SCHWALD FAMILY GENEALOGY
genealogy of the Schwald-Bergh and Buck-Verdugo families
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Fred Schwald & Family
Fred Schwald & Fam. c 1910
Christof Schwald Maulburg, Germany 2001
Christof Schwald
Californiano

Our web site is indebted to our cousin & good friend, Christof Schwald, of Maulburg, Germany. He discovered our paternal Great Grandpa Fred Schwald's elusive birth record in the clerk's office of Kandern, Germany.

Christof, our family is forever grateful to you for giving us our Deutsche Stammbaum (German Family Tree) which has enabled us to connect with other Schwald families across the world.


Also featured is our direct maternal Hispanic ancestral lineage to fourteen pre-1782 founding families of California.


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Dad's Ancestors - Immigrants
Sitzenkirch, Germany
Sitzenkirch, Germany
JOHANN FRIEDRICH "FRED" SCHWALD
Relation: Our Great Grandfather
Birth: 1874
Place: Sitzenkirch, Kandern, Bad.-Wurt., Germany (southern Black Forest)
Immigration: 1896   MORE >>  
Schwald Trees: SCHWALD-KROPF KROPF-ADOLF



Bern, Switzerland
Bern, Switzerland
ELISA "LIZZIE" GYGER
Relation: Our Great Grandmother
Birth: 1868
Place: Bern, Switzerland (abt. 45 mi. from southern Black Forest, Germany)
Immigration: 1870   MORE >>  
Gyger Trees: GYGER-LEUTHOLD LEUTHOLD-BIRCHER



Kristiansund, Norway
Kristiansund, Norway
JOHANNE "JOAN" BERGH
Relation: Our Grandmother
Birth: 1903
Place: Kristiansund, Norway (west coast)
Immigration: 1923   MORE >>  
Bergh Trees: BERGSNES-VOLLAN MAGERHOLM-BRANDAL



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Mom' Ancestors - Colonials
Virginia Colonial Militia
Virginia Colonial Militia
CHARLES J. BUCK SR.
Relation: Our 4th Great Grandfather
Birth: 1758
Place: Frederick Co., Va.
Military: Rev. War, 4 mos. in the Volunteer Militia-Little Levels of Greenbrier, Botetourt Co., Va.
Pension App: 1834   MORE >>  
Buck Trees: BUCK-JONES JONES-MASON



Typical Spanish Soldado de Cuera
Typical Spanish Soldado de Cuera
JOSE MARIA VERDUGO
Relation: Our 4th Great Grandfather
Birth: Abt. 1751
Place: Royal Presidio, Loreto, Baja California, Mexico
Owner: Rancho San Rafael
Military: Spanish Army, Soldado de Cuera
1769 Portola Exped.   MORE >>  
Verdugo Trees: VERDUGO-CARILLO LOPEZ-MORA
  SINOVA-BOJORQUEZ ONTIVEROS-CARRASCO


Juan
 
JUAN MARIA ROMERO
Relation: Our 4th Great Grandfather
Birth: Abt. 1747
Place: Royal Presidio, Loreto, Baja California, Mexico
Military: Spanish Army, Soldado de Cuera
1781 Rivera Exped. Group 1: Soldier escort for L.A. Pobladores

Juan
 
JUAN ANTONIO YBARRA
Relation: Our 5th Great Grandfather
Birth: Abt. 1756
Place: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Military: Spanish Army, Soldado de Cuera
1781 Rivera Exped. Group 1: Soldier escort for L.A. Pobladores

Matias
 
JUAN "MATIAS" OLIVAS
Relation: Our 4th Great Grandfather
Birth: Abt. 1759
Place: Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico
Military: Spanish Army, Soldado de Cuera
1781 Rivera Exped. Group 1: Soldier escort for L.A. Pobladores

Efigenio
 
EFIGENIO RUIZ
Relation: Our 4th Great Grandfather
Birth: Abt. 1747
Place: El Fuerta, Sinaloa, Mexico
Military: Spanish Army, Soldado de Cuera
1781 Rivera Exped. Group 2: Soldier for S.B. Presidio & channel missions



1781 Rivera Expedition (2 Groups - 2 Routes)
Group 1:  ROMERO, YBARRA, OLIVAS Group 2:  RUIZ       MORE >>  



Alta California History
Catalina Verdugo Adobe
Catalina Verdugo Adobe
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL (aka La Zanja, Rancho de los Verdugos)
Acres: 36,403.32
Location: N. of L.A. (bet. Msn. San Fern. Rey & Msn. San Gabriel)
1st Permit: 1784
Prov. Grant: 1786
Foreclosure Auction: 1869
Great Partition: 1871
Patent: 1882
Julio Verdugo's Tragedy: LOSS OF RANCHO SAN RAFAEL   MORE >> 



Early California Mission
Typical Early California Mission
SPANISH COLONIZATION OF ALTA CALIFORNIA:  1769 - 1781


MAJOR EXPEDITIONS AND RECRUITMENTS:
1. 1769 - PORTOLA EXPEDITION
    ★Velicata, Mexico San Diego & Monterey
      Soldiers & priests, First presidios & missions

2. 1771 - SOLDIER TRANSFERS
    ★Mexico Msn. San Gabriel
      21 soldiers, 5 mule drivers
    ★Guayamas, Mexico San Diego
      12 soldiers, 10 of them go to Monterey

3. 1773 - RIVERA RECRUITMENT
    ★Guadalajara, Mexico Monterey
      51 soldiers

4. 1774 - ANZA'S FIRST EXPEDITION
    ★Tubac, Mexico Msn. San Gabriel & Monterey
      3 padres, 20 soldiers, 11 servants, 35 mules, 65 cattle & 140 horses

5. 1774 - Lt. ORTEGA ESCORTS FAMILIES
    ★Loreto & Velicata, Mexico San Diego
      Families of Rivera's 1773 recruited soldiers

6. 1775 - 1776 - ANZA'S SECOND EXPEDITION
    ★Tubac, Mexico Monterey
      200 soldiers & families to colonize San Francisco

7. 1777 - PUEBLO DE SAN JOSE GUADALUPE
    ★San Francisco Presidio, Alta Cal. San Jose
      68 Pobladores to colonize Pueblo San Jose

8. 1781 - RIVERA EXPEDITION
    ★Los Alamos, Mexico Msn. San Gabriel
      Soldiers & families to colonize Los Angeles, Santa Barbara
      and new channel missions.