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Ulrich Hauri

Also Known As: "Hörinus"
Birthplace: Switzerland
Death: circa 1324 (32-50)
Beromünster, Lucerne, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Son of Conrad Hauri
Husband of Richenza Hauri
Father of Johann Hauri
Brother of Niklaus Hauri and Conrad Hauri

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About Ulrich Hauri

Ulrich Hauri (Uolriens Hoori) was mentioned 27 January 1310 and 24 July 1310 at Jegistorf as living near two farmsteads sold by Squire Bleiso (Junker Bleiso) to Peter von Krauchtal, a burgher of Bern. He was mentioned again in 1329. He is identified with the Hauri (Hörinus) named in 1313 and 1324 at Beromünster (Dr. J. J. Siegrist, Archivist, Cantonal Archives of Aargau, Personal Communicaton to Justin Swanström).

Ulrich's wife Richenza, called Hauri's wife (Hauris Gattin), was mentioned 17 February 1313 as a pensioner of the cellars at Beromünster (Lehensinhaberin des Stiftskellers). Her husband was probably the Hauri (Hörinus) named in 1324 on the Beromünster tax rolls, "Item, Hörinus 2 lib. den. de porticu" (Allgemeine Geschichtforschende Gesellschaft der Schweiz, Quellenwerk zur Entstehung der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, v. 2, no. 1 - 1941, 62.)

The Hauris at Beromünster were undoubtedly peasants, because they paid taxes from which nobles would have been exempt. However, they must have belonged to an elevated portion of the peasant class in order to have held offices connected with the monastery and to have become canons (Dr. A. Gossi, Staatsarchiv des Kantons Luzern, Personal Communication to Justin Swanström, 30 September 1980.)

The principal secular officials of the monastery at Beromünster were the Bailiff (Ammann), a Cupbearer, a Cook, and two Bakers. The Hauris held at various times the offices of Bailiff and Baker. The later Hauris were connected through the marriage of Margreta Weibel with the von Gundoldingen family and through them with the von Buttisholz and von Liebegg families, the latter being patrons of the Hauris.

Habsburg Legend

Early speculation identified the ancestor of the Hauri family as Ulrich, Count von Habsburg. Justin Swanström has suggested that if there is an element of truth in the story, it probably arose through a connection to Jakob von Reinach, Prior of Beromünster. The Reinach family were once believed to descend from the Counts of Habsburg. No contemporary records document any relationship between the Hauris and either the von Habsburg or von Reinach family.

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Ulrich Hauri's Timeline

Beromünster, Lucerne, Switzerland
Age 41
Beromünster, Lucerne, Switzerland