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

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

We now have our Deutsche Stammbaum (German Family Tree) which helps us connect with other Schwalds worldwide.


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Paternal Ancestors - Immigrants

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



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



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



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Maternal Ancestors - Colonials

Buck Trees:
BUCK-JONES JONES-MASON
Virginia Colonial Militia
Virginia Colonial Militia
CHARLES J. BUCK SR.
Relation: 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   READ MORE >>  



Verdugo Trees:
VERDUGO-CARILLO RUIZ-LOPEZ
LOPEZ-MORA SINOVA-BOJORQUEZ
ROMERO-SALGADO OLIVAS-ONTIVEROS
ONTIVEROS-CARRASCO YBARRA-VELASQUEZ
Typical Spanish Soldado de Cuera
Typical Spanish Soldado de Cuera
JOSE MARIA VERDUGO
Relation: 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.   READ MORE >>  


Add'l. Soldados - 1781 Rivera Expedition (2 Groups - 2 Routes)
G. 1 (OLIVAS)     G. 2 (RUIZ)   READ MORE >>  

Matias
 
JUAN "MATIAS" OLIVAS
Relation: 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: 4th Great Grandfather
Birth: Abt. 1747
Place: El Fuerta, Sinaloa, Mexico
Military: Spanish Army, Soldado de Cuera
1781 Rivera Exped. Group 2: S.B. Presidio & channel missions colonist



Alta California History

Julio Verdugo's Tragedy:
LOSS OF RANCHO SN RAFAEL   READ MORE >> 
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


Spanish Colonization of Alta California:
MAJOR EXPEDITIONS & RECRUITMENTS
Early California Mission
Typical Early California Mission
We are the maternal direct descendents of fourteen pre-1782 Hispanic founding families of California



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.