September 21, 2014

Visit to Schleitheim

Jacques Huber was born in the 13th of October 1867 in Schleitheim, Kanton Schaffhausen, a small and lovely village on the border between Switzerland and Germany. His father, the Minister (Pfarrer) Johann Rudolf Emanuel Huber (1835-1914), and mother Sophie Catherine Vetter (1835-1927) lived with their family in this village until 1869, then moving to the city of Schaffhausen.

On the 31st of August 2014 we visited the village and its Archives and Museum Schleitheimertal. Both are managed by Mr. Willi Bächtold with extreme zeal and competence. We learned a lot in these well organized institutions. We thank to Mr. Bächtold for his warm welcome and support.

At the Gemeindearchiv we have checked the first records of Huber's life: his birth record made by the midwife (Hebamme) Fida Pletscher and the baptism record 14 days after his birth. To know more about the Gemeindearchiv Schleitheim, please click here.

The Reformed Church in Schleitheim, where the father of Jacques Huber, Pfarrer Johannes Rudolf Emanuel Huber, was the Vicar until 1869.

The Pfarrhaus in Schleitheim, where Jacques Huber probably spent his first years of life.

The Museum Schleitheimertal is located in an ancient school. Nowadays the building is the place where the history of the village is well presented and preserved.

Ms. Mürra Zabel, Mr. Nelson Sanjad and Mr. Willi Bächtold, Gemeindearchiv Schleitheim, August 2014.

Birth record of Jacques Huber by the midwife Fida Pletscher (sixth line).

Baptism record of Jacques (Jakobus) Huber on October 27, 1867 (seventh line).


  1. Sehr interessant! Das sind Blogs, die ich meinen ausländischen Studenten im Studienkolleg gerne zeige. Da lernt man was über deutsche Kultur, und die Fotos gefallen mir auch sehr gut.

    1. Thanks for your message. I'm glad the post was helpful for you.