler and Jacob Heusche, recalling that he had made "eine testamenliche und geistliche disposition" on 19 feb 1684, "aber einige seiner befinden in linea collaterali" (but the situation of some of his collateral relatives) has changed so that he needs to revise his testament. He mentions his wife Eva and her three children Peter Brancké and Maria and Esther born Brancké. Also he names Hanss Georg (a marginal insertion, possibly added later—this would seem to be a confusion with the Bachoffen children of the next generation) and Jacob Bachoffen (der Kubelmüller) "und sein (?) beyder Schwester Anna und Judith", with a reference to Lorraine: "seine in Lothringen gelegenden güter", his property located in Lorraine. There is mention of Hanss and Jacob Bertram and Nicolas Nivarre. A slip of paper inserted in the bound Protocoll refers to the proceedings of the Chancelry on 06 feb 1703, not yet found.
  3. Memorial in French to Christian, Prince Palatin, dated 01 feb 1694, copied or inserted into the Protocoll on 05 feb 1694, where it is the next folio after the document of 31 aug 1691, above. Abraham Dufour, now in his 94th year, is now in very poor health, and his wife also. She has become blind. The said Abraham Dufour has recognized as his own heirs the children of his wife's previous marriage ("ayant ledit Abraham Dufour reconnu et recognoissant pour siens les Enfans du costé de sa femme..."). Further, he has made them heir to all of his property in Westrich, the place of his birth ("... le Westrich, son pais natal"). However, the designated heirs did not want to accept this property and burdened him with all sorts of problems ("ains le chargeant de toute sorte de mépris"). Now, he wants to withdraw his previous testament and sell his house at Bischwiller in order to support himself and his wife.
  4. Abraham Bachoffen revises his testament 13 jun 1696, only a few days before his death, with witnesses Isaac Heusch, Peter Jessel, and Dietrich Kleinhanss. He mentions his wife Eva, the three "Brancké" children, and "des Testators bruders oder schwesters kinder". Also mentioned are Jean Huguenin and Nicolas Nivar. The next document recorded in the Protocoll concerns Peter "Brangé", but we did not examine the pages that follow.
  5. A notation in the second document listed above (31 aug 1691) refers to proceedings of the Chancelry on 06 feb 1703, not yet found.

These documents seem to confirm several points: First, Abraham's own children by his two wives are not mentioned and are presumed to have died before 1684 without issue. Second, the siblings attributed to Abraham in the genealogies of the minister Poulet are confirmed, with the addition of a second sister Anna. Abraham's father is not named, so Poulet must have had additional sources. Third, the equivalence of Bachoffen and Dufour in Bischwiller is clearly demonstrated. Fourth, the origin of the family in Westrich, a region to the west of Alsace but whose boundaries are difficult to define, is stated directly, a fact not found in the Poulet genealogies. Evidently the search for the origins of the Bachoffen family must now move into "Westrich", and most likely to a Protestant parish about 1600.

The part of France often known today as Westrich is centered approximately at Sarralbe, in the Département of Moselle. There are only a few surviving church records of any denomination from this area for the period when Abraham Bachoffen would have lived there. The few survivals include protestant records from Fénétrange, Mittersheim, and Hangviller, plausibly near enough to be called Westrich, plus the voluminous registers of Metz (probably not considered part of Westrich during the period of interest to us). So far, we have found no mention of this family in those records. Internet sources, not yet verified, tell us that Abraham's sister Judith and her husband lived at Kirberg, near Fénétrange, until they moved to Bischwiller about 1650, along with other families displaced by political developments in Lorraine. Even if this migration scenario is correct, there must be more to the story, since Abraham Bachoffen and his wife Jeanne Luroth (from a family that seems to have followed a different path to Bischwiller) baptised a daughter Anne Marie in the Eglise Réformée in 1645. It was not the case that the entire extended family moved to Bischwiller at the same time.

(Where is Westrich? One list of the "principal towns" mentioned by Goethe: Ses bourgs les plus importants étaient, à l'époque de Goethe qui en parle dans son ouvrage "Dichtung und Warheit" ( Fiction ou réalité) en 1770: Saarbrücken, Sarrebourg, Fénétrange, Sarrewerden, Sarre-Union, Sarralbe, Sarreguemines, Sarrelouis, Blâmont, Badonviller, Faulquemont, Morhange, Phalsbourg, Bitche, Landstuhl,... pour ne citer que les plus importants. Another explanation is that it is the area to the east of the Moselle (river) and west of the Vosges (hills).)

