Jakob Behsler von Wattingen

Life Sketch
Jakob Behsler von Wattingen was the husband of Magdalena Zumbrunnen. Magdalena and Jakob Behsler have a number of living descendants who can trace their ancestry. Jakob had as many as 9 different children with 3 different wives. He lived in the town of Wassen in the southern part of the Valley of Uri, nearer to the Gotthard Pass.

He was half-brothers with Magnus Behsler von Wattingen who was married to his wife’s sister Lucretia Zumbrunnen.

Vital Information

Name: Jakob Behsler von Wattingen
Sex: Male
Birth: Early-1500s
Residence: Wassen, Uri
Death: Unknown

Family Members

Father: Johann Casper Behsler
Mother: Catharina Gössi

Spouse: Magdalena Zumbrunnen
Children: Magnus Behsler von Wattingen, Barbara Behsler von Wattingen


  • Jakob is mentioned in Mansuetus Zumbrunnen entry in the Nobiliaire Militaire Suisse
  • Jakob Behsler entry at FamilySearch.org (free registration required).
  • Jakob Behsler entry at Stammler Genealogie.
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