Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Pastor Jacob Locher 1761 - 1834

Hans Jacob Locher was born 12 October 1761 and was the son of the then Oetwiler and later Mettmenstetter priest Dietrich Locher (1730-82).  Dietrich lived to be 52. His grandfather was a "wood turner." His great grandfather Hans Konrad Locher was a Pastor in Toß. Jacob's mother Dorothea Weber lived to be 84 but died a year before her son Jacob Locher married. After Pastor Locher was ordination in 1785 he became a tutor in Uitikon Castle, where he was appointed as a pastor in 1790. In 1791 he moved to Gronenbach in Allgau. Here he witnessed the last phase of the First Coalition War in 1796. In 1800, against the resistance of the parish, he was appointed to the Ottenbach parish office as successor to Johannes Weber. He died  in Ottenbach in 1834. After his funeral, Nacht (night) boys dug up the coffin and leaned it against the house door of his survivors. The desecration of the grave indicates that Pastor Locher, under his direction the first Ottenbach poorhouse was built, while the extinction of the office of teacher did not become popular in Ottenbach. (He turned the schoolhouse into a poorhouse) In 1796 he had "Sermons for children attending rural schools" published in print, followed by two more sermon volumes in 1797 and 1808. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider and FamilySearch and Geneanet John Goos's Family Tree)

Hans married Anna Catharina Pfenninger born 12 October 1773 on 1 February 1795 in Zürich. She was 22. From 1796 to 1819 they had 13 children. One son, Johann Jakob Locher was a master Builder, founder of the construction business Locher & Co. in Zurich. Colonel in Swiss Corps of Engineers and a Guild master for carpenters. He helped build the church at Wolsen.

Another son Christoph Wilhelm Locher born 13 June 1819 in Zürich became a missionary at St. Paul's German Evangelical Church and Trinity German Evangelical Church, immigrated to Ohio, USA and died at the age of 68 in Elyria Lorian, Ohio.

Their son Johann Kaspar Locher born 1801 was Pastor in Seebach and Witzikon. He was a Notary, Finance Officer and Dean of the chapter of the city of Zürich. He lived to be 75 and died in 1876.

Their daughter Margaret Locher, born in 1812 She became a missionary in Madras India in 1845. She married John Anderson and was "active" after the death of her husband in the Zenana Mission.

Their son Johann Konrad Locher born 1807 was a mechanic. He immigrated to America and died in San Francisco, California at the age of 66 on 2 June 1873. He was buried in Oroville, Butte, CA.

Maria Elisabeth Lochedr born 1809 went in 1850 to Madras, India as a missionary assistant to her sister Margaret. She was a schoolteacher at Asylum Les Billodes in Locie and died in Madras India at 42.  (Geneanet John Goos's Family Tree)

Pastor Johann Jacob Locher died in 1834 at the age of 73. His wife Catharina lived to be 63 and died 22 April 1837. She lived 3 years alone. (FamilySearch)

1782 Apparently the schoolmaster at that time, Hofstetter in Lunnern, was not one of these few. On October 28, 1782, school inspector Meyer wrote to Pastor Locher in Ottenbach that he had allowed two men from Oberlunnern (Hans and Oswald Stehli) to send their boys to Ottenbach's, in addition to the repeating school in Lunnern, but warned them to the schoolmaster In spite of the bad habits attached to him, Hofstetter did not show any reluctance and did not let his own school, which had only been urgently stopped about 70 years ago, decline again. Elsewhere, Pastor Locher writes about the Lunnern school at the time: “This is the most common one in the Ottenbach parish. The teacher is with the most parents in bad credit. He lacks diligence to show what he can from an obvious side. Writing in this school is under all criticism. If you want to learn it, go to Ottenbach or Wolsen. The singing school is maintained by coercion and with the help of some adults from Lunnern. " (Obfelden, Gedenkschrift zum 50-jährigen Bestand der Gemeinde, Oktober 1897 )

