Ancestry of Christina Tarnutzer and her two
husbands, Valentin Schaleben and Johannes Johanni
|The family and ancestry of Christina Tarnutzer and her two
husbands, Valentin Schalaben and Johannes Johanni.
Christina was born
in Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland, in 1823, and died at Madelia,
Watonwan Co., Minnesota, in 1916. Valentin Schaleben, her first husband, was
born in Schiers in 1824, and died at Palermo, Sicily, in 1854. Johannes
Johanni, her second husband, was born at Jenins, Graubünden, Switzerland
in 1832, and died at Linden, Brown Co., Minnesota in 1911.
has numerous descendants through her son Valentine Schaleben and her daughter
Anna Johanni. As far as I have been able to determine, the Schalaben surname is
no longer present in Switzerland and all Schalebens in the United States are
descended from Valentin and Christina. The only other Schalebens are those
descended from emigrants to France in the 1700s-1800s.