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  • Frank Borzage (1894 - 1962)
    ~• an American film director and actor. He was the first person to win the Academy Award for Best Director for his film 7th Heaven (1927) at the 1st Academy Awards. see film at personal life "On...
  • John Benninger (1830 - 1894)
    the William Tell Saloon in San Bernadino The Guardian (of San Benadino) Tue, Aug 27, 1878 ·Page 1 research only: ~• the name Benninger (and var. Benniger) may derive from the Germanic Böniger of ...
  • Fanny Rhodes Bare (1788 - 1867)
  • Richard Archibald Kirkham (1861 - 1922)
    Per AskArt: "Born in Switzerland on Dec. 1, 1861 of English parents. Kirkham was educated in Switzerland until age 17. He then continued his studies for three years in London, England. By 1883 he h...
  • Martha Nussbaum (1842 - 1910)
    father: Christian Beeler* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Apr 20 2023, 4:03:35 UTC

Swiss Americans are Americans of Swiss descent, including those whose ancestors spoke Swiss German, Swiss French, Swiss Italian, and Romansh. Today, there are approximately 1 million Americans who identify as Swiss American.

Purpose of project

Please use this project as a place to connect with others tracing their Swiss ancestry, share resources you find, offer helpful tips, ask questions about your search, share your brick walls, etc. Please feel free to add any Swiss Americans you'd like to the project!

It's especially helpful to add:

  • Progenitors of major Swiss-American lines
  • Notable Americans of Swiss heritage



Notable Swiss-Americans

Notable Americans with Swiss ancestry include: