The family of Schlumberger comes from Souabe, a German region today a part of Bade Wurtemberg. Claus Schlumberger was the first to settle in Guebwiller in the XVI century under the period of the monks “The Princes Abbés”. As he couldn’t bare the domination of the monks, he moved to Mulhouse, a free and protestant town.
At his death, several Schlumberger family members came from Souabe to settle in Mulhouse. Like Claus himself most of them were tanners. Several generations followed one another and in the XVII Century Schlumberger was one of the biggest families in Mulhouse.
After the disease of phyloxera has destroyed the whole vineyard, Ernest replanted it and took the advantage in buying more plots. He then enlargened the vineyard from 40 hectares to 110 hectares. He also adopted the horizontally planting system. His daughter Anne married Roger Koch. She has 4 children. Clarisse, the second daughter married Jean Beydon: they have 3 sons.
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