We have ROOTS in New Glarus, Wisconsin
Our family learned that our ancestors are from New Glarus, WI.
Years back when ancestry.com was NEW, I enjoyed my New Years Eve with my in-laws searching their family history. I found the very first settler of the Legler name.
In the center of this Swiss proud town - dubbed as Little Switzerland - is a statue dedicated to the first families that arrived over from Glarus, Switzerland. The pride of my father-in-law for his heritage is strong and now that my kids (Jack-9 and Bailey-7) are old enough to appreciate their family tree, they have excitement for their history.
As a college student, I went on a travel study to Norway, Sweden and Finland and it sparked my love for history. I too am excited for our recent learning of our heritage in this New Glarus town. It is home of adorable shops resembling Swiss chalets, meat markets, bakeries and of course the New Glarus Brewing Co.! One of our retailers and toy stores, Kinderladen carries our Baby Jack products and embraces the roots of our family by sharing our story when you visit! I never pass up a chance to stop by, say hello and indulge in a brewery tour!
A full circle moment. Hard work brought our ancestors to New Glarus. As first farmers they started our family in Wisconsin. Now, Jack and his company are bringing comfort to kids in the town where it all first started.
Randy (Papa), Kelley, Brian, Scott, Bailey, Jack and Nancy (Nana) Legler.
From the records at the LDS library, I came up with names, and places, back to 1505.
Conradus Legler 1505, Bethschwanda, Swizerlans, Maggdalena Grau, 1509, same place
They had 8 children, Gabriel, Jeorg, Jacob, Bart, Catherine, Michael, Joss, Melchior,
and Melchior is my line
I am a descendant of Georg Legler 1827-1887 Betschwanden, Switzerland and Anna Stori 1823-1901, they migrated to the U.S. via New York on ship Hammonia in 1873 and settled in Milw, WI. They had Anna 1864-1889=she died in Swit, Kasper, Georg Jr. and Mathais 1868-1913 who was my grandfather and Anna Zuehlke his wife they had 3 boys Clarence, Milton, and Elmer my father. At this time I do not know if there is any relation with the Legler’s of New Glarus.
I am also a descendant of George and Barbara Legler. My great grandfather was his son George. Do you know what line your family comes down because I have a family photo album?