Famous and Notable Glarner

Below is a comprehensive but not complete list with personalities who either are from Glarus or had ancestors from Glarus. If you click on the underlined name, you can look at the respective family tree in Geneal-Tree. Are you missing a renowned Glarner, please get in contact with me and I am happy to start a research. For some personalities there are pedigrees showing their linage to Charlemagne.

Name

 

 

Bäbler Edmund A.

Bäbler Jakob

Barlow Edwin

Baumgartner Catherine

Baumgartner David

Becker Fridolin

Beglinger Fridolin (Fred)

Beglinger Heinrich (Henry)

Billeter Julius

Blum (Bloom) David

Blumer Abraham

Blumer Leonhard

Blumer Eduard

Blumer Johann Jakob

Blumer William Heinrich

Blumer (Bloomer) Samuel

Blumer Adam

Blumer Jacob C.

Blumer Adam

Blumer Walter

Britt Peter

Disch Jakob

Dürst Arthur

Dürst Jost

Elmer Adolph Daniel Edward

Elmer Walter Sherman

Elmer Augustus

Elmer Frederick William

Figi John

Freitag Pankraz

Freuler Herbert C.

Freuler John R.

Freuler Remo

Freuler Urs

Gallati Euphrosina Frieda

Gallati Rudolf

Glarner Jacques

Glarner Andreas

Glarner Fritz

Hailmann William N.

Hanna Paul R.

Hauser Edwin

Heer Joachim

Heer Heinrich

Heer Gottfried

Heer Alfred

Heer André

Hefti Robert Peter

Hefti Andreas

Hefti Beda

Hefti Melchior

Hefti Henry J.

Hefti Neal

Hefti Jakob

Hefti Thomas

Hefti Beat

Hösli Balz

Hösli Heinrich

Hösli Fritz

Hösli John

Hunkeler Edward

Iselin Fred

Jenny Mathias (This)

Jenny Peter

Jenny Heinrich

Jenny Kaspar

Jenny Jacques

Jenny Johann Jakob

Jenny Peter

Kaiser (Käser) Michael

Kamm Jakob

Kamm Robert B.

Käser William Vogt

Käser Fritz

Käser Fritz

Kennard Baltis H.

Klosner John

Knobel George

Knobel Peter

Knobel Heinrich (Henry)

Knobel Kaspar

Krüsi Hermann

Kubli Johann Melchior

Kubli Henry

Kubli Johann Jakob

Kubli Johann Jakob

Kubli Herbert O.

Kubli Ray

Kubli Kaspar K.

Kundert Marianne

Kundert Karl

Kundert Alfred E.

Kundert Alice

Laager Burkhard

Landolt Franz

Landolt Kaspar

Landolt Martin

Landolt William

Legler Betty

Legler Thomas

Legler David

Legler Ulrich

Legler Henry E.

Legler Henry

Legler Grace

Leuzinger Elsy

Lienhard Heinrich

Luchsinger David

Luchsinger Fritz

Marti Werner

Marti Adam

Marti Johann Heinrich

Meier Hans

Meier Christian

Milt Bernhard

Noser John Joseph Peter

Noser Rudolf

Pfendler Peter

Pfeiffer Henry

Rhyner Kaspar

Rhyner Roger

Rosenberger Heinrich (Henry)

Ruch Jacques (Jakob)

Ruch Kaspar

Salmen Ellarose

Schiesser Jacques (Jakob)

Schiesser Fritz

Schindler Kaspar

Schindler Joseph

Schindler George

Schindler Dietrich

Schindler John A.

