Swiss families, genealogy, Toggenburg family, Werdenberg family
During past centuries the moving due to marriage of Toggenburg and Werdenberg families within the region or across borders to neighboring countries can often be observed. Lichtensteig, Wil, and the town of St. Gallen were drawing points for commerce and business for the people of the Toggenburg, and moving across the Swiss border is documented already in the sixteenth century from and to W erdenberg and Appenzell, as shown by moves of families such as Alther, Gantenbein, Giezendanner, and Steiner. They were leaving not only for other European countries but also for overseas, especially to regions that became part of the United States. This study focuses on families migrating from the Toggenburg and Werdenberg. Their movements started from today's New Toggenburg (Neutoggenburg) to the upper part of the Toggenburg valley as well as towards St. Gallen, then to the Palatinate, the Netherlands, and to North America.
Alther, Ernest W.
"Swiss Families from the Toggenburg and Werdenberg at Home and Abroad: A Genealogical Sketch,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 37
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol37/iss2/2