E-mail address change.

I have changed my  My e-mail address to ed@thebiglerfamily.com  I wanted everyone to know who wants to talk to me.

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Biglen, The town in Switzerland that the Bigler name came from.

When I was stationed in Germany with the military, I was able to go to Switzerland. In the town of Bern, most all of the people that lived there were Biglers.  while staying over night there, we were told of the town of Biglen. We went to the town of Biglen and met the minister of the only church in the town. He took us into the room where many records were stores back to the beginning of the town in 609 AD There was at this time no Biglers living in the town.

In my research I could not connect to  any of the Biglers. It was not until there was a book that was written on the history of the town of Ingelsheim, Alsace Loraine, France that I found the records of The Marx Bigler, his parents and children. In this book there were 3 generations of the family. I took the family group sheet of Marx’s Great-Grand parents Heinrich Bigler of 1612, that first came to the town of Ingelsheim, when it was not much of a town then, and sent it to a researcher who found the records back to  the first Bigler of this line that had a record, Uli Bigler. His  family records were made from the church records of the town of Muri Bein Bern, Switzerland.   There was no other records because when Uli lived there , there was no town, just farm land until his last 3 children were born and were christened. It was all that the researcher could find. I have a copy of the christening records which listed  Uli’s first children and Wife. These records are in German and translated in to English by a renowned  researcher. He sent to me the records both in German and English. It is this that I have put into my web site.

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Mark (Marx) Bigler

Born: 17 April 1705, Ingolsheim, Alsace, France
Married: 14 December 1733, Mrs. Mary Catherine Bigler
Died: 25 April 1787
Parents: Hans Thomas Bigler & Anna Maria Vogler
Profession: Farmer

Mark Bigler was born “Marx Bigler”, the name appearing on his christening record. it is assumed that when Marx immigrated to the United States that the X was mistaken to be a K.  Since most with the name “Mark” spelled their name with a K, we further assume that Marx changed his name to “Mark” to assist with his assimilation into his new culture.

MARK BIGLER, THE IMMIGRANT 1705 – 1787 by Norman Burns, 1960 with editorial comment in italics by Franklin K. Brough, 1981 and rev. made by Edwin Bigler from research of Mark Bigler and family. 30 December 2006 Mark Bigler, our earliest known ancestor in America, came from Ingolsheim, Alsace, France, which is near the Rine River. Marks father had four sons: Hans Jacob of 1701, Hans Georg 1703, Marx 1705, Hans Michael 1707.

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