Schlittler Kaspar

Schlittler Betty

Schmid Rudolf

Schneider Vreni

Schuler Hans

Spälti Peter

Spälti Valeria

Spälti Heinrich

Spälti Joachim

Staub John Franz

Staub Peter

Stauffacher Edward

Stauffacher Charles Gordon

Stauffacher Vreni

Strief Zacharias David

Stucki Fridolin (Fritz)

Stüssi Rudolf

Stüssi (Steussy) Clarence

Stüssi (Stussy) Jan

Thut Thomas

Thut Melchior

Trümpy Heinrich

Trümpy Hans

Trümpy Johannes

Trümpy John

Trümpy Bob

Tschudi Aegidius

Tschudi Johann Jakob

Tschudi Hugo Egidius

Tschudi Hans Peter

Tschudi Niklaus

Tschudi Bernard Rudolf

Tschudi Burkhard

Tschudi Gilles

Tschudi Martin

Tschudi John Jacob

Tschudi Martin

Tschudi Rudolf

Tschudi Rudolf

Utecht Ben

Vögeli Don

Weber Joseph

Wild Johann Heinrich

Wild-Karlen Barbara

Zopfi Samuel

Zopfi William

Zopfi Emil

Zweifel Esajas

Zweifel Albert

Zweifel Josua

Zweifel Peter

Zweifel Ludwig

Zwicki Dieter

Zwicki Fritz

Birth-Death

 

 

1874 - 1930

1862 - 1911

1885 - 1957

1852 - 1916

1908 - 1999

1854 - 1922

1863 - 1909

1870 - 1943

1869 - 1957

1963 - 2003

1736 - 1822

1844 - 1905

1848 - 1925

1819 - 1875

1812 - 1884

1835 - 1917

1839 - 1915

1872 - 1948

1844 - 1918

1888 - 1987

1819 - 1905

1874 - 1958

1926 - 2000

1830 - 1914

1870 - 1942

1905 - 1997

1849 - 1906

1847 - 1926

1916 - 2001

1952 - 2013

1907 - 1983

1872 - 1958

1992 - 

1958 - 

1876 - 1955

1845 - 1904

1908 - 1974

1962 -

1899 - 1972

1836 - 1920

1902 - 1988

1864 - 1949

1825 - 1879

1900 - 1968

1843 - 1921

1917 - 1999

1947 - 

1922 - 2012

1862 - 1931

1897 - 1981

1879 - 1965

1858 - 1915

1922 - 2008

1947 -

1959 -

1978 -

1958 -

1784 - 1864

1922 - 2002

1814 - 1861

1894 - 1970

1914 - 1971

1952 - 2014

1824 - 1879

1861 - 1937

1812 - 1860

1917 - 1971

1812 - 1890

1800 - 1874

1828 - 1903

1823 - 1912

1919 - 2008

1906 - 1995

1910 - 1989

1847 - 1916

1827 - 1907

1853 - 1932

1922 - 2012

1834 - 1925

1829 - 1898

1844 - 1919

1817 - 1903

1750 - 1835

1866 -

1837 - 1919

1850 - 1933

1915 - 1996

1901 - 1968

1869 - 1943

1961 -

1920 - 2003

1876 - 1948

1920 - 2013

1851 - 1907

1901 - 1965

1851 - 1924

1968 - 

1862 - 1927

1961 -

1782 - 1835

1849 - 1920

1819 - 1911

1861 - 1917

1897 - 1979

1882 - 1961

1910 - 2010

1822 - 1903

1950 -

1921 - 1983

1957 -

1836 - 1923

1778 - 1844

1920 - 2008

1889 - 1959

1896 - 1956

1838 - 1907

1961 -

1943 - 2007

1823 - 1892

1932 -

1971 - 

1824 - 1893

1868 - 1914

1865 - 1930

1885 - 1928

1848 - 1913

1954 -

1832 - 1898

1732 - 1792

1768 - 1825

1843 - 1917

1903 - 1957

1822 - 1907

1868 - 1965

1922 - 2007

1964 -

1899 - 1977

1930 - 2010

1983 -

1825 - 1909

1828 - 1909

1892 - 1981

1827 - 1904

1851 - 1935

1906 - 1986

1951 -

1983 - 

1913 - 1996

1883 - 1982

1901 - 1958

1921 - 1992

1808 - 1886

1736 - 1784

1798 - 1866

1891 - 1974

1798 - 1861

1879 - 1963

1945 -

1505 - 1572

1818 - 1889

1851 - 1911

1913 - 2002

1814 - 1892

1878 - 1937

1702 - 1773

1957 -

1752 - 1836

1778 - 1834

1824 - 1863

1855 - 1923

1884 - 1960

1981 -

1920 - 2009

1805 - 1890

1877 - 1951

1856 - 1941

1804 - 1890

1898 - 1986

1943 -

1827 - 1904

1949 -

1854 - 1895

1833 - 1907

1888 - 1953

1957 -

1898 - 1974

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Profession / Achievments

 

