Where are my roots ?
This question was the main consideration at the beginning of my research.
I started by asking my father as well as my aunt about the family history. It was she
who gave me a document regarding an inheritance. After that I began to put together the
jigsaw puzzle about the Röthlisberger family from Langnau in the Emmental.
originate from the “Gohlgraben”
My investigations showed that in the year 1751 one of my ancestors,
Daniel Röthlisberger, was a farmer on the so called “Boden” in the “Gohlgraben” near
Langnau. In the time period between 1763 and 1775 his son, whose name was also Daniel, in the so
called “Egg”. Today this farm is known as the farm “Oberegg”. Unfortunately there
is no proof that the farm “Eggboden”, witch is situated in the immediate neighbourhood of
the “Oberegg”, was once the farm named “Boden”.
Oberegg in the Gohl near Langnau in the Emmental
As I do not have noble ancestors in my family nor where there any thieves
or criminals among them, but common farmers, I was only able to trace back my roots to
the Protestant Reformation whitch took place between 1517 and 1525.
official book of the church of Langnau, where all the baptisms
are registered, is written that on
April 27, 1561 the son of Cunradt Rötlisperger was baptised. His name