1801, February 26. The district court in Mettmenstetten asks the government governor Ulrich in Zurich not to respond to subordinate Hug's dismissal request, considering his excellent qualities. 
- March, 12th district governor Hug to government governor Ulrich: I want to endure for a year; three parts have survived. I would not like to hand over the grave lightly, but rather remain a good loyal citizen for some time. 
- do. 26. The warfare tax has now been adjusted. Otten Bach pays CHF 105.50 Rp. (CHF 263.75 Rp.). 
- March. Governor Ulrich in Zurich to the Swiss Executive Council in Bern: umarrears to collect, I sent some troops to the Mettmenstetten district. The mood there becomes difficult. Ottenbach does not want to admit Pastor Locher, who was elected by the Chamber of Administration. At Subscriber Hug was shot into the bedroom at night. 
1801, April 21. Governor Hug to the Chamber of Administration in Zurich: orders grow out of the ground day and night; their fulfillment would not be found in the constant bright sunshine. 
- May 22. The Minister of Internal Affairs in Bern receives an entry that has been signed by committees from all municipalities in the Mettmenstetten district, including Governor Hug and court clerk Syz.
-1802 January 2nd Pastor Locher in Ottenbach to the Chamber of Administration in Zurich: the price of the fruit for the tithe money is set at 4 fl 14 ß 3 hlr (Fr. 17, 15 Ep.) Per painter. The municipality of Ottenbach asks you that the Malter Fäsen would like 5 Vrtl. ripe fruit. This is also how the tithing estimators calculate. The difference between your and this invoice is to the disadvantage of our community CHF 107, 75 Rp. The Lucerne Abbey has reduced its CHF 79, 85 Rp from here to its 40 Malter barrels. Would the benefit be exaggerated if you chose CHF 107.75 (CHF 269.35)? 
- January. For the fourth time, Pastor Locher has thrown discs in OttenbachService. The government governor in Zurich decreed: The community must immediately make up for the damage at its own expense. 
- January 2 1. Pastor Locher in Ottenbach to the Chamber of Administration in Zurich: I have not yet received a tithing payment from Ottenbach, Wolsen, Toussen and Bickwil. The money is said to have been confiscated; but the local community does not want to give an "evil" example to the neighboring communities.
-1802 - May 28. Governor Hug issues the written testimony: Nobody can accuse Pastor Locher in Ottenbach of harshness or severity, neither in words nor in deeds. He fulfills his duty as a righteous man both in schools and when visiting the sick and in all other official functions.
1820 At first the question of space apparently made some difficulty: March 6, 1820, Pastor Locher in Ottenbach sent a construction plan to Inspector Fäsi and noticed that the Unterlunnners gave way to those of Oberlunnern so far, the school building, the necessity of which was undisputed, outside the village, between the To create both villages, the people of Oberlunnern only want an apartment for the teacher because too much time is lost with the walking back and forth and in winter the children would have to be kept waiting in the snow until they could be opened; the Unterlunnners don't want to know anything about an apartment. One is planned on the plan, the construction would cost about 800 Fr. and possibly woulda private individual advances the money beyond the government's contribution without interest. Fäsi wants to find out how big the state contribution would be and how the rest should be covered, depending on the population or the wealth.

1830 15. The two schools Lunnern and Toussen since 1830. *) The "Constitution of 1831 gave the school system an independent administration. Bie gave him space for free development, which however could only slowly get through. It is not uninteresting to see this development, as far as he can see from the logs. On November 27, 1831, the school community gathered to "choose a school maintenance. The same was ordered from nine members, five from Ottenbach, four from Obfelden; The priest was ex officio chairman. The President, Pastor Locher, **) opened the first meeting with prayer and took the vows according to the formula prescribed by law. It then became oneDiscussed how the nurses should go to school. Teacher Müller in Ottenbach took over the record keeping. A lot of business soon crowded; the school rooms had to be better equipped, the teaching hours had to be set for the different levels, the pupils had to be able to enter and leave the school, the teaching aids had to be brought in, reports had to be submitted to the higher authorities, teacher elections f) and negotiations had to be prepared for schoolmates; the parents, who habitually prevented the children from attending school, had to be warned and, if necessary, referred to the court. The question of money caused many difficulties. Not only did one have new regulationsState authorities to satisfy, but also to help their own needs. The school goods and their burdens were determined, as well as the performance of the citizens and the residents calculated to school fees, collection fees or taxes
1800. Hans Jakob Locher, from Zurich. The community did not like his choice. Died in 1834. (Still known to the old people today under the name "Kammerer Locher" ) (Obfelden, Gedenkschrift zum 50-jährigen Bestand der Gemeinde, Oktober 1897 ) Note: Kämmerer stands for administrator (treasurer) and manages the money of a church or monastery. Sometimes they are also administrator of a non-church organization. This term is usually used in catholic cantons and Southern Germany (also catholic). 

