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Kay Cee (View posts)
Posted: 890740800000
Classification: Query

My GGrandfather Robert MURALT married by GGrandmother Elise HIRSBRUNNER in what I though was Seelisburg, Hand County. I was in contact with Joy Fisher and she gave me info that it was probably Saylesville, Hand County. The town was est. July 13, 1883 and discontinued Jan 20, 1885. Location Sec 7, T116N, R66W, Postmaster July 13, 1883 J. W. Sayles.
They were married Nov 11, 1883 and I was going to request a copy of the marriage license but they don't issue them for that year at the SD State Department. I was wondering where to go from here. Is it a lost cause. They were married in a Lutheran church I'm sure. Could I get ahold of a Lutheran Church close to the area? They both came from Switzerland and eventually settled in Woodlake, MN. Please tell me if I'm at a dead end.


Katharina Zuercher (View posts)
Posted: 1129755679000
Classification: Query
Muralt Katharina
Trub, Kanton Bern
Zwingli Church

I'm named after her, but not related to her. I believe that Muralt is the surname of "Truber" i.e. people from the Trub in the Emmental.
Her two sons and two daughters (none of them married) brought up my father, another boy and a girl

I seem to have heard the name Hirsbrunner in connection with the Trub too - hence this email.

Katharina Chapman nee Zuercher


Posted: 1328993139000
Classification: Query
Hi KayCee,

I think we exchanged letters a long time ago about the Muralts. I have not found the marriage for Robert & Elise but here are a few ideas. You could contact or find a Hand historical society, or look at local papers for that time, they often give out lots of information. I will take a look at my resources as well.

Best regards,
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