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What's New!!!


28 April 2005.  Ready for the world wide web.

Dec, 2005. Z's histories: homestead & Ohio.

Mar, 2006. Britsch in Germany.

Mar, 2006. DNA Project Bruetsch's

    21 Sept 2008  Updated DNA Project Info

24 Apr 2007 Added Britsch's to USA page.

10 Feb 2008 Added Brutscheck in Silesia page.


Family Histories & more: (Updated:)

     Bruetsch             (19 July 2007)

     Quell                  (April, 2005)

     Zurbruegg           (26 Dec. 08)




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Contact webmaster / designer:

Walter E. Bruetsch

6873 SE Warwick Lane

Stuart, FL 34997-4723


Email:  waltbruetsch at


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Walter E. Bruetsch.  All Rights Reserved.

     The original intent of this website was to (and still does) share the rather extensive transcription of old church records from Stein am Rhein in Switzerland for every occurrence of the name Bruetsch (Brütsch in German).  Since then, the information has expanded to also include genealogical information (family history) on the families listed to the left.

     Genealogy has been a fascinating hobby for me.  Walking in the "footsteps" of ancestors has been a thrill:  on the Montana homestead to the towns of Ramsen and Frutigen in Switzerland.  You should try this hobby, if you are not already doing so!

     Having fun with genealogy,  Walt Bruetsch

PS:  The photo below of Stein am Rhein is taken in front of the Sun Inn (Gasthof Sonne).  The wirth (proprietor) in 1667 - 1675, H. Johann Merkandorffer, was a witness to children born to Hans Jacob Brütsch.  This per the microfilm records in Volume 2.  I didn't know this when the picture was taken in 2001.  Notice the distinctive sign.

Sailfish statute in Stuart, Florida, the sailfish fishing "capital" of Florida

Walt in Stein am Rhein with family on each side.