The five civilians united that Wolsen should give the hard sandstones to build the church (tower and portal), while Toussen and Bickwil gave the softer ones. Several hundred carloads had already been delivered to the site by April 1847, but a total of 2000. The rectory is almost entirely built from Wolserstein. Wolsen ceded some land for the church voluntarily. It was lively, especially in the quarry at Toussen up in the forest. Already three o'clock in the morning the trains with crew and cattle often appeared, two or three tours were made, but afterwards everyone ordered his field again as usual. All the timber for the church and tower was given in equal parts by the civilians Wolsen and both Lunners.Architect Ferd made the plan for the church. Stadler of Zurich. The execution was carried out by Mr. Baumeister Locher von Zürich (son of the Blessed Mr. Kammerer Locher) and Zimmermann Funk von Maschwanden. All front-line services were borne equally by the citizens. The stonemasonry was carried out by Mr. Brandenberg von Zug; the harmonious, very successful ringing of four bells (4229%, chord E major) Mr. Keller, bell founder in Unterstrass, the bell inscriptions Gottfried Keller. (all above: Obfelden, Gedenkschrift zum 50-jährigen Bestand der Gemeinde, Oktober 1897)

1827 Information about the situation of the Background is available in the files of the rejected petition by Pastor Locher of 1827.121 Locher demanded that the backers, who had not paid anything to the church up to that time, had to deliver one pound per year, while wealthy backers even had to deliver two pounds to the church. In the un-favourable expert opinion of the collection section it is stated that families without parish burial rights, i.e. the residents or their descendants, had to pay an annual settlement fee of 3 to 5 pounds, while single descendants had to pay one pound. The number of people living behind the scenes in Ottenbach is small, however, a single family without a burger right owns its own house - which had become possible since the drawing of lots for the village justice of house ownership and burger rights - and a second family is "without property" in the community. Although the community leaders were not able to name the exact number of individual backers at the meeting, it was insignificant. The church property accounts 132 confirm that the number of people living behind the scenes.  (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

In 1827, the parish priest Locher requested that the mug money for women in the canton of Burgenland be raised from 10 to 15 pounds for Angehi: some other cantons...and Franzi's from 20 to 30 pounds. The collecting section indicated in
her expert opinion, which is also negative in this respect, indicates that "the beaker money in alien communities of the canton is 'equally determined' and Ottenbach has no (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

1827 January 18, The priest Lochers gave the parish a request for an increase of the collection, and February 28, a conclusive report of the collection commission. For a compilation of the church gypsies see StAZ E IV Frei amt 9, Visitation Acts 1764 and 1781, as well as TT 7.1, Visitation Acts since the Mediation. 111 StAZ N 124, confiscation regulations 1827 and 1867

Hans Jakob Locher, parish priest in Ottenbach from 1800 to 1834, set up the poorhouse, illustrating the attitude of the Church - and of society as a whole - towards the poor, which was a mixture of care and condescension. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

Hans Jakob Locher and the construction of the poorhouse
Between 1832 and 1834, Pastor Hans Jakob Locher wrote an undated report to the Zurcher Hillfsgesellschaft about the opening of the poorhouse, (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

Ottenbach on Martini 1830,
Encouraged by senior officer Konrad Melchior Hirzel, he had taken on the construction of a poorhouse - albeit "only by way of lingstlichkeit". -- Locher's misgivings therefore ranted that some warned of the high costs of a poorhouse; "others let so much be seen through in their descriptions that I considered it cheap to surrender myself to the degradation of the sub-human race. "The church community, "which had up to now always separated and argued with the intention to separate the poor in abrupt par theien", had actively contributed to the building of the poorhouse with compulsory labour, money and donations in kind. Despite initial difficulties in the search for a property manager, it was possible to conclude that I "a childless couple in their prime, both kind and gentle"can be found. Previously, both had worked at home as weavers. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

