Bonstetten Parish, Zürich, Switzerland Genealogy

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Guide to Bonstetten Parish, Zürich, Switzerland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Geography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Locations within Bonstetten[edit | edit source]

Alte Schmiede
Blumlen
Bonstetten
Buhn
Dachenmoos
Feld
Giebel
Grund
Hirschenbach
Käsern

Kapf
Keller
Letten
Linth-Escher
Lochenhof
Lüttenberg
Paradies
Rebacker
Rüti
Schachen

Sonnenberg
Sool
Stationsquartier
Stein
Stocken
Strumberg
Waldesruh
Wolfenhof
Ziel
Zürichweg

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Birmensdorf
Hedingen
Lunkhofen (Aargau)
Stallikon

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing the Zürich census records)

The following censuses are available for Bonstetten:

Census Year FHL Film number item number beginning page notes
1633 1185140 1 695 Anabaptists
1634 1185139 1 298
1637 1185141 2 603
1640 1185143 2 1
1643 1185145 1 695
1647 1185147 2 493
1649 1185149 1 317
1657 1185179 1 105 list of emigrants
1663 1185179 2 169 list of absentees
1670 1185153 1 755
1678 1185152 3 811
1683 1175158 3 147
1689 1185164 1 753
1695 1185168 2 323
1700 1185168 2 335
1708 1185169 2 285

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

(see here for article describing Swiss compiled genealogies)

The following genealogies have been researched for Bonstetten families:

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Civil registration began in 1876. Bonstetten belongs to the Bezirk Affoltern civil registration district. Records are only available in Switzerland. For further information, contact the civil registry office at:

Bezirkszivilstandsamt Affoltern
Gemeindezentrum
Zivilstandskreis
Marktplatz 1
CH - 8910 Affoltern am Albis

Tel: +41 44 762 56 65

email: zivilstandsamt@affoltern-am-albis.ch

Surnames[edit | edit source]

The following surnames held citizenship in Bonstetten prior to 1875:

Aeberli
Baumann
Frech
Glättli
Gross
Hedinger
Huber
Illi

Koch
Meili
Nievergelt
Reif
Schmid
Strasser
Toggweiler

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

The town's website (in German) can be found here.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Cantonal Archive of Zürich

References[edit | edit source]

Register of Swiss Surnames

Historical Gazetteer of Switzerland