George Sahli - great-great-great-grandfather of Joseph
Born in Germany 1730-1789, married Anna Kuhn 1730-1788.

Joseph Sahli - great-great-grandfather of Joseph
1757-1850, married Katherina Striehfaden 1759-1850, six children born in Germany. Came to Kleinliebental in 1804 to settle there.

Sebastian Sahli - great-grandfather of Joseph
Son of George and Anna, born in 1791 in Germany. Married Anna ? b. 1793, in 1812 in Russia. Children include Theresia b. 1813, Joseph b. 1814, George b. 1818, Franz b. 1823 and Anton b. 1824 died 1853.

George Sahli - grandfather of Joseph
Kleinliebental. George Sahli b. April 29, 1818 married Barbara Sperle, b. abt 1820, died in 1856. Their children: Ignatz b. 1842, Helena b. 1848, Seigfried b. 1849 Johanna b.1850 and Karolina b. 1856. George remarried Genoveva Diringer in 1857 and had additional children (Elizabetha 1858, Katherina 1862, Rochus 1864, Franziska 1868 and Karl Ludwig 1871).

Ignatz Sahli - father of Joseph
Kleinliebental. Born Feb. 19, 1842. Son of George Sahli. Married Katherine Ashenbrenner b. 1846 in Josephstal. Their children: Franz b. 1866, Claudia b. Feb. 7, 1866,
Joseph b. 1868 and Susanna b. Mar. 20, 1873. A second marriage gave Ignatz a son Seigfried (Fred, Oct. 4, 1883, d. 1920 in Hague, ND). Ignatz also had a brother Seigfried b. Feb 24, 1849.

Joseph Sahli - son of Ignatz
(1868-1947) married Magdalena Kocher (1872-1956) on October 11, 1893 in Russia. They had eight children: Katherine, Elizabeth, Frank, Peter, Gladys, Martin, John and Julie. These children together had 39 children not including adoptions and deaths.