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Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the 

Eighteenth Century to the 

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REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL LIST No. 20, DATTLIKON, MARCH 27, 1744 



Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the 

Eighteenth Century to the 

American Colonies 



VOLUME I 



ZURICH, 1734-1744 

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF SWITZERLAND 



BY 

ALBERT BERNHARDT FAUST, A.B., PH.D. 




PUBLISHED BY 
THE NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

GAIUS M. BRUMBAUGH. Managing Editor 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 

1920 



LOAN STACK 

Edition 500 copies, printed from type 



Copyrighted, 1920 
By G. M. BRUMBAUGH, Editor 



PRESS OF 

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Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth 
Century to the American Colonies 

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ZURICH TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA, 1734-1744 



PR EFACE 

THE manuscript here presented is contained in the State Archive 
of Zurich, and was discovered during a search it was my privilege 
to make after materials for American history in the archives of 
Switzerland. 1 The manuscript is in many respects the most 
valuable single document relating to America contained in the 
Swiss archives, being quite as important for its historical as for 
its genealogical and statistical materials. The whole history of 
Swiss emigration in the eighteenth century is epitomized in this 
valuable document. 2 The statistician finds in it the only reliable 
enumeration of Swiss emigrants of the early period, and is able to 
base far-reaching estimates thereupon. The genealogist is furnished 
with a large mass of family records, including about two thousand 
names with accurate data as to origin, distribution and destination. 

This large body of names supplements the lists of I. D. Rupp, 
in his collection of Thirty Thousand Names, of German, Swiss, 
Dutch, French, and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania, from 1737 
1776, compiled mainly from the ship lists in Philadelphia. Many 
of the names in the manuscript will be found also in Rupp s col 
lection, and it is a pleasure to know that so many persons reached 
their destination. But a still larger number are not contained in 
Rupp s lists, partly because the Philadelphia ship-lists do not give a 
complete record of all arrivals even in that port, and partly because 
a great many of those named in the manuscript were shipped to 
Carolina. Many of those who landed in Carolina, however, sub- 

1 See Guide to the Materials for American History in the Swiss and Austrian 
Archives, by Albert B. Faust, Washington, D. C., 1916. The search was made 
under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of. 
Historical Research, in the year 1913. 

2 A fuller understanding of this important epoch in American history may be 
secured through the reprinted Swiss Emigration to the American Colonies in the 
Eighteenth Century, herein reproduced (see below, pp. 1-25) through the courtesy 
of Dr. J. Franklin Jameson, Managing Editor of The American Historical Review. 



IV PREFACE. 

sequently settled in Pennsylvania. An interesting example of this 
is the case of the family Kolliker (Kelker), who very soon settled 
four miles from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Our manuscript tells us 
that Heinrich Kolliker, with three sons and two daughters left 
Herrliberg in 1743, destined for Carolina. This corresponds to 
the family tradition which Rupp received from the great-grandson 
Rudolph F. Kelker, whose ancestor s name is not in the Philadelphia 
ship-lists. 3 Our manuscript moreover supplies not only the names 
of the parents, but also of all the children and their ages. 

In order to understand the manuscript before us, it is necessary 
to bring before our minds the attitude of the European governments 
toward emigration in the eighteenth century. The liberality of 
view that developed in the nineteenth century, i.e., of toleration if 
not encouragement, and a disposition to aid the emigrant to a 
betterment of his condition, by means of transportation facilities 
and an intelligent view of what was before him, this humanitarian 
policy is modern. The old tradition was, that, emigration was a 
crime, and punishable as such, equivalent to desertion, a deliberate 
shirking of one s obvious duty to the fatherland. 

There were economic reasons for this policy. The loss of sturdy 
people such as belonged to the emigrating class, meant so many 
hands less for the farms and trades, so many soldiers less for the 
protection of the country in a possible struggle for existence. The 
danger of over-population was not present in the eighteenth century, 
that became the problem of a later age. The enormous increase 
in population in Europe during the nineteenth century is one of the 
most remarkable facts in history, and brought to the foreground 
entirely new economic questions. Certainly the point of view on 
the question of emigration changed entirely. But in the manu 
script before us we are dealing with an earlier age, when each 
government, especially in Central Europe, with the instinct of self- 

3 See Manuscript (MS), No. 42, and I. D. Rupp, Thirty Thousand Names, 
New edition, 1898, p. 167, note. Rupp reports a family tradition that Heinrich 
Kolliker and his family were twenty-eight weeks crossing the ocean, that two 
sons and one daughter died on the way, that they landed in Carolina, but that 
Heinrich Kolliker was an elder of "Berg Kirch" near Lebanon as early as 1745. 
The certificate of character given the departing Kollikers and preserved by the 
descendants, is signed by the same pastor Conrad Ziegler who also sent in the 
report to the Zurich government in 1744. The mother s name, according to our 
MS was "Ragula" Bratscher, but "Barbara" Bratscheri, according to Rupp s 
reading of the family certificate. It is probable that Rupp mistook the more 
frequent name Barbara for the less common Regula (probably badly written), 
and did not notice that the family name ended in "in" (not "i"), a (feminine), 
termination frequently added to the names of women. 



PREFACE. V 

preservation, jealously guarded its population against leaving its 
borders. An egress though slight might bring up the horror of 
depopulation and resultant annihilation. Martin Luther read into 
the thirty-seventh psalm the duty to remain in the fatherland and 
make an honest living therein. The seventeenth and eighteenth 
centuries tried to prohibit emigration by law. 

Thus we find in Switzerland that during the most critical emi 
gration period, between 1734 and 1750, decrees or mandates were 
issued against emigration every few years, in 1720, 1735, 1736, 
1738, and 1749, again in 1753, and 1754, repeated in 1771 and 
X 773- The populous Protestant cantons Bern, Zurich and Basel 
were most affected, and of these Zurich proceeded most ener 
getically against the so-called "emigration fever." She published 
the first severe edict, November 3, 1734, forbidding emigration to 
Carolina, preventing property sales by those wishing to leave, and 
proclaiming punishments for agents and distributors of literature. 
This was followed shortly after by the mandate of January 29, 
1735, which added sterner measures, deprivation of citizenship and 
landrights forever, penalties for purchasers of emigrant property 
and severe punishment of agitators. Bern and Basel did not act 
as promptly, the former retaining for a time the policy of favoring 
the emigration of the homeless and sectarian classes, the latter 
being obliged by her location to keep the gateway open. But as 
soon as they felt the dangerous force, they attempted by the same 
methods as Zurich to stem the rising tide. 

Zurich had cause to be terrified. In some of her districts the 
"fever" of emigration produced something like a stampede, e.g., 
in the district of Eglisau, as the manuscript shows. It is hardly 
surprising therefore that, to get at the facts, the authorities of 
Zurich attempted to get a census of the emigrants. That is what 
the manuscript before us actually is. The central authorities, in 
the year 1744, sent a circular letter to all the districts of Zurich, 
which in turn sent the message to all the parishes, demanding to 
know the names, with dates of birth, departure etc., of every man, 
woman and child who had left the country between 1734 and 1744 
with the purpose of going to Pennsylvania or Carolina. The 
persons who executed the order were the local preachers, whose 
signatures appear in the manuscript attesting the accuracy of their 
reports. Each report is numbered, and there are as many as ninety- 
eight numbers or reports in the manuscript. 

The reports are not alike either in form or content. Each 
minister chose a scheme of notation as he pleased. In some cases 



VI PREFACE. 

the date of birth, in others of baptism is recorded. The name is 
usually given in full, often the father s name and profession is 
added, sometimes an additional, a familiar name appears, the habit 
of calling and even recording persons by their nicknames being 
still prevalent in some parts of Switzerland. In cases of bondsmen, 
the name of the estate, or of journeymen, helpmates (Gesellen), 
the master s name is given for identification. Very commonly the 
trade of the men is stated, carpenters, joiners, turners, wheelwrights, 
wagon-builders, blacksmiths, locksmiths, masons, glaziers, weavers, 
shoe-makers and tailors abound, also very special trades are men 
tioned, as tilers, menders, rope-makers, resin-scrapers, hedge-, and 
scabbard-makers. The reports vary in matter from a bare statisti 
cal catalogue of names, to a gossiping letter. Most of the reports 
contain some notes or data which add to the human interest or fill 
out the historical background of the manuscript. 

Most of the reports betray great anxiety to serve the cause of 
obstructing emigration, and in some cases an objectionable display 
of fawning servility appears in the communications to superiors. 
Some emphasize the speed with which their reply to the circular has 
been returned, the record-time being less than twenty-four hours; 
very many feel the necessity of apologizing for the departure of 
emigrants, calling attention to their paternal admonitions and 
repeated warnings concerning the dangers of the voyage and the 
false reports circulated about a land of plenty ("Schlaraffenland"), 
where sluggards have but to open their mouths for roast pigeons 
to fly in. A tendency existed to damage the reputations of those 
that departed, at least to represent them as an undesirable class, 
who had better be got rid of. On close inspection of the manu 
script, however, it will be seen that the disorderly persons enum 
erated generally fainted by the wayside and rarely succeeded in 
getting across. The great bulk of those listed went with permission 
(though reluctantly given), which implies a certificate of good 
character from the pastor, when the contrary is not expressly stated. 

Some of the pastors do not wish to curry favor, and a few boldly 
speak out, as the venerable pastor of Dattlikon, who says, that 
while the spiritual care of the people is essential, it would also be 
wise and good, to provide some form of work for the industrious 
unemployed, and then they would not be forced to emigrate. 4 
A sombre coloring appears in the report from Schlieren, where the 
emigrants left amid pitiable lamentations of several mothers. 
Touching in the report of the pastor of Wyl is the brief reference 

4 See report No. 20. 



PREFACE. Vll 

accompanying Heinrich Sigerist, who left with his wife and "a 
daughter ten years old, who can read and pray very well indeed." 5 

The manuscript reveals much of the circumstances under which 
individuals were moved to emigrate. A very large number of the 
young people have lost their fathers, thereby missing either the 
parental protection at home, or the authority to curb their youth 
ful spirit of adventure or "Wanderlust." Divorced persons and 
widowers are frequent, and widows with numerous children, who 
are allowed to go because of the fear that they might fall a burden 
to the community. Young couples leave their homes because of 
objections to their marriage, they are frequently united on the way 
or on ship-board. But economic distress exerts the strongest 
pressure. From Richtenschweil 6 we hear of a group of emigrants 
who frankly declare, that they had to work day and night at home 
and even then they could not earn their daily bread, hence they 
were forced to leave. The hope of escaping unbearable conditions 
is the greatest driving power. Some left secretly to avoid the 
emigration tax, imposed so as to rescue some of the money that was 
leaving the country through the large emigration. The tax became 
as high as ten percent, 7 and was exacted with rigor. 

Favorable letters or verbal reports from returning travelers 
gave a great stimulus to emigration. This we see illustrated again 
in the manuscript before us. The voyage is dangerous, the death- 
rate high, but work and food are plentiful, and the hard-working 
succeed, that is the old story. Occasionally an offer of help is 
made, as when a successful settler 8 promises to pay the trans 
portation from London to America, if it be paid back in work on 
his farm. Those had the best chance to succeed who had a little 
money of their own, paupers very often were stranded on the 
way, or lay hopelessly at the ports. 

An interesting study is furnished by the names. We have here 
an abundance of familiar Swiss and Palatine names such as Frick, 
Huber, Naff, Kunz, Kagi, Bar, Albracht, Brunner, Frey, Fritschi, 
May, Wirt, Meyer and Miiller. The transformation of such names 
into American spellings, and the many variant forms that appear 
in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, have been admirably treated by 
Professor Oscar Kuhns in his article Studies in Pennsylvania German 
Family Names, 9 which will be reprinted in the new edition of his 
German and Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania. 

1 Report No. 97. 6 No. 68. 

7 See reprint from American Historical Review, below, p. 1-25. 8 No. 80. 

9 The studies in P. G. family names were first published in Americana Ger- 
manica, Vol. 4, pp. 299-341. The new edition of the German and Swiss Settle 
ments etc. will be published by the Methodist Book Co. 



viii PREFACE. 

It is noticeable that Carolina is mentioned more frequently as 
the destination of emigrants than Pennsylvania. This is due to the 
fact that in Switzerland no part of the American colonies received 
more advertising than the Carolinas. The only two independent 
Swiss colonies in America were located, the one in North Carolina 
at New Bern (1710) by Graff enried, 10 the other in South Carolina 
at Purrysburg (1732) by J. P. Purry. 11 Naturally much of the 
emigrant literature had the Carolinas for its subject, and the old 
tradition held its own for a long time. The Orangeburg-Lexington 
district in South Carolina also received a quota of Swiss settlers, 12 
but migrations from one locality to another were very frequent. 13 
The great distributing center, however, for the whole colonial 
German population, was Pennsylvania. 

It must be remembered, that the names in this manuscript do 
not give us a complete catalogue of all the Swiss who came to 
America in the eighteenth century, but merely those from the 
populous canton of Zurich at the time of the great exodus, 1734- 
I744. 14 The names are representative and will furnish many a 
family who have a tradition of Swiss descent with a clue to their 
Swiss ancestry. In many instances, as in the case of the Kelker 
(Kollicker) family, the manuscript will furnish a verification or 
correction of family tradition. 

The German original of this manuscript was copied under the 
supervision of Professor Hans Nabholz, state archivist of Zurich, 
to whom grateful acknowledgments are due. The translation and 
editing of the manuscript in the form in which it here appears was 
done at Cornell University, under the direction and with the 
assistance of the undersigned. 

ALBERT B. FAUST. 
ITHACA, N. Y., July 30, 1919. 

10 Cf. V. H. Todd, "Christoph von Graffenried and the Settlement of New 
Bern, N. C." (Jahrbuch d. D. A. Hist. Gesellschaft v. Illinois, 1912.) Also: 
German American Annals, n. s., XI, 210-302; and XII, 63-190. 

11 Cf. H. A. M. Smith, "Purrysburgh," South Carolina Hist. Mag., X, 187-219. 

12 Cf. A. S. Salley, The History of Orangeburg County, Orangeburg, S. C., 1898. 

13 Cf. A. B. Faust, The German Element in the United States, Boston, 1919, 
Volume I, Chapters VIII (Carolinas) and X (Frontier). For bibliography on 
emigrant literature, Guide, supra, pp. 29-31. For traits of early German and 
Swiss settlers, see O. Kuhns, German and Swiss Settlers of Colonial Pennsylvania. 

14 Certain other rare and important lists of Emigrants to the American Colo 
nies from Basel and Bern, Switzerland, of about the same period, are to be pub 
lished in a subsequent volume, similar in character to this volume. Advance 
subscriptions will materially assist in the consummation of this project. 

G. M. B. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Preface, by Albert B. Faust, A.B., Ph.D iii 

Introduction: Swiss Emigration to the American Colonies in 
the Eighteenth Century. Reprinted from the American 
Historical Review, by Albert B. Faust, A.B., Ph.D 1-25 

The Manuscript: Zurich to Carolina and Pennsylvania, 

1 734-1744 26-100 

Appendix: Movements of Swiss Emigrants in the American 

Colonies, by Gaius M. Brumbaugh, M.S., M.D 101-102 

Index 103 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Facing page 

1 List No. 20, Dattlikon, March 27, 1744 (Facsimile). Title Page 

2 List No. 30, Erlenbach, May i, 1744 (Facsimile) 49 

3 List No. 72, Schlieren, April 3, 1744 (Facsimile) 78 

4 List No. 72, Page 2 (Facsimile) 78 

5 List No. 72, Page 3 (Facsimile) 78 

6 List No. 72, Page 4 (Facsimile) 78 

7 Reproduction of Transcript of List No. 72 78 

8 Reproduction of Transcript of Lists No. 73, 74 78 

9 List No. 73, " Parish Schafflistorf, Since 1734 "(Facsimile) . 79 

10 List No. 74, Parish Schwerzenbach (Facsimile) 80 

11 List No. 87, Wadeschweil (Facsimile) 92 

12 Ship Captain s List of Inhabitants of the Canton of Bern, 

Imported from South Carolina, Philadelphia, August 

26, 1735 (Facsimile) 101 

13 Page 2 of the Above, Including Men, Women and Children 

(Facsimile) 102 

14 Oath of Allegiance List of the Above (Facsimile) 102 



XI 



Swiss Emigration to the American Colonies in 
the Eighteenth Century* 

BY ALBERT BERNHARDT FAUST, A.B., PH.D. 

THE many thousands of Swiss colonists who came to America in 
the eighteenth century directed their course mainly to Pennsylvania 
and Carolina, which they commonly believed to be parts of the 
West India Islands. Two colonies were founded under Swiss leader 
ship, one in 1710 at New Bern, North Carolina, under Christoph von 
Graffenried, the other in 1732 at Purrysburgh, South Carolina, pro 
moted by Jean Pierre Purry of Neuch^tel. These colonies encoun 
tered all the hardships of pioneer settlements, extremes of heat and 
cold, fevers incident to the breaking of new ground, hostility of the 
natives, deficiencies in material equipment. Emigrants of the 
eighteenth century, before their arrival in the land of hope, had to 
endure the perils of the sea for months with slight protection and 
provision, they faced at best a decimation of their numbers on the 
crowded ships that conveyed them across, they were too often the 
victims of fraudulent captains and agents, who robbed them and 
sold them into servitude. All these trials and difficulties were borne 
and overcome by the early Swiss in common with all other sturdy 
and heroic pioneers of the eighteenth century. 

But there is something distinctive about the emigration from 
Switzerland and that greater area of eighteenth-century emigration, 
the Palatinate and the upper Rhine country, the story of which has 
not been told. This is a record of hardship and obstruction at 
home, of barriers placed in the way of the emigrant by governments, 
of social ostracism, and of deprivation of all his rights and privileges. 
The home governments feared the loss of their people by emigration 
as much as they might by war or pestilence, and employed all means 
in their power to prevent it. For a study of this subject the 
materials found in the Swiss archives seem to be richer than those 
that have survived in the archives of the Palatinate and southern 
Germany, where in the eighteenth century the same policy prevailed 
of restricting, and if possible prohibiting, emigration. Conditions 

* [Reprinted from THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. XXII, No. i, 
pp. 21-41, Oct., 1916, through the courtesy of Dr. J. Franklin Jameson, Manag 
ing Editor.] 

1 



2 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

in Switzerland, therefore, may be assumed to illustrate also the 
situation for the German emigrant of the eighteenth century. 

The only occasion when a Swiss government of the eighteenth 
century encouraged emigration was at the very beginning, and by 
the Council of Bern. This happened in the following way: in the 
years 1701-1704 the Bernese traveller Franz Ludwig Michel made 
two trips to the American colonies, visiting Pennsylvania and 
Virginia mainly, with the object incidentally of selecting a site for a 
colony. His manuscript report 1 on his journeys concludes with a 
draft of a petition to Queen Anne, proposing a Swiss settlement of 
from four to five hundred persons in Pennsylvania or Virginia under 
certain liberal conditions. The principal promoters of this plan 
were Georg Ritter and Rudolff Ochs, 2 who succeeded as early as 
1705 in interesting the Council of Bern and the English envoy 
Aglionby in the scheme. 3 

It is of importance to note the motives that impelled the govern 
ment of Bern to take up the matter. Emigration of the virile and 
well-to-do elements of the population was not what they intended, 
but they saw an opportunity of ridding themselves of what seemed 
to them two very undesirable classes of people. One of these was a 
pauper element, the homeless Landsassen, squatters not citizens. 
The other was the sectarian class, Baptists, Anabaptists, or Menno- 
nites (Wiedertaufer, Taufer). The latter particularly were con 
sidered a source of danger to both Church and State: their refusal 
to bear arms or hold office, their simplicity of worship and com 
munistic tendencies, seemed to undermine the foundations of civil 
governments, of the Protestant and Catholic churches alike. The 

1 This interesting manuscript is preserved in the Stadtbibliothek of Bern. 
Much of the German text of the manuscript has been printed in an article by 
J. H. Graf, entitled "Franz Ludwig Michel von Bern und seine ersten Reisen 
nach Amerika 1701-1704: ein Beitrag zur Vorgeschichte der Griindung von 
New-Berne," in the Neues Berner Taschenbuch, 1898, pp. 59-144. A translation 
into English of the complete manuscript has appeared in the Virginia Magazine 
of History, beginning in January, 1916, done by Professor William J. Hinke. The 
unique illustrations of the manuscript, including maps, the first building of the 
College of William and Mary, etc., are there reproduced to accompany the text; 
explanatory notes are also given. 

2 Joh. Rudolff Ochs compiled a descriptive work on Carolina, entitled: Amer- 
ikanischer Wegweiser oder Kurtze und Eigentliche Beschreibung der Englischen 
Provintzen in N or d- America, Sonderlich aber der Landschafft Carolina, mil Gros- 
sem Fleiss zusammen getragen und an den Tag gegeben durch Joh. Rudolff Ochs 
neben einer neuen u. correcten Land-Karten von Nord- und Sud-Carolina (Bern, 
1711). Fifty thalers were voted to the author by the Council of Bern for this 
printed work dedicated to them; see Ratsmanuale of Bern, March 21, 1711. 

3 Cf. Faust, Guide to the Materials for American History in Stuiss and Austrian 
Archives (Washington, 1916), p. 37. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 3 

most terrible and relentless persecution by courts specially appointed 
(Tdufer-Kammer) and spies tracking the suspected to their homes 
(Tdufer- Jdger}, executions by fire and water (drowning, with in 
tended irony), compulsory service in foreign armies or on the galleys 
of the Mediterranean, could not stop the spread of the sectarian 
doctrines. Deportation to the American colonies seemed to offer a 
hope of relief. Accordingly, the Council of Bern welcomed the 
opportunity offered by Ritter and Company, though they presented 
a double face, recommending America to the Mennonites as a place 
where they could obtain an abundance of food, while at the same 
time warning others against Pennsylvania, a desert, in which food 
supplies were altogether lacking, and from which the government 
felt duty-bound to hold its people back until longer experience 
had been gained. 4 

The expedition of Ritter did not start until March, 1710. We 
find an entry in the Ratsmanuale of Bern, that forty-five thalers a 
head were to be paid to Ritter for every Tdnfer he succeeded in 
bringing to America, and five hundred thalers more for another 
group of about one hundred emigrants (pauper class), who desired 
to go to America. 5 The deportation of Ritter s group of Ana 
baptists proved a failure, though every possible precaution had been 
taken to prevent their escape. The Dutch Mennonites objected 
strenuously to the deportation of brothers of their faith, and refused 
to allow any to be carried through their country for the purpose of 
transportation to America, unless it were of their own free will. 
Of the forty-three men and eleven women composing the Tdufer 
group, thirty-two were released at Mannheim owing to age and 
sickness, the remaining twenty-two gained their liberty at Nim- 
wegen. 6 

Graffenried and Michel became members of the Ritter Company 
in 1710, the former s connections with influential men in England, 
and the latter s experience, being of value in rescuing the Bernese 
emigration scheme from complete failure. A total purchase of 
17,500 acres was made and probably through the influence of the 
surveyor Lawson the land was located at the confluence of the 
Neuse and the Trent in North Carolina. At this time London was 
crowded with more than ten thousand Palatine emigrants desirous 
of being transported to the American colonies, and the problem of 
their sustenance and disposition was becoming very burdensome. 

4 Bern, Mandatenbuch, 1709, 1710; Bern, Ratsmanuale (RM.), XL. 238, 392. 
6 Bern, RM., XLI. 229, 281, etc. 

6 Cf. Ernst Miiller, Geschichte der Bernischen Tdufer (Frauenfeld, 1895), pp. 
252, 278, etc. 



4 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Graffenried and Michel succeeded in getting about six hundred of 
them for their Carolina colony, and Graffenried had the privilege of 
choosing what seemed to him the most desirable persons. These 
and the remnant of Bernese emigrants made up several ship-loads 
of colonists for Graffenried s new settlement. The fortunes of New 
Bern in its beginnings have been told by the facile pen of the founder 
himself. 7 He built better than he knew, under a luckier star than 
Peter Eurry, whose town, so promising before the Revolutionary 
War, has left but a name in colonial history. 

From the point of view of aiding the government in the deporta 
tion of undesirables, the Ritter agency was a total failure. Such a 
scheme was again discussed by the Berner Rat in iyio, 8 with a 
proposition to buy land in one of the American colonies for this 
purpose. But the plan was dropped, and never taken up again. 
There was a return to the original position on the subject of emi 
gration, that contained in the prohibitory decrees of the seventeenth 
century, 9 punishing returning emigrants with loss of property and 
citizenship. 

The old tradition forbade emigration. Leaving the country of 
one s birth seemed equivalent to desertion, and as desertion from 
the ranks was paid for with loss of life, so emigration was punishable 
with loss of all that the state deemed worth having, citizenship, 
property, land- and home-rights. Banishment, social ostracism, 
refusal of permission to return, imprisonment for life if caught 
returning, these were the conditions on which the emigrant gave up 
his country. Characteristic is the categorical command in the 
Lutheran translation of Psalm xxxvii. 3: "Bleibe im Lande und 
nahre dich redlich," which in the English version is an indefinite 

7 The three manuscripts of Graffenried on the settlement of New Bern are 
described, and two of them printed, in German American Annals, n. s., XI. 205- 
302, and XII. 63-190. See also Guide, pp. 73-75. W. F. von Miilinen, librarian 
of the city of Bern, has written the authoritative account of the life and career of 
Graffenried, based throughout on the original manuscripts given him by the 
Graffenried family. Cf . Christoph von Graffenried, Landgraf von Carolina, Griinder 
von Neu-Bern, zumeist nach Familienpapieren und Copien seiner amtlichen 
Berichte, von Wolfgang Friedrich von Miilinen, Neujahrsblatt hrg. v. Historischen 
Verein des Kantons Bern fur 1897 (Bern, 1896). A trustworthy and very readable 
account in English of Graffenried s settlement of New Bern has appeared in the 
Jahrbuch der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Historischen Gesellschaft von Illinois, Jahr- 
gang 1912, by Vincent H. Todd: "Christoph von Graffenried and the Founding 
of New Bern, N. C." The reprint is entitled: "Baron Christoph von Graffen 
ried s New Bern Adventures." 

8 Bern, RM., XLI. 408. 

9 Bern, Mandatenbuch, 1641, 1643, 1660; see Guide, p. 33. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 5 

promise of reward for good deeds. 10 Remain in the land of thy 
forefathers and earn an honest living therein, is the admonition 
which Luther reads out of the Psalmist s text, and which is spoken 
out of his own heart. Emigration is sinful and its wages death, so 
judged the sixteenth, seventeenth, and most of the eighteenth 
century; the nineteenth introduced a more liberal view. 

There were some good reasons for the policy of restricting, if not 
prohibiting, emigration in the eighteenth century. An able-bodied 
emigrant meant the loss of a defender of the land, and of an agri 
cultural or industrial worker. Especially in the smaller countries of 
Central Europe a large loss of population might mean political or 
economic ruin. An increase of population seemed the result of 
good government, a decrease an indication of unsuccessful or 
incapable rulers. Many governments, particularly in Switzerland, 
assumed a paternal attitude toward their subjects, caring for their 
material and spiritual welfare, or at least pretending to do so. They 
felt this duty very keenly when it was to their advantage. Hearing 
that many emigrants were lost at sea, and that many others met 
insuperable difficulties after their arrival in the American colonies, 
they warned their subjects in fatherly fashion, and soon forbade 
their leaving, to save them against themselves. Similarly the 
Protestant governments were very much concerned for the spiritual 
welfare of such as might in 1720 take service in a Catholic province, 11 
or either church might object to its people going into a colony of 
sectarians. In 1716 the Ratsherren of Bern passed a resolution 
to allow only those to emigrate who could prove that they were 
well taught in religion (and were poor). 12 Thus they endeavored 
to save the souls of their people, and at the same time to prevent 
the spread of heretical doctrines. 

After the colonization scheme of 1710 had quickly come to an 
end at Bern, no further attempts were made for a decade. The 
initiative then twice came from the neighboring principality of 
Neuchatel (Neuenburg). In 1720 a captain in the regiment Karrer 
by the name of Merveilleux (alias Wunderlich) attempted to secure 
recruits for service in (the island of) Mississippi. He seems to have 
succeeded in getting "several whole families of poor people," 13 but 

10 Psalm xxxvii. 3 in the Lutheran Bible reads: "Hoffe auf den Herrn und 
thue Gutes; bleibe im Lande und nahre dich redlich." The English Bible inter 
prets: "Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and 
verily thou shalt be fed." 

11 Expedition of Merveilleux, service in Mississippi region; see Guide, p. 41, etc. 

12 Bern, RM., LXVIII. 36. 

13 Ibid., LXXXIV. 378; Erlach-Buch D., p. 661. 

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6 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

his scheme was vigorously opposed by Bern and other governments, 
partly owing to a distrust of overseas service, and partly on religious 
grounds, as described above. The other attempt was far more suc 
cessful in course of time. It was the plan of Jean Pierre Purry of 
the firm Purry et Compagnie in Neuchatel to found a colony in 
Carolina. He began to advertise as early as 1725 for three or four 
hundred workingmen of different professions, all Swiss Protestants 
of good reputation and manners, between the ages of twenty and 
forty. In spite of his advertisements, 14 spread broadcast and 
posted wherever possible, in which South Carolina was praised as 
one of the "finest countries in the universe," Purry did not make 
much headway until about five years later. He also published a 
book descriptive of Carolina, which was feared with good reason by 
paternal Swiss governments. In 1732 Purry established his colony 
of Purrysburgh with ninety-three colonists, to which there were soon 
added several hundred more. 15 The settlement had a prosperous 
beginning in comparison with many others, and is noted in colonial 
history for its experiment in silk growing and manufacture. 

Social and economic conditions favored an increase in emigration 
during the thirties and forties of the eighteenth century. In Bern, 
Zurich, Basel, Luzern, Appenzell, Fribourg, Vaud, and elsewhere, 
the ruling classes, often composed of a few patrician families, 
bore down heavily upon the city and country folk, depriving them 
of all possibility of rising above their wretched economic condition, 
and enacting offensive laws, such as those forbidding artisans to 
carry wares under the arcades (Lauben) of Bern, so that the patri 
cians might walk through them in comfort, or closing the vegetable 
market to all but the noble class until u a. m. Rebellion was the 
consequence, but unfortunately victory always remained with the 
aristocrats until the French Revolution awakened the Swiss people 
to a united stand for their liberties. 

During this period Switzerland remained the recruiting ground 
for the powerful nations of Europe. Young Swiss noblemen found 
it a profitable business to equip and lead regiments in foreign armies, 
while their recruits, good soldiers who did not spare themselves, 

14 See Documents, F. DOCUMENTS A-F, referred to on this and following 
pages, are contained in American Historical Review, Vol. XXII, No. I (October, 
1916), pp. 88-132. Found in the state archives of Basel and Bern, they were 
published to accompany this article, and to illustrate problems relating to the 
Swiss emigration of the eighteenth century. 

15 Lists of their names are given in the authoritative account of the colony 
by Judge Henry A. M. Smith, entitled "Purrysburgh," in the South Carolina 
Historical Magazine, X. 187-219 (1909). See also Guide, p. 169, etc. 



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received none of the bounteous rewards. A large percentage of 
officers and men, however, never returned to their homes. Swiss 
fought against Swiss on the battlefields of Europe, in the War of 
the Austrian Succession, as often before. It was estimated that in 
1740 about 69,000 Swiss mercenary soldiers served in foreign armies, 
about 22,000 in French, 2400 in Austrian, 13,600 in Spanish, 10,600 
in Sardinian, 20,400 in Dutch service. 16 

Add to these conditions periodic failures of crops, due to hail 
storms and floods, as in the Bernese Oberland, and no sentimental 
ties nor governmental restrictions could restrain the desire for emi 
gration. It is not surprising that at times this desire rose to a 
passion, that threatened to depopulate large sections and gave the 
governments good cause for alarm. Such an emigration epoch 
existed in Switzerland between 1730 and 1750, the high tide coming 
between 1734 and 1744. 

What started the movement it is difficult to say. Perhaps the 
continuous advertisements of J. P. Purry had the effect of touching 
the match to the powder-barrel. Perhaps favorable letters from 
colonists happy in the new country had been coming in for a long 
time, with the natural suggestion to follow after. At all events the 
emigration fever gave visible signs of becoming epidemic. 

Zurich acted quickly, issuing a decree, November 3, I734, 17 for 
bidding her people to travel to Carolina, preventing the sale of 
property by those wishing to emigrate, proclaiming punishment of 
agents enticing people to emigrate or distributing seductive litera 
ture. This was followed after a few months by the decree of 
January 29, 1735, which repeated the previous commands, and 
added sterner measures, deprivation of citizenship and land-rights 
forever, punishment also of the purchasers of property sold by 
emigrants, close watch over and severe punishment of persons 
enticing others to leave. The decrees were read from all the 
pulpits in town and country, they were posted in public places, 
yet Zurich, as the records show, found it necessary to let large 
numbers depart. 

Bern did not act as promptly, nor with the same decision. She 
hesitated before sending an order, July 6, 1734, to all the districts, 
warning against emigration to Carolina, restricting emigration to the 
homeless class and to sectarians, who were even to be assisted with 

16 Cf. Eroffnungsrede, gehalten in der Helvetischen Gesellschaft zu Langenthal, 
den 31. Mai 1843, von Regierungsrat Fetscherin in Bern, pp. 84-85. Cf. also: 
Johannes Dierauer, Geschichte der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft (Gotha, 
1912), IV. 234. 

17 This decree and the one of 1735 are printed in full in the Guide, pp. 15-17. 



8 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

funds to get away. The policy of 1710 seems still to have held sway 
in the minds of many of the Ratsherren, that of using America as a 
colony for deportation of undesirables. A letter is written to Unter- 
see, urging the Amtmann to explain to those desirous of leaving, 
that the printed book on Carolina contains falsehoods ; those who 
can not be persuaded to remain, shall be taxed five per cent, of the 
value of their property (a tax raised to 10 per cent, shortly after). 
In the meantime the gun-maker Striker (Stryger) of Steffisburg is 
suspected of being an emigrant agent, he is commanded to surrender 
his list of names, and in December he is banished from the country. 
Anxiously Bern inquires of Zurich, what she is doing to cure the 
"emigration fever." Zurich sends copies of her decrees forbidding 
emigration, whereupon Bern is roused to publish her first decree, 
January 12, 1735, 18 warning her people of the Oberland against the 
trip to Carolina. It is a document altogether different from the 
Zurich decrees, in that it attempts to use persuasion rather than 
force. The Amtleute are to explain to those desirous of seeking 
their fortunes in Carolina, that the printed accounts on the subject 
are misleading, that the sea-journey is a long one, the change of air, 
the strange food, the lack of fresh water, occasion sickness and 
death among Swiss people, pirates on the sea sell them into slavery, 
and arriving in Carolina as paupers, they are obliged to sell them 
selves into servitude. Those who in spite of these warnings were 
determined to go, should not be prohibited from doing so, nor would 
they sacrifice the government s good-will, except those who pos 
sessed means valued at over five hundred pounds, who should be 
compelled to give up their citizenship and land-right. Emigration 
was not to be prohibited, but made distasteful, and the country was 
to be guarded against loss, as when persons of the homeless class 
were put into the places of those citizens who had left the district. 
The records of the year 1735 at Bern show continuous emigra 
tion. Investigations concerning Carolina are ordered and reports 
are received. On February 3 a vote is recorded that no more pass 
ports shall be given to emigrants, but on March 2, on their petition, 
322 persons are allowed to leave for the American colonies, and on 
the next day another group of emigrants from Oberhasli are given 
permission, provided they have means to the extent of five hundred 
pounds, defraying their expenses, and provided children left behind 
be cared for. On March 13 three ships are designated to transport 
the greater part (Hauptschwarm) of the emigrants. 19 On March 

18 The decree is printed in full in the Guide, pp. 34-35. 

19 Bern, RM., CXLVI. 215, 266, 270, 337. 



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17 a group are given back the ten per cent, tax which they had 
already paid. If any of them desire to return, they can still buy 
back their property. If children do not desire to go with their 
parents, they are to receive a part of the family property. March 
23 a complaint is received from the financial agent May in London 
concerning the distressing condition of Swiss (especially from Bern, 
Zurich, Graubiinden) emigrants arriving there. Money is voted to 
bring them back, with one exception, for whom a guinea is sent to 
continue her journey to America. April 25 some success is reported 
in keeping back a group of highlanders of Oberhasli and Interlaken, 
and advice is asked concerning methods of providing for them. 
But, a few months after, the commissaire in London reports that a 
number of Bernese, desiring to go to Georgia, had arrived in Eng 
land. On September 26 measures are taken against a certain 
person named Quinche of Neuchatel, who is trying to entice people 
to go to Carolina (probably in the interests of Purrysburgh) . This 
completes the record of the excitement at Bern for the year 1735. 
The pressure of emigration proved irresistible. 20 

A vacillating policy in regard to emigration continued at Bern 
for a number of years more. An optimistic view was recorded on 
May 5, 1738: The emigration tax (Abzug) should not be increased, 
first, because of the attention thereby directed to it and consequent 
dissatisfaction, secondly, because emigration was on the V^ ine, 
"the RABIES CAROLINAE" had happily disappeared, and the 
people had allowed themselves to be persuaded by the sad fate of the 
best of the emigrants rather than by the paternal advice of the Rats- 
herren. 21 But emigration had by no means stopped, it was destined 
to flow again, triumphantly, especially after 1740. In 1741 Hans 
Riemensperger of Toggenburg is planning to induce people to go 
with him to Carolina and Georgia, and his arrest is ordered. Neu 
chatel is warned against him. Peter Huber is under suspicion the 
following year, when the "emigration fever" seems to start anew. 
" Auswanderung wieder lebhaft im Gang," is an entry in the record 
book on March I, 1742. The Bernese highlanders are emigrating 
again in large numbers. Some are diverted from their purpose by 
offers of work in the French parts of the canton. In view of the 
danger the policy of Bern changes. A decree is issued April 26,. 
1742, forbidding all emigration to Carolina or elsewhere in America, 
under heavy penalties. A period of three months is allowed in 

20 See Guide, pp. 43-45. 

21 Sackelschreiber Protokolle, Y., Bern, May 5, 1738. 



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which emigrants may return, after which loss of citizenship, land- 
right, and property will be enforced. Property shall not be sent 
out of the country, but shall be forfeited to the community which 
the emigrant has left. Children under age (at the time of emigra 
tion) may return to their rights at any time, others shall be treated 
as agents attempting to entice people to emigrate. The decree 
yielded nothing in severity to those of Zurich published in 1734- 
1735 and re-enforced in 1739, 1741, and 1744. 

In spite of all exertions on the part of the government, so it is 
recorded February 17, 1744, people from the Oberland go to Caro 
lina in hordes (haufenweise) . They are allowed to go, but such as 
return are to be put into prison. Peter Inabnit, returning from 
Carolina, is under suspicion and is thrown into prison. On the 
same day, March 17, 1744, eighty emigrants, who have already paid 
their tax (Abzug), pass by the city of Bern in a boat. Other agents 
(Amerika-Werber) appear, Jakob Walder of the canton of Zurich, 
Jacob Joner of Basel, and others. Reports having appeared in 
newspapers that many thousands of emigrants had arrived in Basel 
ready to go to America and Nova Scotia, Bern requests Basel, 
Zurich, and other cantons, on June 26, to suppress such newspaper 
reports (whether true or false). Similarly a French paper of Bern 
is rebuked in 1750 (February 26), for publishing an article on Caro 
lina and Pennsylvania, "where people make their fortunes." In 
the same year, after a group from the Oberland has succeeded in 
egtting a ship at Yverdun to take them over the lake, emigrants are 
thenceforth forbidden to take ship at this point. Letters are con 
stantly searched for and confiscated; in 1753 the bearers of 
letters, Hans Zurfliih and Hans Wyss, are imprisoned for twenty- 
four hours, and then compelled to leave the country within a 
week. 

Preachers who came to Switzerland soliciting funds for churches 
or Bibles, or seeking ministers for churches in America, were 
thought to be especially dangerous, since they could not be punished 
by the laws, yet their presence had the effect of enticing people to 
emigration. Therefore they were given the consilium abeundi and 
to facilitate their speedy departure, their hotel and travelling ex 
penses (to the border) were given them. This happened to Michael 
Schlatter (prominent organizer of Reformed churches in America) 
in 1751, and to Pastor Gasser (minister of the Reformed church at 
Santee Forks, South Carolina) in 1755, who shortly after was 
ordered to be arrested on .the charge of influencing people at Inter- 
laken. Thus the Ratsherren of Bern had troubles unceasing in the 



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attempt to keep their people at home, and even in 1766 and later 
complained of losing their population. 22 

Basel felt the pressure of emigration immediately because of her 
location at the gateway of travel. She had cause to complain of 
emigrants arriving in a pauperized condition, waiting to be trans 
ported. 23 A large number of emigrants were examined as to the 
causes of their leaving, 24 the most common reasons given being pov 
erty, lack of employment, and failure of crops, while the hope of 
bettering their condition, or making their fortunes appears very 
seldom. The government of Basel commonly allowed emigrants to 
pass on, though vigorous efforts were made to discourage wholesale 
emigration. As early as 1735 difficulties were created for emigrants 
who wished to sell their property (Vergantung, or Ganten); the ten 
per cent, tax 25 also, and an additional sum for manumission in the 
case of those in bondage, were exacted, except that those whose pos 
sessions amounted to less than one hundred pounds 26 were released 
from all payments. Many there were who had not a penny, which 
circumstance is also faithfully recorded in the official lists, 27 some 
times with a spark of unconscious humor, as: Hans Jacob Marcklin 
from Diirnen has I wife, 4 children, and otherwise nothing (sonst 
nichts). Martin Gass from Rothenflue has i wife, 8 children, and 
nothing more (weiter nichts}. The same list reports that: Hans 
Rudi Erb from Rotenflue is unmarried, has a bad face, and 130 
pounds worth of property. To avoid the tax or for other reasons 
many emigrants left their homes in secret, leaving behind letters to 
their friends, or sending them regretful notice of their departure 
after having crossed the border. These are referred to as Heimliche 
Emigranten in the records of Basel. 28 

The decrees of Basel, finally forbidding emigration to America, 
resemble those of Zurich and Bern. The one of 1749, printed in 
full among the Documents 29 accompanying this article, prohibits the 
securing of an inheritance by anyone who has left the country; the 
emigrant is to be considered as "dead," and bereft of rights. This 

22 The subject may be followed in detail by consulting the Ratsmanuale, in 
Guide, pp. 40-53. 

23 Cf. Guide, p. 101, etc. 

24 See Documents, D, i and 2. 

25 Cf. Kaspar Hauser, "Ueber den Abzug in der Schweiz," in Jahrbuch fur 
Schweizerische Geschichte, hrg. auf Veranstaltung der Allgemeinen Geschichts- 
forschenden Gesellschaft der Schweiz, Bd. XXXIV. (Zurich, 1909). 

26 The value of the pound, Basel currency, was about two francs. 

27 See Documents, D, i. 

28 For a specimen of such a letter, see Documents under B, no. 4. 

29 See under Documents, E, i. 



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mandate was renewed in 1771, and an additional decree was pub 
lished in 1773, aimed particularly at crafty emigrant agents, at 
tempting to collect inheritances for friends in America. The word 
Neuldnder is here 30 used for Werber, agent. The petitions and 
records at Basel show that the high tide of emigration at that city 
occurred between 1734 and 1752; another wave started about 1767 
and lasted until 1773, when it was interrupted by the Revolutionary 
War. Emigration started again, though feebly, in I786. 31 

The archives of Schaffhausen give evidence of emigration from 
that quarter in large numbers between 1734 and 1748. The Chron 
icle of the city (Harder Chronik} refers to this emigration several 
times, e.g., September 8, 1738: 

In June many poor people from neighboring districts, notably Meris- 
hausen and Reiat, emigrated to North America. When then also some 
[of our] subjects at Riidlingen and Buchberg made the unseasonable 
resolve to leave their fatherland and travel to far distant lands, and thus 
in thoughtless manner expose themselves to great discomfort and ex 
treme wretchedness with repentance coming too late, the government 
"stepped in" and forbade emigration on penalty of the loss of land-right. 

The cantons of Aargau, Solothurn, and especially Graubiinden 
also furnished a quota of emigrants in the eighteenth century, 
though the records have been lost. There was emigration also from 
Luzern and the forest cantons, though the emigration from Catholic 
was smaller than from Protestant cantons. Interesting plans were 
proposed from time to time, to employ those desiring to emigrate in 
some remunerative industry, or to use the undivided land (Allmend) 
or the forests (Hochwald) for the benefit of the hopelessly poor. 
Almost without exception, however, these plans were never put into 
execution, and in the very few cases when they were carried out, 
they lived only a very short time. 32 

The archives of Switzerland throw new light on the character 
and methods of the emigrant agent. Owing to the severe penalties 
placed upon the trade, he appears as a far more subtle individual 
than the traditional Neuldnder. The latter (so he is generally 
depicted), having failed as a colonist and finding "emigrant-hunt 
ing" a far more profitable means of livelihood, affected the appear 
ance of wealth, with his conspicuous attire and heavy gold watch and 

30 See under Documents, E, 2. 

31 See Guide, pp. 101-107. 

32 Cf. Dr. E. Lerch, Die Bernische Auswanderung nach Amerika im 18. Jahr- 
hundert, separate print from the Blatter fur Bernische Geschichte, Kunst, und 
Altertumskunde, Jahrgang V., Heft 4, December, 1909, pp. 19-31. Cf. also Bern, 
Responsa Prudentum, Guide, p. 55. 



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chain, and loudly proclaimed tales of easily acquired wealth, bear 
ing forged letters in witness of his claims. Such a figure may have 
existed and flourished at the seaports of Europe and America, but 
he could not have survived longer than a day in the upper Rhine 
country or in Switzerland. Watchful eyes would have been upon 
him, and the reward would have been collected for his capture twice 
before he could have earned a single fee for bringing an emigrant to 
port. The successful emigrant agent was a person of an entirely 
different description, shrewd, tactful, inconspicuous, denying any 
purpose of his visit, except to collect a debt or inheritance for a 
friend in America. He was careful not to arouse suspicion, and 
gave information only when asked for it. A good view of his 
methods can be derived from the records at Bern and Basel of trials 
(Verhore) of persons suspected of enticing emigrants. Two of these 
are of particular interest, the examination of Peter Huber at Basel 
and Bern in 1742, and of Peter Inabnit at Bern, in 1744. The ver 
batim reports of these trials, found in the archives of Bern and 
Basel, are published here for the first time, accompanying this 
article. 33 

Peter Huber was taken captive at Basel on the request of Bern. 
The examination at Basel reveals that he was a native of Oberhasli 
in the Bernese Oberland, about thirty years of age, and by trade a 
shoemaker. He was on his way back to Carolina, accompanied by 
his wife and two children, whom he had come to fetch the fore 
going summer. One daughter had gone with him to Carolina on his 
first trip, about eight years before (1734), and she had remained in 
Carolina. To the question, whether he had any other travelling 
companions, he answered that his sister was bringing his baggage 
for him, and another woman, Barbara Horger, expected to go with 
him to Carolina. He denied knowing aught of the group of emi 
grants who had arrived at Basel, and affirmed positively that he 
had not urged anyone to make the journey with him. A number of 
emigrants at Basel were examined, 34 one of whom declared that he 
had been enticed by Huber, but that now, yielding to the advice of 
the authorities, he would prefer to remain. All ten others denied 
that Huber had put the idea into their heads, and all but two 
insisted on being allowed to go. So far no damaging evidence was 
brought against Huber. He was then taken to Bern in custody, 
and subjected to a more searching trial. The questions show that a 
body of facts had been collected against him that might indeed 

33 See Documents, A, I, 3, 4. 

34 See under Documents, A, 2. 



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arouse suspicion, but such was Huber s skill in answering them, 
that he could not be convicted on the first examination. Some of 
the questions and answers were as follows : 

Q.: Could he [Huber] deny, that he had desired to take some people 
away with him? 

A.: He had desired to take no one away, except his sister, and the 
foreigner Jacob Lanu, who had worked in the mines for seven years. 
The latter had frequently approached him asking to be taken along, but 
he [Huber] had refused, saying that such a thing was prohibited. The 
inspector of the mines had, however, told Lanu that, being a free man, 
he could go wherever he wished. [Lanu was not a Bernese subject.] 

When Lanu was confronted with Huber, contrary to his previous 
statement, he declared that Huber had not enticed him, but that he 
wanted to go on his own free will. 

Q.: Did not Peter Scherz of Aeschi come to him [Huber] at Unter- 
seen, and ask, whether a weaver could with wife and children make a 
living in Carolina? 

A.: Scherz had come to him at Zollbriick, crossed the lake and spent 
the night with him, but that he [Huber] had told him there were enough 
weavers in Carolina, moreover that Scherz had not enough money for 
so long a journey. Subsequently he had received two letters from Scherz, 
which he had not answered. 

Q.: Whether he did not urge Hans Aebiger to go to Carolina? 

A.: Aebiger had come to him and asked how the hunting was in 
Carolina? Upon this he had described the country. Aebiger also asked 
him about a gun, which Aebiger offered him. 

Aebiger affirmed, when examined, that Huber had awakened in 
him the desire to emigrate, and especially in his wife, who left him 
no peace about it, but that he was willing to remain, rather than 
incur the ill-will of the government. Several others also were exam 
ined. 35 Those who decided to remain, perhaps in order to better 
their chances with the authorities, threw the blame on Huber, while 
those who were firm in their resolution to go, exonerated Huber 
from any attempt to entice them. 

After a number of other questions on individual cases, the court 
declared that it was very plain that Huber had enticed the poor 
people by praising Carolina; he should therefore confess in order to 
secure more gracious treatment. Thereupon Huber boldly affirmed, 
that he had spoken nothing but the truth; he had given up his 
citizenship and land-right, and had enticed no one; no person would 

31 See under Documents, A, 3 (at the close). 



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dare to confront him with such a charge. Huber was remanded 
to prison. 

A few days later a slip of paper was discovered, which Huber 
had thrown out of the prison window, and on which he told those 
who were still minded to travel with him to Carolina, to go and 
tarry for a while in the neighboring Neuchatel; as soon as he was 
set free he would come to them and take them along with him to 
Carolina. Upon this new evidence Huber was tried again. The 
examiners skillfully concealed their discovery at first, in the hope 
of extracting more information, and cautioned him to adhere strictly 
to the truth. 

Q.: What route had he [Huber] taken on his previous journey to 
Carolina? 

A.: By way of Burgundy [i.e., Neuchatel-Besangon], and France to 
Calais. 

Q.: Why then did he take a different route this time, and go by way 
of the Briinig Pass, Unterwalden, Basel? 

The question was a critical one, for there was suspicion, that 
he was taking people from the Oberland by the mountain route to 
Lucerne, and thence to Basel, keeping them out of the jurisdiction 
of Bern. Otherwise they would have to come by way of Thun and 
pass Bern, on the way to Neuchatel. 

A.: He had intended to take his former route, but in order to avoid 
suspicion, and being followed by emigrants, he preferred the other route. 

Q. : Whether he did not know that people had gone ahead to Basel to 
await him there? 

A.: No, he had heard that one or another had gone down from the 
Oberland, but where they intended to go he did not know, except in the 
case of Barbara Horger, who accompanied him. 

Q.: He should tell truthfully, whether this was not a plan, to meet at 
Basel, and then go together to Carolina? 

A.: No! He had nothing to do with those people, for he expected 
to take his usual route from Basel by land to Calais, while those people 
were going to take the Rhine route, and a ship had already been engaged 
for them. 

New evidence was now brought against him; his baggage had 
been examined and a most interesting device for concealing letters 
was found therein. 

Q.: Was he [Huber] not in possession of a wooden vessel [holzernes 
Geschirr], the top of which would hold drink, and the bottom of which 
could be used for concealing letters? 



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A.: Yes, such a one was made for him by Hans Roth in Carolina, and 
could be found in his baggage. 

Q. : Had he not given Landsvenner Sterchi 36 at Zollbriick a ring and 
seal, by which he could recognize letters coming from him? 

A.: No! He had, however, brought with him a letter of Peter Zaugg 
in Carolina to Sterchi; he knew not if anything of the sort were con 
tained therein. 

