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Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« on: Monday 29 April 19 22:05 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon everyone,

I have been attempting for a while now to find the birth record of my g-grandmother who was born in Switzerland - at least according to her Canadian marriage document. According to that document she married my German g-grand father Charles Coy in 1876 in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Her parents were named in this document as Ignatius and Martina Lenzie ( I am dont know if Mary came to Canada alone or with her parents - I have no evidence for either place).

I have been looking for her birth record to confirm her birth info as well as who her parents (and possibly where they resided). Unfortunately I have hit the brick wall. If anyone can help with confirming these two things it would be greatly appreciated. I am at a loss as to where this info is hiding.

Cheers and thx in advance,

JDC
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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 08:13 BST (UK) »
According to the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland database http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/index.php the place of origin for Lenzi is    Gipf-Oberfrick in canton Aargau. You should contact the civil records office, but it seems the registers may have been filmed by FHL see here for info on this http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/kant/agallg-e.htm, scroll down to Genealogical Information. This page also has a lot that may help you.
Good luck
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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 April 19 08:49 BST (UK) »
If you have not seen this already, then a guide to Swiss research is here http://kunden.eye.ch/swissgen/intro-e.htm

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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 May 19 16:58 BST (UK) »
Hi garstonite and pb_devon,

Thank you for your responses and help. I will follow up on your suggestions. Is Berne near  Gipf-Oberfrick in canton Aargau?

JDC
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Coy - Germany
Langmaid - Cornwall & Hants
Rayment - Herts & Kent
Holt - ? England

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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 May 19 17:16 BST (UK) »
The name in the marriage register is Lenze, not Lenzie.
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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 May 19 19:35 BST (UK) »
Is Berne near  Gipf-Oberfrick in canton Aargau?

JDC

No. About 80km apart, unless you think thatís near!

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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 May 19 19:42 BST (UK) »
The name in the marriage register is Lenze, not Lenzie.

The surnames register has Lenze in Frick which is next to Gipf-Oberfrick AG

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Re: Switzerland- MAry Lenzie - bn 1856
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 May 19 21:13 BST (UK) »
Hi folks,

Hi folks,

I looked again, you are right about the spelling of her surname, although it could be a bad i at the end. Her name is spelt different ways in various documents unfortunately :-(

I looked at a map on google as to where Gipf-Oberfrick is located and it appears that this place in a little north east of Berne. It also appears to be located within the water system  to Karlsruhe German where her husband came from and was born. That makes me think they possibly know each other before coming to Canada? Family rumour has it they mat at the train station in Hamilton.

JDC
Carpenter - B'ham Warwick,
Cole - Devon
Coy - Germany
Langmaid - Cornwall & Hants
Rayment - Herts & Kent
Holt - ? England