(a version in more detail lies in the lock Dottenwil publicly on)
- first mention
- Peter count delighted on property Dottenwil Schlös
- Weibratha a count, daughter Peter count, inherits property and lock. It is married with Konrad corroding wood, that itself from now on “corroding wood of Tattenweiler” calls.
- It was noticeable occasionally in the following time that the rich city St.Galler the real estate properties, which they had outside of the city, to which daughters left. The business real estate properties in the city St.Gallen however, went in each case to the sons.
- Konrad corroding wood extend Schlös built by its father-in-law by extension after 2 sides and adding Ecktürmen.
- , Christoph Buffler marries and brings 1601 the daughter of Konrad corroding wood, among other things Lock and property Dottenwil into the marriage.
- In the following decades to at the beginning of 19. Century changes the lock Dottenwil several marks the owner.
- for 7000 guldens acquire Johann Baptist sheet man, old governors from Aegeri the lock. It established beside the lock a large nursing center and puts on a splendourful garden. The hotel trade and institute for whey cure enjoys largest admittingness.
- The accounts payable of sheet man the whole property bring 1816 after financial debacle on a public auction. It for 12000 guldens acquired of Caspar Bernet, government advice of pc. Gallen
- the still nearly new nursing center is converted to the half into a stable barn.
- By transmission and sales again several marks of the owners of the lock Dottenwil change in the following decades.
- to 18. July acquires the political municipality joke brook the lock property for accommodation of the poor and old people's home.
- bell and ridge turret on the roofridge of the lock building
- at the New Year's Day fall the nursing center a fire to the victim. It is developed in similar shape, but clearly smaller, again.
- on the occasion of of renovation work are broken off and covered behind the house existing course wells over soil.
- with renovation work interior equipment with painting and Intarsien is thrown away. Fragments are only saved and arrive in the local museum. The again-gothical chapel is modernized, the old station pictures arrives on loan into the chapel Oberrindal.
- in connection with clarifications over the future of the lock building arrange the local council and others the production of photograph plans.
- on end of the yearly are adjusted the old people's home enterprise. Again the old people's home enterprise in the age and nursing home in the Kappelhof is accommodated. As basis for the evaluation of the future of Dottenwil the local council arranges use studies and a building investigation.
- after examination of several dozen use possibilities and after intensive conviction work by the industrial union representatives (Initiant: Dr. Paul Huber, Sohn of the founder of the museum society Sales Huber) consents the local council to place to the community of interests the lock for a Probebetrieb from 2 years to the order. Structure of a museum as well as a meeting and a cultural center. Large circles believed not in such a future and were convinced that this solution was doomed to failure.
- Silvester: Signing of the borrowing contract with a running time of 10 years between the municipality on the one hand and the industrial union and museum society joke brook on the other hand.
With beginning of the Probebetriebes an intensive renovation and Instandstellungsarbeit began in and around the lock. The municipality made a reorganization of the fronts and window (building cover). The industrial union invested the gained means again into the interior reorganization. For the time of 1998 to 2004 one estimates the performed Frondienstzeit on approx. 30 ' 000 hours.
In the year 2002 the citizen assembly spoke a credit of approx. 1,1 million Franconia for the reorganization that area, which is needed in in the future by the museum society for the accommodation of the village museum. In the first stage the attic and the room became in 2. Stick west (class room), as well as the stairway of the 1. Stick in the attic reorganizes. In the second stage follow the reorganization of the workshop and the cat stable.
For the accommodation of the agricultural Gerätschaften in in the future also the tuft behind the lock will stand for order. In the Weiler Ruggisberg is furnished by the municipality Häggenschwil a agricultural museum, in which the museum society joke brook takes part financially and with own Gerätschaften.
Since 1998 the restaurant, museum and culture enterprise, is the lock was started in Dottenwil a place of the culture, the leisure and meeting in addition, a pride of the whole municipality.
The lock Dottenwil is operated without exception by Freiwillige, who work without remuneration. Only therefore it was also possible to be able to invest constantly again. This will be also in the future the case, lines up nevertheless still many work.