Q.: Since he [Huber] had thus far been very obstinate in denying 
answers to questions, at the same time had assured the court, that he 
would gladly confess all that was true, they wished now to see how 
earnestly he loved the truth: Did he not, the day before yesterday, throw 
[from his prison window] toward a woman of his part of the country 
[Oberland], a piece of paper, on which was written, that those that still 
had a desire to travel with him, should go to Neuchatel and tarry there 
a while, that he hoped his case was not so bad that he might not soon be 
free, and when at liberty he would come and in passing take them with 
him, they would then directly be in Burgundy, and could pass on un 
hindered? 

A.: At this question he seemed altogether terrified, looked about him 
to one side and another, and for some time did not know what to say, 
and the tears came to his eyes. Finally he answered: Yes! He could 
not deny this; he had thought, that when once free and finding these 
people outside of the jurisdiction of Bern, he could take them along 
without doing any wrong, but he confessed being grievously at fault in 
this, and humbly besought God s and Their Graces pardon. [Act. 
March 21, 1742.] 

Huber was taken back to prison, but was evidently set free soon 
after, and banished forever, perhaps under threat of the death 
penalty if he were caught attempting to return. We learn from the 
testimony of Peter Inabnit, two years later, that Huber arrived in 
Carolina with a small number of emigrants, perhaps with more than 
the examinee was willing to state. 

Peter Inabnit (Imabnit, In Abnit, or Im Abnit), brought to trial 
in 1744, was not so fortunate. He lost his life in the venture, though 
equally clever and perhaps better instructed, for Inabnit left Caro 
lina after Huber had returned, and probably received directions 
from him. Peter Inabnit had left Switzerland in 1734 with his 
parents and their children, when he was still under age. He was 
therefore privileged to return to his home in Grindelwald, and could 
lawfully remain there if he wished, for the law debarring an emigrant 
from all rights did not apply to his children leaving under age. It 

36 Landsvenner (Bannertrager) Sterchi was a friend of emigrants; see his. 
name mentioned in a letter, Documents, C, 2. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 17 

was very clever on the part of Inabnit to declare that he wished to 
live in Switzerland, and not return to Carolina. He was about 
twenty- five years of age in 1743, when he reappeared in the Ober- 
land, to collect some money from a relative in his native town of 
Grindelwald. He was observed moving from place to place, notably 
in the districts of Hasli and Interlaken, whence most of the emi 
grants had always come. He also visited Reichenbach (located 
near Bern on the peninsula of the river Aare), then the seat of the 
English envoy. He had been seen surrounded by large crowds of 
people, especially on Sundays, and he was asked all sorts of questions 
by them, but was moderate in his speech. He was also reported 
to have brought letters from Carolina. For all of these circum 
stances he was under suspicion, and was soon brought before a 
court for examination. 37 

Many a prisoner fell a victim to his inquisitors on the initial 
question, why have you been taken captive? Not so, Peter Inabnit. 
He expressed ignorance and surprise. 

Q. : Why was he still remaining in the country, though his business 
must have been settled long ago? 

A.: He expected to remain in Switzerland. In Carolina he had lived 
nine years, and suffered from illness all but the first two, for that reason 
he did not like the country, and did not expect to return. 

Q.: There were reasons to doubt this, for it was known, that he had 
come with a very different purpose; he should tell squarely, whether he 
had not come to entice some of his countrymen, and engage them to go 
with him to Carolina? 

A.: God forbid! He had not come to take anybody with him. 

Q. : How could he explain, that wherever he appeared in the Ober- 
land, crowds of people gathered about him, and since then it was found 
that a great many desired to emigrate? 

A.: Of that he knew nothing, but he could tell no other reason, than 
that they wanted to hear something about how their relatives in Carolina 
were getting along. 

Q.: Had he not praised the country, or talked about it to anyone? 

A.: To many who asked out of curiosity, he had spoken about the 
nature of the country, but no one could prove, that he had advised any 
one to go there. 

Q.: Whether he did not write a letter to the English envoy with this 
intention? 

A.: At this he was somewhat taken aback. Finally he confessed hav 
ing written the letter, 38 saying he never intended delivering it to the 

37 See Documents, A, 4. 

38 The letter in question has survived; it is printed in full under Documents, 
A, 4. It reported to the English resident at Reichenbach, that there were about 



18 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

envoy, but merely wished to satisfy those who urged him to do so. No 
sensible person, said he, would ever think, that anything could be accom 
plished in this way. 

Q.: Would he deny having been at Reichenbach, in order to speak 
with the envoy? 

A.: To be sure, he had been there, but had had no audience with the 
envoy. 39 

Q.: Whether he did not, at Grindelwald, station himself in the church 
yard on Sundays, and commend Carolina to the people? 

A.: He never staid long in the churchyard, but many people came to 
him in the inn, but he told them nothing more than what they asked 
about Carolina. 

Q.: \Vhether he had not brought letters from Carolina, that undoubt 
edly gave a favorable enough account of the country? 

A.: Yes. Eight letters, one to Grindelwald, and seven to Oberhasli. 

Questioned about the letters in another examination, he said he 
knew not the contents, except that Christen Brauen wrote to his 
father, that he had arrived safely, but not having had sufficient 
means, he had been obliged to serve for four years. People in 
Carolina, Inabnit declared, had tried to overload him with letters, 
but he had refused except in behalf of his nearest friends, because 
only trouble came of it. 

Q.: Who had told him to write to the English envoy? 

A.: He could not tell, but he had been urged from many quarters. 

Q. : Why did he wish to speak to the English envoy personally? 

A.: He wanted to offer his services, since he had heard that the Eng 
lish resident desired a servant who could speak English. But he did 
not succeed in seeing him. 

Q.: What had he told the people about Carolina, making so many of 
them anxious to go there? 

A.: He had not said anything specially about it, except in answer 
to questions; moreover, he had neither praised nor blamed the country, 
but of course told them what the conditions were, and that over there as 
here, whoever brought nothing was in a bad way, and although as a car 
penter he had earned 15 batzen a day, he did not wish to go back, be 
cause he could not pull through very well. 

200 persons ready to go to Carolina, if the Hon. Ambassador would open his 
generous hand, but that most of the people were poor, and some that were not did 
not know how to get their property away. Some had small children and did not 
know how to go about the matter of the journey. They wanted also to know 
something about the period of service. 

39 It would have been very unwise for the envoy to receive a person offering 
to violate the laws of the country to which he was accredited. 



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Q.: Had not in the preceding year Peter Huber taken people to Caro 
lina? [An attempt to connect him with the convicted agent.] 

A.: There were nine or ten persons who arrived with him, but he 
[Huber] could not have derived any benefit therefrom, especially since 
some, for their travelling expenses, had to serve those who had released 
them from the ship. 

Q.: He should once for all tell the truth, and say, whether he had 
not been sent expressly to bring people into the country? 

A. : No, he had merely wished to see his fatherland again, and remain 
here, or in Germany. 

The document goes on to say, that after the prisoner, in spite of 
expostulations, threats of torture, and confrontation with the exe 
cutioner, had refused further statement or confession, he was taken 
up to the torture-chamber and once more vehemently urged, and 
threatened with the application of torture nevertheless he adhered 
firmly to his previous statements, viz., that he had not come to entice 
anyone to go to Carolina, that he did not know what was contained 
in the letters he brought with him, that he himself did not intend to 
return to Carolina, and no one could charge that he had lured any 
one to go, on the contrary he had rather advised against than in 
favor of emigrating. For the rest he realized that he was in the 
power of the high authorities, they could do with him whatever they 
wished, however he begged that they graciously give him his liberty. 
Upon that he was condemned to stand in the stocks, and then ban 
ished forever. This was in February, 1744. 

In spite of his cleverness, courage, and firmness, Peter Inabnit 
failed, for he lacked the quality of caution. He made the mistake 
of writing too many letters, dangerous instruments, for they could 
easily get into the wrong hands. Instead of leaving Switzerland at 
once, he was discovered at Basel during the following month, and 
brought once more to Bern. There he was forced to confess that 
he had written letters to Hans Nageli, Christen Brunner, and Hans 
Miiller, instructing them how to go about preparing for the journey 
to Carolina. He claimed that he was greatly urged to do so, was 
under the influence of drink, and believed he was doing no wrong, 
since he was banished anyway (not a convincing argument). He 
confessed having written also to Grindelwald for the money which 
was coming to him, and to his cousin Christen Feller, near Thun, 
inviting him to go with him to England to visit a relative. Con 
cerning the letter from Philip Wild of Rotterdam, 40 he explained 

40 This letter to Peter Inabnit was captured, according to a record in the Rats- 
manuale of Bern, February 20, 1744. It seemed to prove that Inabnit had insti 
gated about 70 families to emigrate. On this evidence he was ordered to be 
arrested again. See Guide, p. 47. 



20 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IX THE 

that the blacksmith Jacob Ritschard 41 had for several years back 
planned to go to Carolina, and had requested him to write for in 
formation to Rotterdam, which he did, asking Wild to reply to 
Ritschard. For himself he had done nothing, and was not minded 
to go back to Carolina, and no one could bear witness against him, 
saying that he had enticed anyone. Therefore he prayed for his 
release. This was on March 27, 1744. 

The court sent Peter Inabnit back into confinement. His prison 
was one of those picturesque old towers still standing in the city of 
Bern, the one still known as the Kafigturm (the cage- tower, i.e., 
prison-tower). The prisoner had many friends, and they were 
willing to aid him. They brought him food and wine; a tool for 
boring was smuggled in to him and a rope, by which he planned to 
let himself down and make his escape. Unfortunately an accident 
prevented the successful issue of his daring venture. The rope 
seems to have been securely fastened, but either the rope broke or 
the prisoner lost his hold. He was discovered lying bleeding and 
unconscious at the base of the tower. The abettor of emigration 
was carried to a neighboring inn, but never recovered speech or con 
sciousness from after nine in the evening, when he was found, until 
seven in the morning, when he died. No sympathy was wasted on 
him by the rulers of Bern. "Owing to clearly proven and partly 
confessed crimes of the deceased, the body was ordered to be buried 
under the place of public execution," thus abruptly ends the chron 
icle of the career of Peter Inabnit. 42 

Both men, Peter Huber and Peter Inabnit, will be pardoned for 
their crimes by the American historian. Though dangerous to the 
interests of their home governments, they were indispensable helpers 
in the building up of the new colonies, of a new people. They were 
unselfish in the main, aiding the poor to a condition of self-support, 
and their friends to social and economic betterment. There were 
many agents who were not of as high character, e.g., Jacob Joner, 
whose selfishness and greed led him to attempt to acquire the 
inheritance of a fellow-countryman, as his trial at Basel in 1750 
proved. 43 There were agents good and bad, and their activities 

41 Ritschard was examined with others of the Huber group. As stated by 
Peter Inabnit, Ritschard had for several years been anxious to go to Carolina. 
He denied that Huber had influenced him, but that a book on Carolina had started 
his interest. Ritschard claimed to have relatives in Holland (Leiden), whom he 
wished to see and from whom he expected assistance. See Documents, A, 3 (end). 

42 In Documents, A, 4, at the end, will be found statements of fellow-prisoners 
concerning Inabnit, who is given a good character by them. Their accounts 
add a touch of intense realism to the tragic close. 

43 See Guide, p. 112 ff., etc. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 21 

were far more hidden, their methods far more subtle than has gen 
erally been supposed. 

Next to emigrant agents, letters from colonists with favorable 
comments on the new country were considered the greatest danger. 
Letters of this kind as early as 1711 have survived, 44 and these were 
probably not the first. 45 These letters are typical for most that 
follow, telling of the agricultural wealth, the opportunities for cattle- 
raising, the liberty of body and soul, the high wages, also the hard 
work but sure returns. They do not conceal the perils of the sea, 
the loss of life, the scarcity of spiritual guidance, comforts, and 
pleasures, but all these drawbacks fade away in the presence of the 
heroic pioneer spirit, the colonial optimism, that pervade the letters. 
The example of one successful pioneer has greater force than the 
discouragement of half-a-dozen that fall by the wayside. The effect 
of such letters was not fully realized until the great waves of emi 
gration set in during the early thirties of the eighteenth century. 
Then all possible causes of the "emigration-fever" were searched 
into, and letters were discovered to be a disease-breeding germ, if not 
the responsible bacillus. Measures were at once taken for their 
capture and extermination, letters were hunted and kidnapped, the 
bearers and recipients were punished if they refused to give them 
up. A few illustrations of governmental action will suffice. In 
1737 Hans Georg Striker wrote a report on Carolina for Lieutenant 
Rubi in Thun ; this letter was ordered to be seized and laid before 
the government of Bern. 46 In 1742 Peter Stoker s letters from 
Carolina were demanded of him. In the same year a letter from 
Carolina addressed to Daniel Kissling of Wattenwyl was ordered 
to be surrendered by the Ratsherren of Bern. On March 4, 1744, 
the police of Bern were instructed to prevent the luring of emi 
grants by means of letters ; it was the same day on which Bern asked 
Basel to take Peter Inabnit prisoner. A fine of thirty pounds was 
to be inflicted on anyone who would not surrender such a letter 
without delay. On April 29, 1752, letters from Pennsylvania were 
ordered to be opened and copied. Anything unfavorable to the 

44 Cf. "Copia Underschiedlicher Brieffen auss Nord Carolina" (1711), included 
in the article: "The Graffenried Manuscripts," German American Annals, n. s., 
vol. XI., nos. 5, 6, September-December, 1913. The letters are here printed 
in full. 

45 The earliest Swiss settlers in America were probably some who had left 
their homes in the seventeenth century for the Palatinate, and subsequently 
joined groups of Palatines emigrating to America. From such, letters may have 
been received in Switzerland before 1711. 

46 Bern, RM., CLIII. 40-443. 
3 



LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

colonies should be published in the next issue of the annual calendar 
(Der Hinkende Bote). 47 The policy was widespread of suppressing 
the favorable passages of letters and publishing whatever was 
damaging. Thus one of the most critical, in parts vituperative, 
epistles, 48 one written by a disappointed woman, Esther Werndtlin, 
the widow of Pastor Gottschi (who died shortly after arriving in 
Philadelphia), was printed and widely circulated by Zurich and 
Basel. 49 Basel ordered (April 2, 1738) that copies be sent to all 
the country districts, to the preachers in every parish, and be made 
known to every subject desirous of emigrating to Pennsylvania. 
The number of letters with tidings of fortunate experiences in 
America was undoubtedly very much greater, judging by the mass 
of letters contained in the state-archive of Basel. Most of these 
unquestionably were confiscated letters, 50 held in the archives to 
prevent their circulation. It is not surprising, therefore, that Peter 
Huber (the country-folk of the Bernese Oberland were noted for 
their cleverness) carried letters in the false bottom of a drinking- 
vessel, specially constructed for the purpose of concealing written 
messages. 

The policy of suppressing favorable news was also forced upon 
the newspapers. On October 8, 1736, the Council of Bern gave 
the following order: "Since the Avis-Bldttlin [Intelligencer] has 
recently brought an article on Carolina, the editor is directed in 
the future not to publish any more reports on Carolina and the 
condition of the emigrants there. In any case nothing favorable 
about them shall be printed." 51 On February 6, 1738, the Avis- 
blatter of Bern and Lausanne are commanded not to publish any of 
the reports coming from the neighboring Neuchatel, in view of the 
propaganda coming from there. 52 

A further danger existed in the numerous books and pamphlets 
descriptive of the American colonies. The earliest actually received 
encouragement from Swiss governments, because information was 
desired. Thus Kocherthal s report, and Ochs s Amerikanischer 
Wegweiser (1711) were welcomed, and the latter rewarded. But 

47 See Guide, pp. 46-49, etc. 

48 This letter dated Philadelphia, November 24, 1736, is reprinted among the 
documents accompanying this article, see Documents, C, I. Some of the letters 
published in the Hinkende Bate of Bern, have also been included, see Documents, 
C, 2. 

49 Cf. Guide, pp. 30, 103, etc. 

80 A number of these appear in print for the first time among the accompanying 
Documents, see B, 1-6. 

51 Bern, RM., CLII. 224. 

52 Ibid., CLVII. 122. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 23 

though at that time emigration was not feared, even these did not 
fail to arouse a protest, as in the booklet: Das verlangte und nicht 
erlangte Canaan bei den Lust-Grdbern . . . absonderlich dem . . . 
Kocherthalerischen Bericht wohlbeddchtig entgegen gesetzt (1711). 
Later it became the general practice to reply to every book that gave 
a favorable account and gained a circulation. Thus the eulogistic 
account of Carolina published in 1734: Der nunmehro in der Neuen 
Welt vergniigt und ohne Heim-Wehe lebende Schweitzer, provoked 
the equally curious book: Neue Nachricht alter und neuer Merk- 
wilrdigkeiten, enthaltend ein vertrautes Gesprdch und sicker e Brief e 
von der Landschafft Carolina und ubrigen Englischen Pflanz-Stddten 
in Amerika (1734). The latter was in effect a denial of the one that 
went before, and was widely circulated by the governments to 
counteract the influence of its predecessor. Another booklet 
adopting the catching dialogue form of the Neue Nachricht and 
equally impressive in its warnings against the American colonies, 
was Der Hinckende Bolt von Carolina, oder Ludwig Weber s von 
Wallissellen Beschreibung seiner Reise von Zurich gen Rotterdam 
(1735), suggested by the unfortunate experiences of Pastor 
Gottschi s group of emigrants from Zurich. The Neu-Gefundenes 
Eden (1737) was followed in the same year by Christholds Gedanken r 
bey Anlasz der Bewegtmg, welche die bekannte Beschreibung von 
Carolina, in Amerika, in unserm Land verursacht. In this a King 
dom is named superior to the New Eden, toward which there is a 
beautiful voyage without sea-sickness, where there is eternal peace 
instead of wars, and where there is a great and just king, better 
than any ruler on this earth and the reader is cautioned not to 
lose this Kingdom, which he might do by yielding to the seductions 
of the New Eden. 53 

The large amount of attention given to emigration, and the severe 
restrictive measures adopted by the Swiss governments of the 
eighteenth century, indicate that they were not contending for a 
mere abstract principle, but were dominated by the fear of an ever- 
present danger. It was not to them a question of losing a few 
hundred people annually, but of depopulation of whole country dis 
tricts, as was threatening in the case of Eglisau in the canton of 
Zurich, or Oberhasli in the highlands of Bern. Had this panic fear 
sufficient foundation in fact? This question is difficult to answer, 
owing to the lack of accurate statistics. In the decade from 1753 
to 1763, which was a period of only moderate emigration, about 

53 For a list of books and pamphlets belonging to this eighteenth-century 
emigration period, with full titles, see Guide, pp. 29-31, etc. 



24 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

10,000 persons left the canton of Bern, 4000 of whom were men 
entering foreign military service, and 6000 men and women emi 
grating to other countries. 54 The loss of 1000 persons annually was 
at least appreciable. The fact also, that recruiting in foreign regi 
ments was constantly draining the country of men, undoubtedly 
made the governments more eager to stop the leakage caused by 
emigration. 

The only accurate statistics which the writer was able to find in 
the Swiss archives, bearing on the question of the number of Swiss 
who came to the American colonies in the eighteenth century, was a 
carefully compiled list of emigrants from the canton of Zurich dur 
ing the years 1734-1 744. 55 The list furnishes names, with dates, 
home districts and destinations, and claims to be complete. The 
total number it records is 2300. This one reliable source furnishes 
a reasonable basis for an estimate of the total emigration to America 
in the eighteenth century. If there were 2300 names of recorded 
emigrants from the canton of Zurich, we must add about two hun 
dred more for secret migration (those leaving without permission) ; 
this would give Zurich 2500. Since the canton of Bern was more 
populous, and emigration very prevalent, we may assign to Bern the 
number 3000. Basel in proportion to her population might be 
given 1500. Other cantons whose archives contain most evidences 
of emigration in the eighteenth century are: Aargau, Schaffhausen, 
Graubiinden, and Solothurn. Together they probably equalled 
Zurich in population, therefore the number 2500 would fairly 
represent their emigration. The remaining cantons, mostly 
Catholic, did not have as large an emigration in the eighteenth cen 
tury, if we can trust the fact that very few records of emigration 
from those quarters appear. The number 2500 would perhaps more 
than do them justice, though the population represented is more 
than three times that of Zurich. This would give a total of 12,000 
emigrants for all of the Swiss cantons during the period 1734-1744. 
Now, these eleven years represent the high tide of Swiss emigration 
to the American colonies. It is not likely that the total emigration 
for the eighteenth century was more than twice this figure, judging 
by the records in the archives. It is the writer s opinion, therefore, 
that the emigration from Switzerland to the American colonies in 
the eighteenth century amounted to something like 25,000 persons, 

64 Cf. Dr. E. Lerch, Die Bernische Auswanderung nach Amerika im 18. Jahr- 
hundert, p. 31. 

55 Staatsarchiv, Zurich, A. 174. " Verzeichnisse der Ausgewanderten nach 
Carolina und Pennsylvanien 1734-1744." See Guide, p. 14. This is the list 
printed below, and here published for the first time. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 25 

though the discovery of additional data might change this estimate 
to a figure above or below the one assumed. 

Numerical estimates of eighteenth-century emigration appear 
strangely diminutive when compared with the statistics of the nine 
teenth century. The United States reports, running back to 1820, 
show a total Swiss immigration up to 1910 of over 250,000. A 
strong current set in about 1816, during a period of economic 
depression (das Hunger j ahr) . The emigration from Switzerland 
fluctuated in the nineteenth century. From hundreds annually it 
rose to over 1500 in 1828, dropped, and rose again to about 1400 in 
1834; starting again strongly in 1852 with nearly 3000, it rose to 
8000 in 1854, dropped to 4500 in 1855, and much lower in succeeding 
years, until the high-water mark came in the eighties, beginning with 
over 6000 in 1880, and reaching the crest in 1883 with 12,751. 
From 1880 to 1886, over 61,000 Swiss arrived in the United States. 
Recently the average has been about 3000 annually. The embargo 
upon emigration was removed by the Swiss cantons in the nine 
teenth century. Periodic conditions of overpopulation, failure of 
crops, and hard times, recurring in certain districts, showed plainly 
that, far from being a cause of fear, emigration might prove an ad 
vantage to a vigorous people increasing rapidly, yet confined within 
narrow borders. Complaints from seaport towns in France, Hol 
land, and Germany, calling attention to the congregating of masses 
of poor people waiting to embark, and subsequently the objections 
of the United States to the deportation of undesirable classes, 
brought about a regulation of emigration from Switzerland. The 
policy was adopted, neither to encourage nor to discourage emigra 
tion, but to let it take its course, and to protect the emigrant against 
the selfishness of speculators, and the consequences of his own 
ignorance. The business of transporting the emigrant was left in 
the hands of agencies, who were required to secure a license and to 
obey the laws. In 1880 the Federal Emigration Bureau (Eid- 
genossisches Auswanderungsamt} was established at Bern to control 
the licensed agencies, to enforce justice and provide helpful in 
formation. This represents the modern solution of a problem so 
exasperating to the cantonal governments of the eighteenth century. 



26 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 



LIST OF EMIGRANTS TO CAROLINA AND 
PENNSYLVANIA, 1734-1744 

No. i. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS, WHO BETWEEN 1734 AND 1744 
LEFT THE TERRITORY OF ZURICH, IN ORDER TO TRAVEL TO 
AMERICA 

LAKE-DISTRICT 

Stafan o 

Humbrachtikon I 

Manedorf o 

Uetikon o 

Meilan 12 

Herrliberg 24 

Ehrlibach o 

Kiissnacht 1 6 

Zumikon o 

Richtenschweil 23 

Wadenschweil 7 

Schonenberg o 

Horgen 3 

Hirtzel o 

Dallweil o 

Langnau o 

Kilchberg o 

Riischlikon o 

Wollishofen o 

Altstatten 2 

Schlieren 41 

Sax o 

Sennwald o 

Salez o 

FREY 

I Kappel 15 

Hausen 1 6 

Knonau 24 

Maschwanden 6 

Augst o 

Rifferschweil 24 

Metmenstetten 16 

^ Affholteren 52 

Hedingen 7 

Ottenbach 7 

O. Bonstatten 19 

Stallikon o 

Birmenstorf 15 

Urdorf 2 

tJtikon o 



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STEIN 

Stein o 

Stammheim o 

Andelfingen 49 

Ossingen o 

Dagerlen 6 1 

Driillikon 7 

Lauffen o 

Benken o 

Martelen 36 

Feuerthalen o 

Dorfflingen o 

WlNTERTHUR 

Winterthur o 

Oberwinterthur 17 

Toss 15 

Seiizach 9 

Neftenbach 31 

Hettlingen 7 

Dorf I 

Henkhard 39 

Berg 15 

Flach 10 

Embrach 73 

Lufingen 4 

Rorbas 34 

Dattlikon 24 

Pfungen i 

Brutten .- 14 

Feltheim 2 

Wiilflingen 31 

Buch 7 

ELGG 

Elgg 47 

Elsau 22 

Wisendangen 32 

Seen 32 

Rikenbach o 

Dynhard 15 

Altikon 43 

Zell 44 

Turbenthal 2 

Schlatt o 

Wyla 9 

Wildberg . 23 

Sternenberg 15 

WETZIKOM 

Gossau 9 

Griiningen o 

Hinweil 5 

Wetzikon 9 



28 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Wald o 

Barentschweil I 

Diirnten o 

Ruthi o 

Fischenthal o 

Egg o 

Bubikon o 

Bauma o 

Oetweil 4 

KYBURG 

Greiffensee 3 

Pfaffikon 10 

Hittnau 2 

Kyburg o 

Fehr-Altorff I 

Jlnau 44 

1 Russikon 4 

Weisslingen 12 

Lindau 23 

1 Wangen 4 

Schwertzenbach 8 

Diibendorff 6 

Fallanden 24 

Mur 35 

Uster 7 

Munch-Altorff o 

Volketschweil 18 

(j 

REGENSBERG 

.. Hongg o 

Weiningen o 

Regensperg o 

Dallikon 9 

f Otelfingen 14 

Buchs 5 

Regensperg 10 

Niderhaslen 15 

k Oberglatt 10 

3 Riimlang 24 

1 Kloten ii 

Basserstorf 69 

Affholteren 4 

Dietlikon 18 

i 

EGLISAU 

Weningen 32 

IkSchofflistorf 22 

Steinmaur 116 

I Bachs 56 

1 Stadel 138 

2 Biilach ; in 

Eglisau 24 

~ Glattfelden 53 

8 



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Wyl 26 

Rafz 66 

i Weyach 36 

DEPENDENCY 
Wallisellen . . 61 



Total 2,310! 

NO. 2. LIST OF THOSE FAMILIES AND PERSONS WHO, FROM I734~ 
1744, LEFT THE PARISH AFFHOLTEREN AT MT. ALBIS FOR 

(A) CAROLINA, (B) PENNSYLVANIA 

(A) LEFT FOR CAROLINA 

*734 ( fl ) Family. Hans Grob with his wife Cathrj Ruestin, a son and two 

daughters. 
J 739 (&) Elsbeth Muller, grown-up daughter of Jacob Miiller, deceased. 

(B) LEFT FOR PENNSYLVANIA 

1736 Two grown-up help-mates. Hans Jacob Dups, Heiri s (man), and Rudolff 

Haug , Uli s (man). N.B. Their first trip. 
J 743 ( a ) Families. 

1. Caspar Schnebelj Ottlis with his wife Verena Dups and four little 

children. 

2. Conrad Wyss, cooper, with his wife Barbara Dups and four young 

children. 

3. Felix Wyss, carpenter, with his wife Anna Huber and five little 

children. 

4. Johannes Epprecht with his wife Verena Walder and one little child. 

5. Conrad Naff with his three sons. 

6. Hans Heinrich Hurter with his wife Verena Huber and one young 

child. 
(&) Grown-up Help-mates. 

1. Hans Jacob Dups, Heiri s. 

2. Rudolff Haug, Uli s. N.B. Their second trip. 

3. Hans Dups, the above Hans Jacob s brother. 

4. Leonhard Schnebelj, Heiri Schnebelj s, the inn-keeper s (man). 

5. Heirj Epprecht, Joose s (man). 

6. Hans Heinrich Epprecht, Jacob s (man). 

7. Heinrich Suter, the deceased Hans (man). 

8. His brother Hans Suter. 

9. Hans Jacob Suter, the deceased Rudi s (man). 

10. Hans Schnebelj, Riietschj Heiri s (man). 

11. Heinrich Rudolff, the deceased Jacob s (man). 

12. Hans Jacob Scharer, Kramer s (man). 
(c) Boys under age. 

1. Leonhard Haug, Farber s. 

2. Conrad Epprecht, Joose s. 

3. Rudolff Kleiner. 

1 The total of the figures given is 2,262, not 2,310. The discrepancy may be 
accounted for by the omission or loss of the names of one or more parishes in the 
tabulation. 



30 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

(d) Grown-up daughters. 

1. Barbara Haug, Uli s. 

2. Ana Schnebelj, Ruetschj Heiri s. 

Total 52 souls. 
Affholteren at Mt. Albis, Attested by 

April 22, 1744. HANS ULRICH WYSS, p.l. 

(i.e., pastor loci, i.e., pastor in the parish.) 

No. 3. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS FROM THE PARISH AFFHOLTEREN 
AT HONGG HAVE, AS FAR AS IS KNOWN, WITHDRAWN WITHIN A 
FEW YEARS, AND GONE TO PENNSYLVANIA OR CAROLINA 

1. Jacob Matthysen s (in Unter-Affholteren) daughter, aged 28, withdrew six 

years ago. 

2. Caspar Merkj (in Ober- Affholteren), smith and drummer, aged 29, with 

3. His wife: Anna Dietschj, of the same age, left on account of debts. 1743. 

4. Johannes dingier, aged 29, left the same place, without the knowledge even 

of his parents, leaving behind wife and child, in the aforesaid year 1743. 

No. 4. FROM THE PARISH ALTIKON THERE JOURNEYED TO 
CAROLINA, BETWEEN 1734-1744 

FROM ALTIKON 

1734- i 

Rudolff Meyer, aged 30 years and 1 , , . . 
. TT f Married couple. 

Anna Hasentraz, 28 J 

Children: 

Magdalena, aged 4 years. 
Maria, " I year. 

1735- 2 
Rudolph Baumer, Felix Baumer s son, aged 26 years. 

3 
Jacob Ammann, Jacob Ammann s son, aged 24 years. 

4 

Christoph Miiller, aged 30 years and 1 , , . . 

, , L, r Married couple. 

Barbel Baumer, 28 J 

1743- 5 

Jacob Kreysz, aged 46 years and 
Anna Bachmann, " 42 " 

Children: 

Hans Ulrich, aged 18 years. 
Hans Jacob, " 16 " 
Hans Felix, 8 

Anna, " 6 " 

Total from Altikon: 14 Persons. 

FROM DORLIKON 

1738. i 

Hansz Niissli, Oeler, aged 42 years and 1 , , . . 
. ,. ,. r Married couple. 

Angelica Meyer, 37 

Children: 
Elisabeth, aged 14 years. 



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Barbara, aged 12 yeaes. 

Angelica, 10 

Verena, 7 

Anna, 5 

Heinrich, 3 

2 

Conrad Easier, aged 33 years and 
Anna Baumer, 35 

Child: 
Conrad, aged 7 years. 

3 

Christoph Weydmann, aged 37 years and \ Marr[ed le 
Elsbeth Schmid, 34 

Children: 

Heinrich, aged 1 1 years. 
Ulrich, " 6 " 

Hans Caspar, ^ year. 

1743- 4 

Hans Ulrich Miiller, aged 41 years and 1 , 
Verena Bolsterlj, 42 

Children: 

Dorothea, aged n years. 
Anna, 4 

Hans Ulrich, " I year. 

. 5 

Rudolph Epprecht, aged 44 years and 
Anna Griigis, 46 

Children: 

Jacob, aged 21 years. 
Rudolph, " 1 8 " 
Anna, " 14 " 

Margreth, " 12 " 
Elisabeth, " 8 " 
Verena, 5 

Total from Dorlikon: 29 Persons. 
Altikon, April 15, 1744. CASPAR ULRICH, Minister. 

No. 5. FROM ALLTSTATTEN THERE WENT AWAY ON THE 23. JULY, 
1743, WITH THE PURPOSE OF GOING TO PENNSYLVANIA 

Margrethe Hindermann s two sisters, of the same name, the one 39, the other 
36 years old. 

Otherwise no one. 

Which report herewith, because of no better opportunity known, is sent to 
accompany the Circular, while commending himself most respectfully to His 
Grace, the Dean, by 

JOH. CASPAR HESS, p.l. 

From WOLL.ISHOFFEN none, God be praised, have gone away. God grant, 
that also in the future no one s mouth will water for this country. 

From KILCHBERG no one has gone away, "principiis obstandum fuisset." 
From RUSCHLIKON also no one has left. As far as I know, the thought 
never entered anyone s mind to go away from here. 



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No. 6. WITH THE INTENTION OF GOING TO CAROLINA THERE WENT 

AWAY FROM THE PARISH ANDELFINGEN 

1734, the i. November. Anna Bretscher, from Atlikon, unmarried, aged 26. 
But the report came later that this disorderly person got to Piedmont 
and died there. 
1738, the beginning of September. Adam Angst, tailor, from Niderwyl, aged 36. 

His wife Barbara Rass, aged 35. Child: Elisabetha, aged 2^. 
Hans Jacob Schaub, from Niderwyl, unmarried, aged 26. 
His sister Anna, unmarried, aged 21. 
Anna Moser, from Ohrlingen, unmarried, aged 26^. 
Jacob Bucher, from Alten, who left his wife, aged 58. 
His son with him, Hans Conrad, aged 26. 
Hans Jacob Ullman, from Altlicken, aged 32. 
His betrothed Anna Landolt from Kl. Andelfingen, aged 29. 
These, however, did not get farther than Basel, and from there to the 
district of Durlach, where they were married. He is said to be in service 
there still, but the woman returned to her parents pregnant, in December 
1741, where she gave birth to a child that died, subsequently she went 
into service again. 
*743 Went away Tuesday after Witsuntide. 

Heinrich Schaub from Niderwyl, aged 51. 
His wife Anna Barbara Bertschinger, aged 33^. 
Children by the first marriage: Anna, aged 22 

Hans Ulrich, " 20 
Adam, " 18^ 

Jacob, " 1 6 

Johannes, 10 

Hans Conrad, " 8 

Child by the second marriage: Susanna, " 2^4 

There also left at that time: 

Heinrich Angst from Niderwyl, unmarried, I Both without a pass 
aged 27^/2. f and certificate from 

His sister Elsbeth, unmarried, aged 26. pastor. 

1743 Anna Hagenbuch, from the same place, 1 

unmarried, aged 27. I Both of these left with- 

Her brother, Hans Jacob, aged 18, who out pass or certificate. 

has not yet received the communion. J 
the 13. June. Hans Ullmann, from Atlikon, aged 41^2. 
His wife Magdalena Hirt, aged 30^. 
His child by first marriage Johannes, aged 3^. 

He died in London, and according to a report received a week ago, which 
sounds lamentable, she is still there with the step-child in a despicable 
condition of poverty. The letter has come through Rieslimann of 
Winterthur. 

the 6. July. Hans Conrad Schaub of Niderwyl, aged 29^. 
His wife Anna Frey, aged 32)^. 

Children: Hans Conrad, aged 3^, Hans Jacob, aged 2%. 
Also with him his sister Ursula, aged 23, and brother Heinrich, aged 21 

(unmarried). 

the I. April. Jacob Meisterhans, mason, from Andelfingen, aged 51. 
His wife Verena Bernhardt, aged 41. 
Children: Hans Conrad, aged 12 %. 
Anna Elsabetha, 9^2- 

Hans Jacob, " 4^. 



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1743 With him there left also, without desiring from me a certificate: 
Hans Jacob Islicker, from Klein-Andelfingen, aged 50. 
His wife Anna Himmel, aged 58. 

Their illegitimate daughter Anna Hegin from Cappel, unmarried, aged 25^. 
Jacob Sigg, also from Kl. Andelf., aged 46. 
His wife Regula Eigenheer, aged 34. 
Children: Margaretha, aged 8*4; Hans Jacob, aged 6. 
Heinrich Susstrunk, shoemaker from Humlicken, aged 29^. 
His wife Ursula lily, aged 25. 
Child: Hans Ulrich, 8 months. 
He also took with him his sister Barbara, aged 17^2, who has not yet 

received the communion. 
Testified from Andelfingen, April 10, 1744. JOH. SCHOOP, Minister. 

No. 7. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO SINCE THE YEAR 1734 JOUR 
NEYED FROM THE PARISH BACKS TO THE NEW WORLD 

Junghans Maag, born July 15, 1703, secretly left his wife and child. 

Junghans Meyer, son of Jacob Meyer, deceased, unmarried, born March 28, 

1706. 

f Heinrich Keller, born January 2, 1684. 
-I Margeth Scheur Mejer, his wife, born February 6, 1687. 
[ Margeth, his child, born June 12, 1729. 

Hans Jacob Schiiz, the deceased Hans Jacob Schiiz s son, unmarried, born 
April 17, 1718. 

Rudolff Schiiz, Rudolff Schiiz s legitimate son, unmarried, born July 17, 1715. 
f Felix Kunz, born October 13, 1695. 
[ Anna Dutweiler, his wife, born November 6, 1681. 

{Vrena Piaster, wife of the deceased Schiiz, born September 24, 1682. 
Felix, son, born May 21, 1716, unmarried. 
Rudolff, son, born April 23, 1719, unmarried. 
f Hans, a brother, born October 22, 1713. 
-| Vrena Bleiiler, his wife, born September 3, 1713. 
I Hans Caspar, her son, born February 8, 1739. 
Klihans Kunz, Heinrich Kunz s (the rope-maker s) legitimate son, unmarried, 

born August 26, 1716. 

Jacob Pfister, Klihansen s legitimate son, unmarried, born September 27, 1716. 
f Klihans Vrener, born May 21, 1714. 
< Regula Bram, his wife, born December 19, 1699. 
[ Caspar Vrener, his brother, unmarried, born October 6, 1720. 
Barbara Kunz, Hans Kunz s legitimate daughter, born March 9, 1721, un 
married. 

Hans Kunz, her brother, unmarried, born September 14, 1730. 
Jacob Bucher, born April 10, 1696. 
Barbara Albrecht, his wife, born October 12, 1695. 

Children: 

Jacob, born September I, 1725. 
. Heinrich, born May 17, 1728. 
Jacob Schiiz, born April i, 1697. 
Margeth Huber, his wife, born August 10, 1706. 

Children: 

Anna, born May 28, 1730. 
Elsbeth, born August 31, 1732. 
Heinrich, born February 13, 1725. 
Hans Heinrich, born May 26, 1735. 
Barbara, born October 9, 1740. 



34 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Magdalena, Felix Majer s legitimate daughter, unmarried, born July 8, 1714. 
f Jacob Mejer, born August 12, 1703. 
J Susanna Hug, his wife, born March 7, 1697. 

Her child: 

[ Vrena, born March 22, 1728. 
Hans Jacob Weidmann, Felix s legitimate son, unmarried, born October 22, 

1720. 

Hans Weidmann, born October 8, 1702. 
Anna Surber, his wife, born December 15, 1700. 

Children: 

Anna, born May 21, 1732. 
Anna, born August 29, 1734. 
Rudolff, born September 12, 1737. 
- Hans Bernhardt, born May 14, 1699. 
Vrena Schiiz, his wife, born October 26, 1704. 

Children: 

Cleophea, born December 14, 1728. 
Heinrich, born September 14, 1730. 
Hans Heinrich, born February 20, 1735. 
Hans, born January i, 1738. 
Anna, born August 16, 1740. 

{" Anna, born July ^, 1707. 
TT . . . Y, all unmarried, the deceased Hans Weid- 

Hemnch, born February 2, 1718. < , . ., , 

, mann s children. 

Johannes, born May 4, 1724. 

/-Felix Mejer, born January i, 1705. 

I Barbara Hollenweiger, his wife, born September 25, 1698. 

Child: 
[ Regula, born May 19, 1737. 

Total: 56 Persons. 

Attested from the record-book of baptisms, March 25, 1744. 

BY JOHANN CASPAR SCHWEYZER, Minister at Backs. 

No. 8. FROM THE PARISH BARETSCHWEIL IN 1742 

Hans Heinrich Meyer from the Hinderberg went to Carolina, leaving his 
wife behind somewhere about Lake Zurich, got possession of about 50 florins and 
absconded. He was baptized in February 1697. 

Attested, 

Baretschweil, April 18, 1744. PASTOR SCHMID. 

No. 9. LIST OF THOSE PITIABLE PERSONS, WHO CONTRARY TO 
FAITHFUL WARNINGS AND ADMONITIONS OBSTINATELY WENT 
AWAY FROM THE PARISH BASSERSTORFF, with the intention 
of seeking their fortunes in Carolina or Pennsylvania. 

1734 

1. Heinrich Brunner, son of Jacob, deceased, called the trumpeter of Basserstorff, 

born May 3, 1716. 

2. Susanna Keller, illegitimate daughter of Caspar Keller, deceased, born May 

25, I7I5- 

3. Heinrich Diibendorffer, called Christen Hugen, born October 3, 1695. 
Barbara Meyer, his wife, born in Wallisellen. 

Children: 



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Rudolff, born April 22, 1726. 
Anna, born February 18, 1731. 
Barbara, born April 25, 1734. 

4. Hans Jacob Diibendorffer, called Krebser, born April 12, 1696. 
His wife Magdalena Krebser from Wallisellen. 

5. Hans Heinrich Enderli, called Schorulis, born July 28, 1700. 
His wife: Anna Keller from Oberembrach. 

Children: 

Heinrich, born August 12, 1725. 
Regula, born July 18, 1728. 

6. Heinrich Diibendorffer, the mason s son, born May 8, 1698. 
His wife: Verena Widmer from Ottikon. 

Child: 
Felix, born November 17, 1733. 

7. Hans Diibendorffer, called Kiieffer, the tailor s son, born February 2, 1701. 
His wife, Lisabeth Keller from the parish Embrach. 

Children: 

Rudolff, born January 19, 1727. 
Hans Georg, born January 23, 1729. 
Elsbeth, born December 25, 1731. 
Katharina, born June 27, 1733. 

8. Kilian Diibendorffer, called Krebser, born February 19, 1704. 
His wife, Verena Krebser from Wallisellen. 

Children: 

Abraham, born December 5, 1728. 
Anna, born March 22, 1733. 

9. Heinrich Hug, wainwright, a widower, born September 27, 1668. Died on 

the ship to Pennsylvania. 

10. Christophel Leimbacher from Oberwil, Heinrich s son, born June 25, 1713. 

11. Felix Leimbacher from Oberwil, born September 14, 1684. 
His wife: Anna Meyer, born October 12, 1689. 

Children: 

Felix, born March 15, 1711, is in the Dutch Service. 
Hans Heinrich, born July 6, 1717, with his parents. 
Anna, born October 30, 1725. 
Lisabeth, born April II, 1728. 
Barbel, born February 18, 1731. 

12. Hans Heinrich 2 Brunner, son of the deceased Heinrich, tailor, unmarried, 

born December 19, 1728. 
2 Heinrich is written above the name Ulrich, crossed out. 

1743. Left Sunday, May 5 

1. Heinrich Diibendorffer, called Krebser, born March 5, 1702. 
His wife: Anna Wegmann from Tagelschwang, born 1703. 
Married December 19, 1728. 

2. Hans Jacob Reutlinger, Kaspar s son, unmarried, born July 30, 1719. 

3. Salome Brunner, Hans Brunner s deceased wife (nee Hursel), called Link s 

daughter, born June n, 1724. 

4. Heinrich Leimbacher, deceased Jacob s son from Oberwil, unmarried, born 

November 26, 1719. 

5. Elsbeth Vetter, daughter of Jacob, left with Hans Jacob Brunner from 

. Kloten, since the parish Kloten objected to their marriage. Born August 
8, 1717. 

6. Jacob Altorffer, deceased Kaspar s son, from Birchwil, unmarried, born 

October 5, 1727. 



36 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

7. Leonard Altorffer, smith from Basserstorf, born August 10, 1700. 

His wife, Anna Frener from Wangen, born May 17, 1706, married February 

5, I73I- 

Children: 

Kaspar, baptized, January 18, 1739. 
Hans Jacob, July 15, 1742. 

8. Susanna Bachmann, the deceased Jacob Ringger s widow, from Niirrenstorff. 
Born August 20, 1707, left with her own son, Heinrich, 

Baptized March 13, 1735, and three sons by her first marriage. 
Born by Barbara Morff from Effretikon. 
Hans Jacob, baptized September 24, 1724. 
Hans Caspar, baptized December 25, 1727. 
Jacob, December 4, 1729. 

9. Left the nth of May. 

Hans Jacob Leimbacher, Hans Heinrich s son, from Oberwil, unmarried, 
born April 30, 1724. 

10. Hans Jacob Brunner, called Trumpeter of Basserstorff, born September 22, 

1709. 

Anna Meyer, from Embrach, his wife, born June 12, 1707. 
Left the 15th of May. 

11. Heinrich Brunner, son of Rudolff, deceased, from the Hub, unmarried, born 

January 9, 1718. 

12. Jacob Hess, Caspar Hess (from Ettenhausen) illegitimate son, lived at Bassers 

torff with his mother Anna Hugg, baptized here January 26, 1719. 

13. Ulrich Brunner, tailor, surviving son of Kilian Brunner and Verena Altorffer, 

from Basserstorff, unmarried, born February 22, 1722. 

14. Hans Brunner, cooper from Basserstorff, born May 18, 1690. 

His wife: Barbara Redinger from Hongg. Married August 26, 1727. 

Children: 

Hans Jacob, baptized, December 27, 1727. 
Hans Ulrich, " June 14, 1730. 

David, " August 17, 1732. 

Abraham, " October 24, 1734. 

Felix, December 13, 1739. 

Anna Margreth, " October 22, 174-. 

15. Left July 4th. 

Felix Bachmann from Oberwil, born December 18, 1701. 
His wife: Regula Morff from Hakab, born May 10, 1711. 
Children by the first marriage are: 
Anna Hinen from Dietlikon. 
Rudolff, born December 21, 1732. 
Anna, born April 7, 1735. 
Attested, 

HANS ULRICH GESZNER, Pastor at Basserstorf. 

No. 10. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MAGISTERIAL ORDER RECEIVED, 
THE MINISTER OF BANKEN INFORMS His HONOR, DEAN 
BRUNNER, THAT NO ONE HAS LEFT THE PARISH OF BANKEN 
FROM 1734 UNTIL NOW: that at present, however, three families 
have the wish to leave, to wit: 

1. Johannes Studer with three children and his wife. 

2. Jacob Meister, locksmith, with his wife. 

3. Johannes Meister, the glazier, with his wife and three children. 



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These, however, have been held up by His Honor, the Chief Magistrate 
(Kreis-Obervogt) in Lauffen, until after Easter, and as a result will probably 
have to remain. 

April 3, 1744. Pastor WUNDERLIJ at Banken. 

No. 1 1 . FROM THE PARISH BIRMENSTORFF THE FOLLOWING HAVE 
GONE TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA 

Lisabeth Haffner, the deceased Hans Haffner s daughter, born April i, 1706, left 

two years ago. 
Eva Hedinger, the deceased Hans Hedinger s daughter, born August 30, 1705, 

left in 1738. 

Felix Wintsch from Landicon, born October 7, 1724, left in 1743. 
Katharina Wintsch, his sister, born April 14, 1726. 

Hans Stierlin from Aesch and his wife Anna Rasi, together with the 4 children: 
Jacob Stierlin, born October 21, 1715; Hans Stierlin, born January 26, 1718. 
Gregorious Stierlin, born November 22, 1722; and Ursula Stierlin, born February 

25, 1725- 
Hans Gut from Aesch and his wife Elsbeth Beerlj, with their daughter Mar- 

garetha Gut, born December 24, 1714. 
Caspar Hoffstatter, born October i, 1713. 
Hans Jacob Meyer, also from Aesch, born September 19, 1707. 
Total 15 Persons. 

No. 12. LIST OF PERSONS WHO LEFT THE PARISH BONNSTETEN TO 
GO TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA 

Withdrew in September 1738. 
Born: 

October 28, 1701. Caspar Toggweiler, called Schwab. 

December 10, 1709. Anna Huber, his wife. 

Their children: 

February 12, 1730. Barbara. 

June 24, 1731. Margreth. 

July 21, 1737. Hans Heinrich. 

June 24, 1703. Felix Glatlj, Chlyriidis. 

October 4, 1691. Catharj Huber, his wife. 

January 9, 1689. Felix Frey. 

September 23, 1688. Barbara Blikenstorffer, his wife. 

Their children: 

September 13, 1718. Jacob. 

March 6, 1725. Hans Heinrich. 

Also the following unmarried people. 

April 17, 1717. Heinrich Aeberlj, son of Hans. 

July 26, 1696. Heinrich Glatlj, son of the purser, deceased. 

April 22, 1714. Hans Jacob Huber, son of the bailiff. 

August 1 6, 1711. Heinrich Glatlj, son of Caspar deceased. 

February 14, 1723. Anna Huber, daughter of Marti deceased. 

Withdrew in May 1743. 

August 19, 1716. Cilian Gilg. 1 TM. ,.t. 

_ TT . , .. r TT I They were in service in the 

December 17, 1720. Hans Aeberlj, son of Hans > ,-.. c is 

district of Knonau. 
deceased. 

Withdrew April I, 1744. 

December 18, 1714. Regul Gilg, daughter of Chlyjoggen deceased, left Knonau 
where she served. 



38 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

No. 13. THERE HAVE GONE TO CAROLINA FROM THE PARISH 

BRUTTEN 

1. 1740. Heinrich Kaller, born 1718, April 20, unmarried. 

2. 1743. Felix Gross, born March 24, 1715, unmarried. 

Verena Staffen, born April 4, 1718, unmarried. 

Hans Conrad Gross, born April 6, 1721, unmarried. 

Barbara Staffen, born April 9, 1717, unmarried. 

Lisabeth Baltensberger, born August 20, 1720, unmarried. 

Hans Heinrich Baltensberger, born August 18, 1715. 

His wife, Barbara Sommer from Rtimikon, born in the parish of Elsauw 

February 17, 1711. She was in an advanced state of pregnancy at 

her departure. 

Finally there left Rudolf Gross, born September 26, 1716. 
His wife was Barbara Stadeli from Basserstorff, born August 9, 1703. 

The children are: 
Heinrich, born 1732. 
Rudolf, born April 6, 1734. 
Lisabeth, born 1738. 
Hans Ulrich, born April 9, 1740. 

No. 14. FROM THE PARISH BUBIKON THERE WITHDREW FOR 

CAROLINA 

1738. Conrad Zollinger and Lisabeth Zollinger with eight children, got as far as 
the Markgrafenland (S.W. section of the Black Forest, in Baden), 
where they remained for two years on fief-land. The father died and 
the mother returned with eight children. 

Regula is married in the city of Basel. 

Hans Rudolf is in service in Basel. 

Hans Heinrich is also serving in Basel. 

Hans Rudolf is working also in the Basel-district. 

Hans Caspar died. 

Hans Ereth 1 

A. Barbara [ These three are being brought up in our parish. 

Hans Jacob J 

1743. Hans Hiirliman and Maria Keller with three young children got to Basel 
and after he had spent all his money, returned. He wishes to burden 
the church with the bringing up of his three children: 

Maria, born September 30, 1736. 

Heinrich, " April 3, 1738. 

Elsbeth, " March 17, 1740. 

No. 15. LIST OF PERSONS WHO FROM THE PARISH BULACH BETWEEN 
1734 AND 1744 JOURNEYED TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA 

FROM BULACH 
1734. Hansz Jacob Kern, the deceased sexton s son, unmarried. 

FROM BACHENBULACH 
1734. Abraham Baninger, carpenter. 

His wife, two sons. 
1738. Hansz Maag. 

His wife, three children. 



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1738. Salomon Mejer. 

His wife. 

Hansz Jacob Maag, Alexander s son. 

His wife, three children. 

Salomon Mejer, tailor. 

His wife, four children. 

Heinrich Zander. 

His wife, three children. 
1743. Jacob Maag. 

His wife, two children. 

Andreas Maag. 

His wife, two children. 

Total from Bachenbiilach 35 souls. 

THERE WENT FROM ESCHENMOSEN 

J 738- Johanes Steiner, Caspar Steiner, both unmarried. 
!743- Johannes Hildbrand, the deceased Jacob s son, together with his wife. 
Johannes Hildbrand, the deceased Hans Jacob s son, unmarried. 
Jacob Maag, resin-scraper. 
His wife, three sons, two daughters. 

