Was the area of Kirschweiler Germany ever a part of Switzerland?

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History of Western Maryland indicates that George Herbach's father, Yost, was a native of Switzerland.  George is my 6th great grandfather.  I am trying to verify his father's birthplace and am curious about the history of the German-Swiss border during the period between 1650 and 1750.

 

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Hi,

I found these great maps of Switzerland. You can zoom in to see the detail:

Year 1653:

http://www.zumbo.ch/maps/navigate/navigate.php?map_nr=73&lang=de&cat_nr=2

1686:

http://www.zumbo.ch/maps/navigate/navigate.php?map_nr=157&lang=de&cat_nr=2

1715:

http://www.zumbo.ch/maps/navigate/navigate.php?map_nr=118&cat_nr=3&lang=en

1744:

http://www.zumbo.ch/maps/navigate/navigate.php?map_nr=225&lang=de&cat_nr=3

In my humble opinion, I don't think Switzerland extended north of Basel during the period in question.

 

by Kevin Sands G2G6 Mach 2 (28.6k points)
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In your tree, you mention this town in connection with Kaiserslautern.

It is very far from the border (200+ km) and I am quite sure that it never was part of Switzerland.

by J Pictet G2G6 Mach 3 (30.1k points)
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In fact there is no village or other place called Kirschweiler in Swizerland.

In its history Kirschweiler belonged for a limited time to France, Bavaria and other principalities, but never to Swizerland.

 

 

by Klaus-Peter Gadacz G2G Rookie (200 points)

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