A Project for all things Swiss, bringing together genealogists who share Swiss ancestry and are interested in the people, culture, and history of Switzerland.
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My husband's family on his mother's side is from Bern, Switzerland. Several families actually came to America and together they founded the town of Bern, Kansas. Many Swiss families in that area. Strahm-14, Mathys Strahm, and Rothlisberger-68, Barbara Anna Marie Rothlisberger, were his mother's great great grandparents.
Some of the other surnames in that area or their ancestors are Fankhauser, Meyer, Swartz, Gerber, Blaser.
I would like to be part of the group, please, to be kept up to date with the project. Thanks!
I have Swiss ancestors from Schauffhausen, named Gasser, or Gösser, and Schlatter, who settled in Southern Indiana in the 1850s. The town they settled in is called Tell City.” Tell City traces its 150+ year old roots to a meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, in November 1856. A group of Swiss-German immigrants met there to organize a society known as the "Swiss Colonization Society." Its purpose was to obtain affordable homesteads for mechanics, shopkeepers, factory workers and small farmers in a location where all could live in harmony.” (Wikipedia)
As it happens, I was on the verge of having enough unconnected branches with Swiss profiles in them to create a Switzerland section in the "Let others know what locations you are working on" page for the Connectors Project, so now that this project is launching, I'm going ahead and adding it. There are more branches for me to add, but I've made a start here.