Total: 12 persons. 

THERE WENT FROM WINKEL 
1738. Hans Dutweiler. 

His wife, two children. 

Jacob Mejer, the deceased Conrad s son. 

His wife, three children. 

Hans Conrad Mejer, wainwright. 

His wife, one child. 

Barbara Dutweiler, unmarried. 

Anna Mejer, also unmarried. 

Total from Winkel: 14 persons. 

THERE WENT FROM HOCHFELDEN 

J 738. Joseph Volkert. 

His wife Frena Friesz, two sons, one daughter. 

Junghans Maag. 

His wife Anna Herzog, one daughter. 

Catharina Mejerhofer, Hans Heinrich Mejer s widow. 

One son, one daughter. 

Junghans Fralj. 

His wife Barbara Engel, one son, one daughter. 
: 743- Junghans Mejer. 

His wife Verena Huber, two daughters. 

Hans Jacob Mejer, the above-named s broth r, unmarried. 

Daniel Horner. 

His wife Anna Kern. 

Total from Hochfelden: 22 persons. 

THERE WENT FROM HORENEN 
1734. ENDHORJ 

Hans Heinrich Gaszmann, died on the way. 
His wife Magdalena Frolj. 
One child, Barbara Gaszmann. 



40 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

1734. Heinrich Gaszmann, died on the way. 

His wife Verena Engel. 

Two sons, Hans Jacob and Heinrich. 
1739. Hans Gaszmann. 

His wife Anna Bertschj. 

One son, Hans Martin, one daughter Anna Catharina. 

Junghans Pfister, tailor. 

His wife Babelj Gaszmann. 

One son, Heinrich, two daughters Dorothe and Barbara. 

Junghans Pfister, the deceased Jacob s son, unmarried. 

Hans Heinrich Oertlj. 

His wife Regula Oertlj. 

Two sons, Felix and Heinrich, two daughters, Kljverena and Anna. 

NIDERHORJ 
Hans Jacob Frolj. 
His wife Elsbeth Brunner. 

Elsbeth died in Rotterdamm. 



Two children . 

L Barbara died on the sea. 

Total from Horj : 27 persons. 

The grand total of all souls, that emigrated from the parish Biilach is in 
souls. Attested by Pastor SIMLER. Biilach, April n, 1744. 

No. 1 6. LIST OF THE PERSONS WHO WENT FROM THE PARISH 
BUCHSZ TO PENNSYLVANIA 

1734. September 27. 

1. Hans Conrad Meyer, born 1682. 

2. Magdalena Weidman, born 1682. 

Son. 

3. Melchior Meyer, born 1720. 

4. Jacob Murer, born 1687. 

5. Elsbeth Murer, born 1690. 

Children: 

6. Margeth, born 1720. 

7. Anna Margeth, born 1727. 

8. Hans Heinrich Murer (cousin of the above). Deceased Jacob Murer s 

son, born 1720. 

9. Heinrich Huber, born 1698. 

10. Ursula Grendelmejer, born 1707. 

Boys: 
n. Hans Rudolff, born 1732. 

12. Hans Jacob, born 1733. Died in Rotterdamm. 

13. Jacob Schmid, born 1692. 

14. Cathrina Koch, born 1697. Died in Rotterdamm. 

Children: 

15. Anna, born 1719. 

1 6. Jacob, born 1720. 

17. Felix, born 1722. 

1 8. Kly Anna, born 1729. 

19. Johannes, born 1731. Died in Rotterdamm. 

20. Felix, born 1733. Died in Rotterdamm. 
1738. August 22. 

21. Heinrich Grendelmeier, born 1701. 

22. Margeth Grendelmeier, born 1705. 



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Children: 

23. Heinrich, born 1727. 

24. Margeth, born 1728. 

25. Elsbeth, born 1730. 

26. Felix, born 1733. 

27. Barbara, born 1735. 

28. Anna, born 1737. 

29. Heinrich Meyer, born 1701. 

30. Anna Vogler, born 1707. 

Children: 

31. Vrena, born 1726. 

32. Cathrina, born 1730. 

33. Barbara, born 1732. 

34. Felix, born 1734. 

35. Anna Barbara, born 1738. 

36. Hans Heinrich Meyer, born 1698. 

37. Vrena Grendelmeyer, born 1706. 

Children: 

38. Conrad, born 1729. 

39. Elsbeth, born 1735. 

40. Regula, born 1737. 

41. Felix Meyer, born 1704. 

42. Vrena Meyer, born 1705. 

Boys: 

43. Jacob, born 1734. 

44. Felix, born 1737. 

Buchs, March 31, 1744. Attested, HEINRICH ULLRICH, Pastor. 

No. 17. CAPPEL. FROM THIS PARISH THERE JOURNEYED TO 
CAROLINA IN AUGUST 1734 

Jacob Miiller, baptized March 19, 1713. 1 

, 7 ,,..,, , . , , r Brother and sister. 

Vrena Muller, baptized January 13, 1715. } 

Rudolf Lier, baptized May 1 8, 1718, was unmarried. 

In May 1739 another group left for Carolina: 
Ragul Hagj, baptized December 22, 1715. ^ 
Barbel Hagj, baptized March 30, 1718. I Unmarried brothers 
Hans Jacob Hagj, baptized May 12, 1720. f and sisters. 
Jacob Hagj, baptized September 24, 1721. J 

Johannes Hagj, baptized April 30, 1719, unmarried. 1 

\ J " r Brother and sister. 

Vrenel] Hagj, baptized December 7, 1721, unmarried. J 

Jacob Grob, baptized November 9, 1708. "I .. 

c ru.-jA of Married couple. 

Susann Furrer, baptized August 19, 1708. J 

In April 1743 there went to Pennsylvania: 
Heinrich Muller, baptized February 14, 1720, unmarried. 
Thommen Lier, baptized September 26, 1725, unmarried. 
Jacob Bar, baptized April 28, 1720, unmarried. 
Ulrich Vollenweider, baptized December 5, 1723, unmarried. 

April 25, 1744. Attested, MATTHEW ESZLINGER, Local Pastor, 



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LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 



No. 1 8. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO LEFT FOR CAROLINA FROM 
THE PARISH DAGERLEN 



DAGERLEN, 1743 
Parents: Ages. 

Heinrich Miiller 53 

Susanna Geiigisz 51 

Children: 

Adam 22 

Hans Jacob 21 

Anna. . 19 

Barbara 15 

Heinrich 14 

Johannes 12 

Hans Ulrich 8 

Hans Conrad 6 

RUTSCHWILL, 1743 
Parents: 

Johannes Hagenbuch 43 

Margretha Schmid 47 

Children: 

Jacob 17 

Johannes 16 

Hans Heinrich 15 

Junghansz 10 

Margretha 8 

Ulrich 6 

Parents: 

Verena Schnider, Ulrich M Oiler s 

widow 36 

Children: 

Hans Heinrich 14 

Ulrich 12 

Jacob ii 

Barbara 9 

Ursula 6 

Ulrich Waser, unmarried son of 

Joseph Waser 30 

Parents: 

Ursula Gischberger, whose hus 
band had run away 29 

Children: 

Ulrich Miiller, stepson 20 

Rudolph 2 

Anna 3 weeks 

BERG, 1734 

Jacob Hagenbuch 36 

Barbara Bachmann 37 

BERG, 1738 

Ages. 
Verena Wolfer, unmarried 24 



Parents: 

Anna Dandliker, Jacob Wolffens- 

berger s widow 51 

Children: 

Anna 38 

Hansz 14 

Jacob 12 

Regula 10 

BANK, 1743 
Hans Ulrich Schwarz, Jacob 

Schwarz s son 1 8 

OBERWILL, 1738 
Parents: 

Jacob Stuki 46 

Barbara Hugenbergerin 47 

Children: 

Daniel 20 

Jacob 1 8 

Johannes 16 

Peter 13 

Ulrich 7 

f Laurenz Blatter, unmarried; 
I Andreas Blatter s son 21 

OBERWILL, 1743 
Parents: 

Andreas Blatter 56 

Maria Dietrich 54 

Children: 

Johannes 17 

Verena 15 

Parents: 

Bernhardin Erzinger 39 

Barbara Blatter 47 

Children: 

Barbara 17 

Kathrina 3 

Parents: 

Adam Blatter 45 

Margretha Wuhrmann 44 

Children: 

Verena 12 

Johannes 9 

Barbara 5 

Magdalena 3 

1743 
Barbara Weber, Daniel Morff s 

wife 54 

Total: 6 1 persons. 



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No. 19. DELLICKON. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS, WHO LEFT FOR 
THE COUNTRY CAROLINA 

September 27, 1734, Regula Weisz left for that place, legitimate daughter of 
Rudj Weisz and Barbara Schwallj, both of Dellickon. She was baptized Septem 
ber 18, 1712. (Documentary proof.) 

After this daughter had given promise of marriage to the carpenter s mate, 
Johannes Matthysz of Watt, these two persons were united in marriage on my 
recommendation in the city of Basel, by Mr. M. Andreas Merian, candidate for 
the ministry. 

August 27, 1738, there journeyed to the aforesaid land the following persons: 

1. Heinrich Spillmann, wainwright, from Dellickon. Baptized December 25, 

1692. (Documentary proof.) 

2. Elsbeth Riimeli, from Seebach, wife of the preceding. Baptized July 24, 1687. 

(Documentary proof.) 
Children: 

3. Heinrich, baptized October 20, 1722. 

4. Verena, baptized February 18, 1725. 

5. Caspar Spillmann, brother to the above, baptized August 7, 1701. (Docu 

mentary proof.) 

6. Anna Miiller, from Schlieren, baptized December 8, 1700. (Documentary 

proof.) 

7. Hanseli Spillmann, the son of the last-named brother, baptized July 9, 1730. 

From the above-mentioned Heinrich Spillmann, wagon-maker, a letter has 
come, dated May 19, 1743, from Carolina, concerning the truthfulness of which 
there is doubt, owing to various causes. 

Dellickon, April 2, 1744. HANS JACOB OERJ, Pastor. 

No. 20. DATTLIKON, MARCH 27, 1744. (SEE PLATE i) 

About nine years ago, there journeyed from here to Pennsylvania, and 
established himself near Philadelphia, as a report to me from there shows: 

Jacob Weydmann, a mason, aged 40, with his wife and four small children. 
In spring, a year ago, there followed after him, contrary to my admonition, 
preached from the pulpit in a sermon specially devoted thereto, and in spite of 
remonstrances in private: 

1. Heinrich Bretscher from Blumetshalden, aged 27, and his wife Anna Wetzstein, 

aged 19, with her brother Jacob Wetzstein, aged 21. They carried a good 
sum of money along with them, how much I do not know. 

2. Heinrich Miiller, aged 42, and his wife Margaretha Herzog, aged 39, with 

four small children, and the sister of Miiller, Ursula, aged 46. He also took 
along a good amount of money, the sum is not known to me. 

3. Felix Ernst, aged 37, and his wife Elsbetha Weydmann, aged 41. 

4. The above Jacob Weydmann s sister, also with four small children; she had 

little money. 

Then Heinrich Weydmann, unmarried, aged 23, was also provided with a 
sum of money. 

I do not know of anyone who has a desire to follow the above, but one or 
another may be concealing his wish, cherished within, and be waiting only for a 
report as to how those fared who left. 

The paternal care of our gracious rulers is Christian, good, necessary, praise 
worthy. But along with this, it is no less good and necessary, if one gives to the 
poor industrious but unemployed people enough work for their necessary suste 
nance, or otherwise gives them some needy assistance, then they would be glad 
to remain in their native land. 

This is written with my feeble hand. (Haec manu infirma.) 



Kuhn 1 

.. .. r Parents. 

)beh J 



44 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

No. 21. FROM THE PARISH DIELSTORFF THE FOLLOWING FAMILY 

HAS GONE AWAY TO CAROLINA 

Heinrich Kuhn 

Regula Zobelj 

Felix Kuhn 

Heinrich Kuhn f- Children. 

Peter Kuhn J 

Total five persons. Attested, 

Dielstorf, March 31, 1744. HANS HEINRICH WIRTZ, Pastor. 

No. 22. FROM THE PARISHES DIETLIKON AND RIEDEN THE FOL 
LOWING FAMILIES AND PERSONS HAVE LEFT FOR 
CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA 

1734. I. Jacob Hunen, called Bieler s, born 1700. 

2. His wife Elsbeth Mejer, born January 10, 1699. 

3. Regula, their daughter, born November 2, 1727. 

4. Ulrich Schwarzenbach, from Rieden, born September i, 1705. 

5. His wife Barbel Hanslj, from Briitten, born May 29, 1798. 

6. Felix, their son, born April 12, 1733. 

7. Heinrich, their son, born September 19, 1734. 
1739. 8. Caspar Kuhn, from Rieden, born October 10, 1713. 

9. His wife, Anna Magdalen Mejer, from Riimlang, born January 21, 1714. 
10. Anna, their daughter, born April 29, 1739. 
1743. ii. Kilion Hinnen, mason, a widower, born December 16, 1694. 

12. Jacob Rathgeb Schneider, from Dietlikon, born April 15, 1703. 

13. His wife, Anna Wintsch, born January 19, 1712. 

14. Hans Rudolff, their son, born September 9, 1734. 

15. Regula, their daughter, born March 23, 1737. 

16. Heinrich, their son, born July 6, 1738. 

17. Hans Conrad, their son, born October 2, 1740. 

18. Hans, their son, born April 22, 1742. 

Thus attests, 

JOHN JACOB UTZINGER, Pastor. 

No. 23. FROM DUBENDORFF THERE LEFT FOR CAROLINA IN THE 

YEAR 1734 

Born: 

Jacob Danzler, tailor (",, . , f July 15, 1703 

{ Married couple Hr^ L 

Magdalena Pfister [. [_ December 26, 1698 

Children: 

Jacob July 28,1 726 

Hans Rudolff May 9, 1728 

Margaretha January 5, 1730 

Jacob May 24, 1 733 

Pastor MANZ. 

NO. 24. DiJRNTEN 

No one has yet gone from this parish either to Carolina or Pennsylvania. 
There are some indeed who wander about wretchedly as homeless people, thus a 
dismissed judge from Diirnthen, viz.: Hans Caspar Hotz. Also a certain Dand- 



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liker from Griiningen, who for several years had settled in the village and also 
had spent everything, he is with a wife and child. 

From Ober-Diirnten a certain Keller from the parish Mur is also wandering 
about in misery as a wretched head of a family with a wife and six children. 
Then, a certain Letsch, with wife and child, but who still has means to maintain 
himself; he is a saddler by trade. 

ZELLER, Minister. 

NO. 25. LIST OF THOSE WHO LEFT THE PARISH DYNHART FOR THE 

NEW WORLD 

Heinrich Bosshart, from Dynhart, born December 22, 1695. 
Anna Schaub, his wife, born November 12, 1694. 
Children: 

Kaspar, born October 2, 1718. 

Heinrich, born December 26, 1725. 

This Bosshart with his wife and two boys left in 1734. 
Ulrich Brunner, from Aeschlikon, born February 8, 1686. 
Anna Ernin, his wife, aged 65 years. 
Children: 

Heinrich, born October 8, 1719. 

Rudolff Brunner, also Ulrich s son, born August 27, 1713. 

Elsabetha Geyer, his wife, born January 12, 1715. 
Child: 

Hans Ulrich, born December 17, 1741. 

These two households left together in 1743. 
Ulrich Huggenberger, from Wetzikon, born January 23, 1698. 
Magdalena Duttweiler, his wife, born July 7, 1700. 

This couple had no children and left in 1743. 
Ursula Sommer, Jacob Sommer s (deceased) daughter, from Aeschlikon, born 

March 24, 1712, was in service at Stein and left with the above, in 1743- 
Anna Ammann, Ulrich Ammann s daughter, from Wetzikon, born October 29, 
1713, served at Berg, the parish Dagerlen and left with several from this 
parish in 1743. 

These are the persons, who against all warnings left the parish of Dynhart, 
with the purpose of going to Carolina. 

Dynhart, April 10, 1744. Attested by JOHN RUDOLFF BUELER. 

On further inquiry it appears that also Anna Stapfer, the daughter of the 
deceased Hans Jacob Stapfer, from Sulz, born October 5, 1704, left with several 
from Ellikon, where she served, without giving notification in the parsonage of 
Dynhart, in the year 1743. 

No. 26. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS LEFT THE PARISH EGLISAU IN 

JUNE, 1743 

Born Family 

I. 

1692 Ulrich Hartmann, turner, at the Steig, July 24. 

1695 Anna Fehr, December 25. 

Children: 

1728 Anna Barbara, May 22. 

1730 Heinrich. 

1732 Hans Jacob, August 10. 

1737 Anna Catharina, February 10. 



46 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

2. 

1699 Hans Marthj, inn-keeper, boatman at the Burg, February 28. 
Verena Keiser. 

3- 
1717 Hans Ullrich Sprenger, September 12. 

1716 Verena Schnetzer, December 26. 

4- 
1679 Regula Utzinger, April 20. Deceased Rodolf Schneider s wife from 

Oberriedt. 
Her son. 
1712 Jacob Schneider, boatsman, February 26. 

1717 Regula Hartmann: 
Children: 

1740 Anna, August 2. 

1742 Hans Jacob, February 13. 

5- 

J 705 Jacob Keiser, January 28. Weaver at Oberriedt. 
1711 Regula Braitter, April 15. 

6. 

1694 Fronnyk Keiser, October 27, Ulrich Bechtold s wife from Oberriedt. 
With two children. 

1724 Magdalena, November 19. 
1729 Barbara, March 13. 

7- 

1717 Johannes Jauschlj, at the Staig, March 2. 
Ursula Meyer. 

Rodolff Keiser, Marthj Keiser s (deceased) son at Oberriedt. 
1721 Elisabeth Meyer, Jacob Meyer s (forester) daughter at Seglingen, April 13. 

Total: 24 persons. 

No. 27. LIST OF EMIGRANTS FROM THE PARISH ELGG FOR PENN 
SYLVANIA AND CAROLINA 

1737 

Hansz Ulrich Hofmann, from Schottiken, baptized September 18, 1718. 

1742 

Hansz Conrad Brunner, from Schottiken, baptized October 18, 1711. 
Anna Barbara Speker, baptized June 2, 1715. 

Same year 

Hans Ulrich Vogler, from Elgg, glazier, baptized February n, 1703. 
Anna Maria Trachsler, baptized May 31, 1702. 
Children: 

Anna Magdalena, baptized August 8, 1728. 

Hansz Heinrich, baptized April n, 1731. 

Caspar, baptized July 28, 1737. 

Hans Ulrich, baptized April 15, 1739. 

Hans Jacob, baptized April 19, 1741. 

1743 

Journeyed to Pennsylvania together with two persons from Veldheim, to 
claim an inheritance of 7500 fl. from their cousin Hans Ulrich Hagmann at the 
time in Germantown. 

Rudolf Biichi, from Schottiken, Zurich, messenger s son, baptized December i, 
1720. 



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Anna Barbara Peter, Hans Ulrich Peter s daughter in Schneit, baptized December 

29, 1720. 

Atque/eodem anno/alio Patriam quaerunt hub Sole jacentem. 
(And in the same year there sought a fatherland cast under another sun) : 
Caspar Biichi, hatmaker, from Elgg, baptized December 3, 1693. 
Anna Barbara Hegnauer, baptized April 24, 1697. 
Children: 

Margaretha, baptized December 16, 1725. 

Heinrich, baptized November 17, 1726. 

Anna Barbara, baptized August 13, 1730. 

Hans Jacob, baptized January 6, 1732. 

Caspar, baptized August I, 1734. 

Hans Ulrich, baptized April n, 1743. 

The same year 

Ulrich Biichi, from Elgg, a widower, baptized February 6, 1698. 
Daughter: 

Susanna, baptized February I, 1728. 
Sister : 

Maria, baptized December 2, 1708. 

The same year 

Bernhard Keller, from Elgg, baptized December 6, 1711. 
Lisabeth Biichi, baptized February 15, 1711. 
Children: 

Joachim, baptized November 10, 1737. 

Lisabeth, baptized March n, 1739. 

Susanna, baptized April i, 1742. 

The same year 

Joachim Peter, from Giindliken, baptized September n, 1704. 
Lisabeth Lieber, baptized September 26, 1711. 
Children : 

Elsbeth, baptized September 10, 1730. 

Rudolf, baptized December 9, 1732. 

Joachim, baptized December 13, 1733. 

Melchior, baptized July 15, 1736. 

Hugo, baptized October 20, 1737. 

Anna Barbara, baptized November 15, 1738. 

Anna Magdalena, baptized February 24, 1743. 

The same year 1743 

Jacob Buchmann, from Schottiken, baptized March 22, 1696. 
Margaretha Schwizler, baptized December 25, 1698. 
Children: 

Jacob, baptized September 28, 1721. 

Hansz Ulrich, baptized July 26, 1723. 

Heinrich, baptized January 13, 1726. 

Salomon, baptized August 25, 1729. 

Anna, baptized August 24, 1732. 

Margaretha, baptized April n, 1734. 

Joachim, baptized June 30, 1737. 

Hansz Conrad, baptized July 10, 1740. 
Total: 47 Persons. 

Delivered in May, 1744. By J. CONRAD WIRZ, Minister at Elgg. 



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No. 28. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO WENT FROM THE PARISH 
ELSAU TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA, ANNO 1734-1744 



Date of Birth 
October 6, 1716. 


i 
Deceased Hans Ulrich Huber s sons 
from Rumiken: 
Hans Conrad 


Left for Carolina 
November 4 1734 


October i, 1719. 


Samuel 


November 3 1734 


July 9, 1699. 


2 

Andreas Briincker from Rumiken .... 


November 4 1734 


September 8, 1695. 
Children: 
July 10, 1722. 
March 5, 1724. 
April 14, 1726. 
November 9, 1727. 
August 6, 1730. 
July 20, 1734. 


Regula Herter, his wife. 

Hans Heinrich. 
Hans Conrad. 
Hans Ulrich. 
Jacob. 
Maria Lisabeth; N.B. Died. 
Abraham. 





March 23, 1697. 
March 23, 1682. 

Children: 

November 30, 1704. 
October 9, 1707. 
July 14, 1709. 

September 17, 1713. 
March 13, 1718. 
January 9, 1724. 
June 21, 1727. 



Salomon Ruckstul from Riimicken. . . .November 4, 1734. 
Barbara Biichj. 



Joachim. 
Salomon. 
Hans Conrad. 
Cleophea. 
Barbara. 
Hans Heinrich. 
Hans Ulrich. 

N.B. We have heard that the first three sons, Joachim, Salomon and Hans 
Conrad changed their intention and stayed behind in Alsace. 

4 Left for Pennsylvania 

August 1 8, 1700. Melchior Ruckstul from Riimicken. 

February 20, 1698. Margreth Egg, his wife July 4, 1743. 

Children: 

1737, baptized. Verena Marithi, spuria, child of Verena in Winterthur, and 
Schupisser in Oberwinterthur. 

Elsau, April 16, 1744. Attested: JOHN CASPAR FREUDWEILER, Pastor. 

No. 29. THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE HAVE LEFT EMBRACH FOR PENN 
SYLVANIA AND CAROLINA 

1. Hans Zollicker with wife and seven children. 

2. Elsbeth Fasi, Heinrich Zollicker s widow, with 2 children. 

3. Kilian Zollicker with his wife and six children. 

4. Heinrich Cappeler of Oberembrach, with one son and son s wife. 

5. Rudi Cappeler s widow, Elsbeth Biichi, from Oberembrach. 

6. Jacob Bachmann from Untermetterstetten and his wife. 

7. Ulrich Huber, from Loch, with his wife and two children. 

8. Jacob Bosserth, of Mulliberg, with his wife and four children. 

9. Caspar Huber s (deceased), of Oberwageburg, son and daughter. 

10. Felix Bentz s two sons (Bentz, who was killed by accident). 

11. Peter Banningers son, Ulrich, of this place. 

12. Hansz Conradt Heuszer, with his wife and three children. 




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13. The wife of Bernet Wipfen who was killed by accident, with one child. 

14. David Leimbacher, with his wife and three children. 

15. Ulrich Huber, of Underwagenburg, with wife and 4 children. 

16. Rudolff Bosserth, of Mulliberg, with wife and 3 children. 

17. Ruedi Cappeler s daughter. 

1 8. Hansz Heinrich Bosserth s, of Miilliberg, one son and daughters. 

19. Catarina Meier, daughter of Hans Meier of Embrach, deceased. 

20. Ursel Bosserth, daughter of Heinrich Bosserth of Miilliberg, who has dis 

appeared. 

21. The son of Jacob Bosserth ab der Stiegen, deceased. 

22. Heinrich Krebser s, of Rottenfluh, son Rudolf. 

23. Johannes, son of Jacob Krebser, deceased. 

24. Jacob Banninger, son of Ulrich Banninger of Embrach. 

Total: 73 people. 
Received March 28. Sent the 3Oth. 

No. 30. FROM LUFFINGEN. (SEE PLATE 2) 

In 1738 Hans Ulrich Meyer with his wife and two young children journeyed 
to Carolina. Because of my remonstrances no one has dared to do it since. 

Most Honorable, Most Learned, and Most Revered Superior: 

That I have not sooner, according to your command handed in the list of the 
people who have left or are leaving for Carolina or the West Indies, is due to 
certain restraining inconveniences and consequent forgetfulness, but not to 
stubborn insubordination or carelessness. As far as my parish is concerned, 
I do not know of a single person who has cherished a desire for this so-called 
promised land, where, according to some people s fancy, roast pigeons fly into 
one s mouth, nor one who has departed thither. My parishoners believe in the 
proverb "dulce natale solum" (Sweet is one s native land). They prefer to 
remain in the land, according to the words of the psalmist, but the making of an 
honest living, alas! alas! has not always proved true, and still they prefer to 
suffer hunger at home than to desire such a "fruitful land," as many frivolous 
persons believe Carolina or Pennsylvania to be. May God make us all long more 
and more for the Heavenly Canaan, where there is completeness of joy, happiness 
and bliss forever at His right hand. With heartfelt greetings, and committing 
you to divine protection, I remain, for the duration of my life, my Most Honor 
able Superior s humble servant CONRAD SUICER, Pastor. 

Erlenbach, May i, 1744. 

