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Barn Door On Giebel.
Barn Door On Giebel.
Barn door on the north side of Vorder Giebel. Hay can be brought in from the field and dropped down to the cows on the floor below. 
 
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Baumgarten Documents
Baumgarten Documents
Here are documents brought out to us by the Gerbers living at Baumgarten. 
 
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Baumgarten Documents
Baumgarten Documents
Here again are more documents from Baumgarten along with a book that tells the history of various Gerber houses. 
 
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Baumgarten House
Baumgarten House
This is the earliest known Gerber house located in the valley of Gohlgraben, north of Vorder Giebel house. The occupants welcomed us warmly and brought out old documents for us to view. 
 
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Baumgarten Spiecher
Baumgarten Spiecher
Here is a typical speicher outside of the Baumgarten house. 
 
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Fluhliglas
Fluhliglas
While at the Stoeckli, we were able to drink from the famous Fluhliglas, a glass that has been in the Gerber family possession since 1736. The backside of the glass shows the early version of the Gerber crest. A translation of the front side is "To all Gerbers, good health." 
 
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Giebel Barn
Giebel Barn
This is the barn located in the back half of Giebel. You can see some of the cows here. 
 
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Giebel from Side
Giebel from Side
Side Photograph of Giebel. Fritz Gerber is talking with his niece and her sons. 
 
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Giebel from the East Side
Giebel from the East Side
This photograph was taken from the east side of Giebel. On the very right side of the photograph you can see the door that leads into the barn, which is the back half of the building. 
 
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Giebel Furniture
Giebel Furniture
This is a piece of furniture that came out of Giebel. It is currently in the apartment of Fritz Gerber. It appears to be dated 1788. 
 
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Giebel on the East Side
Giebel on the East Side
This photograph was taken from the stoeckli. 
 
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Giebelchelle Stove
Giebelchelle Stove
Here is the stove located in Giebelchelle with an inscription from 1857.  
 
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Giebelkellen House
Giebelkellen House
This is another Gerber house called Giebelkellen. It is an early childhood home of Christian Gerber, father of Ernst Gerber. Inside the home is an old stove with an inscription on it of Niklaus Gerber and Barbara Aeschlimann. There was an elderly woman living here with her son. The woman was peeling potatoes to feed to their cattle to ease their stomachs. 
 
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Giebelkellen Stove
Giebelkellen Stove
Here is the stove located in Giebelkellen with an inscription from 1857. 
 
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Giebelkellen Stove
Giebelkellen Stove
Here is the stove located in Giebelkellen with an inscription from 1857. 
 
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Group conversation at Baumgarten.
Group conversation at Baumgarten.
At this table, you will find occupants of Baumgarten as well as our group. You can see how friendly they were to our group who showed up unexpectedly and were complete strangers. This was the way we were received everywhere we went. 
 
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Group Photograph in front of Giebel
Group Photograph in front of Giebel
Photograph of Greta Gerber (Fritz's wife), Marianne Gerber, Fritz Gerber, Walter Baumgartner, and Esther Gerber Baumgartner (Fritz's sister) 
 
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Group photograph taken at Stoeckli
Group photograph taken at Stoeckli
Those in the photograph are Tim, Mina, Tom, Fritz, John, Emmy 
 
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Landscape Photograph from Giebel
Landscape Photograph from Giebel
Photograph of Alps from Giebel 
 
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Lock on inside of the Spiecher
Lock on inside of the Spiecher
This old lock was mounted on the Spiecher door, and there is a secret way of unlocking it. There appears to be a date of 1640 on it with the initials H and R. 
 
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Niklaus Gerber Inscription
Niklaus Gerber Inscription
This inscription was found in the barn of another Gerber house, and it is dated 1806. 
 
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Photograph of Marianne and Greta Gerber
Photograph of Marianne and Greta Gerber
Photograph of Marianne of Kuessnacht and Greta Gerber. 
 
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Photograph of Tim and Katherine Gerber
Photograph of Tim and Katherine Gerber
Photograph of Tim (author of this website) and Katherine Gerber in front of Vorder Giebel. 
 
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Southeastern View from Stoeckli
Southeastern View from Stoeckli
This is the southeastern view from Stoeckli. You can see the Alps in the distance. 
 
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Southern View from Stoeckli
Southern View from Stoeckli
This view is of the south and was taken from the Stoeckli. You can see the Spiecher. 
 
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Spiecher
Spiecher
This is a special type of storage barn traditionally located next to the farm house. This barn shows a painted inscription from Michael Gerber. 
 
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Spiecher Door
Spiecher Door
Here is the door of the Spiecher showing the inscription and date the barn was built. 
 
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Stoeckli Inside View
Stoeckli Inside View
This photograph shows some of the interior of the Stoeckli. You will notice a loft area. Tom Gerber is the person you see in this photograph. 
 
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Stoeckli Living Room
Stoeckli Living Room
This is the living room area of the Stoeckli. It is in this room where the early ETF church (Neutauefer church) met. It is known as Apostolic Christian Church in the USA. 
 
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Stoeckli Photograph
Stoeckli Photograph
This photograph is of the Stoeckli, which is a retirement home for the previous occupant of the main house. Once the house is handed down to the youngest male child, the parents move into the Stoeckli. The early "Gemeinschaft Evangelisch Taufgesinnter" or "Fr√∂hlichianer" church met here. In the United States, the church is known as the Apostolic Christian Church.  
 
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Tom Gerber with an Entlebucher Sennenhund.
Tom Gerber with an Entlebucher Sennenhund.
This dog was at Giebel, presumably lives there. The Sennenhund is a Swiss mountain cattle dog. More information on this breed can be found at www.entlebucher.org 
 
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View looking down at Giebel
View looking down at Giebel
View looking down at Giebel. 
 
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View of Alps from Giebel
View of Alps from Giebel
View from Giebel of the beautiful Alps. You can seen the silhouette of the Spiecher here. 
 
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View of Giebel
View of Giebel
View of the Alps from an area just above Giebel 
 
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View of Langnau
View of Langnau
View of Langnau from another Gerber house (Giebelkellen) just above Vorder Giebel.