|About The Infangers & Feiners of St Louis Co, Missouri
There seem to be several different branches of Swiss Infangers in the United States. All
originating in either the Bern, Uri or Obwalden cantons.
The earliest Infanger arrival to the US, that I know of, was Josef Infanger and he
emigrated about 1862 from an unknown village in Switzerland to the US. He enlisted
into the Union Army on Jul 22, 1863 in Company G, 15th Heavy Artillery Regiment, New
York, which was formed in Virginia. After the Civil War, he moved to St Louis Co,
Missouri and married. His descendants have mostly stayed in Missouri. Josef Infanger's name was
anglicized to Joseph Feiner during the Civil War, per pension affidavits, as it was too difficult to
The next arrival was a couple, Charles Infanger and Catherine Imhof, from Uri canton,
immigrating to New York in 1880. The descendants of this couple have remained primarily in
the Northeast. Charles' brothers, Johann & Christian imigrated about 1889. Please see
below Nick Cardello's terrific website on the Uri canton Infangers.
The third known branch was from the Engelberg, Obwald canton. Brothers, Joseph and
John, immigrated about 1881 to Colorado and their descendants are mostly in Colorado
Thank you to everyone who shares their genealogical information. Please feel free to
send corrections. And because in the beginning I was ignorant, I didn't keep track of
sources as I should have, so please let me know if you should be credited.