Group 19 - Descendants of Hans Zimmerman-176302
of, Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland
in Europe & in North America


1. Hans Zimmerman

One descendant (FTDNA # 139725) Y-DNA tested and was placed in Group 19 the North Carolina Mountains Zimmermans/Carpenters of the Carpenter Cousins Y-DNA Project.

ARTICLE Peter Zimmerman of Steffisberg Switzerland.pdf by Sharman Meck Carroll.

I. Hans Zimmerman + Anni Russer (m. 25 Jun 1566)
   II Hans Zimmerman + Barbi Winteregg (m. 10 Sep 1599)
        III Hans Zimmerman (bpt. 28lan 1612) + Anna Zatg
             1. Hans Zimmernan (bpt 10 Jun 1633)
                    IV. Hans Zimmerman (bpt. 10 )un 1633) + Madi Blanck
                         1. Hans Zimmernan (bpt. 8 Sep 1667)
                                  V. Hans Zimmerman (bpt 8 Sep 1667) + Cathrin Spring (m.25 Nov 1698)
                                       1. Verna Zimmerman (bpt. 17 Nov 1700)
                                        2. BarbaraZimmerman (bpt. 3 Apr L702)
                                        3. Hans Zimmerman (bpt. 17 Nov 1703)-immigrated to Pennsylvania
                                             on the Pink Plaisance in 1732
                                        4. Peter Zimmerman (bpt. 6 Apr 17O8)-immigrated to Pennsylvania on
                                             the Friendship in 1739
                                       [5. Christian Zimmerman, b. abt. 1705?, or maybe abt 1699, before
                         2. Niclaus Zimmerman (bpt. 19 Dec 1669) [+ Verena Spring]
             2. Peter Zimmernan (bpt. 20 Mar 1635) (Amish preacher) + Verena Stiihli
             3. Christen Zimmerman (bpt. 3 Feb 1637)
             4. Uli Zimmernan (bpt. 26 )an 1640)

HANS ZIMMERMAN m. June 25, 1566, Anni Russer,
at Steffisburg, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Hans is the
earliest Zimmcrman in the early records for Evangelische
Refbrmierte Kirche at Steffisburg, Canton Bern. There are
many Russer baptismal sponsors in Iater years.
1. Hans Zimmerman, m. Barbi Winteregg

Steffisburg is a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On 1 January 2020 the former municipality of Schwendibach merged into the municipality of Steffisburg. Steffisburg is first mentioned in 1133 as Stevensburc. The municipality was formerly known by its French name Steffisbourg, however, that name is no longer used.[4] ---

The area around Steffisburg has been inhabited since the Neolithic era and remained occupied during the Bronze Age. Traces of a Roman site were discovered in Schwäbis. Early medieval graves have been discovered at Zelgmatte and Klosterhubel. By the High Middle Ages the entire Zulgtal, including Steffisburg, was owned by the local Freiherr von Heimberg family. Under the Zähringer family, the Grafschaft of Thun expanded to include the village. When they died out in 1218 it passed to the Kyburgs, who made Steffisburg a fief for several different Ministerialis (unfree knights in the service of a feudal overlord) families. One of these families, the von Kien, built what became known as the Kleine Höchhus in the 14th century, when they administered the municipality. Today, the Kleine Höchhus is one of the oldest buildings in the municipality. Steffisburg became the center of a local court jurisdiction. Over the following years portions of the village and surrounding farms were donated to several local monasteries.[4]

On 11 November 1382, Rudolf II von Kyburg, attempted unsuccessfully to attack Solothurn. His attack started the Burgdorferkrieg (also Kyburgerkrieg) with the Old Swiss Confederacy. Bern used the war to expand north into the Aargau and south into the Oberland. As part of the peace treaty, Bern bought the city of Thun and all its surrounding lands including Steffisburg. By the 15th century ownership of the town passed from former Kyburg nobles to Bernese patricians.
In 1480 the Bernese Schultheiss Heinrich Matter built the Grosse Höchhus near the Kleine Höchhus and on the ruins of Stevensburc castle. While the Höchhus was rebuilt several times over the centuries it remained essentially unchanged.[5] Under Bernese rule, the town remained the center of a court. The court house was built in 1543 and in 1549 it became a tavern in addition to being the courthouse. While it was part of the District of Thun, Steffisburg retained a measure of independence. They had their own laws, which were first codified in 1405 and remained in effect until 1834. In 1476 they raised their own company of soldiers who marched under their own banner but were under Thun's overall command. In 1553 they raised a company of riflemen who drilled in Steffisburg, separate from Thun's military.
During the 1641 and 1653 peasant revolts the soldiers from Steffisburg rose up against the cities of Thun and Bern. Though the revolt was unsuccessful, Steffisburg retained its position as a regional center and court.[4] A leader of the revolt, Hans Berger from Steffisburg, fled the country to escape execution for his role in the uprising.[6]
Following the 1798 French invasion, Steffisburg became the capital of the Helvetic Republic Steffisburg district. After the collapse of the Republic and 1803 Act of Mediation it joined the newly created Thun District.[4] MORE AT:

Matching Genetically, But Detached Genealogically

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Matching Genetically, But Detached Genealogically.
These are unattached genealogical lineages that match Group 19 genetically.