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The Swiss Mennonite Emigrant Ancestors - Pioneers and First Familes

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  • Ulrich Hans Longenecker, Jr. (1711 - 1793)
    emigrated from Bern, Switzerland, with his father in 1733. He purchased land in Rapho Twp, Lancaster County, from Thomas Penn, son of William Penn, in 1742. Rev Abraham Longenecker, one of his 15 child...
  • Rev Abraham Longenecker (1748 - 1823)
    LONGENECKER, ABRAHAM DAR Ancestor #: A071352 Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 7-1-1748 LANCASTER CO PENNSYLVANIA Death: 7-23-1823 DAUPHIN CO PENNSYLVANIA Service Source: PA ARCH, 5TH SER,...
  • Rev. John Stoeckle (1802 - 1879)
    generations.regionofwaterloo.ca... ; The J. Steckle Heritage Homestead is named in honour of John Steckle (Stoeckle), a farmer, weaver, and pastor of Mennonite faith, originally from Switzerland. H...
  • Melchior Erisman (1710 - 1740)
    Melchior ERISMAN born: 1699, Rued, Aargau, Switzerland, died in 1740 in Lancaster, PA. Melchior was a Swiss Mennonite who most likely came from the Palatinate in Germany. An allotment of 675 acres of l...
  • Alfred J. Beyeler (1870 - 1947)
    Birth: Feb. 17, 1870, Switzerland Death: Dec. 4, 1947 Orrville Wayne County Ohio, USA Son of Joseph & Rosine (Graf) Beyeler. Married Elizabeth Geiser. Married Amelia Kneuss. Wayne Co., Ohio death c...

A potential companion to or subset of the more recent https://www.geni.com/projects/Swiss-Americans/32143 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 https://www.geni.com/projects/Supplement-to-Genealogical-Record-of-Reverend-Hans-Herr-by-Theodore-Herr/22496