Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bachmans in Europe 1828 - 2016


Bachmans in Switzerland:
The following photo is Jacob Bachman's brother's family possibly taken in 1884 7 years after the death of Anna Maria: 

1828-1904

Anna Maria Mueller
1830-1877



Note: The Bachman's in Europe and America are related!  How do we know this?  Because Steve Bingham took the time to go to Switzerland and find out first hand how we are related.
Here are journal entries from Steve's visit to Switzerland in the early 1972.

Diary:  My visit to Verena's birthplace in Switzerland.  I traveled with my then wife to Aargau Kanton Switzerland in July 1972 when I was 28.  The following is what I wrote about that visit:
     In Switzerland, the foremost historian of Aargau Kanton helped me find the Bachmann home in Wiliberg.  The Bachmanns, although citizens of Bottenwil, have lived in Wiliberg for many hundreds of years.  We drove to Wiliberg and asked an elderly resident if there were any Bachmanns still living in Wiliberg.  He said that the last Bachmann family had moved out around 1920, but they still owned some forest nearby.  Also, he directed us to the Bachmann home where Verena Bachmann Hill was born and where the brothers, Jakob and Hans Rudolf had lived before they joined the Church and before Jakob left for the USA.     The house is very big and still in good shape, having been enlarged and remodeled from time to time.  It is not the only house on the hillside; in fact, there are houses on either side of the old Bachmann home.  One house is inhabited by a Suter family, but I don't know whether they are relations of Elisabetha Suter, Verena's mother.  The Bachmann home is not on top of a hill as I had previously read; it is on the slope.  In fact, we had to come down the slope quite a ways from the elderly gentleman's home to find the Bachmann home.  The little valley that includes Wiliberg could be out of a storybook or a National Geographic magazine.  It is green and beautiful.  When I saw the home and valley, I felt I knew the sacrifice that Jakob and his wife had made-- to leave this paradise and follow their faith to Utah.  Now, of course, I would rather live in the USA, but back in those days Utah was such a hard and barren land that I am sure Jakob often wondered if he had made the right decision.

     We climbed the hill again, and at the top we looked over into another valley at the church at Reitnau where the Bachmanns had attended and where the children were christened.  I would estimate that the church is 2 miles from the home, but I could be off on this.  Our historian friend said that there has been a church standing on this site since 1045 A.D.  (I believe that was the date.)  At any rate it was a very historical chapel.

     We found Erich Bachmann, a great-grandson of Hans Rudolf, in Kölliken about 5 miles from Wiliberg.

     Evidently Hans Rudolf's younger son (also named Jakob, the same name as his uncle, our ancestor, who had left for America) had moved to Kölliken to be closer to the railway as he had begun to branch out from forestry to transporting.  At this time he was interested in importing McCormick farm implements.

     Erich was this nephew Jakob's grandson.  Erich was about 36-years old, and his wife, Suzy, about 27.  They had been married about 4 years--  the Swiss not marrying as early as we Americans.  Erich confirmed that his grandfather Jacob, had an older brother who had settled elsewhere in Switzerland, and that there had been a number of sisters, 4 of whom never married.  Thus, this explains why Hans Rudolf had somewhat fewer descendants in Switzerland than our Jakob has in the USA--  that and with the older marrying age.

     Erich's father, Jakob's son, had died 6 years ago of a heart attack and the transport business had grown considerably under Erich's leadership since then.  Erich has a brother who is a driver for the company.  Because of the exorbitant rent rates in Switzerland, Erich, his wife, his mother, his brother and brother's family all live in the same large home in Kölliken.  Furthermore, the Bachmanns rent out an additional portion of the house.   Also, come to think of it, the home housed the company's office and a workshop!

     Erich was quite well off, having a number of trucks and sightseeing buses.  He was glad to meet us and very hospitable.  The next day after we had met him, he had an English-speaking friend (and employee) show us around and interpret for us.  The friend drove us (very fast) to Lake Lucerne, Brünig Mountain, and Bözberg, where our great-great grandmother Elisabetha Suter was from.  In Unterbözberg, we talked to the mayor who was just recovering from a "100 years' Bözberg celebration" and was at that moment in his cherry tree.  He said that the Suter family that we were concerned about had left Bözberg many years ago and had settled in another Swiss town.  He seemed to know just which Suter family was ours--  the family whose daughter had gone to America.  I guess it was a rare thing in those early days for the comfortable Swiss to leave their country;  so, again, I believe that shows the dedication and determination of those early Swiss Mormon immigrants.

     The last evening we joined Erich, Suzy, and our interpreter for a fondue dinner in a spectacular mountaintop restaurant.  Our conversation was interesting--  my wife, Linda, a French teacher, conversed with Suzy in French.  Erich and I used the translation skills of the interpreter, Linda, and Suzy to communicate in English and Swiss-German.  I had a feeling that Erich understood a lot more French and English than he let on.

     Erich was very interested in the story of Jakob and Elisabetha's trials in America, and he was very interested in getting a copy of any genealogy that we might have.  He and his English-speaking friend were interested in the Church and I believe that we changed a few opinions in this respect.  Erich asked why Hans Rudolf had not remained a Mormon, and we could only give him our supposition that times were tough for Mormons in those days, and there were many temptations to try one's faith.

     I hope to correspond with Erich and his wife and eventually see him again.


     One more thing--  Erich mentioned that they had Hans Rudolf's tombstone in their house.  I didn't understand why. 
Steven R. B.








The Bachmann family began a business in Switzerland and much to my delight, someone has made neat little models of the Bachmann rolling stock: 


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Werner Bachmann (b 1908 - 1965) began the family business:


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They now own a major trucking company in Europe:




This is not a small company:


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http://gatheringgardiners.blogspot.com/2013/01/ethel-bachman.html

Research
Bachmans in Switzerland
Emma's father Jacob Bachman had a brother named Hans Rudolf Bachman 1796 - 1858. m Anna Maria 1812,- 1877.   

They both joined the church and Jacob came to Utah while Hans stayed in Switzerland. Here is the Swiss part of the Bachman family (Spelled Bachmann in Switzerland)  

Hans Birth, 03 Apr 1796Bottenwil, Aargau, SwitChristening, 03 APR 1796Bottenwil,Aargau,Switzerland 

Death, 23 Sep 1858Wiliberg, Aargau, Weitz.   
Born in Wiliberg, Aargau, Switzerland on 3 Apr 1796 to Rudolf Bachmann and Verena Hochuli.Hans Rudolf married Elisabeth Aerny and had a child. 
He passed away on 23 Sep 1858 in Bottenwil, Aargau, Switzerland.  

To see their website:

http://www.bachmann-transporte.ch/
Phone:*062 737 50 50




*062 737 50 60


History

1933 Company founded by Werner Bachmann

1936 First coach with an interchangeable tipper body


1959 Introduction of the first tanker for liquid fuels
 

1962 The small business becomes a limited company

1965 Unexpected death of the company founder, Werner Bachmann, at the age of 57. His sons, Erich and Kurt Bachmann, take over the running and expansion of the company.
 
1968 The move towards professional bulk logistics – use of the first bulk transporter
 
1973 Withdrawal from the tourism market and sale of coaches
1979 Start of combined road-rail transport
 

1985 First milk powder transport operations in special bulk transporters for foodstuffs

1996 Creation of Bachmann AG, Transporte International

2003 Sale of Bachmann AG, Transporte International to Bertschi AG in          Dürrenäsch and concentration on bulk transport of foodstuffs both nationally and internationally.

2004 New generation. Philipp Bachmann (son of Erich Bachmann) takes over control

2008 The company celebrates its 75th anniversary
 




 Translation of the above:


Correct niche Bachmann AG is now one of the leading bulk Logis theorists of Switzerland

Early innovative The traditional Kölliker Transport Bachmann AG has moved to new headquarters in the hard field and thus not only doubles the capacity .

" Thanks to various innovations we are among the leading providers of silo food transportation in Switzerland . " Philipp Bachmann leads the company in its third generation

Company History
1933 Werner Bachmann founded the company and led from first shipments for the brick factory Kölliken.
1959 A tanker trucks for liquid fuels and fuels is purchased.
1965 The company founder Werner Bachmann dies at age of 57 years. His sons Kurt and Erich assume.
1968 The first silo is purchased, although not yet existing order.
1979 Start of combined transport rail-road.
2003 Focus on silo food transportation nationally and internationally.
2016 move into the new logistics center at the Hard field in Kölliken.

