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© Paul R. Swan    16 Sep 2012 20:43 Return to Home Page Hide All Notes Swan~Hartzell Family History


HäFELFINGER GENEALOGY


HäFELFINGER, HANß GEORG 1
m  MARIA ____
b 1680      
b ____      
HäFELFINGER, ELSBETH "ELISABETH" 2
m  HANß JACOB "JOGGI" MäRCKLIN
b 1704      
b 1702      

Hanß Georg Häfelfinger  &  Maria ____
Hanß Georg 1 , Elsbeth "Elisabeth" 2 Top  

Hanß Georg Häfelfinger was born about 1680. 
Hanß Georg was married to Maria. 
Maria ____ . 

A child of Hanß Georg and Maria (____) Häfelfinger: Elsbeth "Elisabeth"
1    Häfelfinger, Elsbeth "Elisabeth" was baptised 27 Apr 1704.    

Elsbeth "Elisabeth" Häfelfinger  &  Hanß Jacob "Joggi" Märcklin
Hanß Georg 1 , Elsbeth "Elisabeth" 2 Markley Top  

Elsbeth "Elisabeth" Häfelfinger was baptized 27 Apr 1704 in Diegten, Baselland, Switzerland. 
Elsbeth "Elisabeth" was married to Hanß Jacob "Joggi" 8 Jan 1726 in Dietgen, Baselland, Switzerland. 
Hanß Jacob "Joggi" Märcklin was baptized 26 Nov 1702 in Rothenfluh, Baselland, Switzerland.  He was the son of Johann Jakob and Verena (Soland) Märklin / Märcklin. 

Hanß Jacob, the youngest child of Johann Jakob and Verena (Soland) Märcklin, is our immigrant ancestor. His godfather was Heinrich Gaß, possibly the same man as the godfather to his brother Hanß Heinrich, and that Heinrich was identified as a metzger, or butcher.
Here is his baptismal record of 26 Nov 1702, son of Hanß Jacob Märcklin and Verena Soland:
IMAGE: Hans_Jacob_bapt_1702.jpg
Hanß Jacob Märcklin baptism 26 Nov 1702

In the record of his daughter Elsbeth's baptism, Hanß "Jogi" is identified as a borstenmacher, or bristlemaker. Evidently he was involved in the manufacture of brushes.
Hanß Joggi (a diminutive for Jacob, his baptismal name) was recorded as being 47 years of age when he received permission in 1749 to emigrate with his wife and four children from Rothenflu, Amt Farnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland [Faust and Brumbaugh, 1925]. He is noted as having been released from payment of dues, the practice when the emigrant had less than one hundred pounds. A further notation reads: "Did not live up to the reputation of honesty which he enjoyed with his pastor, but made use of the money of his wards (Vogtgelder) in his financial straits."
Also in that reference is a discussion of the difficulties created by the government as early as 1735 for those who wished to sell their property in order to emigrate. In describing the circumstances of the emigrants they cite a wry note from the records: "Hanß Jacob Märcklin from Dürnen has 1 wife, 4 children, and otherwise nothing (sonst nichts)." In 1738(?) permission to emigrate was given to the family of this other Hanß Jacob Marcklin, 56 years, wife Anna Hofmann, 39 years, children Anna bp 1717, Catharina bp 1720, Friedrich bp 1723, and Anna Maria bp 1730, from “Thurnen or Durnen”. I could not locate Dürnen on a modern map, but Thurnen lies less than five miles to the west of Rothenfluh and is quite likely the modern name of that town. What relationship there was between this family and our ancestors who emigrated a decade later is not known. That Hanß Jacob was just 20 years older than our Hanß Jacob.
A second family of interest given by Faust and Brumbaugh received permission to emigrate from Frenkendorf, Amt Liestal, Baselland. This couple was Johannes Tschudin, cooper and son of Martin, bp 26 Nov 1724, and his wife Anna Maria Märcklin, "daughter of Hanß Joggi M. of Rothenfluh above", bp 23 Mar 1727. There is more to report below on the Tschudins in Anna Maria's part of this family history.
Also receiving permission to emigrate at that time from Rothenfluh were Jacob Hassler, cooper, about 30 years of age, his wife Maria Märcklin, about the same age, and three children under the age of four years. Maria is possibly a niece of Hans Joggi, but no relationship was specified in the record in this case, nor was I able to identify her in the church record. Jacob was also released from payment of dues, and is noted as "honest and industrious".
All of the men of these three families are listed as passengers on the ship Crown which arrived in Philadelphia 30 Aug 1749 via Rotterdam and Cowes, Michael James, Master [Strassburger and Hinke, 1934]. The first three signatures on the "C" list of the Crown are Hans Jacob Markly, Hans George Markly, and Hans Markly, with all three of the men signing with an "X".
Also on that passenger list were Martin Tschudi, a second Johannes Tschudi, and a Sepastian Hassler. None of these were mentioned in the Basel records of Faust and Brumbaugh, but they were undoubtedly relatives of the above mentioned families, even though the Tschudi surnames were recorded on the passenger list without the final "n".
26 Jul 2011].
IMAGE: Haefelfinger_Elsbeth_1704.jpg
Birth Record of Elsbeth Häfelfinger, 27 April 1704

Diegten, the home of the Hefelfingers, is about 12 miles by road from Rothenfluh.
The ancestry of Elsbeth has yet to be researched, as I had initially identified another Elizabeth as the wife of Hanß Jacob.
We have no record of this family of Hanß Jacob and Elsbeth Märcklin in America until their son Hanß Geörg appears in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (as George Markley) four years after their arrival here.
The eight children of Hanß Jacob "Joggi" and Elsbeth "Elisabeth" (Häfelfinger) Märcklin: Anna Maria, Hanß Jacob, Hanß Geörg, Hanß, Elsbeth, Anna, Magdalena and Ursula. 



MäRCKLY / MARKLEY, HANß GEöRG 3
m  REGINA DORA BARBARA FRöLICH
b 1730      d 1799
b 1740      
MARKLEY, GEORGE 4
m  ELIZABETH LEIN
b 1764      d 1828
b 1766      
MARKLEY, GEORGE M. 5
m  SARAH ____
b 1794      d 1848
b 1799      
MARKLEY, AARON 6
m  MARY ALICE MITCHELL
b 1828      d 1915
b 1832      d 1910
MARKLEY, MARGUERITE "MAGGIE" 7
m  JAMES ALBERT SWAN
b 1875      d 1949
b 1874      d 1937
SWAN, PAUL REESE 8
m  MILDRED LOUISE HARTZELL
b 1903      d 1953
b 1903      d 1989
SWAN, PAUL REESE 9
m  MILDRED LOUISE "MILLIE" HAMILTON
b 1929      
b 1930      d 1998
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