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The Hirzel Chart: Early Landis/Landes Families

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  • Rosina Landis (deceased)
  • Fanny Landis (1845 - 1874)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Dec 22 2017, 2:06:43 UTC
  • Anna Syz (1831 - 1901)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Dec 22 2017, 2:06:43 UTC
  • Heinrich Landis (1833 - 1915)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Dec 22 2017, 2:06:43 UTC
  • H. Milt (deceased)

The Hirzel Chart

The intent of this project is to identify and verify the early family members of the Landis/Landes from Hirzel. Profiles added are from the Hirzel Chart and are identified with a placard.

The chart was said to be constructed by a Director of the archives of the Canton of Zurich. Henry Landis (b.1833) sent it to Daniel M. Landis. It is now in the hands of the chairman of the Landis-Landes Families Genealogical Committee. Dr. E. S. Johnson, advisory member of the Committee of Genealogy, translated the Hirzel Chart. Dr. Hans Karl Schuchard, Lehigh University, PA, read the original chart and the translations and further confirmed the spelling of names of persons and towns.

It is meant as a guide to check early Landis families.

The Hirzel Chart

  1. Introduction and Page 1
  2. Page 2
  3. Page 3

Adding Profiles to this Project

Profiles should have a Hirzel Chart placard on them before they are added to this project. Most (if not all) people have already been included.

Hans Landis, The Martyr

The Hirzel Chart shows that Hans Landis, the Martyr, born 1553 and executed 1614, was the son of Johannes and Katharina Schinz Landis.

Martyrs Mirror

Martyrs Mirror is a public domain book available online or through Herald Press. Though based on earlier works, the present Martyrs Mirror was first published in 1660 by Thieleman J. van Braght, a Dutch Mennonite pastor. Today his book is a traditional Mennonite or Amish wedding gift. Most of Martyrs Mirror describes the persecution and execution of thousands of Anabaptists in the Low Countries between 1524 and 1660 (plus Germans, Swiss, Austrians and other Europeans).