Internet sources also provide a possible connection between the Abraham and the "Nivard" family. Abraham's sister Judith "DuFour" had married Jean Vautrin; their last child Jean Pierre is supposed to have been born at Bischwiller 18 nov 1657 (only the records of the Eglise Réformée go back that far) and married as his first wife Elizabeth Nivard. Elizabeth could easily have been the one who was baptised in the Eglise Réformée of Bischwiller 23 dec 1659, daughter of Nicolas Nivard and Jeanne Paris.

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 _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
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|--Abraham BACHOFFEN 
|  (1600 - 1696)
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|_____________________|
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Abraham BACHOFFEN       (ID #I21884)

(male)
Father: Abraham BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1600, d. 17 JUN 1696)
Mother: Jeanne LUROTH (d. bef 1659)

His birthdate is given in the Poulet genealogies, but we did not spot it in the registers of the French congregation of Bischwiller. He apparently died young, since there seems to be no later mention of him.

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                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
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 _Abraham BACHOFFEN __|
| (1600 - 1696) m 1645|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
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|                                              
|
|--Abraham BACHOFFEN 
|  (1648 - 1659)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Jeanne LUROTH ______|
  (.... - 1659) m 1645|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
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Abraham BACHOFFEN       (ID #I12994)

(male)
Father: Johann Peter BACHOFFEN (bp. 2 SEP 1705, d. BEF 1765?)
Mother: Maria Elisabetha GSELL (bp. 27 NOV 1712, d. AFT 1765?)

                                                     _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _____+
                                                    | (1648 - 1709) m 1668        
                           _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _|
                          | (.... - 1709) m 1702    |
                          |                         |_Margaretha THURING _________+
                          |                           (.... - 1725) m 1668        
 _Johann Peter BACHOFFEN _|
| (.... - 1765) m 1732    |
|                         |                          _Jean Pierre (Peter) HEUSCH _+
|                         |                         | (1633 - 1702) m 1666        
|                         |_Anna Maria HEUSCH ______|
|                           (1681 - ....) m 1702    |
|                                                   |_Elizabeth MICHEL ___________+
|                                                      m 1666                     
|
|--Abraham BACHOFFEN 
|  (.... - 1744)
|                                                    _Jacob GSELL ________________
|                                                   |  m 1667                     
|                          _Johann Conrad GSELL ____|
|                         | (1677 - 1752) m 1707    |
|                         |                         |_Anna KREISS ________________
|                         |                            m 1667                     
|_Maria Elisabetha GSELL _|
  (.... - 1765) m 1732    |
                          |                          _Jean PRéVôT ______________+
                          |                         | (1625 - 1692) m 1653        
                          |_Maria Esther PRéVôT __|
                            (1677 - 1714) m 1707    |
                                                    |_Anne HOUSSEL _______________+
                                                      (1632 - 1705) m 1653        

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Abraham BACHOFFEN       (ID #I12996)

(male)
Father: Johann Peter BACHOFFEN (bp. 2 SEP 1705, d. BEF 1765?)
Mother: Maria Elisabetha GSELL (bp. 27 NOV 1712, d. AFT 1765?)

                                                     _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _____+
                                                    | (1648 - 1709) m 1668        
                           _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _|
                          | (.... - 1709) m 1702    |
                          |                         |_Margaretha THURING _________+
                          |                           (.... - 1725) m 1668        
 _Johann Peter BACHOFFEN _|
| (.... - 1765) m 1732    |
|                         |                          _Jean Pierre (Peter) HEUSCH _+
|                         |                         | (1633 - 1702) m 1666        
|                         |_Anna Maria HEUSCH ______|
|                           (1681 - ....) m 1702    |
|                                                   |_Elizabeth MICHEL ___________+
|                                                      m 1666                     
|
|--Abraham BACHOFFEN 
|  (.... - 1746)
|                                                    _Jacob GSELL ________________
|                                                   |  m 1667                     
|                          _Johann Conrad GSELL ____|
|                         | (1677 - 1752) m 1707    |
|                         |                         |_Anna KREISS ________________
|                         |                            m 1667                     
|_Maria Elisabetha GSELL _|
  (.... - 1765) m 1732    |
                          |                          _Jean PRéVôT ______________+
                          |                         | (1625 - 1692) m 1653        
                          |_Maria Esther PRéVôT __|
                            (1677 - 1714) m 1707    |
                                                    |_Anne HOUSSEL _______________+
                                                      (1632 - 1705) m 1653        

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Anna BACHOFFEN       (ID #I24503)

(female)
Father: Joseph BACHOFFEN (dates unknown)

She is mentioned in the testaments of her brother Abraham Dufour/Bachofen, but nothing else is known about her.

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 _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
|                     |
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|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
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|                           
|
|--Anna BACHOFFEN 
|  
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
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                      |   __
                      |  |  
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Anne Marie BACHOFFEN       (ID #I21896)

(female)
Father: Jacob BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1613, d. 1693?)

Family 1 : Johann Jacob EMBSER (dates unknown)

Following Poulet's genealogical table of 1753, we assign her as another daughter of Jacob Bachoffen. She is apparently the Marie daughter of Jacob du Four who appeared as a sponsor for a baptism at the French church in Bischwiller, 07 feb 1683. She may be the Maria Bachofen who died 24 mar 1723 at Olwisheim, wife of Jacob (illegible) des alter, herrschaftl. Muller. Jacob's surname was apparently indexed as Foltzel, but that reading does not seem plausible.

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                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
                      |                     |
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 _Jacob BACHOFFEN ____|
| (1613 - 1693)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Anne Marie BACHOFFEN 
|  
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
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Anne Marie BACHOFFEN       (ID #I21883)

(female)
Father: Abraham BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1600, d. 17 JUN 1696)
Mother: Jeanne LUROTH (d. bef 1659)

She is the subject of the earliest surviving baptismal record for the French congregation at Bischwiller. The church was established in 1618, but the earlier records were lost as a consequence of the Thirty Years' War.

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                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
                      |                     |
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                      |                        
 _Abraham BACHOFFEN __|
| (1600 - 1696) m 1645|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Anne Marie BACHOFFEN 
|  
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Jeanne LUROTH ______|
  (.... - 1659) m 1645|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
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Catharina BACHOFFEN       (ID #I11973)

(female)
Father: Johann Georg BACHOFFEN (bp. 1 JAN 1703)
Mother: Susanna Dorothea LANGS (b. 11 OCT 1708)

[4209]

Recorded in the Lutheran congregation.

                                                          _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _____+
                                                         | (1648 - 1709) m 1668        
                           _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN ______|
                          | (.... - 1709) m 1702         |
                          |                              |_Margaretha THURING _________+
                          |                                (.... - 1725) m 1668        
 _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _|
|  m 1731                 |
|                         |                               _Jean Pierre (Peter) HEUSCH _+
|                         |                              | (1633 - 1702) m 1666        
|                         |_Anna Maria HEUSCH ___________|
|                           (1681 - ....) m 1702         |
|                                                        |_Elizabeth MICHEL ___________+
|                                                           m 1666                     
|
|--Catharina BACHOFFEN 
|  (1735 - ....)
|                                                         _Samuel LANX ________________
|                                                        | (.... - 1696)               
|                          _Anthonius LANX ______________|
|                         |  m 1706                      |
|                         |                              |_Anna Christina BEY _________
|                         |                                (1639 - 1697)               
|_Susanna Dorothea LANGS _|
  (1708 - ....) m 1731    |
                          |                               _Dietrich KLEINHANSS ________
                          |                              | (1641 - 1725)               
                          |_Susana Magdalena KLEINHANSS _|
                             m 1706                      |
                                                         |_Anna Maria _____ ___________
                                                                                       

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Christian BACHOFFEN       (ID #I11976)

(male)
Father: Johann Georg BACHOFFEN (bp. 1 JAN 1703)
Mother: Susanna Dorothea LANGS (b. 11 OCT 1708)

[4211]

Baptism is November, but death record appears to belong in October.