Father Locher described the poorhouse regulations as "not very inviting". Before a person was admitted to the poorhouse, their heirs were asked whether they wanted to pay an expense allowance or renounce their inheritance. If an inmate had a fortune, fine! this was transferred to the poorhouse after his death, if he had not paid any cost money. Only those who had paid the full cost of their stay were allowed to leave. As a rule, married couples were not admitted together, "because the sexes have separate sleeping places". The food was meatless, "but healthily cooked and hinliingliche gem use ... broth is not Uberf/Ussig". The rest camps consisted of straw sacks, feather blankets and pillows, linens and duvets. The dormitories were not located above the heated living rooms. In order to leave the house, the "hauskinder" asked the permission of the administrator.
There were not many inmates: "In the beginning there was a strong decline in the number of the poor users against the poorhouse. An 80 year old man and 2 over 40 years old unmarried women were the first to be taken care of. Then, necessity, especially the cold winter, forced a mother with three children into the house, and four other uneducated siblings, whose father had died and the mother had forgotten the children, were also given to the caretaker. The household soon liked their new home, and the different ages soon took care of each other. The regular costs, the warm room, the beds with clean clothes and linen, it was more and better than they had had before. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

The poorhouse finances were not in good shape. Although all inmates worked hard. A boy and a girl, both younger than 13, shared a loom: "The Mlidchen immediately produced the first cotton fabric, the so-called /ehrpliitz, so well that it tore off a lot of the fabric on the tomorrow in summer, as day broke, the boy made himself unawakened and unheated out of bed and sat out of the loom." "Alie inmates mistreated to do their best, Locher continues, in homework and agriculture. In school, the children of the poorhouse distinguished themselves through pledges and achievements. The administrator couple also received praise. Nevertheless, the poorhouse did not have enough money to finance itself, even though the earnings of the inmates and contributions from relatives, the Zurcher Alms Office and the community of Ottenbach were called upon. This brought Father Locher to his main concern: "Nevertheless, the poor house finds its guarantee in the interest of all parties. But it could be extended much further and become much more beneficial if we were able to unload the interest. "More comfort for the occupants is undesirable: "Food, comfort and clothing are just what people need, and an improvement could easily aggravate the spirit of the household. The need to be prepared for all kinds of crises seems to be very good for morale. "But the interest burden is so great that it is not possible, for example, to buy a few cows: "What a great help this has been for the household!
Pastor Locher concluded his report: "Much/possibly, however, unexpected help comes from the leadership of divine providence. If the hulfs could consider the institute a success in its establishment and execution, and occasionally recommend it to the philanthropic participation, then perhaps many happy weeks would follow. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

The hoped-for help did not come. On the contrary, the death of Hans Jakob Locher meant the end of the poorhouse. After the poorhouse had ended in 1834 with a setback of over 225 gulden, the poorhouse was liquidated in 1835. In the poorhouse bill of 1835 it is stated: 97 "The stucco land with the inventory of the houses listed in the previous bill were sold on a public gant when the poor were moved to Cappel, with the exception of the beds and some other furniture, which were removed by the district poorhouse for a price that had not yet been fully promised.

The same bill states that the poorhouse in the Usser village,
"Between the roads", that is, in the vicinity of the present day settlement
"Rigiblick." In the poor man's account of 1842 it is written: "The poor man's house was sold to Abraham Berli from here for the sum of 2000 gulden upon request of the shutdown with the permission of the parish". From 1835 to 1861 the poor of the community of Ottenbach were in the poorhouse Kappel. 98 Then the empty schoolhouse of 1661 was purchased. This can be seen in the poor man's account of 1861: "Purchase of the old schoolhouse for the use of the poor local community, 2500 francs. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

At the school community meeting on May 28, 1933, Pastor Hans Oeschger told the community that the renovation of the dilapidated poorhouse was too expensive. It was therefore decided to demolish it. At this place, a gymnasium and playground for the Schiller family was to be created. 99 The tarpaulins were finished in the same year. On February 18, 1833, shortly before the death of Pastor Locher, the Church Council dealt with a petition of January 27 of the same year, "whereby 348 citizens of the parish of Ottenbach, signed by name, with the request and the need that a reprimand be given to this cleric, with nine c/age points against the local pastor and Locher Locher of Chamber,". Although the request was rejected, the incident, together with the resistance of the congregation against Locher's election and the desecration of his grave, shows that the Ottenbachers used the new freedoms after the end of the Old Order to make life difficult for a presumably rather shy pastor who deprived the waiter of much idealism and little assertiveness.

