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Notes for Durs Rohrer and Christina Stettler

1663 Barbli Rohrer, daughter of Durs Rohrer "den junger" and Christini Stettler, was baptized on January 11 at Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. [1]

1663 Durs Rhorer der jung z farenberg(?) was a sponsor for the baptism of a child of Blasi Stetler and Maria Walthart in March. [2]

1664 Durs Rohrer, son of Durs Rohrer "der jung pfarrsburg(?)" and Christini Stettler, was baptized on August 21 at Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. [3]

1663 Barbara Rohrer, daughter of Durs Rohrer and Christini Stettler, was baptized on August 16 with sponsors Anni Rhorer and others at Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. [4]

1670 Madla Rohrer, child of Durs Rohrer and Christini Stettler, was baptized on August 26 with sponsors Durs Rohrer and others at Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. [5]

1671 Johannes Rohrer, son of Durs Rohrer and Christini Stettler, was baptized on September 24 at Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. [6]

1675 Christina Rohrer, daughter of Durs Rohrer and Christina Stettler, was baptized on July 19 at Bolligen, Bern, Switzerland. [7]

NB ___ den 19 Julÿ 1675 hat Durß Rhorer und sein hausfrau Christina Stettler zu Bern eine ehliche tochter namens Christina tauffen lassen Zugen waren Conrad _ilchburger Johanna Barbara Willading(?) ein gebohren Daysalhofen ___ina Cuntz.

1686 Durs Rohrer, or his father, was perhaps named in this note about Enoch Baltzli (perhaps a son of Ulrich and Katherina Baltzli), who was named as Täufern (Anapabtists) in a history of the Bolligen church. [8]:

Eine Spur von Täufern finden wir 1686. Ein Enoch Baltzli, der wahrscheinlich in niederländischen Diensten gewesen war, hatte sich dort unten verheiratet. Vor der Verheiratung scheint er kurz nach der Heimat zurückgekehrt zu sein, aber ohne sich beim Pfarrer zu melden und von ihm einen Heiratsschein zu begehren. Der Chorrichter Hans Nußbaum sollte deswegen mit den Angehörigen reden, <>, Zugleich sollte auch Durs Rohrer im Kappelisacker befragt werden über seine Einstellung zum Täufertum und <>. Man ging sehr süferli vor. Mit Rohrer sollten erst zwei Freunde sprechen, wenn dabei nichts herauskäme, sollte der Pfarrer hingehen. Endlich bliebe dann die Möglichkeit offen, ihn vors obere Chorgericht zu laden, und zu allerletzt blieb immer noch die Intervention des Venners von Büren übrig (1868). So wartete man, gab Bedenkzeit, das Chorgericht zeigte Geduld und war bereit zu Aufschüben. Man erhält den Eindruck, die Ehrbarkeit sei nicht sehr schützig gewesen, eigenen Gemeindegenossen wegen ihres Glaubens Schwierigkeiten zu bereiten.

Google Translation:
Some mention of Anabaptists can be found in 1686. An Enoch Baltzli, who had probably been in Dutch service and had married there. Before the marriage, he seems to have returned home shortly, but without reporting to the pastor and requesting a marriage certificate from him. Chorus judge Hans Nussbaum should therefore talk to the relatives, << as well as the Wiedertäuferei half >>, At the same time Durs Rohrer in Kappelisacker should be questioned about his attitude to Anabaptism and << that he does not go to the sermon and the table of the Lord>>. It was very sweet. Only two friends should talk to Rohrer, if nothing came of it, the pastor should go. Finally, the possibility would remain open to invite him to the upper choral court, and last but not least, the intervention of Venerable von Buren remained (1868). So one waited, gave time for reflection, the choir court showed patience and was ready for delays. One gets the impression that the respectability was not very protective, because of their faith difficulties to prepare their own community members.

Research Notes:

Ferenberg bei Stettlen is south east of Bolligen and north of Stettlin in Bern, Switzerland.

For several notes about Durs Rohrer, perhaps this one, see [9] [10]


Footnotes:

[1] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 272, page 138 of pdf, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[2] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 273, page 138 of pdf, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[3] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 280, page 142 of pdf, top left, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[4] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 294, page 149 of pdf, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[5] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 307, page 155 of pdf, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[6] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 314, page 159 of pdf, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[7] Staatsarchivs des Kantons Bern, K Bolligen 3, Bolligen, Taufrodel, 1615-1683, fol. 340, page 172 of pdf, FHL INTL Film 2005294, [BernStateArchivesImage], [BernStateArchivesCatalog].

[8] Paul Marti, Bolligen, Geschichte einer bernischen Landgemeinde: Festschrift zur Einweihung der protestantischen Kirche in Ostermundigen (1940), 119, [GoogleBooks].

[9] Henry Frank Eshleman, Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Lancaster, PA: 1917), 129, 159, 161-162, 293, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[10] Geneanet Community Trees Index, [AncestryRecord].