The 1850 Federal Census for Prairie du Sac Town, Sauk County, Wisconsin lists what appears to be Haus Boal and family. We have determined that this is Hans Buol Sr., age 42, and his children Hans, Christian, Anna, Ursula, Casper, Magdalena, and another daughterwhose name were not sure of. No wife listed. All children born in Switzerland. These names, in this order, match the names in John Buol's will after he died in 1859.
John Buol Jr. married Augusta King (Koenig) and they had three children before he died in the Civil War at Little Rock, Arkansas in 1864. Their descendants lived in Iowa, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. One son, John A. Buol, had three daughters and only one son, Jesse, who died young. The other son< Frank Buol, did not have children. His wife died young and he did not remarry. The Buol name did not continue on this line. (My line)
Christian Buol moved to La Crosse County Wisconsin where many of the descendants lived in 1930 (latest census records available).
Anna Buol married John Latch.
Ursula Buol married Jacob Dannser (check spelling).
Casper Buol lived in the home of relative John L. Accola (also spelled Akola) before serving with the Wisc. 9th Inf. and was killed in Missouri in 1862. No children.
Martha Buol married Otto Gazal.
Records obtained in Sauk county show that there were several marriages between Buol and Accola families and that both were from Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland.
Historical Information that needs to be verified:
It appears that the area of Davos was originally settled by Romansch people and was the Roman province of Rhaetia.
German speaking Walsers settled in Davos and other nearby areas in the 13th century. The Walers came from the Swiss canton of Valais and the Italian alps. Prior to this they were Alemannic peoples who left the area of Alsace (north on the Rhine) around the year 1000 A.D.
In 1436, Davos became an important leading power in the League of Ten Jurisdictions (Zehngerichtebund). In 1471, the Rhaetian Free State was created. This area did not join the Swiss Confederation (Helvetia) until 1803.
Switzerland's last famine was in 1845 and was the result of a terrible potato blight which struck all of Europe. Rising prices caused a depression and a severe economic crisis. Civil war occured in 1847, in which the Protestant army defeated the Catholic cantons that had formed a separatist league.
A new Swiss Federal Constitution in 1848 marked the end of 18 yearrs of bitter conflict, and guaranteed a whole range of civic liberties, such as the right to reside wherever one wished and freedom of association.
It was about this time that our Buol family migrated to Wisconsin.
There was a Buol Hotel in Davos owned by Christian and Kasper Buol. It is now the Carlton House.
There is a story on the internet about an American B-17 crew of a plane called "Baby" that was forced to land in Switzerland during WWII. The story describes their stay in Davos and their meeting with Polly Buol at the Buol Hotel.
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Any corrections or additional information is always welcome.
A lot of this Davos and Switzerland history was found on German (Schweiz) websites and had to be translated to English.
I am very interested in seeing a copy of the "Stammbaum die Familie Buol if it is available".