We are not concerned with the content of the opposition to Pastor Locher, but with his ideology.  His "tax sermon" of 27 November 1808 was entitled: "The best of the unlucky".101 He began with Mark VIII, 1-4: "In the same days, when there was a great number of people, and Jesus called his lunger to him and said, "The people have mercy on me. . . "Methodically, Locher equated himself with Jesus and the church with the Jilngers. Jesus wanted to help and looked for ways to do so, but the Jiinger saw no material possibility. Locher, parallel to Jesus, started from helping and regarded the material possibilities as secondary. He began his sermon:

"At last the time has come, which you must have expected with some kind of longing, that I call upon you for a benevolent tax in the name of our high government soil. /With these words, you will certainly think first and foremost and with compassionate warmth of the third hay month, of that horrible full Sunday evening, when the lightning set fire to a dwelling in our church, and brought it into our midst without rescue, along with all the possessions and goods that were in it. But, my beloved, since then, the "U", "glucksfiille", have become a habit in our canton. There follows a payment for recent catastrophes, the amount of which is 3,960 guilders and 15 shillings babe. The government of Zurch chose Ottenbach together with numerous other communities to donate for the victims. Afterwards Locher spoke about the duty to provide the will to help and the material possibilities:

"The feeling of compassion must arise involuntarily when one sees many people in need or danger. But pity is not of the right kind if one does nothing for them. Often one is happy to think: what do I want to do about all the wishes I have to help them? The obelisk is too big, it surpasses my own needs: if I already give what I have and do what I can, that is not good enough. The truly compassionate man does not think so. Though he knows that his crises are small, he uses them nevertheless; he does what he can and does nothing to urge others to help him; he likes to unite with others to make the situation more effective. Jesus . . . wanted to bring the lunger to the point that they should really offer what little they had. Locher did not think outside the existing structures of rule: "The rich man was encouraged to attack (give) himself by the broad-mindedness of the poor man, who so joyfully puts his little skier into it; he considered that God had made him, as it were, the representative of his fellow men ... "For Pastor Locher it was the duty of the wealthy, spared from the traps of misfortune, to help the unlucky.

Figure 27 above: The poorhouse, demolished in 1933, was the first Ottenbach schoolhouse built in 1661. The year 1709 on the picture is based on an error: at that time there had been plans for school buildings in the parish of Ottenbach, but these were intended for Lunnern and Toussen and were never realized. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

In the margin we would like to point out another activity of Hans Jakob Locher: As a dialect researcher he contributed to a collection of the parable of the prodigal son in various Swiss dialects, one of two published Zurcher ver sions under the title "Mundart um Ottenbach, jenseits des A/bis". 102 (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

Hans Jakob Locher showed with the construction of the poorhouse that the will to help was actually there for him. He helped in the awareness that he was in a privileged material situation. If his behaviour towards the inmates of the poorhouse seems partly arrogant, this is closely related to his ideology of wanting to help: Because he was materially better off than most people in the countryside, he was morally obliged to help. But by behaving morally correctly, he justified that he was better off. Hans Jakob Locher said that if the poor, who did not have his moral consciousness, were materially better off, their situation had become worse. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

With Locher, on the other hand, a harmony of theory and practice can be ascertained - as far as can be gathered from the sources considered in this report. He no longer stood outside, but as a part of the community with special tasks he committed himself to what he considered to be the common good. Anyone who did not filter Millier or Rahn literally had to risk his head. Locher, on the other hand, tried to convince the community of his morals. Even if we assume individual cases, we can still detect a tendency from the absolutist representative of the 17th and 18th centuries to the pastor of the 19th century. (Ottenbach's population In the course of time by Bernhard Schneider)

