original family-tree is in the possession of the family Unterkircher.
in the year of 1510, the first Unterkirchers has been mentioned in the
baptist- and death-records of the priest-office in Weitental (village
name) in the Puster-Valley in Tirol (today South-Tyrol). His name was
Urbanus Unterkircher. Surely, there must be more records from even
earlier dates from the Unterkirchers who were residing in this valley.
But from this
record, the family-tree track starts.
to the multitude of children, there were back then and afterwards, many
had to move away, as the farm-house only had enough room for one or two
In Weitental, there were 2 tribes carrying the same name of Unterkircher,
which originated by 2 brothers. One tribe was called the „Walder“
and the other tribe, the „Kofler“. My tribe is the „Walder“, and
this tribe is the one, I am especially concentrated in. From all my
extensive travels and visits, I almost visited every branch of the
the year 1850, there was a huge emigration-wave in Europe to
USA, and many Unterkirchers
left their native-homes, too. On a seperate page I will list up
all the information of the emigration of the Unterkircher. On my
many travels to the USA, I gathered extensive information of the
Unterkircher in the USA as well.
Families also live in Heidelberg, Stuttgart Area, Munich,
Nuremberg and a few other areas in Germany. In Austria, many
live in Kärnten, who came from the Puster-Valley around the
turn of the century
and reside along the Drau-River. There are tribes in St. Andrä
in the Lavant-Valley of Franz Unterkircher, as well as in Lavamündt,
where some emigrated to the Stuttgart Area, and in Sirnitz. His
on 08 November 1911, remained in Heidelberg after 2nd
Also in the capital of Tyrol, there are a few more Unterkircher
former mayor and freedom-fighter of
in 1920 at St. Andrä im Lavant
the Unterkirchers were suffered by sickness and death, i.e. at the same
time in November 1918, Rosalia, wife of Peter Unterkircher, only
years of age (my grandmother), died on 2 November. Their daughter
10 years of age died on 6 November, all of them residing in Meransen.
And on 31 October 1918 in the distanced Sirnitz in Kärnten,
only 6 years of age, died. And all of them died from the
born in the year of 1645 had a son, named PETER born
27 June 1704, and his son KASPAR, born on 03 January 1739 leaded
the „Kircher“-tribe, and of another son of Peter, named JOHANN, born
May 1725, the tribe to the Heidelberg (Sirnitz) and also from the tribe
in Kärnten originated.
Andrä). This is how the „Kircher“ continued. After Kaspar, there
was his son ANTON, born on 17 January 1776, and there is only one son
recorded with the name JAKOB, born on 13 July 1811. This Jakob is a very
interesting person, and it took me exensive efforts to gather
him, the whole tribe to the „Putzer“ in Schabs originated (son
Thomas, born on 21 December 1844) and of this tribe I will make a
I discovered a second marriage of JAKOB. After his wife had
he re-married Maria Mauerlechner of Pfunders, who died on
April 1911 in Innsbruck Hötting. From
this marriage, there were 2 sons.
born on 02 June 1881, baker and never has been married and Rudolf, born
on 17 April 1878 in Schabs, butcher
in Hötting. From this marriage with Johanna Juliane Kuen, there were 5
children who emigrated
Munich. Some remained in Innsbruck. More details and information of an
separate made up family-tree by me, will be on a separate page listed.
the first marriage of JAKOB, who carried the house-name „Kircher“
with Gertraud Firler, there were 8 children. THOMAS, born on 21 December
married Maria Putzer, who carried the house name „Putzer“. More
information are listed later (Page: Tribe „Putzer“).
ALOIS, born 09 September 1854, JOSEF, born on 29 August 1852,
born on 07 February 1848 individual tribes arised.
PETER, born on 27 June 1846 leaded the „Kircher“-tribe further. From
with Maria Stubenruß (06 February 1872) came 14 children,
daughters and 5 sons.
brother and sisters of Peter (born on 12 January 1876) (picture
year 1805), standing from the left: Maria (Vorderwalderin),
Josef, Katharina (Koflerin), Anna (Hoferin), Theresia (Saxenbäuerin
Telfes bei Sterzing), Peter (Kircher) - my grandfather, Alois.
front from the left: Philomena (Pitzner) Oberaudorf, the mother
in Oberaudorf, Waldburga Oberaudorf (right side small picture of
Who is missing on the picture with many people is Anton, the
already died in the year 1894, 48 years of age.
