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The Swiss Mennonite Emigrant Ancestors - Pioneers and First Familes

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  • 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...
  • Francis Buckwalter (Buchwalder), Bouch Walder (1665 - 1723)
    Married Mary Mellinger, 1668,, ^ in Switzerland. To Coventry, Chester Co., PA Immigrated with a brother. He may have immigrated in 1713
  • Theodorus Y. Buckwalter (1701 - 1782)
    The Mennonite farmer Theodorus Yost was the son of Francis Bough Buchwalter and Mary Durst Mellinger. He immigrated with his parents to America in 1717. He married Barbara Witmer Landis during 1724 i...
  • Barbara W. Myer (Landis) (1705 - 1782)
    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 parent...
  • Anna Marie Blough (1736 - c.1815)

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