No. 31. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO WENT FROM THE PARISH 
OF FALLANDEN TO CAROLINA 

1. Jacob Aepplj, born July 10, 1701, his wife Anna Fenner, born March 31, 1705- 
Children: 

Margreth, born December 5, 1728. 
Johannes, born August 16, 1735. 

2. Hansz Jacob Aepplj, born January 6, 1704, his wife Verena Wetstein, born 

September 26, 1706. 
Child: 

Rudolff, born September 25, 1735. 

3. Christoph Hauser, widower, born May 10, 1691, the daughters: 

Barbara, born November 30, 1717. 
Anna Barbara, born May 2, 1719. 

4. Hans Rodolf Bodmer, born May i, 1692. 

His wife, Regula Gachnang, born July 9, 1703. 



50 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Children: 

Hans, born June 16, 1726. 
Heinrich, born November 14, 1728. 
Cleophea, born June 14, 1733. 
Regula, born April 8, 1736. 

5. Hans Ulrich Bosshart, born March 25, 1717. "I Brothers, legitimate sons of 
Heinrich Bosshart, born March 23, 1721. J Jacob Bosshart. 

6. Johannes Bachmann, George s legitimate son, October 4, 1712. 

7. Barbara Bosshart, deceased Jacob s legitimate sister, born February 17, 1711. 

The above persons all left Anno 1738. 
Anno 1743 there departed: 

8. Heinrich Gachnang, born March 21, 1717. 
His wife, Susanna Fischer, born July 24, 1707. 
Their children: 

Christoph, born September 27, 1739. 
Salomon, born November 5, 1741. 

Written by JOHN FASI, vicar. 
Fallanden, March 30, 1744. 

NO. 32. FlSCHENTHAL 

Names of those families and persons from this parish who from 1734 till the 
present have been living in foreign lands. 

1. Regula Brunner, widow of Heinrich Egli, ab dem Rohr, with six children, 

named: Hans Jacob, Caspar, Barbara, Anna, and Regula, as well as 
Maria, who was married to Marx Kagi. This couple is wandering about 
the country and no one really knows where they are. The mother, how 
ever, with the other children intended to go to Carolina, but came home 
poor; and will not be received by the parish until she can obtain the official 
permission to stay here. 

2. Salomon Egli, a son of the above-mentioned woman, has been in Holland 

for three years. 

3. Abraham Zuppinger from Miillibach has also been in Holland for about 

three years. 

4. Hansz Jacob Kagi from Lenzen hired out in Holland about two years ago. 

5. Rodolff Bischoff from Wald has been in Holland for three years. 

6. Hans Jacob Ryser from Leimaker has been in Holland for two years. 

7. Hans Ulrich Schonenberger from Heussli has been in Holland for a year. 

8. Jacob Kagi from Oberhoff has been in Holland for a year. 

9. Hans Jacob Bischoff auf der Bodmen has a wife and four children, deserts 

them, and the children are put upon the care of the parish and are supported 
by alms or from the church property. Where this man is, no one knows. 
It has already been four years since he disappeared. 
10. Hans Jacob Zuppinger, from Miillibach, has also been out of the country, 

no telling where, for four years. 

This is the specification made, according to the official command, of those 
families and persons from the parish of Fischenthal who are residing abroad. 
Fischenthal, April 7, 1744. Attested: S. WEISS, Pastor. 

No. 33 

DORFF. On May 15, 1743, an unmarried man, named Martin Roth, aged 
27 years, started from here toward Pennsylvania with 150 florins. He sent word 
from London that he hoped to arrive there safely, but, to my knowledge, there 
has since then been no further word from him. This circular I received at half 



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past two in the afternoon and I am sending it with respectful greetings to Rev. 
D., Pastor in Flaach. 

FLAACH. The past year three families left my parish: Jacob Fissler with 
his wife and two young men, Conrad Fehr with his wife and two children, and 
Conrad Gugler of Volken with his wife without children. But four families 
have decided to leave next week unless an official prohibition prevents them, 
which will be immediately reported to the District Governor (Kreis-Landvogt) 
at Andelfingen. We are sending the circular on the same day on which we 
received it. With greetings, Rev. D s vicar, Berg. 

BERG. Anno 1738, the following persons left for Carolina: Jacob Bucher 
with his wife and three children, took about 15 florins with him. Also Jacob 
Meyer with his wife and four children, also took about 15 florins with him. 
Also Ulrich Schmid who took about 30 florins with him. Also Jacob Fehr, the 
weaver, and his wife who took about 15 florins with them. Also Catharina Egg, 
unmarried, born in Seen. These parties left in September of the given year 1738, 
but no report of them has ever reached us. This circular is being sent as quickly 
as possible with respectful regards to the Pastor in Buch. 

BUCK a/ Irchel. Eight or ten years ago there left my pa ish for Carolina, 
Heinrich Meierhofer, an unmarried man of 30 years, with about 30 florins. He 
is at present in Carolina in the service of Mr. Samuel Augspurger, a citizen of 
Bern. Thereafter Caspar Schurter with his wife, both 30 years old and with 
young children, took with them 40 to 50 florins. Where they went we do not 
know yet. At present no more from here have any desire to start out. A year 
ago my son, Elias, vicar of Hengart, in a sermon to that purpose, tried to make 
the dangerous journey to Carolina distasteful by every conceivable and striking 
argument, and to prevent it, but he found a poor hearing with many. I received 
the circular March 26, at one o clock in the afternoon and am sending it the 
following morning with greetings to the honorable pastor in Neftenbach. 

No. 34. SPECIFICATION OF THOSE PERSONS WHO EMIGRATED FROM 
THE PARISH OF GLATFELDEN TO CAROLINA 

1738 

Parish Glatfelden, 

Parents : Ages. 

1 . Heinrich Meyer 40 

Zusanna Meyer 35 

Children: 

Susanna 6 

Lisabeth 4 

1740 

2. Steffen Keller, deceased Hans 49 

Elsbeth Frey 40 

Children: 

Salomea 20 

Heinrich 12 

Hans Jacob 6 

Parents: 

3. Brother of the above-mentioned Steffen Keller, 

Felix Keller 45 

Vrena am Berg 40 

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Children: 

Hans 15 

Vrena 12 

Susanna 6 

N.B. This Felix Keller has with him his mother, Margaretha Meyer 
(aged 75), wife of Hans (Meyer) deceased: also his unmarried brother, Caspar 
Keller (aged 38). 

1740 
Parish Zweidlen. 

Parents: Ages. 

4. Abraham Keller 41 

Margaretha Koffel 39 

Children: 

Bernhard 9 

Vrena 7 

Barbara 5 

Glatfelden. 1743 

Husband and Wife. 

5. Hans Peter Lee 60 

Vrena Meyer 60 

6. Parents: 

Felix Lee 40 

Vrena Martelerj 39 

Children: 

Hans 12 

Anna 10 

7. Husband and Wife. 

Hans Jacob Huszer 20 

Madalena Azenweiler 28 

8. Parents: 

Caspar Glatfelder 36 

Lisabeth Lauffer 34 

Children: 

Anna Margareth 13 

Anna 1 1 

Salomon 9 

Johannes 7 

N.B. Has with him his father-in-law, 

Hans Jacob Lauffer 70 

Parents: 1743 

9. Heinrich Walder 30 

Dorothea Lauffer 20 

IO. Husband and W 7 ife. 

Hans Peter Glatfelder 45 

Salomea am Berg 40 

N.B. Has with him his brother Felix Walder, unmarried 25 

Children: 

Elsbetha 16 

Barbara 14 

Felix 12 

Lisabeth 10 

Hans Rudolf 9 

Johannes . 4 



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Zweidlen. 

11. Parents: 

Hans Schmid 4 

Margaretha Schiiz 3& 

Children: 

Caspar 10 

Johannes 

Hans Ulrich 4 

Reinszfelden. 

12. Heinrich Guth 28 

N.B. His wife, Anna Scherrer, with whom he lived until that time in the 
parish of Neftenbach is at present trying to obtain a separation from him from 
the Matrimonial Court. 

Total Number of persons 53. 

No. 35. FROM THE PARISH GOSSAU THERE HAVE LEFT FOR 

CAROLINA 

Anno 1734. From Bertschiken: 

Rudolf Walder, baptized April 10, 1698, with his wife, Anna Stuzin and little 
son, Jacob, aged 4 years, took money with him, 50 pounds. 

Anno 1739. From Ober-Ottiken: 

Jacob Zollinger, baptized April 27, 1697, with his wife, Lisabeth Frey: 
Children: 

Anneli, aged 10 years. 

Casperli, aged 6 years. 

Andres, aged 4 years. 

Babeli, aged 2 years. 

He raised money on his farm and took with him 500 pounds. 

Attested: JOHN HEINRICH DANIKER, Pastor. 

No. 36. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS FROM THE PARISH OF GREIFFEN- 
SEE who, from the year 1734 until this present year 1744, 
either have emigrated to Pennsylvania or have intended to go 
there, but are staying at present in other places or have re 
turned home. 

Anno 1734, in October, Margaretha Vogel, daughter of the late Heinrich 
Vogel, the mason, left this parish for Pennsylvania, being then 30 years of age. 
She is said to be there at present. 

Anno 1738. Hans Jacob Wolffensperger, at that time 34 years old, and his 
wife, Susanna Danni, 30 years old, with three children: Elsbeth, then 7 years old, 
Maria, then 4 years old, and Margaretha, then ^ year old. This family left 
our parish in August of that year. Went as far as Basel, from there back to 
Aarau, where they stayed almost two years. Since then they have been living 
again in our parish. 

Anno 1738. Heinrich Drachssler, the hedge-maker, then 23 years old, and 
his wife, Catharina Danni, then 24 years old, also left here in August of the 
specified year, went as far as Basel, from there back to Aarau where they stayed 
not quite a year, but since then they have been living again in our parish. 

Anno 1743. Johannes Bleuwler, son of Hans Heinrich Bleuwler, the butcher, 
28 years old, left here in May. Went as far as Basel, where he is now working 
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54 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Felix Bleuwler, brother of the above, 20 years old, left here in May, went 
as far as Basel and has been since then in the French army. 

Hans Jacob Brauch, son of Hans Conrad Brauch, 22 years old, left here in 
May, went as far as Basel and came back from there in a few weeks to our parish. 

Hans Conrad Burckhard, son of Hans Conrad Burckhard, the scabbard- 
maker, 14 years old, a very poor boy; the three people above-mentioned allowed 
him to go with them to Basel (because he could not find a master hereabouts), 
where he has been living ever since. According to a written report which we 
have received, he is behaving himself very well and, through the kindness of some 
compassionate people there who have interested themselves in him, has been 
apprenticed for five years without apprentice-fee, to a ropemaker, to learn the 
trade. 

Anno 1743. Hans Jacob Wilest, the son of the district judge, Hans Conrad 
Wiiest, 22 years old, learned the locksmith s trade and gave out that he was going 
travelling as a journeyman, but left Basel in May with some fellow countrymen 
to go to Pennsylvania, and is said to have married a woman from the Oberen 
Strass, who once stood in the pillory in Zurich. 

Anna Wolfensperger, daughter of Jacob Wolfensperger, the joiner, 28 years 
of age, went from here to Basel in May and started from there with some fellow 
countrymen to go to Pennsylvania and is said to have married a fellow from 
Affoltern in the Albis. 

Greiffensee, April i, 1744. JOHANN JACOB ORELL, Pastor at Greiffensee. 

There was omitted above: Anno 1738. Magdalena Drachszler, daughter 
of Heinrich Drachszler, the hedge-maker, deceased, then 17 years of age, travelled 
from here to Basel in August with the intention of going to Pennsylvania, but is 
said not to have gone on from there, but to be wandering around elsewhere 
now here, now there like a good-for-nothing woman without reporting definitely 
where she is at present. 

No. 37. SPECIFICATION OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WENT FROM THE 
PARISH HUSEN AM ALBIS, TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA 

Jacob Ringker, born August 16, 1707, son of Captain Werner Ringker, 
deceased, of Husen; to Carolina September i, 1741. 

Heinrich Grob, born May 23, 1723, son of Julius, of Hirtzwangen; to 
Carolina July 24, 1742. 

Sergeant Heinrich Hitz, from the Bauder-Albis, born July II, 1697, with his 
wife, Elsbetha Frick, of Knonau, born April 18, 1711, and four children: Verena, 
born March 16, 1727, Adelheid, born February 10, 1732, Heinrich, born September 
J 3i i?33 and Anna, born May u, 1738; to Pennsylvania. 

Heinrich Lier, of Ebertschwyl, born August 7, 1707, with his wife, Verena 
Suter, also of Ebertschwyl, born October 6, 1705, and little son, Beat, born 
September 27, 1733. Both parties to Pennsylvania April 29, 1743. 

Sergeant Johann Conrad Schmid, son of the mason, of Heist, born June 24, 
1717, with his wife, Susanna Hiigi, also of Heist, born December 6, 1716, and three 
children: Hans Jacob, born September 17, 1741, Hans Rudolf, January 6, 1743 
and Regula, March I, 1744; to Pennsylvania April i, 1744. 

April 27, 1744. 

Attested : JOHANN JACOB HIRTZEL, Pastor. 



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No. 38. ANNO 1743, FROM THE PARISH HENKARTT, WITH THE 
KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT OF THE Two HONORABLE GOV 
ERNORS OF KYBURG AND ANDELFINGEN, the following families 
and persons journeyed to the new-found land I do not know 
whether to Carolina or to Pennsylvania. 

1. Jacob Frauenfelder, shoemaker, called Gabriel, baptized October 30, 1707, 

with his wife, Elsbetha Meyer von Buech, far advanced in pregnancy. 
N.B. He was the instigator and the seducer of the others from the County. 

2. Deyes Frauenfelder, brother of the above, baptized March 17, 1705. 
Verena Schaub, his wife, baptized February 18, 1703. 

Children: 

1. Mathias, baptized March 11, 1732. 

2. Jacob, baptized June 23, 1733. 

3. Ursala, baptized July 18, 1734. 

4. Johannes, baptized January 29, 1736. 

5. Barbara, baptized September 8, 1737. 

6. Heinrich, baptized November 15, 1739. 

7. Conrad, baptized October 8, 1741. 

They took all these seven children with them. This family resided in the 
Estate. 

3. Jacob Frauenfelder, called Grazli, baptized December 20, 1705. 
Anna Weyer, his wife, of Seen, baptized November 9, 1701. 

From the County 
Children: 

1. Anna, baptized January 22, 1732. 

2. Barbara, baptized May 20, 1734. 

3. David, baptized October 16, 1735. 

4. Elsbetha, baptized June 16, 1737. 

5. Hans Conrad, baptized September 10, 1741. 

Took them all with them. 

4. Mathias Frauenfelder, son of Jonas, baptized December 10, 1712. 

Barbara Miiller, of Hettlingen, baptized August 24, 1710. Far advanced in 

pregnancy. 

N.B. He sent back from London, where his wife recovered from the birth 
of a daughter, a lamentable letter, in which he could not write enough con 
cerning how miserably they had been deceived, warning everyone against this 
journey. Threatens to come home again, as soon as it is possible. 

He resided in the Estate. 

These four families emigrated in June, but the two following ones in August. 
Nothing seemed so sad to me as this obstinate, unscrupulous emigration of 
these heartless parents with so many innocent little children. I was seriously 
ill at the time or I should have taken desperate measures to prevent the 
same, and would have sent the Elders immediately to the Honorable Governors 
on their account, but all was in vain, and my sickness was made all the more 
bitter for me, and these people ~were as if bewitched and desperately resolute, 
for most of them were poor and could hardly get together sufficient money 
for the journey; and, what was worst of all, in their answer to our warnings 
they laid the blame indirectly, indeed upon our gracious masters. Note 
the following: If this were true and our gracious masters had allowed so many 
of their subjects to emigrate from their country, and if the aforesaid lamentable 
letter and other sad reports had not reached the country, and become known, 
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56 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Each of these six families has an official certificate of baptism from the 
pastor of the parish with them. The first four were written in my own hand 
the last two in the schoolmaster s hand, but signed by me and with these two 
words added: sponte et audacter (voluntarily and rashly). 

5. Hans Jacob Frauenfelder, called Pfeiffer, baptized November 15, 1711. 
Anna Frauenfelder, his wife, baptized July 29, 1712. 

Children: 

1. Ursala, May 27, 1736. 

2. Pantaleon, March 4, 1738. 

3. Barbara, July 17, 1742. 

6. Jacob Frauenfelder, son of Gabriel, the tailor, baptized December 3, 1713. 
Elisabeth Bratschger of Aesch, born 1709. 

Children: 

1. Barbara, baptized March 18, 1736. 

2. Hans Heinrich, baptized November 24, 1736. 

3. Elsbetha, baptized April 10, 1740. 

4. Anna, baptized September 23, 1742. 

Anna Frauenfelder, a respectable young woman, unmarried, sister of Jacob 

Frauenfelder, above-mentioned, baptized March 29, 1716. These two 

families Nos. 5 and 6 resided in the County. 
In all six families, four from the County, two from the Estate. Persons 32. 

Moreover, under my predecessor, deceased Anno 1739, there left here for 
Carolina; Felix Frauenfelder, son of Felix from the monastery, baptized 
November 13, 1701, and his wife, Elsbetha Mader, from Schleittheim in the 
District of Schaaffhausen, baptized April 14, 1701, with five children, including 
four boys, the oldest about ten years old. 

Henkertt, March 31, 1744. LEONHARD HOLZHALB, Pastor. 

No. 39. THE FAMILIES AND PERSONS FROM THE PARISH OF HEN 
KERTT, residing abroad or wandering about here and there, 
March 31, 1744. 

1. Adam Miiller, baptized December 27, 1672, widower since July 19, 1733; 

resides in Schaaffhausen on a vine-raising estate. 
Children: 

1. Ursula, baptized December 29, 1713. ~| 

2. Hans Ulrich, baptized July 25, 1715. I They are all said to have been 

3. Barbara, baptized December 22, 1717. | baptized at Schaaffhausen. 

4. Rodolff, baptized May 23, 1720. J 

2. Adam Miiller, son of the above, baptized January i, 1705. 

Verena Siiesstrunk of Wisendangen, March 10, 1716. Married April 26, 1735. 
They also resided in the District of Schaaffhausen, but they are said to have 
settled permanently in the District of Basel. 

3. Heinrich Weni and Ursala Chym of Schlatt. The former s wife died last 

year at Schaaffhausen on the vine-raising estate which he had leased; and 
he returned this year again to this parish with honorable testimonials and 
considerable means, aged 78 years. 

4. Deyes Steinmann, a shoemaker, baptized October 4, 1687, was married in 

the margravate of Weil, an hour s distance from Basel, to Sara Seiffert, 
February 2, 1717. According to a letter which we have received, he died 
September 3, of last year, and his death has been published here. He leaves 
behind his wife and four children, two sons and two daughters, of whom the 
one son and the one daughter are already married. The children are called: 

Anna Maria, 

Lorenz Simeon, 

Johann Conrad. 



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5. Hans Jacob Frauenfelder, smith, baptized February 14, 1698. He, it appears, 
disappeared suddenly and since then no one has heard the slightest word 
from him. His wife, Anna Blickenstorffer, baptized August 20, 1699, 
wanders about the country with her daughter, Margaretha, baptized 
January 16, 1734, an illegitimate child, conceived in adultery, and spends 
much of her time in the districts of Baden and Bern. The son, Hans 
Ulrich Frauenfelder, baptized March 29, 1,722, also wanders around begging. 

Hans Jacob Frauenfelder, son of the younger Graz, baptized January 8, 1690. 

Joseph Frauenfelder, brother of Grazli, baptized December 6, 1711. 

Hans Conrad Frauenfelder, son of Baschi, baptized January 30, 1701. 

Hans Conrad Steiner, brother of Seepe, baptized June 14, 1705. 

Unknown 

Also some people 60-70 years old or more, some of them discharged soldiers, 
some of them vagrants, of whom nothing is known, Baschi, David, Hans Conrad, 
Jacob, Isaac Frauenfelder. 
Hans Ulrich Frauenfelder, son of Joseph, deceased, is living in Strassburg. He 

was here in this country two years ago, living with a woman whom he is since 

said to have married. Baptized May 4, 1719. 
Hans Jacob Frauenfelder, called Weber, baptized August 16, 1696. 
Barbara Frauenfelder, baptized November 14, 1797. 
Children: 

1. Hans Ulrich, baptized October 7, 1725. 

2. Anna, baptized April 4, 1728. 

3. Barbara, baptized January I, 1730. 

4. Hans Jacob, baptized March 21, 1734. 

5. Hans Peter, baptized July 13, 1738. 

Sold his property here and established himself with his family in Buesingen. 

There are also three or four women missing who are said to have gone to the 
lowlands, or to be wandering about elsewhere, or to be in the realms of the dead. 
At any rate, we do not know anything about them. 

The soldiers, who are at present serving in Holland or elsewhere, have been 
listed in another place. 

LEONHARD HOLZHALB, Pastor. 

No. 40. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE GONE TO CAROLINA 
FROM THE PARISH OF HEDINGEN, ANNO 1743 

1. Barbel Hunn, wife of Heiri Schmid, deceased, from the District of Bern. 
Children: 

Maria, born February 14, 1723. 
Heiri, born September 14, 1727. 
Tomas, born June 23, 1733. 

With them went Uli Stahli, born January 9, 1706. He is a poor stupid fellow, 
good for nothing. 

Also 
Catri Hubschmid, daughter of the miller at Hedingen, born 1700. 

Also 
Elseli Hedinger, daughter of Heiri Hedinger, born December 15, 1720. 

2. Heiri Meili, son of Heiri, went with his wife and children either there or to 

Pennsylvania. Many years ago he sold all that he had in Hedingen and 
since then h as not been living in Hedingen, but in Maschwanden with his 
wife and children, so that he should be reported from Maschwanden. 

Attested: JOHANN FASI, Pastor. 



58 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

No. 41 . IN ANSWER TO THE OFFICIAL COMMAND WHICH I RECEIVED 
FROM THE HONORABLE DEAN FASI AT HEDINGEN, TO GIVE AN 
ACCOUNT OF THE PERSONS FROM THIS PARISH OF RIFFER- 
SCHWuL WHO HAVE GONE TO CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA, 
I REPORT THE FOLLOWING TO THE HONORABLE DEAN: 

Oberschweil 

The first left April 28, 1739, namely: 

Johannes Schleipffer, baptized January 8, 1719. 

Johannes Bar, born January 31, 1723. 

Elsbeth Bar, born August 27, 1719. 

Bat. Rudolff Bar, born May 14, 1719. 

Hans Heinrich Bar, born December u, 1720. 

Rudolff Bar, born May 17, 1722. 

Hans Jacob Huser, born February 9, 1716. 

Under-Rifferschweil 

Hans Jacob Widmer, born December 6, 1722. 
Anna Bar, born October 13, 1715. 
Johannes Waber, born April 14, 1720. 
Ulrich Waber, born May 12, 1720. 

In August 

Heinrich Weber, born October 6, 1715. 
Anna Urner, born November 6, 1718. 
Jacob Weber, born December 30, 1725. 

There also left in 1743 in May: 
Jacob Frick, born August 22, 1697. 
Verena Bar, born July 10, 1718. 

A ho from Ober-Rifferschweil 

Henrich Schleipffer, born May 17, 1705. 

Also his wife, Anna Grob, born August i, 1706. 

Also their children: 

Jacobli, baptized in Meria, in Flanders, Anno 1735. 

Cathri, born January 20, 1743. 

Also from Under-Rifferschweil, April I, 1744: 

Henrich Urner, born June IO, 1702. 

His wife, Anna Naff, born January 14, 1694. 

Their children: 

Verena, born December 17, 1730. 

Johannes, born August 7, 1735. 

No. 42. HERRLIBERG 

The following left for Carolina in 1743. Before this there were none. 
Born. 

f Rudi Wy-man. 
^ \ Dorothea Sennhauser. 

Children: 
1721. Elsbeth. 
1 723. Barbara. 



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1725. Jacob. 
1729. Verena. 
1732. Heinrich. 

1735. Hans Heinrich. 
Parents : 

1705. Heinrich Kolliker. 

1704. Ragula Bratscher. 

Children : 

1732. Antoni. 

1734. Heinrich. 

1736. Anna. 
I 739- Susanna. 
1742. Hans Caspar. 

From Berg 
Father: 

1702. Heinrich Haab (Name not entirely legible.) 
Children: 

1727. Rodolf. 
1732. Hans Rodolff. 

Parents : 

1702. Heinrich Hermetschwyler. 
1701. Barbara Erzinger. 

Children: 

1726. Anna. 

1728. Barbara. 
1731. Elsbeth. 
] 734. Jacob. 

CONRAD ZIEGLER, Pastor. 
(Signature added in modern hand-writing.) 

NO. 43. HlNWEIL 

From this parish there emigrated Anno 1743, with the intention of going to 
Carolina: 

Caspar Honegger, from Unterbach, baptized February 26, 1708. 
Anna Schneider, his wife, baptized July 4, 1706. 

f Marx, baptized February 18, 1733. 
With three children -j Caspar, baptized April 18, 1734. 

[_ Hans Jacob, baptized January I, 1736. 

He took about 160 florins in money with him since his brothers bought 
him out about five years ago for 180 florins. 

Hinweil, April 7, 1744. JOHANN LUDWIG MEYER, Pastor. 

NO. 44. HlTTNAU 

Honorable, Learned, Highly-Revered and Gracious Dean: 

In accordance with an official order, I am to send to the Honorable Dean a 
report of those persons from this parish who have gone to Carolina, in order 
that it may be sent to the official board. I am glad to be able to do this in "three 
words," as they say, since there is only one married couple: 
Heinrich Zwik, tradesman, from Oberhittnau, born November 3, 1709, and 
Anna Riiegg, born in Wollnau, in the parish Bauma. 

I have to report that they were married Anno 1737, and are still without 
children. These people became so rich from the shop-keeping that they set up, 



60 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IX THE 

that they made a great pile of debts, which yield their creditors only the trouble 
of looking after them. And they knew how to craftily conceal their design and 
to secretly carry it out, so that they could sell their remaining possessions and their 
household belongings with the plausible excuse that they must have money for 
the Whitsuntide Fair at Zurzach (about a year ago); with which excuse they 
exacted payment of their outstanding debts, as far as possible, from some they 
got but a little. So they escaped with considerable money without letting any 
one know, and their departure was not noised abroad until some time after they 
had gone, when they were probably already safe in Holland. 

