Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Heinrich Jenta 1798-1849

Wetzikon Reformed church

When Heinrich Jenta was born on 22 March 1798, in Wetzikon, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Jenta, was 25 and his mother, Anna Hess, was 25. He married Anna Barbara Spoeri on 9 February 1829. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. Heinrich died on 24 November 1849, at the age of 51.

A family of Schulmeisters
Heinrich's gfather, Kaspar J was a teacher from 1767 to 1790 - 6 years
Heinrich's father Johannes J is a teacher from 1790 to 1828 - 38 years
Heinrich Jenta is a teacher from 1828 to 1849 - 21 years

Heinrich and Anna Barbara Spoeri's children:
Anna Elisabeth Jenta 1831-1831
Anna Jenta 1833-1833
Susanna Jenta 1837-1903 m Jakob Bertschinger m 26 Oct 1868
Johann Heinrich Jenta 1846-1878 m Luise Ruegg m10 May 1875

Documents related to Heinrich Jenta:
1798 22 Mar Heinrich Jenta baptism Wetzikon
Translation by Wolf:
Schulmeister Johann Jenta von Etenhausen / Anna Heß von Haldberg Pfarrei Wald
Heinrich - den 22. Mart. (1798)
Heinrich Wismer von Untermedikon / Regula Heß geborene Spilmann
1829 Feb 9 Heinrich Jenta marriage, Wetzikon

1849 Nov 24 Heinrich Jenta burial, Wetzikon 

Document relating to Orphanage in Zürich:

Book: The orphanage of the city of Zurich: Historical review at the celebration …
Chapter heading: Teaching and pastoral care, The orphanage doors
Here is the complete list of schoolmasters at the orphanage, all of whom have been members of the Laubschaft:
1823 Heinrich Jenta von Ettenhausen. (The last three resigned due to poor health.)

Kaspar taught from 1767 to 1790 or 23 years. When Kaspar died in 1790 his son Johannes took over and taught from 1790 to 1828 or 38 years. That means that Susanna's uncle taught Susanna from the time she entered school until she completed her education. The school was held in Johannes's parlor from 1790 until 1809, at which time the first school building was built. School was held in that structure until 1954.  When Johannes died in 1828 Susanna's uncle, Johannes' son, Heinrich took over and taught from 1828 until 1849 or 21 years.  (Jenta history researched by Peter Bertschinger, Full history, & photos of Ettenhausen by Peter Bertschinger, History of the municipality of Wetzikon)

Kaspar is a teacher from 1767 to 1790 6 years
Johannes Jenta is a teacher from 1790 - 1828  38 years
Heinrich Jenta is a teacher from 1828  1849  21 years
Kaspar's start date of teaching from another source.

Heinrich Jenta008191940 page 355 

Heinrich Jenta from Jenta Family of Wetzikon by Julius Billeter page 4