 

Important physician and surgeon in St. Louis / Babler Memorial State Park

Founder of Babbler Point in Alasaka

Banker, actor, collector and builder of the Bernese-chalet in new Glarus

The Mrs Andrist Iris flower is named after her

National Councillor 1965 - 1978

Engineer, topographer, professor

Beglinger Lake in Douglas, Wisconsin

Beglinger Lake in Douglas, Wisconsin

Mormon and genealogists

Television journalist

Priest in Pennsylvania

Councillor of States 1893 - 1905

National Councillor 1899 - 1925 / Councillor of States 1877 - 1888

Councillor of States 1848 - 1872 and 1873 - 1874

Banker in Allentown, expert in emigration issues

Hero of the American civil war

Southerners out of conviction

Botanist in the Arizona desert

Successful master brewer

Geodesist, cartographer, collector of maps

Oregon polymath (photographer, vintner, meteorologist)

Founder of Disch in Othmarsingen (candy factory)

Geographer, cartographer, professor

Successful miller in Ohio

Botanist

Portland´s Pancake King

Candy man of the South

Pioneer in the preservation of seafood

Pioneer of cheese - shipping trade in United States

Councillor of States 2008 - 2013

Hero of Wake Island and avenger of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor

Cinema pioneer

Swiss National Soccer Player

Swiss Racing Cyclist

Historian / expert of Aegidius Tschudi

Attorney, founder of the Glarner Kantonalbank, National Councillor 1887-1904

National Councillor 1959 - 1970

National Councillor 2015 -

Geometric Abstractionist

Pioneer for kindergartens in USA

Senior researcher at the Hoover Institution / owner of the Honeycomb House

Councillor of States 1921 - 1938

Lawyer, Federal President, National Councillor 1857 - 1875, Landammann

Councillor of States 1953 - 1968

Priest, historian, Councillor of States 1906 - 1914

Lawyer, National Councillor 1970 - 1971

Director of the Geneva International Motor Show

Lawyer, Councillor of States 1968 - 1990

Topographer and cartographer

Pioneer Architect for Sport buildings (e.g. swimming pools, ski lifts)

Councillor of States 1938 - 1953

Famous architect in Portland

Musician

Musician, hornist

Lawyer, Councillor of States 2014 -

Swiss National Bobsledder Champion

Lawyer, President of the Greater Zurich Area, Autor of Waltis Beizenführer

Writer, champion of homophily (man love)

Businessman, National Councillor 1978 - 1991

Early businessman in Galveston/Texas

Archbishop of Kansas City

Skier, ski instructors

Master builder, Councillor of States 1998 - 2014

National Councillor 1866 - 1872, Councillor of States 1875 - 1877

Businessman, National Councillor 1914 - 1935

National Councillor 1848 - 1859

Leading veterinarian in United States

Dr. med. / Pioneer anesthesiologist in Switzerland 

National Councillor 1859 - 1866

Hotel owner in Montana

Magnate of river navigation

Candidate for US senat

Famous architect in Wisconsin

Famous photographer

Condensed milk pioneer

Proponents of the abolition of slavery

Owner of the 45´000 acres San Juan plantation

Dutch football player and trainer of the national football team

Knobel Lake in Otter Tail, Minnesota

Knobel Lake in Otter Tail, Minnesota

Capture of Jefferson Davis (President of the Confederation of Southern States)

Pestalozzi educator

Clerk of the Court in the witch trial of Anna Göldi

Alaska pioneer

Founder of the Kubly cemetery in Lancing, Tennessee

Author of the Kubly-Müller Genealogical Records in Glarus

Writer from New Glarus

Pioneer of cheese - shipping trade in United States

Speaker of the House of Representatives / member of the Ku Klux Klan

Senior civil servant (Regierungsrat) in Glarus

Clinic Director, owner of Kundert clinic designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Chemist / member of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity

Political legend in South Dakota

Founder of Henley´s Switch (Laager, Tennessee)

National Councillor 1959 - 1965

Founder of Somerville in Texas

National Councillor 2009 - / President of the BDP political party

Founder of Somerville in Texas

Swiss songwriter and musician

Lieutenant Colonel, leader of the Glarus Division at the siege of Hüningen

National Councillor 1904 - 1914, Councillor of States 1914 - 1920

Founder of Leglerville in Wisconsin

Librarian, historian and journalist

Writer / advertiser

Business family / mayor / benefactor of San Diego

Ethnologist / Director of the Rietberg Museum in Zurich

California-Heiri, gold trading

Chief of Ellis Island

Swiss mountaineer, first ascent to Lhotse

Lawyer, National Councillor 1991 - 2008

Hero of the American civil war

Merchant from Lübeck, great-grandfather of Thomas Mann (writer)

Councillor of States 1978 - 1990

National Councillor 1943 - 1959

Internist, medical historian, professor

Founder of Noser´s mill in Missouri

Entrepreneur, Councillor of States 2015 -

Aviation entrepreneur

Founder of Green City in Missouri

Councillor of States 1990 - 1998

Radio moderator Radio Zürisee

Entrepreneur, benefactor of Galveston

Landscape, history and figure painter

Founder of Ruch in Oregon

Entrepreneurial family / the most famous weeding in Louisiana

Textile manufacturer / founder of Schiesser AG (underwear production)

Lawyer, Councillor of States 1990 - 2007

Veterinarian, National Councillor 1884 - 1898

Silver and fur trader

Silver and fur trader

Involuntary accomplice of sand Creek tragedy

Writer from New Glarus

Founder of the Schlittler cemetery in Lewis, Washington

Stunt pilot

Physician and a specialist in liver disease

International successful Alpine skier

National Councillor 1946 - 1959

Lawyer, CEO Winterthur Insurance Group, National Councillor 1983 - 1991

Olympic silver medalist curling

Merchant in Iowa

Merchant in Iowa

Famous architect from Houston

Mayor of Knoxville and business tycoon

Mining entrepreneur (silver and lead) / post holders in Colorado

Coroner / Stauffacher-Centre for fine arts in Sedalia, Missouri

Medical Doctor, Writer

National Football League (NFL) player

Councillor of States 1962 - 1978

Councillor of States 1946 - 1962

Founder of Steussyville in California

Academy Award winner for the best short documentary 1977 (gravity is my enemy)

First climber of Tödi 1837

The giant from Linthal (2.34 meters) - "The giant in the tree" of Eveline Hasler

Councillor of States 1848 - 1849

Editor-in-Chief of Glarus Nachrichten / National Councillor 1937-1943

Medical doctor, National Councillor 1851 - 1857

Yacht builder

Professional footballer in United States

Historian, bailiff, Landammann

Natural scientist, linguist, diplomat

Art Historian, Museum Director

Legal professor, Councillor of States 1956-1959, Swiss Federal Council 1959-1973

Medical doctor, Councillor of States 1872, National Councillor 1872 - 1884

Editor, National Councillor 1925 - 1937

Harpsichord maker in London

Movie actor and stage director

Soldier in the American Revolutionary War

Preacher in the southern States

Victim of the Pickett attack during the American civil war

Versatile painting artist from Cincinnati

Philologist, historian and Orientalist, Professor for Islam Science in Basel

Professional footballer in United States

Radio musician

Landesstatthalter (State Govenor) 1860 - 1884, Councillor of States 1849 - 1884

Engineer, geometrician, founder of Wild Heerbrugg (Geodesy)

Gottfried and Barbara Karlen Memorial Library in Beemer

Doctor, Pionier in homeopathy

Successful weaver (Waumbec Mills)

Writer

National Councillor 1876 - 1884, Councillor of States 1884 - 1893

Wheel cross world champion

Trader, Explorer of Africa

Councillor of States 1890 - 1907

National Councillor 1943 - 1946

Writer

Astrophysicist

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