The pastor Ton Ottenbach since the Reformation until today. 
(From Wirz: Budget of the Zurich clergy, page 131.) 
1522. Hans Klingler, von Bülach. He fell at Zwingli's side in the Battle of Kappel.
1531. Johannes Bullinger. He received civil rights in Zurich and came to Kappel.
1557. Johannes Blunschli, dean of the chapter since 1571, died 1604. 
1604. Beatus Eggstein. He drowned while bathing in the Reuss in 1609. 1609. Joshua Kessler, Dean of the Chapter since 1618. Died 1636. 
1636. Hans Kaspar Müller. Dean since 1642. A new rectory was built under him. (This is shown in the first part of our parish register.) 
1656. Hans Jakob Heiz. But he died before he started in Ottenbach. 
1656. Hans Ulrich Wiesendanger. Dean since 1668. Died 1677. 
1677. Hans Kaspar Huber. Dean 1684. When he was employed in Kappel, he suffered a stroke, the consequences of which he soon died. 
1696. Hans Heinrich Nötzli. Teacher at the Karolinum in Zurich. Died 1701. 
1701. Johann Heinrich Zwingli.Died in 1707 from a stroke. 
1707. Hans Konrad Eahn. Deposed in 1737 for offense. Died 1744. 
1737. Balthasar Zwingli, son of Hans Heinrich Zwingli. The greatest, most handsome man among all his brothers in office. In 1753 almost all of Ottenbach burned down. The pastor fell ill, had epilepsy (apoplectic) coincidences, never went to the pulpit again, died in 1757. 
1757. Rudolf Hamberger. He died in 1776. 
1776. David Locher. He died in 1796.  (he took an interest in the Ottenbach school)
1796. Johannes Weber. He died in 1800. 
1800. Hans Jakob Locher, from Zurich. The community did not like his choice. Died in 1834. (Still known to the old people today under the name "Kammerer Locher" (Treasurer Locher)
1834. Rudolf Tappolet. Resigned in 1872. Subsequently died in Basel in 1875. Obfelden separated from Ottenbach under him. 
1873. Julius Stahel, from Elgg. Came to Gossau in 1880. 1881. Rudolf Kunz, from Regensberg. Died May 1894. 
1894. Hans Kambli, from Zurich, currently pastor of Ottenbach. (13 pastors with the name Hans). Five were in the dean's office. (Obfelden, Gedenkschrift zum 50-jährigen Bestand der Gemeinde, Oktober 1897)

Documents relating to Jakob Locher

Film 008126955 page 784 Oct 29 1834 Jacob Locher and
 Johannes Sidler death

Film 008126955 page 784 Oct 29 1834 Jacob Locher and Johannes Sidler death
When a new Pastor took over the handwriting changes.

The paragraph under his death date says "Jacob Locher from Zurich, Pastor of this parish, keeper of the goods of the parish and president of the county or district school.” Column on the right: lived 72 years 13 days. 

Zürcherisches Wochenblatt, Number 8, 27 January 1812

Mr. Johann. Caspar Lhomann, chief maua under the first Swiss regiment in K. K. French services, died in kiaLLNLL. Fx-an Anna Maria Schmid, Pastor Locher was at Ottenbach, eh! naked. Mrs Wlttwe, 81 years old. Mrs. Anna Barbara Brunner, Mr. Johannes Thomann, the art teacher, ehl. ge! housewife. Mrs Anna Catharina Bisüler, Johannes Steinbrüchel von Hirslanden, ehl. ge. ge. Housewife-. Mrs. Anna Barbara Blattmann, Hs. Jakob Nägests von Oberstrass, ehl. gel. Hausfrau, the parish priest Stallikon died in Wertschweil. Mrs. Anna Bikeuneister, Johannes Kellers von Illaau, ehl. gel. housewife, her age 8 r Lahr. Mrs. Eiisadetda Hüni, Jak'ch Kägch sei. of Bauma, ehl. nachgel. wild woman.

I. Jacob Locher, pastor.

Zürcherisches Wochenblatt, Number 104, 30 December 1819

10th Parish Office and Ottci stream's standstill attest with thanks the reception of 12 pairs of new winter stockings sent from the 24th and of old pieces of female clothing sent from the 21st century in the name of friendly donors for the poor. Ottenbach the 27th Dec. 1819. Father Locher. 

