Wilhelm OTZ m. Elsbeth MÜLLER 25 Oct. 1605 at Belp, Canton Bern, Switzerland1
Wilhelm and Elsbeth MÜLLER had children baptized at Belp:
1. Hans OOTZ bap. 21 Aug. 1614;2 m. Elsbeth von NIDERHÜSEREN 6 Jan. 16343
2. Anna OOTZ bap. 27 Apr. 16172
3. Christen OOTZ bap. 10 Feb. 1622;2 m. Anna MARTI 21 June 16473
4. Wilhelm OOTZ bap. 28 Nov. 1624;2 m. Anna KUNCKLER 16 Apr. 16493

Hans OTZ and wife Elsbeth von NIDERHÜSEREN as residents of Toffen had nine
children baptized at Belp. By 1675 Hans OTZ had moved to Plötsch, in the
parish of Thurnen [Mühlethurnen] when his daughter as "Babi OTZ, the Steinman
OTZ’s daughter at Pletsch" was a sponsor in 1675.4 In 1676, Christen, the
Steinman Hans OTZ's son was a sponsor.6 Hans OTZ, the Steinman at Pletsch,
was still living in 1682 when he was a sponsor.6
1. Anna OTZ bap. 13 Dec. 16352
2. Madlen OTZ bap. 30 Sep. 16382
3. Elsbeth OTZ bap. 17 Jan. 16412
4. Hans OTZ bap. 23 July 16432
5. Christen OTZ bap. 26 Oct. 1645;2 m. Barbara GUGGISBERG 6 Dec. 1678;3
   d. ca. 1691 Plötsch
6. Johann Geörg OTZ bap. 23 Jan. 16482
7. Christini OTZ bap. 2 June 16502
8. Barbli OTZ bap. 19 Sep. 1652;2 m. Jost GRÜNIG 29 Nov. 16777
9. Bendicht OTZ bap. 29 Oct. 16542

At the baptism of his last child, Christen was listed as deceased.
Christen OTZ as a resident of Plötsch and wife Barbara GUGGISBERG had children:
1. Hans OTZ bap. 11 Jan. 1680;8 m. Anna SCHWEITZER 19 Mar. 17089; d. before
   175713
2. Maria OTZ bap. 4 Dec. 1681;8
3. Christen OTZ bap. 3 June 16838
4. Barbara OTZ bap. 19 Aug. 16868
5. Daniell OTZ bap. 23 Aug. 16918 m. Anna SCHWYZER by 1725;10
   d. 17 Apr. 176413

Hans OTZ as a resident of Plötsch and Anna SCHWEITZER had children:
1. Hans OTZ bap. 6 May 1708;11
2. Elisbeth OTZ bap. 15 Mar. 1711;11 m. Hans MEGERT 4 Dec. 1733;14
   d. 20 Nov. 1791 Wattenwil15
3. Bendicht OTZ bap. 1 Jan. 1714;11
4. Anna OTZ bap. 13 Dec. 1716;11; m. Hans SCHWEINGRUBER 27 Jan. 175716
5. Maria OTZ bap. 5 Oct. 1719;11 m. Christen BÖLEN ca. 1743;12 d. 24 Feb. 176113
6. Christina OTZ bap. 8 Feb. 1723 (twin);12; m.1 Hans Balsinger ca. 1744;12
   m.2 Hans GEERI 14 July 1757;16 d. 24 Sep. 178917
7. Barbara OTZ bap. 8 Feb. 1723 (twin);12 m. Christen RUFFENER18

1. Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche Belp, 1579-1605 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,041,437. p. 34 Otz-Müller 2. Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche Belp, 1612-1680 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,041,437. p. 52 Hans, 1614. Sponsors: Wolfang Hofman, Hans Zum Bach, Johanna Meÿ. p. 72 Anna, 1617. Sponsors: Anna Henni, Anna Müller, Johanna Kipfer. p. 121 Christen, 1622. Sponsors: Christen Zum Bach, Bendicht Henni, Madlent Küpfer. p. 142 Wilhelm, 1624. Sponsors: Caspar Gasser, Wilhelm Kipfer, Dorothea Stürler. p. 224 Anna, 1635. Sponsors: Johannes Wild, Anna Guggisperg, Elsbeth Blatter. p. 244 Madlen, 1638. Sponsors: Christen Zum Bach, Madlen Stürler, Elsbeth Scherler. p. 258 Elsbeth, 1641. Sponsors: Hans Boumgart, Thorotha Küpfer, Christini Krebs. p. 274 Hans, 1643. Sponsors: Ulli Hadorn, Hans Jungi, argret Tscharner. p. 284 Christen, 1645. Sponsors: Peter Blatter, Christen Zum Bach, Christini Schröter. p. 298 Johann Geörg, 1648. Sponsors: Johann Geörg von Werdt, Hans Zum Bach, Elsbeth Müller. p. 308 Christini, 1650. Sponsors: Bendicht Strÿt, Madlen Henni, Anna Kilshen. p. 324 Barbli, 1652. Sponsors: Anthoni Vutz, Barbara Graff, Barbara Hoßman. p. 342 Bendicht, 1654. Sponsors: Gaspar Streit, Friderich Frants?, Maria Großfuß. 3. Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche Belp, 1606-1696 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,041,438. p. 35 Ots-von Niderhüseren p. 47 Otz-Marti p. 49 Otz-Kunckler p. 70 Otz, Christen of Toffen and Barbara Guggisberg of Niderhaüsern. 4. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Mühlethurnen, 1663-1692 baptismal register, p. 148, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. 5. Mühlethurnen, 1659-1692 baptismal register, p. 159, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. 6. Mühlethurnen, 1659-1692 baptismal register, p. 239, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. 7. Mühlethurnen, 1666-1692 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. p. 355 Grünig, Jost of Holenwägen and Barbli Otz of Pletsch. 8. Mühlethurnen, 1659-1692 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. p. 209 Hans, 1680. Sponsors: Hans Grüening, Ruff’s son at Turishaus; Georg Blatter of Toffen; Maria Springen, Melcher Däppen wife at Elbschen. p. 237 Maria, 1681. Sponsors: Bendicht Bulfer, Wild------ from Dürbach; Elsbeth Messerli, Melcher Megert wife at Burgestein; Maria Heerir at Blumenstein church, Hans Stucki’s wife. p. 253 Christen, 1683. Sponsors: Christen Shäppeler, Hans Schweitzer, Anna Juchli. p. 286 Barbara, 1686. Sponsors: Christen Portner, Barbara Hachen, Salome Laü. p. 324 Daniell, 1691. Sponsors: Daniell Sprüchli, past.; Abraham Brönnimann, Barbli Schweitzer. 9. Mühlethurnen, 1693-1718 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. p. 38 Otz, Hans and Anna Schwÿtzer, both of Pletsch 10. Mühlethurnen, 1722-1756 baptismal register, p. 32, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. 11. Mühlethurnen, 1693-1721 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. p. 168 Hans, 1708. Sponsors: Hans Guggispurg, Christian Schweitzer, Bäbi Hachen. p. 197 Elsbeth, 1711. Sponsors: Bentz Kunckler,Elsbeth Gugisperg, Bäbi Starr. p. 222 Bendicht, 1714. Sponsors: Bentz Bulpfer, Bentz Sehweitzer [probably brother of the mother], Elsbeth Brönnimann of Hoffmat. p. 246 Anna, 1716. Sponsors: Christen Tschäppeler of the grund, Christina Trachsel of the Stuz, Barbara Grünig of Holenwäg[en] [probably cousin of the father, born 1687]. p. 271 Maria, 1719. Sponsors: Chrsten Guggisperg, Christina Schwÿzer [probably sister of the mother], Christina Brönniman. 12. Mühlethurnen, 1722-1756 baptismal register, FHL microfilm 2,005,587. p. 9 Christina, 1723. Sponsors: Hans Schwÿzer [probably brother of the mother], Anna Schwÿzer [probably aunt, wife of the father's brother], Anna Hachen p. 9 Barbara, 1723. Sponsors: Christen Krenger [probably nephew of the mother born 1703], Barbara Otz [probably sister of the father], Barbara Fischer. p. 260 Christen Bölen and Maria Otz had child baptized 1744. Sponsors included Hans Balsinger and Christina Otz. p. 283 Hans Balsinger and Christina Otz child baptized 1746. 13. Mühlethurnen, 1757-1787 death register, FHL microfilm 2,005,593. p. 13 The Mühlethurnen death register started in 1757, and Hans Otz died before that time. On 2 9bris (November) 1759 Anna Schwÿzer, Hans Otz widow from "Bletsch" [Plötsch] died and was buried on the 4th, age 76. p. 27 Maria Ots, Christen Bölen wife at Riggisberg died 24, bur. 27 Feb. 1761, age 41. p. 43 Daniel OTS of "Blotsch" died 17, bur. 19 Apr. 1764, age 73. 14. Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Wattenwil, 1659-1751 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,005,820. p. 302 Megert of Wattenwil to Otz, Elsbet of "Blotsch". 15. Wattenwil, 1752-1833 death register, FHL microfilm 2,005,823. p. 47 Elsbeth Megert in the Grund, born Otz, d. 20 Nov. 1791, bur. 23rd, age 80. 16. Mühlethurnen, 1757-1787 marriage register, FHL microfilm 2,005,591. p. 1 Schweingruber and Anna Otz from Unterblötch. p. 2 Geery at Riggistorf and Otz from M[ühle]thurnen. 17. Mühlethurnen, 1788-1830 death register, FHL microfilm 2,005,593. p. 4 Christina Geeri, born Otz, d. 24, bur. 27 Sep. 1789, age 65. 18. Wattenwil, 1752-1802 baptismal register, p. 23, FHL microfilm 2,005,820.

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