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Swiss Genealogy

A group for anyone and everyone interested in Switzerland and Swiss genealogy.

Members: 104
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2016

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Good Online Resources for Swiss Research 6 Replies

Started by Leah. Last reply by Deb Feb 14, 2014.

Deciphering Swiss German church books 5 Replies

Started by Larry Kenyon. Last reply by Larry Kenyon Jul 14, 2010.


Started by Delores G. Gowing Jan 31, 2010.

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Comment by Roberta Morrow on December 31, 2010 at 10:51am
One set of my Swiss g-grandparents were jakob Künzi (or Kuenzi) b. 27 Sep 1848 from Mühleberg, Trub, BE, Switzerland.  Baptized at Muensingen, BE.  He married Anna Mäder (or Maeder) b. 21 Aug. 1847 at Gümmenen, BE, Switzerland, baptized 12 Sep 1847.  Married in Bern on 16 Dec. 1871.  Both died at Kerzers, FR, Switzerland.  They had 3 children: Emil, Maria and Rosa (my grandmother). Emil had 3 daughters and 3 sons born between 1908 and 1917.  I'd love to find some of their children to "catch up" on the family.  Rosa was the only one who immigrated to the US.
Comment by Kelsey K Stewart on June 23, 2010 at 6:36pm
My Swiss family is Holler/Hollar/Haller, mainly Heinrich Haller who came from the Canton of Zurich in the, b. 1689, and left that land following the Protestant REformation, later moving to Alsace. Heinrich and his took his family to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where he received a land grant. Interested in more information on this family and his descendants in America, get in touch wit me, Kelsey Holler.
Comment by Dawn Smyth Hicks on June 23, 2010 at 11:07am
I am new to this group. Does anyone have SCHURCH/SHERK connections? Switzerland> PA >Ontario Canada.
Comment by Barbara Ann Rendl on May 22, 2010 at 9:01pm
Hello, everyone.....I just found my first Swiss ancestor, my great great grandfather, Johann (John) Grunder, and have no idea where to start my research. He was born about 1820 in Berne, Switzerland......He died 1904 in Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa and is buried there in Oakdale Cemetery. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Comment by Jean-François de Buren on April 11, 2010 at 9:49pm
I have been asked to write some interesting stories of Swiss emigration to the United States for a Swiss genealogical publication. I can certainly start with some of the big names that we all know, but I would like to include some stories of common emigrants who made a big impact on their new country.

If you or someone you know has a great story that they would like to share about their Swiss ancestors emigration to the United States, and the new life they made from themselves, please contact me.

The only caveat I would make is the more genealogical and historical information the better to help me construct a compelling narrative. Thanks in advance, Jean-François
Comment by Michael Lahmon on March 30, 2010 at 6:28am
Finally found out my family, the Lehmanns, comes from Worb, Bern, Switzerland. I've been able to trace them to 1515, pure luck and really.
Comment by Fredric Z. "Rick" Saunders on March 27, 2010 at 2:35pm
Hi Roberta Morrow,

You sent a message to everyone on 15 March that I am just getting a chance to respond to. I don't see how to respond to you individually, or without going through all the member pictures to figure out which one is you.

We may have several line in common. For SCHWENDIMANN, see my page on HIRSIG.

I have two WENGER lines, one at Forst
and one at Längenbühl

I also have STUCKI and STREIT lines.

Rick Saunders
Comment by Jean-François de Buren on March 27, 2010 at 9:57am
I am new to Genealogy Wise and wanted to introduce my family site on my Swiss/Agentine/US family.

Regards, Jean-François
Comment by Liz Loveland on March 14, 2010 at 1:38pm
I'm researching the line of Jacob Haldeman/Halderman/Halterman. He is listed in documents as coming from Switzerland and reported in published sources to be Swiss German. Some unsourced genealogies on the internet list him as specifically coming from Neufchatel, but I've yet to find any evidence either for or against this claim.

He settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the mid-1700s. Most of his kids moved on to the Shenandoah area of Virginia and then my direct line (Jacob's grandson David) moved on to the new frontier of Kentucky around the end of the 1700s.

Is anyone else researching this family?
Comment by John C. Bhend on March 13, 2010 at 6:29pm
I am researching the Bhend family. My great grandfather was born and immigrated from Unterseen, Interlaken District, Bern Canton, Switzerland. Johannes Bhend aka John Peter Bhend b. 30 Sept 1861, d. 26 Dec. 1940, Newman, Stanislaus Co, California. Parents; Peter Bhend b. 09 July 1834 in Unterseen, Interlaken District, Bern Canton, Switzerland, d. unknown, Barbara Balmer, b. unknown in Wilderswil, Interlaken District, Bern Canton, Switzerland, d. unknown. I have the Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Unterseen (Bern Canton) records for the family back to Peter Bhend b. 29 Oct 1637 in Unterseen, Interlaken District, Bern Canton, Switzerland, d. unknown married to unknown Bödgen from Habkern.

Johannes Bhend immigrated and arrived in New York 3 April 1883.

I am looking to fill in some blanks about the family in Switzerland particularly brother and/or sisters, uncles and aunts, etc who are related to Johannes Bhend

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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