Joh. Jacob Locher, vicar. - Under the above reception there is a pack that was received at Frsykag the 24th. - In addition, 4 new Zurich guilders were received from some children. - 1 LouiSd'or in gold from the sack of the orphanage church. For the GcbifferS widows in Stäfa and sent directly to them: i LouiSd'or in gold from the sack of the WaisenhauS church. Dre editorial office. (Zürcherische Freitagszeitung, Number 5, 1 February 1822)

Zürcherische Freitagszeitung, Number 14, 5 April 1822

For the Bra.nd accident in Fläsch

from the Gäckli of the orphanage church: 4 Louisd'ok the most needy among the fire victims" -n Fläsch, Cant. Biindrm. -4 francs from ck. 8. from BaU. - 16 francs, all in a pack in raw cloth. - A pack wrapped in white and blue köttich. D. B. Below. Merz, I was handed over to the hands of the burnt-down carpenter "Llchlis in Ober-Lunnrrn", once 3 fl. 30 ß.: the poor man's unconcerned, waving girlfriend forgave me for the delay in this report, which was caused by a circumstance beyond my control. If my comrade, out of the relief that this gift has brought him, I have no less to thank for the modest gift that was also given here. The Lord, who knows his own, rewards here too with paternal mildness. Ottenbach the 20th Merz 1822. 

I. Jacob Locher, pastor.

Zürcherische Freitagszeitung, Number 4, 25 January 1822

For the firebe damaged carpenter of Ober-L'nnern "mfarrgen from the Kirch nsäckli Fraumünster, a sealed paper mi! Money and 3 ß. per Fraucaluv/ - further i French Th.ftcr - which are to be given to Father Locher. The editorial office.


Zürcherische Freitagszeitung, Number 12, 22 March 1822

On Friday the 8th of May I received a letter from the local courier with 3 slag heaps of Brabant bands from an unknown dweller for the burnt down TischMacher Stehlt in Oder-Lunnern, which I hereby certify with the most sincere thanks to the mildest donor and assure him of my most perfect work. May the retributive grace of God reward him fatherly! Ottenbach the 11th Merz 1822. Father Locher.

Zürcherisches Wochenblatt, Number 68, 25 August 1834

Frau Elisabeth Locher, Herrn Pfarrer Locher selig von Ottenbach 
ehelich hinterlassene Frau Tochter starb in Marthalen.

Could it mean:
Mrs. Elisabeth Locher, the (married) daughter of late (already died) 
Pfarrer Locher of Ottenbach died in Marthalen village

Deceased. Mr. Ioh. Caspar Fast, pastor in Rifferschweil, old Decan of an honourable Kno-nauer chapter, died there. Zkr. Diethelm Escher, pastor in Ossingen, died there. Mr. Hs. Georg Escher, Colonel and Canton councillor, died in Schwandeqg, Rev. Stammheim. Mr. Zakob Bünzli, coachman, von Wetzikon. Zakob Bachofen, Justice of the Peace, von Oberstraß. Ursula Rahn, Mr. Heinrich Hirzel etss. gel. Housewife, died at the BleicherweK. Mrs. Elisabetha Locher, Father Locher sel. von Ottenbach also behind! Daughter, died in Marthalen. Cleo° phea Kienast, Jakob Binder von Wildberg ehl. gel. Elisabetha Pfister, Zakob Hüsli von Altikon ehl. gel. Hausfrau, died in Riesbach.

Zürcherisches Wochenblatt, Number 104, 29 December 1834

Buried elsewhere among the dead.

24 May. Margaretha Karolina Wafer, Mr. Jakob Wafer, pastor in Altftätten ,. Daughter. aet. l I. io M. 7 T. 16 Auguft. Jkr. Dietheim Esther, pastor in Ossmgen. Et. 3l I. 6 M. 3 I. 18 Mr. Hs. Caspar Fast, pastor in Rifferstdweil and old Decan. zt. 78 I. 7 M. 13 T. 19 _ _ $ C cm Eljstdetha Locher, pastor Locher sel. von Ottenbach wife daughter. Kt. 65 I. 9 M. ftarb in Marthalen,

Christiansborg, Gold Coast, West Africa
Missionaries of the Basel Mission serving in Christiansborg in 1860. Christoph is third from right and his wife Karolina is seated in front of him