4.7.1890; gest. 12.4.1891; AGNES * 9.9.1887; gest. 13.6.1888;
MARIA * 12.1.1873 gest. 30.5.1911; ANNA * 7.6.1874, gest. 3.4.1943;
gest. 20.9.1954; JOSEF *9.9.1879 gest 30.1.1947; WALBURGA
*15.2.1881 gest 10.3.1970; ROSA *11.8.1882 gest 13.6.1957;
KATHARINA *4.8.1884 gest. 16.11.1925;
born on 29 December 1885, died on 06 December 1954, ALIOS, born
on 20 April 1892, died on 27 May1977, ANTON, born on
June 1878 and FRANZ, born on 01 November 1888 had no children.
born on 09 September 1879 had four children, Eduard, born on
January 1934, died 21 January 1999, Paulina, born on 17 June 1930,
born on 08 June 1928, Anton born on 10 February 1936, JOSEF, born on 08
June 1928 had four children. Anton, born on 25. October 1967, Helga born
on 08 October 1966, Angelika born on 09 August 1965, Annemarie, born on
24 June 1964.
born on 20 April 1894 had four children: Albert born on 08 June
1923, died on 01 March 1992, Rosa Eva, born on 21 December 1925,
died on 02 October 2000, Josefa born on 14 March 1927,
Alois-Josef born on
07 February 1932, died on 21 November 2000. Only ROSA EVA had
children, Rosemarie born on 24 July 1953 and son of ROSEMARIE,
Alois Albert on 22 January 1976.
tribe of the „Kircher“ was lead by PETER, born on 12 January 1876,
married with Rosalia Pabst (Holzer-daughter of Meransen and sister of
family-tree originator priest Bernhard Pabst). They had 5 children.
Peter had to take 2 big strokes of fates.
the night of Fronleichnam, his
farm-house was hit by lightning and burned down to the ground.
02 November 1918, his youngest daughter just turned 2 years of
age (born on 08 November 1916), his wife died on „Spanish Flue“.
2 days later, his
daughter MARIA, born on 07 September 1908, died on 06 November
also on „Spanish Flue“.
Son VINZENZ, born on 21 October 1911, died on 10 March 1996,
married with Paula Rieder „Oberhofer“ had 7 children, 6 boys
and 1 girl.
FRANZ, born on 05 January 1945, died on 12 March 1993, PETER,
on 10 January 1953, died on 28 October 1969,
born on 19 October 1950, ALBERT born on 29 July 1954, ANTON born
on 03 October 1956, RICHARD, born on 15 August 1959 married with
Gertraud Niedrist on 17 October 1987. They have 2 children Nadia
Daughter ANTONIA, born on 27 January 1910, married with Michael
Madlaner, died on 20 April 1998.
Daughter PAULA, born on 08 November 1916, married in 1951 Georg
Grasegger in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
had one illegitimate son, named
born on 28 April 1950 in Brixen, married with Angelika Huber on 20 April
1979 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. They have 2 children, Silvia and
Son AUGUSTIN, „Kircher“, born on 18 September 1914, died on 20
February 1995, married with Marianne Oberhofer, „Pfeifer“ in
They had 9 children. 3 daughters and 6 sons. Twins JOSEF, born on
March 1955, married with Klara Marcher of St. Johann in Ahrn, 2 children,
Daniela and Alexander, and twin ERNST died at his birth.
born on 05 August 1954, died on 30 Septeber 1963 at
lumberjack-work. OSWALD, born on 23 July 1950, married with
Amalie Hinteregger of Lüsen. From their marriage they had 2
children, Anita and Christian.
born on 31 May 1961, married with Lydia Weger of Terenten, have 2
children Ernst and Oskar. The oldest son of Augustin was
born on 11 June 1948 in Meransen. From his marriage with Irma
(Plansoll) of Lüsen, they have 5 children, Peter, Paul, Martina,
Margarete and Rita. Peter probably later will take over the „Kircher“
„Unterkircher“ ancestor-record to be made in 1940 for the NAZI-
Government to proof the „Aarish Human Race“
of Jakob Unterkircher in the year of 1811
„Kircher“ - Farmhouse in Meransen, as it was rebuild after
down in the year of 1905
„Kircher - Farmhouse today, after it was modified in the year
to not only be a „Famhouse“, but also rooms with bed
and breakfast were
for guests were made.