That is all that I can say concerning the emigration from our beloved parish. 
I commend this notification to the Board and the Honorable Dean and my humble 
self to their continued favor. Committing you to the protection of Heaven and 
of Our Saviour, in dutiful submission, 
The Honorable, Highly-Learned, and Gracious Dean s humble servant, 

HEINRICH FASI, Pastor. 

Hittnau, April i, 1744. 

No. 45. FROM THE PARISH HOMBRECHTIKON 

Caspar Muschgg from Brauslen, who formerly worked at \Vollishofen, un 
married, left for Carolina Anno 1734 in October. He appeared before the Magis 
trates of the Estate Staffen and acted against their advice. No one else so far 
as I know. No one from Staffen has gone to America. 

NO. 46. HORGEN 

From this cherished parish there left last year for Carolina or Pennsylvania: 

1. Hans Jacob Grundel, son of Jacob auf dem Bergli, baptized November 14, 

1719, the son of a poor man who had worked as a hired hand. 

2. Jacob Strauli, son of Caspar deceased, from Kapfnach, baptized December 

24, 1724. 

3. Heinrich Stiinzi, son of Marx, the tile-maker, from Kapfnach, baptized August 

22, 1719. 
Horgen, April 2, 1744. JOHANN KELLER, Pastor. 

No. 47. FROM THE PARISH ILLNAUW the persons below described 
left for the so-called new-found land during the last few years: 

7. Hanss Wezstein, wheelwright, from Kemleten,] They left Anno 1737 with five 
aged 38 years. children, of whom the old- 

Anna Frauenfelder, his wife, aged est was 6, the youngest 

36 years. J ^ year. 

7. Conradt Denzler, from first, aged ] They left with the above, also 

37 years. with five children, of whom 
Anna Wezstein, his wife, aged the oldest was 6, the young- 

35 years. 1 est i year. 

5. Jacob Graaff, of Rykon, left with wife and three children, of whom the oldest 

was 7, the youngest 3 years, Anno 1738. 
5. Margaretha Keller, widow of the schoolmaster, of Ottikon, aged 34, left 

Anno 1738, with four children; the oldest 15, the youngest 4 years. 

4. Felix Widmer, of Ottikon, aged 36 years. 1 They left Anno 1743 with two 
Barbara Beriither, his wife, aged children, the oldest 8^, the 

40 years. youngest 4 years. 

5. Jacob Wagmann, of Rykon, aged 36 years.] They left Anno 1743 with three 
Dorothea Haffner, his wife, aged r children, the oldest 6, the 

34 years. J youngest 2 years. 



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5. Mathias Frauenfelder, of Rykon, aged 45 1 They left Anno 1743 with three 

years. children, the oldest 14, the 

Anna Trindler, his wife, aged 50 years. youngest 7 years. 

2. Hanss Wurgler, of Rykon, aged 21 years. 

Verena Morff, his betrothed, aged 20 p They left together Anno 1743. 

years. 

3. Vrena Brandtlin, aged 22 years. .-., f These three un- 
Regula Wagmann, aged 30 years. [ R k 1 marr i e d women 
Anna Hindermeister, of Effretikon, aged 40 years.] [ left Anno 1743. 

I. Barbara Schlumpf, of Horgen, aged 23, whose husband, Caspar Windsch, with 
her knowledge and consent entered the army for service in Holland 1742. 
She went back to her relatives at M (inch-Alt orff, where she became un 
faithful to her husband and was made pregnant by another man, with whom 
she departed, Anno 1743, with her father s help. From the ship in Zurich 
she sent her legitimate little son back to his poor grandmother in Horgen. 

Total 44 persons, including 25 children. 

Illnauw, April 2, 1744. Attested: BALTHASSAR PEYER, Pastor. 

No. 48. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE LEFT THE PARISH 

KLOTEN FOR CAROLINA 

KLOTEN 

Anna Kern, wife of Jacob Brunner, with two children, after having faith 
lessly forsaken her husband, went with Heinrich Gotschi to Carolina. 

Jacob Brunner departed with the daughter of his cousin, Stiidli, of Basser- 
storff , whom he had made pregnant and with whom he had begotten an illegitimate 
child. Because the marriage-court refused to sanction their union they emigrated. 
He was 44 years old. He left behind in the parish five children, two sons and 
three daughters, who have fallen as a great burden upon the church and the 
parish for support. 

Hanss Kleinpeter s son, by trade a carpenter, 24 years old, went to Carolina 
two years ago with people from Wallissell. 

OPFIKEN 

Felix Wismann, born June 19, 1707, and Verena Foster, born November 26, 
1707, left with their child, Anna, born 1740, with the people from Wallissell two 
years ago. 

Barbara Eberhardt, daughter of Felix Eberhardt, the cooper, of Opfiken, 
born May 22, 1707, emigrated nine years ago. 

No. 49. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE GONE FROM TIME TO 

TIME FROM THE PARISH KNONAU TO CAROLINA AND 

PENNSYLVANIA 

To CAROLINA, 1739 

Heinrich Walder, son of the assistant magistrate, deceased, aged 32 years. Is 

said to have died on the journey. 

Heinrich Sytz, son of the village watchman, aged 34 years. 
Anna Walder, his wife, aged 30 years. 
Heinrich Sytz, Jr., brother of the above, aged 24 years. 
Caspar Frik, son of Ulrich, aged 31 years, is said to have died. 
Veronica Hitz, his wife, aged 32 years. 
Anneli Frik, their little daughter, aged I year, is also said to have died. 



62 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Johanes Frik, brother of the above, aged 20 years. 

Ursala Frik, daughter of Caspar, aged 21 years. 

Rudolf Frik, son of Felix, deceased, from Utenberg, an estate in the parish of 

Knonau, aged 29 years. 
Anna Barbara Frik, daughter of Heinrich, from Utenberg, aged 24 years. 

LEFT FOR PENNSYLVANIA, MAY i, 1743 
Leonhard Walder, of Knonau, aged 37 years. 
Anna Weiss, his wife, aged 39 years. 
Their children: 

Hanss Jacob, aged 16 years. 

Anna, aged 13 years. 

Hans Jacobli, aged 9 years. 

Vreneli, aged 7 years. 

Dorotheli, ten weeks old. 

Elssbeth Frik, daughter of Ulrich, aged 39 years. 
Anna Frik, her sister, aged 32 years. 
Anna Sytz, daughter of Heinrich, aged 21 years. 
Regula Sytz, daughter of Heinrich, deceased, aged 30 years. 

Anno 1744, April I, at 9 o clock at night there left secretly without the knowl 
edge of the Honorable Governor or of the pastor. 
N.B. Barbara Niehvergelt, wife of Heinrich Sytz, whose husband is still alive 

and 56 years old. She, his disloyal wife, is 43 years old. 
Hanss Jacobli Sytz, her 9 year old son. 

April 6, 1744. 

This is attested by CHRISTOPHEL ZIEGLER, Pastor at Knonau. 

No. 50. SPECIFICATION OF THOSE PERSONS WHO EMIGRATED FROM 

KUSSNACHT FOR CAROLINA, ANNO 1743 

From the Kiissnachterberg, from the Hoch-Ruti Born. 

Elsbeth Tobler, wife of Hans Erzinger, deceased 1679 

Children : 

Regula, November 3 . 1715 

Hans Jacob, April 3 1718 

Maria, March 3 1720 

Hans Rudolff, October 13 1722 

From Kussnacht 

Caspar Elliker, November 15 1700 

Anna Wirz, June 16 1705 

Children: 

Anna, May 26 1 729 

Violand, April 27 1732 

Caspar, January 10 1734 

Hans Heinrich, May 21 1737 

Lisabeth, October 13 . . . 1739 

With him is his brother-in-law, Jacob Wirz, April 10 1671 

Johannes Gimpert, September 28 1699 

Barbara Bertschinger, May 4 1710 

Children: 

Anna, February 14 1 73 

Barbara, August 22 1734 

Heinrich, September 8 1735 

Johannes, January 18 1739 

Lisabeth, November 6 1740 



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These went as far as Basel where the father entered the French service. 
The mother came back with the children and since the community would not 
receive her, she left the children in the parish and went away again. 
Anna Wirz, who was divorced from Conradt Meyer, born January 15, 1714. She 

is said to be in Basel. 

Salomo Werder, son of Bernhardt Werder, deceased, born January 2, 1724. 
He went to Holland and came back again. 

This is attested in accordance with the official command by 

H. ARMINGER. 

Note on the back: From the parish of Staffen no one has gone to the West 
Indies. 

From the parish of Mannedorf no one. 

Probably no one has left from these parishes since I have received no report 
in answer to my repeated requests. 

No. 51. LIST OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WENT FROM THE PARISH OF 

LlNDAU TO THE SO-CALLED NEW-FOUND LAND 

1738 

Joachim Haussli, of Winterberg. 
His wife, Elsbeth Ochssner. 
Children: 

Jacob, aged about ten. 
Heinrich, born October 27, 1736. 

In the same year: 

Sarah Blauler, widow of Jacob Keller, deceased, of Winterberg, with her son, 
Heinrich Keller. 

1743 

Hans Felix Widmer, shoemaker, of Lindau, born September 6, 1696. 

His wife, Elsbeth Banninger, in October, 1708. 

Children: 

Jacob, born February 27, 1725. 

Elssbeth, October 24, 1728. 

Margaretha, June 18, 1730. 

Kley- Jacob, October 12, 1732. 

Elisabeth, December 19, 1741. 

In the same year: 

Hanss Kuhn, of Graffstahl, aged 52. 
His wife, Barbara Dentzler, aged 53. 

In the same year: 

Hans Ulrich Wagmann, of Dagelschwangen, January 2, 1699. 
Anna Huber, his wife. In October, 1702. 
Children : 

Barbara, December 9, 1726. 

Heinrich, April 3, 1728. 

Hans Jacob, April 14, 1730. 

Anna, January i, 1732. 

Hans Caspar, November 18, 1733. 

Margaretha, September 20, 1737. 

These last were living on a feudal estate in Mur, from whence they emigrated. 
The first two families went to Carolina, I am told, the last three to Pennsylvania. 

Lindau, April i, 1744. Attested: JOHANN HEINRICH ULRICH, Pastor. 



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No. 52. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE LEFT THE PARISH OF 
MARTHALEN FOR CAROLINA SINCE 1735 OR WHO HAVE DE 
CLARED THEIR INTENTION TO GO THERE 

September 24, 1738 

Hans Ulrich Binder, guide, baptized October 23, 1698 
Magdalena Mokli, his wife, October 20, 1700. 

Children: 

Hans Ulrich, July II, 1728. 

Barbara, November 19, 1731. 
Theopel Binder, carpenter, October 9, 1698. 
Barbara Leiiw, his wife. 

Children: 

Elsbeth, stepdaughter, January 9, 1727. 

Hans Heinrich, January i, 1731. 

Hans Ulrich, March 14, 1734. 
Hans Ulrich Mantz, Sprungen, January 20, 1697. 
Anna Bachmann, his wife. 

Children: 

Anna, November 9, 1732. 

Hans Jacob, October 31, 1734. 

Hans Ulrich, October 6, 1737. 
Jacob Binder, carpenter, June 28, 1696. 
Ursula Spallinger, July 17, 1695. 

Children: 

Magdalena, April 25, 1728. 

Rudolff, May 13, 1731. 

Susann, July 30, 1734. 

Conrad Mantz, Sprungen, September 3, 1699. 
Magdalena Ritter, his wife, July 14, 1700. 

Children: 

Barbara, July i, 1724. 
Magdalena, February 13, 1729. 
Margreht, October 9, 1731. 
Hans Jacob, March 27, 1734. 
Anna, July 31, 1735. 
Verena, March 9, 1738. 

Single Persons 

Johannes Wipf, saddler, June 17, 1694. Leaves behind a wife and one son. 

Heinrich Spallinger, unmarried, April 4, 1717. 

Johannes Mokli, unmarried, October 8, 1714. 

Barbara Wipf, daughter of Georg, deceased, unmarried, September 25, 1716. 

From all those who left Anno 1738 not the slightest reliable report has reached 
Marthalen as to where they are or whether they are still living. 

Anno 1743 

Heinrich Wipf, wheelwright, September 25, 1692. 

Anna Dietrich, his wife. 

Children: 

Elsbeth, March 10, 1726. 

Hans Jacob, September 25, 1735. 



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Anno 1744 

Georg Spullinger, carpenter, January 21, 1696. 
Margreht Sagenmann, his wife. f 
Children: This woman came back last week with the 

Anna, December 29, 1728. -j children and says that the man was taken 

Barbara, May 27, 1730. by the soldiers down in Basel. 

Hans Jacob, October n, 1739. [ 

The two families who left Anno 43 & 44, gave out first that they intended 
to go to Carolina, then to the Palatinate, then to Alsace, so it is uncertain where 
they did settle. 

Reported by KORRODI, Pastor at Marthalen. 

No. 53. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO WENT FROM THE PARISH 
OF MUR TO CAROLINA 

Anno 1738 there emigrated from Mur 
Parents : 

Hans Jacob Ziircher, baptized June 16, 1692. 
Anna Schmid, of Griiningen. 
Children: 

Hans Ulrich, baptized August 10, 1717. 

Elsbetha, baptized October 3, 1718. 

Leonhardt, baptized June 5, 1723. 

Conrad Aeppli, son of Jacob Aeppli, deceased, baptized February 7, 1700. 
Hans Aeppli, son of Jacob Aeppli, baptized March 4, 1708, unmarried. 



Caspar Kunz, son of Conrad Kunz, deceased, baptized October 16, 1703. 
Rudolff Egg, son of Hans Rudolff Egg, deceased, baptized June 7, 1705. 

From Ebmattingen 
Felix Meyer, with his wife. 

Anno 1 743, in May there emigrated 

From Mur 
Parents: 

Heinrich Aeppli, baptized October 23, 1692. 
Elsbeth Hotz, baptized 1690. 
Son: 

Heinrich, baptized July 31, 1729. 
Parents: 

Heinrich Steiner, baptized June 14 , 1705. 
Angelica Jud, baptized May 2, 1706. 
Daughter: 

Barbara, baptized February 27, 1742. 

From Esch 
Mother: 

Anna Hammig, wife of Felix Fenner, deceased. 
Children: 

Hans Caspar, baptized May 14, 1719. 

Hans Heinrich, baptized July 12, 1722. 

Felix, baptized November 3, 1725. 
Hans Jacob Brunner, son of Heinrich Brunner, baptized March 9, 1712, unmarried. 



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From Uessikon 
Parents: 

Felix Zollinger, baptized July 10, 1698. 
Elsbeth Reiff, of Uster, 1697. 
Children: 

Anna, baptized July 20, 1723. 

Hans Jacob, baptized November 7, 1728. 

Felix, baptized September 13, 1733. 

From Binz 

Jacob Bantli, son of Rudolff Bantli, baptized March 13, 1718, unmarried. 
Parents: 

Bernhardt Wunderli, baptized August 21, 1693. 
Elisabeth Brunner, August 27, 1693. 
Children: 

Bernhardt, baptized November 29, 1730. 

Magdalena, baptized January 28, 1733. 

Elsbeth, baptized February 13, 1735. 

Heinrich, baptized December 15, 1737. 

From Holl 
Father: 

Heinrich Triib, baptized January 22, 1702. 
Child: 

Anna, baptized June 5, 1741. 

JOHANNES CASPAR AMMANN, Pastor. 

No. 54. FROM THE PARISH OF MEYLEN THE FOLLOWING PERSONS 

HAVE GONE TO CAROLINA 

June 25, 1743 
Born. 

1710, August 19. Andreas Haab. 1 TT ., 

,, f Husband and wife. 

1712, March 28, Dorothea Dolder. J 

With their children: 

1732, January 22, Regula. 

1734, January 10, Barbara. 

1735, July 17, Heinrich. 

1 740, December 20, Hans Jacob. 
This family paid the emigration tax. 

June 23, 1743 

There left without permission from the honorable magistrate, or the knowl 
edge of the pastor, 

1678, March 10, Hans Jacob Widmer, widower. 
With two daughters, 

1703, April 22, Anna. She took with her an illegitimate child by Conrad 

Wunderli, named Maria, born 1736, November, 17. 
1719, March 12, Elsbeth. 

In July or August 1743 there left: 

1716, September 20, Heinrich Widmer, shoemaker and his wife. 
1712, September 4, Verena Kolliker, of Herrliberg. 

They have no children. 

Total from this parish, 12 persons. 

April 6, 1744. PASTOR TOBLER, of Meylen. 



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From the parish of UTIKON no one has emigrated. (Written by another hand.) 

Attested: DEAN USTERI. 

No. 55. FROM THE PARISH OF METTMENSTETTEN THERE EMI 
GRATED EITHER TO CAROLINA OR TO PENNSYLVANIA 

September 4, 1738, from Rossau 
Hans Buchmann, May 9, 1702. 
Regula Windisch, March 20, 1707. r To Carolina. 
Hans Heinrich, July 28, 1737. 

May 30, 1739, from Untermettmenstetten 

Heinrich Huber, April 14, 1715. 1 .. 
. f To Carolina. 

Anna Kuetsch, December i, 1720. J 

Verena Riietsch, her unmarried sister, November 3, 1715. 

Anna Gallmann, daughter of Heini, deceased, of Heffertschweil, born June 5, 

1695- 

To Pennsylvania: 

May I, 1743, from Obermettmenstetten 

Heinrich Ruetsch, March 8, 1708. 
Verena Meier, 

Barbara, January 26, 1738. 

Johannes Haug, from Untermettmenstetten, February 14, 1723. 
Heiri Sutter, from Grosholtz, October 16, 1712. 
Hans Jacob Resell, of Hefertschweil, March 16, 1727. 
Jacob Buchmann, of Dachlesen, September 14, 1721. 
Unmarried Women: 

Elsbeth Buchmann, daughter of Jogli, of Dachlesen, December 24, 1724. 
Anna Ringer, daughter of Jacob, deceased, from Rossau, 1713. 

No. 56. NEFFTENBACH 

Has lost the following families on account of Carolina. 

I. Martin Gutknecht, of Hiiniken, aged 39, who, with his wife, Margareth 

Bertschinger, aged 40, and six children, Barbara, aged 13, Elsbeth, aged n, 
Heinrich, aged 9, Johannes and Andreas, twins aged 7, and Susann, aged 2, 
left, Anno 1736, with the intention of going to Carolina, but is said to be 
staying around Basel with them. 

II. Barbara Miiller, of Hiiniken, an unmarried woman, aged 23, who went from 

here to Carolina in 1738. 

III. Jacob Keller, from the Oeden-Hoff, aged 43, who, with his wife, Susann 
Stephan, aged 36, and seven children, Andreas, aged 13, Rudolff, aged 12, 
Jacob, aged 10, Felix, aged 8, Heinrich, aged 7, Hans Jacob, aged 4, Hanss 
Rudolff, aged 3, also left in 1738, and no one has been able to find out any 
thing about them since then, although they promised to write. 

IV. Jacob Scherer, from der hintern Hub, aged 52, who, with his wife, Susann 
Bertschinger, aged 54, and three children, Barbara, aged 25, Hans, aged 23, 
and Adelheit, aged 20, also left in 1738. 

V. Also Gottfried Scherer, also from der hintern Hub, aged 27, and his wife, 

Elisabeth Huber, aged 30, who however, had no children, left in the same 
year. 

VI. Finally Hans Ulrich Hagenbucher, of Hiiniken, aged 41, who, with his wife, 
Barbara Frauenfelder, of the same age, and three children, Elsbeth, aged 13, 
Margareth, aged 10, and Magdalena, aged 2, left here for Carolina June 14, 
1743, because he had been severely punished, at Kyburg, in the previous 
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spring for blasphemous speeches and in addition to that had been obliged 
to hear from the pulpit a sermon expressly directed against him, and con 
sequently was ashamed to live longer among the people here. 
I received the circular on Good Friday morning and am sending it on before 

noon with many greetings to Pfungen. 

Pfungen has not lost anyone to the new-found land except Ragula Eberhart, 

an unmarried wench, who died in Philadelphia in 1741. Moreover, the mandate 

of 1741 cannot be read in public here because the heirs of pastor Schellenberg, 

deceased, have not left it in our hands. 

With many greetings to the Honorable Board 

No. 57. SOME YEARS AGO THERE LEFT THE PARISH OF NIEDER- 
HASSLEN FOR CAROLINA, not without official consent and per 
mission, the following families from Nider-Hasslen: 

Heinrich Volkhart who was baptized March 8, 1691. 
Elsbeth Schiitz, of Bachs, baptized October 6, 1695. 
Their children were: 

Hanss, September 18, 1717. 

Felix, November 14, 1723. 

Margreth, September 16, 1725. 

Heinrich, June 27, 1728. 

Hans Heinrich, October 30, 1729. 

Anna, April 5, 1739. 

Some years later the following family also left Niderhasslen, also not without 
the knowledge and official consent of our revered superiors. They had previously 
moved here from Ober-Embrach. 
Hanss Conrad Miiller, tailor. 
Ragula Bosshart. 

N.B. They took with them four daughters, the youngest still in the 
cradle, but their names have been forgotten since their departure. 

Also Hanss Froli, son of Ulrich Froli, baptized November 6, 1718, left as a 
hired hand, Anno 1738. 

Niderhasslen, April 3, 1744. Written in conformance with 

official orders by 

HANSS CASPAR USTERI, Pastor. 

No. 58. FROM OBERGLATT, according to the report of the pastor, 
the following persons have emigrated to Carolina or Penn 
sylvania: 

Anno 1739 

Two daughters of Hans Gassmann, deceased. 

1. Catharina, born February 9, 1717. 

2. Anna, born October 5, 1721. 

Anno 1743 

1. Hans Darer, carpenter, born October 2, 1692. 

2. His wife, Dorothea Bertschi, born 1694. 

3. Hans Ulrich Brunner, son of the smith, born October 7, 1713. 

4. His wife, Barbel Kern, of Bulach, born March 12, 1712. 

5. Chilion Maag, son of Chili Maag, deceased, born January II, 1722. 

6. Hans Bertschi, son of Felix, deceased, born November 24, 1720. 

7. Maria Marqualder, daughter of Melchior, born July 2, 1719. 

8. Elssbeth Bertschi, daughter of Hans Bertschi, of Hofstetten, born January 

24, 1723. Attested: JOHANN CASPAR HEGI, Pastor in Oberglatt. 



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No. 59. OBERWINTERTHUR 

Greetings from the Source of Salvation. Most Revered, Most Learned Brethren, 

Beloved in the Lord: 

Yesterday evening the inclosed communication concerning the emigration 
of our beloved parishioners reached me. You will read for yourselves what our 
honored and solicitous Superiors desire from us all, and that without delay, 
I ask you therefore, to send this circular on as soon as possible, and to set to 
work upon it immediately, and to send me the document on a clean half sheet 
of paper so that each can send it to his neighbor and all can be sent to the par 
sonage at Winterthur, from whence I shall have them collected. I am sorry 
that this request has to be made in this busy Holy Week. I beg you again not 
to delay with it. With God s blessing and hearty salutations to the brethren, 

Committing myself under God s grace to your love, I remain, 

My honored and revered brethren s humble servant, 

March 23, 1744. SALOMON ZIEGLER, Pastor in Oberwinterthur. 

WINTERTHUR, WULFLINGEN, FELDHEIM, SEUZACH, HETLINGEN, HENGART, DORF,. 

FLACH, BERG, BUCK, NEFTENBACH, PFUNGEN, DATLIKON, RORBAS, 

EMBRACH, LUFINGEN, BRUTTEN, Toss, WINTERTHUR, CALLED 

OBERWINTERTHUR 

WINTERTHUR does not need the circular, for no one is thinking of emigrating 
from the country, and in such case the magistrate would have to speak with the 
citizens. We send this with many greetings to the good pastor at Wylflingen. 

WULFLINGEN. From the beginning I know of about 3 persons who have 
emigrated to Carolina, one single unmarried workman, Christof Bosshart from 
the Thai, born the 31. June, 1717, a shoe-maker s boy, who was persuaded by 
some people from Blumetshalden from the parish of Pfungen, who paid all his 
traveling expenses. He followed his mother and brother who had gone before 
him. I know of none who desire to travel at present. I received the circular at 
night of the 23., and am sending it with my enclosure the morning of the 24th, 
with respectful greetings. 

FELDEN. A year ago two persons left here with an official pass. Hans 
Ulrich Freyhofer, a weaver, thirty years of age; and Verena Freyhofer, his niece, 
twenty-four years of age, together with two relatives of theirs from the parish 
of Elg, at the request of a cousin who lived in Germantown in Pennsylvania, who 
has gained considerable means and has no children. I received letters from them 
two weeks ago saying that they had arrived safely after a difficult and dangerous 
trip. They advised no one to undertake this journey unless it was necessary, for 
on their ship and one other, over 200 Swiss people died because they could not 
endure the sea-sickness. They reported further, that if anyone is sick upon his 
arrival he is not permitted to leave the ship, so that many die in the harbor because 
of poor care. They also report that the present war has made the trip dangerous. 
Because of this report many have been kept back who otherwise were intending 
to follow them. 

Received this circular, March 24, 9 in the morning, and sent it at 10 to the 
neighboring Seuzach. 

SEUZACH. A year ago Jacob Mtiller, called Saxer, aged 40, with his wife 
Barbara Fritschi of Hettlingen, and three children, Heinrich, aged 13, Martha, 
aged ii, Jacob, aged 7, left for Carolina against all my expostulations. Only a 
short time ago a young unmarried man of 35 years of age, who is working at 
Huntwangen, Jacob Ackert, by name, has presented himself to me with a similar 
intention, and contrary to my advice, because of the good reports which have 
come back from there again recently, which induce many other people from his 



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neighborhood and the country around it to leave for another land, has resolved 
to start thither in company with them, without heeding the fact that his own 
father, who is still alive, advises him against it and refuses his consent. The 
former and this latter (especially the former) are, to be sure, poor people who have 
persuaded themselves, among other things, that they cannot lose much either 
way etc., etc. I do not know whether I should add to these another man who 
was driven out of the country a year ago because of his debts, and who also 
has reported that he is going there, but who is still said to be staying near Basel, 
Sc. Christen Waaser, aged 40, with his wife Barbara Kleiner, and a boy, Jacob 
Waser, aged 5. 

Received this circular at n o clock and sent it at 12, to the neighboring 
Reverend Dean, Pastor Hetling. 