                                                          _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _____+
                                                         | (1648 - 1709) m 1668        
                           _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN ______|
                          | (.... - 1709) m 1702         |
                          |                              |_Margaretha THURING _________+
                          |                                (.... - 1725) m 1668        
 _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _|
|  m 1731                 |
|                         |                               _Jean Pierre (Peter) HEUSCH _+
|                         |                              | (1633 - 1702) m 1666        
|                         |_Anna Maria HEUSCH ___________|
|                           (1681 - ....) m 1702         |
|                                                        |_Elizabeth MICHEL ___________+
|                                                           m 1666                     
|
|--Christian BACHOFFEN 
|  (.... - 1741)
|                                                         _Samuel LANX ________________
|                                                        | (.... - 1696)               
|                          _Anthonius LANX ______________|
|                         |  m 1706                      |
|                         |                              |_Anna Christina BEY _________
|                         |                                (1639 - 1697)               
|_Susanna Dorothea LANGS _|
  (1708 - ....) m 1731    |
                          |                               _Dietrich KLEINHANSS ________
                          |                              | (1641 - 1725)               
                          |_Susana Magdalena KLEINHANSS _|
                             m 1706                      |
                                                         |_Anna Maria _____ ___________
                                                                                       

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Dorothea BACHOFFEN       (ID #I11978)

(female)
Father: Johann Georg BACHOFFEN (bp. 1 JAN 1703)
Mother: Susanna Dorothea LANGS (b. 11 OCT 1708)

[4212]

Recorded in the Lutheran congregation.

                                                          _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _____+
                                                         | (1648 - 1709) m 1668        
                           _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN ______|
                          | (.... - 1709) m 1702         |
                          |                              |_Margaretha THURING _________+
                          |                                (.... - 1725) m 1668        
 _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _|
|  m 1731                 |
|                         |                               _Jean Pierre (Peter) HEUSCH _+
|                         |                              | (1633 - 1702) m 1666        
|                         |_Anna Maria HEUSCH ___________|
|                           (1681 - ....) m 1702         |
|                                                        |_Elizabeth MICHEL ___________+
|                                                           m 1666                     
|
|--Dorothea BACHOFFEN 
|  (1746 - ....)
|                                                         _Samuel LANX ________________
|                                                        | (.... - 1696)               
|                          _Anthonius LANX ______________|
|                         |  m 1706                      |
|                         |                              |_Anna Christina BEY _________
|                         |                                (1639 - 1697)               
|_Susanna Dorothea LANGS _|
  (1708 - ....) m 1731    |
                          |                               _Dietrich KLEINHANSS ________
                          |                              | (1641 - 1725)               
                          |_Susana Magdalena KLEINHANSS _|
                             m 1706                      |
                                                         |_Anna Maria _____ ___________
                                                                                       

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Elisabetha BACHOFFEN       (ID #I13753)

(female)
Father: Jacob BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1613, d. 1693?)
Mother: Elisabetha DROUIN (d. AFT 1667)

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                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Jacob BACHOFFEN ____|
| (1613 - 1693) m 1654|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Elisabetha BACHOFFEN 
|  (1666 - ....)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _Jean DROUIN ________|
|                     | (.... - 1648)       |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Elisabetha DROUIN __|
  (.... - 1667) m 1654|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Esther BACHOFFEN       (ID #I21877)

(female)
Father: Jacob BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1613, d. 1693?)

Family 1 : Paul GUILLEMIN (dates unknown)

As Esther du Four, daughter of Jacob du Four, miller at Olwisheim, she married Paul Guillemin 18 may 1668 at the Eglise Réformée of Bischwiller. Her death record at Olwisheim calls her Esther Bachofen, wife of "Paul Guilnius des alter" and gives her age as 70 years, 1 month.

