I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen an der Aare.
We are told Jacob's father, also named Jacob died in prison at Wangen an der Aare sometime between 1894 and 1899. He accidentally shot his mother in law with a gun, intending to shoot his wife who had been unfaithful to him. Ha! I'd like to know the date of Jacob Schulthess Sr.'s death. Would there be court records of his trial?
The unfaithful wife was Emma Obrecht born 20 Dec 1869 in Wangenreid, Bern. She eimgigrated to US in 1901 and settled in Monroe, Wisconsin.