Friday, January 31, 2020

Ludwig Sidler 1610-1688

Ludwig was born in Ottenbach 13 February 1610 to Katharina Kleiner and Johannes Sidler. Ludwig was their third child He married Elsbeth Schneebeli with whom he had 11 children.

Their last child, Anna was born in 1660 and Elsbeth died five years later on 12 April 1665.  Ludwig married nine years later.

14 years later Ludwig died, he lived to be 77 years 11 months and 29 days. That is a long life when the average was around 50 years.

During their lives:
1640 In Ottenbach there are 52 adults, 42 single, 319 inhabitants, 6.1 per household or 52 homes in the community. (Ottenbach Told by Bernard Schnider and Salomon Schneider and Erika Schmid)
1689 - 1694 Hunger crisis leads to large population losses
1661  Construction of the first Ottenbach schoolhouse
1645 - 1647 Construction of a mill wheel on the Reuss river
1638   Construction of the Ottenbach rectory. (Ottenbach Municipality Website)

Documents related to Ludwig Sidler:

Ludwig Sidler birth 13 February 1610 film, 8014328 page 78

Sidler and Hegetschweiler Temple Record Book by Julius Billeter page 7

Sidler and Hegetschweiler Temple Record Book by Julius Billeter page 13

Ludwig Sidler and Elsbeth Schneebeli 1649 Church Census
film 8126304 page 140, more information: Pastors

Ludwig Sidler widower 1670 census film 7765846 page 382

Ludwig b 1610, Hans b 1606,  Jakob b1608 and Rudolf b 1635
in the 1678 Ottenbach Church Census film 8126303 page 467

Ludwig Sidler death 11 January 1688 film 8014328 page 382