Dear Judy, Hi. My name is Kevin Speich and i live in Janesville, Wisc. My Grandfather immigrated from Matt,GL. Schweiz(Switzerland) in 1898. I have been to the bibliotek in Glarus, Schweiz to research my roots. It is a wonderful place with many books on the villages of Glarnerland. I had real proof of my Grossvaters village because we fortunately kept all of Grandfathers original visas and passports. On his passport visa were the names of his parents surnames( meaning his mother's surname also). a stroke of luck for me, i simply asked for the village of Matt and i was on my way. You see, each entry in the family list is given a number, a number is also present to indicate who his father was, for example my grandfather would have say the no. 58 before his name and a no. would be after his name also. This is the no. to look up for his father.
so back and back one goes until the entries end. I traced my line to 1528. OH, in this village TWO Speichs exist. MY line starts with Rudolfo the other line starts with Jacob. I hope this is of use for you. Let me know what you find out, if i can help you out, feel free to E-mail. I just got back from Matt three days ago from a visit to my relatives. Oh yes i did find relatives, two first cousins to my father. Katerina is 93 years young.