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Swiss Mennonite Emigrant Ancestors - Pioneers and First Familes

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  • Hans Jacob Neff, Sr. (1697 - 1751)
    Neff, Jacob 1697 - 1751 (Bretheren / Dunkard; in Frederick Co. MD) M. Catherine 1698- (Mennonite Vital Records, Lancaster, PA 1750-2014 1697 - ) 1. Margaret ca 1719 - M. 1739 Johann George Schaiteler/S...
  • Eden Gurley (bef.1868 - 1870)
  • Deacon David D Baumgartner (1735 - 1819)
    Brief historical sketches of seven generations; descendants of Deacon David Baumgartner, who was born 1735 David was a deacon and school teacher in the Mennonite Church in Switzerland. Note: 1) 'Tw...
  • Johannes ‘John’ Sprunger (1793 - 1853)
    Biography Johann Sprunger was born in 1793 at La Heutte (near Pery), Canton Bern, Switzerland to Peter Sprunger, and his wife, Anna Rothlischberger Sprunger. Johann was married on 4 March 1816 to ...

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


for Gwynedd (PA) and surrounding townships see: