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Swiss Mennonite Emigrant Ancestors - Pioneers and First Familes

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  • John Jacob Hostetler (1730 - bef.1805)
    See the Media section for other photos. (The following very interesting notes were written by John Lemuel Wissinger, profile manager): Original tombstone reads: "1805 H H 11 APRIL" (HH for Hans Hoc...
  • Jacob Mathias Showalter, VI (1702 - 1773)
    Arrived in Philadelphia with wife and eleven children on November 3, 1750, on the ship "Brotherhood", commanded by Captain John Thomson. Ship departed Rotterdam, with last port Cowes, England (Rupp, ...
  • Abraham Bar (c.1710 - 1783)
    Abraham Bar Birth: 1712 Zürich, Switzerland Death: Apr. 10, 1783 Manchester York County Pennsylvania, USA Abraham Bar b. in Hausen Canton Zurich Switzerland in abt. 1710 one sou...
  • Barbara Myer (Landis) (1688 - 1748)
    Birth: 1702 Zürich, Switzerland Death: 1782 Lampeter Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Barbara, a mennonite, was the daughter of Jacob Landis and Anna Witmer. She immigrated with her parents throu...
  • Hans Hauri "the Woolweaver" (bef.1641 - 1717)
    The Hans Hauri who was baptized 25 December 1641 in Schöftland was probably a Mennonite and is the best candidate for the Hans who left Switzerland in 1711. He is a good candidate for several reaso...

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