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                                            |  
                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Jacob BACHOFFEN ____|
| (1613 - 1693)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Esther BACHOFFEN 
|  (1645 - 1715)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Isaac BACHOFFEN       (ID #I21886)

(male)
Father: Abraham BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1600, d. 17 JUN 1696)
Mother: Eve RAPINIER (b. 13 DEC 1612, d. 15 FEB 1697)

Since there is no mention of him in any of the documents relating to his father's testament, and since his father instead recognized his second wife's children by her first husband as his rightful heirs, Isaac probably died young.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Abraham BACHOFFEN __|
| (1600 - 1696) m 1658|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Isaac BACHOFFEN 
|  (1659 - ....)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Eve RAPINIER _______|
  (1612 - 1697) m 1658|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Jacob BACHOFFEN       (ID #I11955)

(male)
Father: Joseph BACHOFFEN (dates unknown)

Family 1 :
  1.  Magdelaine BACHOFFEN (b. bef 1646, d. aft 1684)
  2. +Johann Georg BACHOFFEN (b. ABT 1648, d. 12 APR 1709)
  3.  Esther BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1645, d. 4 JUN 1715)
  4.  Anne Marie BACHOFFEN (dates unknown)
Family 2 : Elisabetha DROUIN (d. AFT 1667)
  1. +Jacob BACHOFFEN (b. 26 NOV 1655, d. 3 MAR 1712)
  2.  Joseph BACHOFFEN (b. 18 SEP 1658, d. 27 NOV 1680)
  3.  Elisabetha BACHOFFEN (b. 5 AUG 1666)

The genealogies compiled by the minister Jean François Poulet of the Eglise Réformée of Bischwiller (dated 1753, rubric P4742 in the collections of the Archives of Bas-Rhin, Strasbourg) call him Jacob Dufour (Dufour is the French translation of Bachofen) with dates 1613-1693, implying that Poulet had access to a death record, perhaps even a tombstone. Further, he identifies Jacob's wife Elizabeth as Elizabeth Drouin, married to Jacob "Dufour" at Bischwiller in 1654 in the Eglise Réformée. As a consequence, Poulet realized that Jacob's children, or some of them, must have come from a prior marriage. Poulet, however, seems not to have been aware of the records of this family at Olwisheim, nor of the related records in the German Reformed congregation at Bischwiller. Secondary sources give Eckbolsheim, near Strasbourg, as the source of the death record in 1693 (no such entry found in the records of the Lutheran congregation there). However, there is considerable disagreement among the secondary sources. In a number of cases the secondary sources give exact dates of birth or marriage in a particular parish, but no church records covering those dates seem to exist for those parishes.

There are about 40 mentions of the family name Dufour (du Four) in the records of the French protestant congregation at Bischwiller. The name Dufour does not seem to occur in the records of the two German-speaking congregations. There also seem to be scattered references in other parishes, with the result that at least a few genealogists have called the family "Dufour dit Backofen". One genealogist has even cited an oral tradition that Jacob's father Joseph was a "Huguenot" from the region of Westrich, the area immediately west of the lowlands of Alsace. Jacob and his descendants are well documented in the German Reformed records at Bischwiller, with additional records at Olwisheim (some recorded at the church of Berstett). Poulet gives Jacob a brother Abraham who married Eve Rapinet or Rapinier. Abraham is mentioned several times as Dufour in the French records, and his wife turns up as a witness in 1688 in the German Reformed congregation as Eva wife of Abraham Bachofen.

The marriage record for Jacob "Dufour" and Elizabeth Drouin says Jacob was then living at "Expercé", a name very clearly written but otherwise unknown. The place in question should be close to Bischwiller, and several other passages in the church registers of Bischwiller (notably those of the German Reformed congregation) place him at Olwisheim. Therefore, we would expect that "Expercé" must be in the vicinity of Olwisheim. Working from the idea that "Expercé", like Dufour, might be a translation of a German name, Catherine Minck noticed the tiny village of Weitbruch, about 10 km from Olwisheim. If we take "weit" to mean "far from" or "outer", and "bruch" to mean a "break" or "opening" (rather than the other meaning, a marsh), we could translate into French as "ex" (outside of) and "percé" (from percer, to dig a hole, or to make an opening). The German translation of percer is durchbruchen. Weitbruch is about halfway between Bischwiller and Brumath; Olwisheim is just a few kilometers beyond Brumath, to the south. (The actual derivation of Weitbruch seems to have nothing to do with this meaning, but no other village in the region would give rise to a French translation of "Expercé".)

Confirmation of the parentage of Elisabetha is found in a collection of correspondence and other papers relating to the rights of citizens and immigrants to Bischwiller (the document on microfilm from the Family History Library bears the rubric 5J2/2, apparently from the Archives of Bas-Rhin at Strasbourg) . A petition written from Strasbourg by the seigneur with jurisdiction over Olwisheim, Jacob von Berstett, dated 04 mar 1662, concerns Elisabetha, wife of Jacob Bachoffen, miller at Olwisheim. Elisabetha is identified as the daughter of Hannss "Truing", and it appears that her step-mother had resided in Bischwiller. The step-mother's name is written "Cartrinna", perhaps a misspelling of Catrina. She had died and had left an inheritance to Elisabetha. When the Bachoffen family tried to claim the inheritance, they were required to pay a tax. Von Berstett reminded the authorities in Bischwiller that, in the past, the subjects of the Berstetts should not have been charged any fees in such a situation, and requested that the agreements of the past should be observed. In 1662, the Bachoffen family was still at Olwisheim, if we can judge from the baptisms recorded in that area for their children as late as 1666. While this much is clear, no trace of the supposed inheritance has turned up in the town records of Bischwiller that are now preserved at the Archives of Bas-Rhin in Strasbourg. If, for example, "Cartrinna" had remarried after the death of the elder Jean Drouin (noted as deceased as early as 1648), we might no longer be able to recognize her in the records, because she would appear as the widow or wife of someone else.

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                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Jacob BACHOFFEN 
|  (1613 - 1693)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
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Jacob BACHOFFEN       (ID #I12999)

(male)
Father: Jacob BACHOFFEN (b. abt 1613, d. 1693?)
Mother: Elisabetha DROUIN (d. AFT 1667)

Family 1 : Maria Salome THURING (b. ABT 1653, d. 11 MAY 1718)
  1.  Maria Esther BACHOFFEN (bp. 29 JAN 1682)

At least two other Bachoffen's of his generation are noted in the burial records of Bischwiller after 1710: Esther born about 1645 and Maria born about 1664. He was "the younger" at the time of his marriage in 1679, implying his father was still living.

[14326]

Also a record of banns at Berstett (of which Olwisheim was an annex), 26 oct 1679, where the bride's surname is given as Turang, even though there were many Dürand families in the parish.

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                                            |  
                       _Joseph BACHOFFEN ___|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Jacob BACHOFFEN ____|
| (1613 - 1693) m 1654|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Jacob BACHOFFEN 
|  (1655 - 1712)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _Jean DROUIN ________|
|                     | (.... - 1648)       |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Elisabetha DROUIN __|
  (.... - 1667) m 1654|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
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Jacob BACHOFFEN       (ID #I11972)

(male)
Father: Johann Georg BACHOFFEN (bp. 1 JAN 1703)
Mother: Susanna Dorothea LANGS (b. 11 OCT 1708)

[4208]

Baptism is in October, but death record appears to belong in March and gives age as 15 days.

                                                          _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _____+
                                                         | (1648 - 1709) m 1668        
                           _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN ______|
                          | (.... - 1709) m 1702         |
                          |                              |_Margaretha THURING _________+
                          |                                (.... - 1725) m 1668        
 _Johann Georg BACHOFFEN _|
|  m 1731                 |
|                         |                               _Jean Pierre (Peter) HEUSCH _+
|                         |                              | (1633 - 1702) m 1666        
|                         |_Anna Maria HEUSCH ___________|
|                           (1681 - ....) m 1702         |
|                                                        |_Elizabeth MICHEL ___________+
|                                                           m 1666                     
|
|--Jacob BACHOFFEN 
|  (.... - 1734)
|                                                         _Samuel LANX ________________
|                                                        | (.... - 1696)               
|                          _Anthonius LANX ______________|
|                         |  m 1706                      |
|                         |                              |_Anna Christina BEY _________
|                         |                                (1639 - 1697)               
|_Susanna Dorothea LANGS _|
  (1708 - ....) m 1731    |
                          |                               _Dietrich KLEINHANSS ________
                          |                              | (1641 - 1725)               
                          |_Susana Magdalena KLEINHANSS _|
                             m 1706                      |
                                                         |_Anna Maria _____ ___________
                                                                                       

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