We are very happy that we were able to build such a great new company headquarters, "says Philipp Bachmann, who manages the company in its third generation. "We owe this also to my grandfather, the founder of the company, because he was then shown great courage and vision." When in 1933 he founded the company and an old farmhouse bought at the Mühlegasse in Kölliken, included a piece of land at the Hard box to. That there once the new headquarters will be built, nobody thought at that time. Today it is a fact. Ten years ago, Bachmann AG opened up along with the Fenaco and the Commune Kölliken Hard field. The Fenaco built the Landi, the town sold the land to the Quali-Night and Bachmann AG began planning for the new headquarters. In March 2013, it came to the planning application and scarce three months later, the building permit was issued. then took place in March 2014, the groundbreaking ceremony and after only 13 months of construction, the staff was able to move into the new building. "With the move to the new logistics center,  we double our capacity," Philip Bachmann would. New, the company has a total of 10 000 m² of warehouse space. If the boss is talking about the new building, then his eyes light up. "Thanks to various innovations we are among the leading providers of silo food transportation in Switzerland." Sugar, milk powder, coffee, rice, flour, and also feed among the goods on its transport and logistics, the company focuses. Unique throughout Switzerland are also two new silos (100 m³) for the loose intermediate storage of high-quality bulk in the new construction. "When this area develops the way we imagine, we can here to expand even further." The foundation is designed for six silos. "In Switzerland we are the first service provider to offer such an interim storage." The Bachmann AG has always been very innovative. The Un
company bought for example in 1968 the first silo without having ever had an order in this division. "The courage was rewarded," says Philipp Bachmann. "How many other choices that we like." The New
construction in Hard box has cost 13.5 million Swiss francs and was for a further approximately 1.5 million Swiss francs also refurbished. "At the old location we came to our limits," Philipp Bachmann looks back. "The move is also an asset to residents Mühlengasse because there exists now a lot less traffic. "

we double our capacity , " Philip Bachmann would . New , the company has a total of 10 000 m² of warehouse space . If the boss is talking about the new building , then his eyes light up . " Thanks to various innovations we are among the leading providers of silo food transportation in Switzerland . " Sugar, milk powder , Kaf fairy, rice, flour , and also feed among the goods on its transport and logistics , the company focuses . Unique throughout Switzerland are also two new silos ( 100 m³ ) for the loose intermediate storage of high-quality bulk in the new construction . " When this area develops the way we imagine , we can here to expand even further . " The foundation is designed for six silos . "In Switzerland we are the first service provider to offer such an interim storage . " The Bachmann AG has always been very innovative. The company bought for example in 1968 the first silo without having ever had an order in this division . " The courage was rewarded ," says Philipp Bachmann . " How many other choices that we like . " The New
construction in Hard box has cost 13.5 million Swiss francs and was for a further approximately 1.5 million Swiss francs also refurbished. " At the old location we came to our limits ," Philipp Bachmann looks back . " The move is also an asset to residents Mühlengasse because there exists now a lot less traffic . "

Kölliken , today Saturday, May 21, 10 until 15 o'clock , the open day at the Bachmann AG in Hard Field

(Notes under the 3 photos)
Management of Bachmann AG : ( v. L . ) : René Tresch , Philipp Bachmann and Christoph Feremutsch .
The employees of the new logistics center invite milk powder from sacks in the Silolastwagen .
Newly decorated : modern IT simplifies the work in the warehouse and in accounting.

Company address
Bachmann AG

Transporte Schweiz
Mühlegasse 7
CH-5742 Kölliken

VAT number
555 787

Bank details for CHF
Valiant Bank
CH-5734 Reinach
Kto. 16 1.010.853.10
IBAN: CH38 0630 0016 1010 8531 0
SWIFT: VABECH22XXX

PC accaount
50-4742-4

Board of directors
Dr. Conrad M. Walther, Präsident
Philipp Bachmann, Vizepräsident
Susanne Bachmann, Mitglied
Erich Bachmann, Mitglied

Telephone / fax / e-mail
Telefon ++41 (0) 62 7375050
Fax ++41 (0) 62 7375060

info@bachmann-transporte.ch

Compagny registration number
CH-400.3.917.175-0


Bank details for EURO
Credit Suisse
CH-5001 Aarau
Kto. 508119-12-4
IBAN: CH11 0483 5050 8119 1200 4
SWIFT: CRESCHZZ50A