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Swiss Mennonite Emigrant Ancestors - Pioneers and First Familes

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  • Rev John Roads (1712 - 1764)
    The photograph shows the DAR marker erected to Reverend John Rhodes on the site of the Rhoades homestead where the Rhodes Massace occurred in 1764 in Page County, Virginia. - Danny Chris Ivyt tJohn Rho...
  • Jacob Harvey Frick (1717 - 1799)
    The Frick familiy is of Swiss origin, being among the early German emigrants of the Baptist persuasion who settled along the Schuylkill in Chester and Montgomery Counties. Jacob Frick, September, 1733,...
  • Peter Mylin Bricker (1700 - 1761)
    GEDCOM Note ===Peter Bricker, later to settle in Cocalico, Pennsylvania in 1732, was baptized Peter Bruegger on February 14, 1700 in the Reformed church of Frutigen, Switzerland, and was identified in ...
  • John Johannes Hottel (1681 - 1760)
    was of Swiss lineage, a Palatinate immigrant Find a grave memorial They spent their early years in the region of Alsheim bei Gronau,in the Rhineland-pfalz(Palatinate),southwest of Manheim and nortwest ...
  • Jacob Seiler, Powwower (1715 - 1793)
    Jacob Seiler/Saylor immigrated 15 Sep 1749 on ship Phoenix. First Mennonite minister in Somerset Co., PA.Following contribution from Capt (#47510447):Jacob married Magdalena Stald 19 March 1739. Magdal...

A potential companion to or subset of the more recent this project, "The Swiss Mennonite (Anabaptist) Emigrant Ancestors - Pioneers and First Families" could be seen as a collaborative effort between any and all interested parties (and/or descendants) to collect, confirm, and accurately complete the profiles and family trees of the Pioneers and First Families of our Swiss Mennonite (Anabaptist) Emigrant Ancestors. Sub projects could included "Cleaning David Martin's Tree", "Descendants of The Reverend Bishop Hans Haas Herr", and "The Weber Brothers of Weaverland and Weberthal". Collaborators please feel free to revise and/or edit the project description, add Patriarchs (and Matriarchs) of additional relevant First Families, suggest other potential sub-projects, provide links to research materials and other resources for the gathering of information, and to invite all of your Swiss relatives to join the project. Organizers and Leaders (and their ideas and suggestions for moving forward through this monumental task) are welcome, as this will be no easy feat.

Collaborators and Followers are encouraged to join cousin Jim's project