HETLINGEN. On the 3Oth of June the following persons left here for the 
West Indies, whether to the South or North they did not know themselves. 
Franz Miiller, aged 33. 
Anna Herter, his wife, aged 37. 
Children: 

Kungold, aged 10 years. 

Anna, aged 6 years. 

Franz, aged I year. 

Margretha Kundig, Franz Miiller s mother, born in Volken, aged 63. 
Jacob Miiller Egliss, aged 38, unmarried. As far as I know these are the first 
persons, who have left here as colonists. 

HENKERT. As far as concerns the emigrants to Carolina: Before the sacred 
festival days are over, shall send a separate list of these. At this time I report 
merely, that last autumn a letter was received from such an emigrant out of my 
parish, dated London in England, in which he makes clear the misery of such 
emigrants, indicating that everything was true which the pastor had previously 
told him, moreover that they had been wretchedly misled by the false statements 
of other people, etc., and he threatened also, if at all possible, to return home with 
his wife and child. 

People are talking now of another Carolina to which some wish to go, saying 
more of Schlesien, 3 or Schlessingen as the peasants pronounce it, and allow 
themselves to dream very favorable things about such a land. 

No. 60. FROM OBERWINTERTHUR THERE WENT TO CAROLINA WITH 
THE PERMISSION OF THE HIGH AUTHORITIES 

Anna Tobler, widow, with two sons, Heinrich, born in 1726, and Caspar, born 

in 1729. 

Anno 1743, with permission, for Pennsylvania, 
Jacob Sporer, a boy, born 1719. 

Hans Heinrich Rugstul and his wife with one son, Samuel, 19 years old. 
Jacob Schupisser, bleacher, with a five year old son. 
From Stadel, Heinrich Bryner, a youth, 26 years old. 
From Riittlingen, Ulrich Ehrensperger with his wife and five children: Clephe, 

born 1721, Anna, 1723, Johannes, 1724, Lisabeth, 1726, Ulrich, 1728. 
Total 1 6 souls. God preserve them! 
March 25, 1744. Pastor ZIEGLER in Oberwinterthur . 

3 Colonists were being solicited by Prussia for her province of Silesia, newly 
acquired from Austria. A.B.F. 



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No. 61. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE LEFT THE CHRISTIAN 
PARISH OF DETWYL FOR PENNSYLVANIA 

Anno 1743 

1. Jacob von Tobel, from Willikon, baptized June 9, 1679. He was before this 

a churchwarden. Finally he gave over to his three sons his estate, and took 
from them besides a quantity of vines and grazing for a cow, for eight 
years annually 80 florins rental. He had a second wife, Elsbeth Frey from 
Uster. This man, without the knowledge of his people or of anyone else, 
left Sunday morning May 12, 1743. His people estimated that he took with 
him about 65 florins. 

2. Adjutant Hans Rudolf Egolff, baptized at Egg, in 1678. He had with the 

knowledge of the authorities of Stafa sold his fine little estate and after 
paying many debts and the emigration tax of 21 florins, 8 shillings, in 
opposition to the governor s and my kindly admonitions left here, with 
his second wife Elsbetha Pfister from Uetikon, baptized January n, 1692, 
and his legitimate son by his first wife, deceased, Hans Rudolff, baptized 
July 31, 1729. Left on Monday, June 24, 1743. 

Total of all persons who went to Pennsylvania 4. 

Attested by most obediently, Pastor SALOMON HIRZEL. 

Otweil, April 6, 1744. 

NO. 62. OSSLINGEN 

Highly Revered, Learned and Honorable Mr. Dean: 

In reply to the command and mandate which has come from my gracious 
master and superior, in respect to those who have gone into the so-called new 
found-land, I notify you most dutifully and properly that at the present date 
there is no one in my parish who wishes to commit such folly. A year ago Alex 
ander Haussrad with his wife and their children wanted to leave, but he returned 
poor as a beggar, gave over his wife and three children as a burden to the parish, 
while he treacherously and secretly went into military service in Savoy, which is 
all that has been reported in regard to this questionable affair. I have the honor 
to subscribe myself, with the highest conceivable respect, the Dean s life-long 
most humble servant, 

A. BURKHARD. 

Osslingen, April 3, 1744. 

No. 63. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO LEFT THE PARISH OTTEN- 

BACH TO GO TO PENNSYLVANIA 

From Ottenbach 

Hans Ulrich Hegetschweiler, Heinrich s son. 

Hans Jacob Sydler, Marx s son. 

Anna Hegetschweiler, deceased Heinrich s daughter. 

From Wolsen 
Caspar Frey, Felix s son. 

From Ober-Lunneren 
Heinrich, and Hans Bar, brothers, Heinrich s sons. 

From Under- Lunneren 
Johannes Gut, deceased Heinrich s son. 



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No. 64. DESCRIPTION OF THE THREE FAMILIES THAT LEFT THE 
PARISH OTTELFINGEN TO GO TO CAROLINA 

Anno 1738 in August there left the following families: 

Parents: 

Born: 1697, Heinrich Weltj, from Poplizen. 
" 1693, Barbara, from Reiitj. 

Children: 
1726, Rudolff. 
" 1727, Hans. 
" 1729, Anna. 
" 1732, Clein-Anna. 
Anno 1743, May 3d, there left the following families: 

Parents: 

Born: 1711, Hans Meyer. 
" 1715, Elsbeth Bopp. 

Children: 

" 1735, Elsbeth. 
" 1736, Barbara. 
Anno 1743 in May there left the following families: 

Parents : 
Born: 1713, Caspar Meyer. 

1716, Anna from Reiitj. 

Children: 
1740, Caspar. 
" 1742, Anna. 

No. 65. FROM THE PARISH PFAFFIKON IN THE SUMMER OF 1733 
THE FOLLOWING LEFT FOR THE NEW WORLD 

Heinrich Ernj, from Pfaffikon, baptized April 10, 1707, and Susanna Brunner, 

his wife, together with a child: Babelj, aged 2 years. 

Anno 1734 there also went there: 
A. Magdalena Mantzin, the deceased Hans Hermetschweiler s wife, with the 

following children: 

Annelj, baptized, January 7, 1714. 
A. Magdalena, September 29, 1715. 
Babelj, November 21, 1723. 

Margreth, October 2, 1725. 

Regelj, October 28, 1727. 

Heinrich, June 3, 1731. 

April 25, 1744. Attested, JOHN PEER, Pastor. 

No. 66. LIST OF ALL PERSONS, WHO SINCE 1734 WENT OUT OF THE 
PARISH RAFFZ, THUS LEAVING THEIR HOME AND FATHER 
LAND: 

1738, September. According to the report received, the following persons 
left, with the purpose of going to Carolina: 
Hans Ulrich Angst, son of Andersen, and 
Barbara Sigerist, his wife. These have taken with them 
Johannes Sigerist, a ten-year old boy, the brother of the wife. 
Hans Jacob Graaf, shoe-maker, and 
Anna Schweizer, his wife. These left with 5 children. 



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Barbara Meyer, Jacob Meyer s legitimate daughter, born August 21, 1707. 

Total II persons. 

N.B. These left my parish of Rafz, and I know no more to say about them, 
except that up to the present I have not been able to find out what destination 
they reached. 

1741, April 19. Franz Neuchum, the joiner, born 1694, left the country with 
his oldest daughter. 

Verena, his daughter, born January 7, 1725. 

N.B. He has left behind his wife with threa small children, because he was 
angry that the meagre means of his oldest daughter, whom he was taking along, 
were not permitted to pass through. I do not know of what those means con 
sisted. This man, so a report was received concerning him, died a few days after 
his arrival in the capital city of Philadelphia. The remaining wife and children 
are being supported by alms. 

Total 2 persons. 

1743. May 16. The following left Rafz with the intention of going to Penn 
sylvania : 

Hans Ulrich Baggenstosz, mason, born 1700. 
Susanna Baur, his wife, born 1699. 
Children: 

Verena, 1725. 

Hans Ulrich, 1726. 

Johannes, 1734. 

Susanna, 1737. 

Heinrich, 1738. 

Hans Jacob, 1741. 

In addition to this there left with this mason: 

Franz Graaf, the deceased mason s son, born 1733. This boy was the above- 
named Baggenstoss s deceased sister s son. 

Catharina Neuchum, 1718. 1 Franz Neuchum the shoe-maker s daughters from 
Verena Neuchum, 1720. J Sulgen. 
Johannes Reutschman, deceased Conrad s son from Rafz, 1716. 

Total leaving in 1743: 12 persons. 

N.B. Of these nothing has been heard up to date. 

1744, March 31. There left from Rafz, wishing to go to Pennsylvania the 
following: 

Franz Neuchum, born 1710. 

A c . . , ~, , , , , ,. ., , I N.B. These families could have 

Anna biggin, trom Glattelden, his wile, born r 

1705- 
Children: 

Verena, 1734. 

Heinrich, 1735. 
Verena Neuchum, Hans Graaf s, the bailiff s widow, born 1704. 

N.B. This poor widow with her children has very little money with her, 
relies upon, besides God, her brother Franz Neuchum and her brother-in-law, 
John Neuchum, who have promised her all needed assistance. Did not give heed 
to any warnings. 
Children: 

Barbara, 1729. 

Franz, 1734. 

Johannes, 1737. 

Hans Jacob, 1740. 

Hans Ulrich, 1742. 

Johannes Neuchum, wagon-maker, 1697. 
Susanna Neuchum, his wife, 1698. 

N.B. This family might have found an honest living at home. 



subsisted very well at home. 



74 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

\ 
Children: 

Verena, 1732. 

Heinrich, 1735 

Johannes, 1737. 
Susanna Schweizer, deceased Hans Baggenstoss s widow, 1700. 

N.B. Also this widow might have had a modest subsistence. 
Children: 

Hans Jacob, 1731. 

Johannes, 1736. 

Hans Ulrich Sigerist, called Melchers, 1698. 
Elisabeth Baur, his wife, 1706. 

Barbara, 1734. 

N.B. The needed subsistence was not lacking also in the case of this family. 

Furthermore: 
Hans Graaf Lehmens, 1697, weaver. 

N.B. This poor man, who has been able to take very little money along, 
goes away with his large family, forced by necessity. 
Elsbeth Frey, his wife, 1698. 
Children: 

Elsbeth, 1726. 

Barbara, 1728. 

Heinrich, 1730. 

Hans Ulrich, 1733. 

Hans Jacob, 1737. 

Dorothea, 1741. 

Hans Sigerist, son of Hans Jo lis, born 1705. 
Anna Wildberger, from Neiikirch, his wife, 1709. 

N.B. This man has had respectable means, but has been a poor manager, 
and as a result could not for long have kept up. Therefore he was also ill-provided 
at his departure. 
Children : 

Hans Jacob, 1731. 

Franz, 1738. 

Anna, 1740. 

Susanna, 1742. 

Grown up-unmarried children 

Heinrich Meyer, tailor, Heinrich Mejer s son, 1724. 

Heinrich Baur, carpenter, the shoe-maker Jacob Baur s son, 1724. 

Hans Conrad Hanseler, deceased Kestl s son, 1722. 

Unmarried daughters 

Verena Graaf, deceased Hans Jacob s daughter, 1716. 

Catharina Neiichum, deceased Salomon Neiichum s daughter, 1723. 

Total of all of those who from 1738 up to the present date have left Rafz 
66 persons. 

The truth of the above attested April i, 1744, by JOHN HEINRICH HOLZHALB, 
Pastor at Rafz. 

N.B. These last named grown-up boys and daughters, have, to be sure, 
left with the above, but not exactly with the intention to settle in Pennsylvania, 
but to travel, in part supporting themselves by their trades, in order to gain 
experience, or in part being people of little means, to seek their fortunes elsewhere, 
if possible, and they entertain the hope, that if they return as free men and with 
good testimonials of their behavior, they may return without prejudice to their 
landrights. 



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No. 67. REGENSPERG. From this parish there have gone to 

Carolina, etc. 

i 

Johannes Bachofen, glazier, aged 22 years. 
His pregnant wife was left behind. 
The departure took place September 18, 1734. On the way he changed his 

mind and entered the French military service, in which he died, in the spring, 

1735- 

2 

Felix Huber, glazier, aged 37 years. 
Anna Miiller, his wife, aged 39. 
Children: 

Catharina, aged 5. 

The departure took place September 8, 1738. Nothing has been heard about 
these since. 

3 

Jacob Schwenk, shoemaker, aged 46. 
Catharina Belz, his wife, aged 42. 
Children: 

Anna, aged 5. 

Elisabetha, aged 4. 

Anna-Marja, aged 2. 

With them there travelled also Esther Schwenk, the daughter of Johannes 
Schwenk, the tailor, aged 17 years. The departure occurred April 4, 1741. 
Concerning these, their arrival in London and prospective sailing for Pennsyl 
vania, but beyond this nothing has been heard, except that recently, without 
good foundation it was reported that they had arrived in Pennsylvania, and that 
one of the children had died. 

Total of those that left 10. 

Attested by JOH. JACOB WOLFF, Pastor in Regensperg. 

March 31, 1744. 

No. 68. EXTRACT FROM PASTOR AND CHAMBERLAIN VOGLER S 
COMMUNICATION FROM RICHTERSSCHWEIL 

As far as concerns those who left for West India, there left here for Penn 
sylvania about thirty years ago several by the name of Hohn and Wisz, who 
wrote once or twice without much exaltation, and part of them have died. 

Rodolph Bachman, son of Rodolf, is said to have gone to Carolina about 
five years ago, but we know nothing of him. 

In the week following Whitsuntide there also went thither two by the name 
of Huber, and one Tanner, with wife and children. The latter has six children, 
five sons and one daughter, among them an infant three weeks old, and the oldest 
twelve years. 

Several times the magistrate and myself spoke to him earnestly, whereupon 
he replied: He could not ward off bankruptcy, that he wanted to sell his pos 
sessions and if anything remained, to stay at home, which, however, he did not 
keep, and said: "He could now not do otherwise." 

The carpenter Huber has taken eight children with him together with his 
wife, among them seven sons, the oldest 14, the youngest }/i year old. His 
brother Jacob Huber has left with his wife and three children, did not ask leave, 
his boy is 10, one daughter 4, the other i year old. They are people who could 
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76 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

them, whatever you might say, their reply always remained: They had to work 
here day and night and even then could not get their daily bread, and were 
therefore forced to seek it elsewhere. 

Still another Bachman is said to have gone to Pennsylvania before the war, 
and to have died there. 

Richtenschweil, May 15, 1744. Attested, JOH. FELIX VOGLER, Pastor. 

NO. 69. RORBASS 

From this parish there went to Carolina in the year 1738, the following 
parties: 

Hans Conradt Rietiker, mower, aged 49. 
Verena Hiltibrand, his wife, aged 46. 
And their children: 

Hans Jacob, aged 16. 

Jacobli, aged 10. 

Caspar, aged 6. 

The same year: 

Jacob Rietiker, tailor, aged 47. 
Barbel Diinki, aged 41. 
And their little daughter: 

Margareth, aged 9. 
The same year: 

Heinrich Rietiker, sexton, aged 38. 
Ragula Landert, aged 36. 
And their children: 

Heinrich, aged 7. 

Catharina, aged 3. 

Barbara, aged Yi- 

Furthermore there left anno 1738 at the end of August, from Rorbasz 
to Carolina: 

Conradt Fritschi, weaver from Freyenstein, aged 38. 
Ragel Hiltibrand, his wife, aged 33. 
And their children: 

Heinrich, aged 9. 

Babeli, aged 7. 

Heirechli, aged 5. 

Elsbeethli, aged 2. 

Rodolf, aged 3 months. 

The same year: 

Conradt Diinki, called Alpen-Baur, aged 60. Widower. 
And his children: 

Heinrich, aged 25. 

Anna, aged 22. 

Total of all who in 1738 left for Carolina: 23. 

Furthermore in the spring 1743, from Rorbasz for Carolina, the following 
parties left: 

Jacob Diinki, the above alpine farmer s son, aged 36. 
Anna Dandert, his wife, aged 34. 
And their children: 

Heinrich, aged 5. 

Jacobli, aged 4. 

Cathari, aged 2. 

The same year: 
Hans Jacob Schurter, son of Krauszli Hans, unmarried, aged 25. 



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The same year: 

Heinrich Fritschi, son of the old castle-farmer from Teiiffen, aged 41. 
Anna Brandli, his wife, aged 39. 
And their children: 

Clephee Babli, aged 14. 

Vreeneli, aged 12. 

Anneli, aged 7. 

The total of all those persons gone away in 1743 11. 

Grand total of all who left with my knowledge but against my will, and 
against my earnest protests: 34. Of all of those not a word has been heard since 
their departure. The Gracious Dean need not fear an exodus this time. 

Rorbass, March 27, 1744. Pastor WOLFF. 

No. 70. RUMLANG 

From this parish there went to Carolina in the year 1734: 
Rudolff Weidmann, a tailor, born 1699. 
Anna Maria Waber, from Zurich, his wife, born 1711. 
Children: 

Judith, born 1732. 

This was a poor family, the husband did not understand his trade, and there 
was the greatest anxiety that they might become a burden to the authorities. 

Anno 1735 

These wanted to go to Carolina : 
Heinrich Meyer, a mason, born 1703. 
Elisabetha Schmid, his wife, born 1700. 
Children: 

Heinrich, born 1729. 

Hans Heinrich, born 1731. 

This household, however, got only as far as Kreuzach in the Margravate of 
Baden, where they settled, and thank God live happily, and in the year 1738 were 
increased with a son Tobias. The reason why they left their fatherland was 
hard times and debts. 

Anno 1736 

Left for the new country: 
Jacob Gering, born 1700. 
Anna Cappeler, his wife, born 1698. 
Children: 

Catharina, born 1725. 

Heinrich, born 1731. 

This family was also very poor and the father was almost blind. 

They took with them their oldest son Johannes, born 1725. The two younger 
sons Hans Conrad, born 1727, and Heinrich, born 1729, they left at home. But 
after this man, like a real good-for-nothing, had spent all his money, that he had 
intended for the trip to Carolina, consisting of about 150 florins, and got to 
Frankfurt, he went to Berlin, according to reliable reports, and lives now upon a 
Royal Prussian colony. The son Conrad left not before 1743 with a party for 
Carolina. The younger, good-for-nothing in body and soul, is bound in service 
for twenty years in the governmental hospital. 

Anno 1743 

There left for Carolina, with permission of the most revered governors: 
Caspar Hinnen, born 1709. 
Elsbeth Widmer, his wife, born 1707. 



78 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Children: 

Caspar, born 1736. 

Anna Barbara, born 1738. 

With these there also left : 

Heinrich Hinnen, the unmarried brother of the above, born 1714. 
Rudolff Schmid, the deceased Fridlis son, born 1722. 
Also the above-mentioned Conrad Haszler. 

There left also, without anyone s knowledge: 
Caspar Waber, a table-maker by trade, born 1705. 
Margareth Gering, his wife, born 1705. 
Son: Johannes, born 1734. 

This family was compelled to leave on account of poverty into which they 
got through their own indolence and dissoluteness. They are settled, it is said, 
on Wiirtemberg lands. 

Attested by most humbly HANS HEINRICH VOLLENWEIDER, Pastor. 

April 4, 1744. 

No. 71. THERE LEFT FOR CAROLINA OUT OF THE PARISH 

RUSSICON 

Hansz Ulrich Ringger. 
Margreth Boszhardt, his wife. 
Children: 

Jacob, baptized September 8, 1737. 

Hans Jaco, baptized, September 27, 1739. 

Attested, as per circular: PEL. NUSCH, Dec. 

NO. 72. SCHLIEREN. (SEE PLATES 3-7) 

Most Honorable, Learned and Most Revered Dean: 

Because I have the honor, as a humble member of the chapter of Zurich, 
to be remembered with the circular, but as far as mandates and decrees are con 
cerned cannot follow them, being under the jurisdiction of the County of Baden, 
so that many times, though being so near the city, and so near to me the author 
itative mandates are read, I am at a loss what to do in regard to this or that 
command; whereas a list of those of the parish in war service, as also of those 
who have gone to North America, who have gone either with permission, or at 
least with passes from the governor of Baden, in opposition to my public and 
private repeated warnings and arguments well founded, is asked for by the 
circular, I have thought it to be of some service to prepare a list of those who since 
ten years have gone to Carolina and Pennsylvania as into another land, "cut 
off from the righteous," 4 with wife and children. 

I. Anno 1735, Conrad Riitschi, aged 37, with his wife Barbara Lips, aged 38, 
and two children, the oldest n years, the other 9 years old. Concerning 
this family the most Rev. Dean has read the letter that has come to me. 
II. April 7, 1736, there left the sometime commissioner Caspar Miiller, aged 50, 
together with his wife, Margareth Zimmerli, born in Arburg, with three 
young children. A son and daughter remained behind. 

III. May 15, 1743, there left here amid pitiable lamentations of several mothers, 
accompanied by a large crowd of people as far as Fahrli, the following 
families: 

4 This quotation appears in Hebrew in the original manuscript, photographs 
of which are herein reproduced (Plates 3-7). 



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nTohlehrvrtirdlger.hoch ur>d wohlgelehrter neln Jnsonders hbchgeehrter 
Herr Decane. 

??eilen die Ehr habe.dafl auch nir als einem unserenvShrvt .ZUrlchseer 
Cspitel einverlelbten peringen Kembro.die von Ihro TTohlehrw.abgege- 
benen Circuleria zugesendet werden.der neieten halben aber besor.ders 
was Kandata xind andere Decreta UGHHren und Oberen betrifft.als ein 
unter der Sraaffschafft Baden stehender Pfarrer nioh nioht bedienen 
iarff; So da vllir.ahlen nioht wei,de doch so wenig welt von der 
Statt entfehrnet und ob und nebend ml-t- die hoohoberkeitllohen Kan- 
aat verlesen werden,wa& deV oder dlser befehlen halben zu thun habe. 
Sleieh unter anderen ein so-sloher die VerzeichnuS der in Krlegsdien- 
SAen stehenden.als auoh der in Kord Americans 7errei3ten Semeinds An- 
gEhSrlgen ist.welohe entweder nit Srlaubnufleohelnen.oder wenigstene 
mit ^t3en von Herren Lendvogt von Baden, zuwider nelner offentlich 
und ftivatim gethanen vilfaltigen Wahrnungen n.id begrilndten Voretel- 
lungen enigrlert sind: So habe denooh nach Jnhalt des einpreliingten 
Circularis nlcht undienlioh eeyn eraohtet, die slni Id Jahren in Oe- 
rolinrsnd Fensylvanlan als In ein andere P.IJWhJll 71 .^3..J>, . .ntt TTeib 
und Kinderen AuSgezopne zu denomlnleren. * T "* * r^.j Itl-kvU , -w 3 L " 

I.Ist Ao % 1735 verreiflt rait selnen Teib und 2 Klndern\ der alteste^v; ^" 
Sohn 11* Jahr, der andere 9 Jahr. 7on weloher Hau3ha ltur.g hochge- </ "" 
ehrter Herr Deoan den nir augekonrenen Brieff gelesen. 
IIH SInd deri 7. Apr. 1736 verreiflt geweener Oomralflarl Caspar MUller, 
aet.50,aairt seinen Weib largareth .^IninerlJ .geblirtig von Arburg, 
nit 3 ohnerzognen Kindern.ein Sohn und ein Tochter waren zurtick- 

III c ^ind den 15ten r.ajl 1743 von hier abgefahren unter erbsrnllchen 
hetilen einicher bittern, in begleitt ciner groffen "enge 7olk bifl 
?.un FahrlJ folger.de Hauahaltungen: 

l.^Btr.Heinrlch Burkhard.Tyrhuffschiied.aet. 2. Kit seinen TTeib 
I .argareth ileylln.nant 2 Tochterlin.dafl alteste 2 Jahr und das 
andere 10 llonat. 
[SO.doTiB i:illl*r gt.Ruff.aet.46 Jahr, rait aeinem Weib 

_"ster Schenkelherger.sa-r.t 3 Tbchterlin.a 8,3 und einem Jahr 
Se.n? :,:i .ller,aet .42 I sant 4 Sohnen und elner 
J.egula lleyer.aet .43. ) Tochter. 

t.Heinrich i:;:llesr.aet.40. eamt 3inen Sohn und 

Barbara Regula lleyer.aet .41 . 4 Toohterlin. 

Der 7. Julll\ > slnd verreiflt mit einem Strnbj von Altstetten und sei 
ner Fr.so in Spittahl verpfrtlndt gewesen. 

lleir.es gewesenen Sigersten sel.Sohn Ulah. 

Ear.. Meyer und lilt 4 ohr.erzognen SShnleln und einem 11 

Sster Huber. Jhrigen TbchterlJ. 

Ur.d raster Meyer, Conrad lleyere Tonhter. 

^s hatten nach Ilehrere sloh verlauten lafien.zu gehn,wann sie nur 
Relflgftlt aufzubrlngen gewu^t hetten:wL3eret also ihnen daB 1, aul nach 
Irrer nach diser- Schlauraffen Land; 




ish ftlTrtlert,Klohe da sie pegen 9 Uhr"::anhts sioh Hber die 

sioh fflhren la. n en,da.? rchlff rewelzt und die roeisten ein trefl 
fenlioh ::er^en Bad e e *mbt huben; ITaoh Srose Sink war darbey dass 
nwr.and ertrunken. 

JhR ftind die schonen Frtlcht der H. Jachtagen.der Xilwenen uno ^r.d 
onrtagen a costi. ",7ann nun eB abwehret.so heists. rnan seye zu "erpt 

ft.zu 2ngechs.od.er nan wolle gar finer, alten i:archstein verucken" 
hue :..ehrers verbleibe nefcst hertzlicher Mlutctlon und Anvnnsch-ant- 

dimeter ".esur.dheit und fehrneren peaegneten hohen Air.ts-Verrichtun- 
gen - 

I.:F ; .Vohlerw. .v.ohlgeteirten 
Hoohceehrtf-stfe HHr-n. decani 

SfehorstunBt "rfebenster. 
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P.S. Ich habe vor 8 wwohen in circa an der 1 etJbachen Predige* in 
Ehllidelphia-JNJaoob Lyschy.gebUrtig von J .iUlheusen.einen Brief f 
abp-efertiget.un r.lch b*y inn des Zustandes des Landee und der Sin- 
wohnem zu er3cur.digen,HrH*v.4[.W-l] erhalten werde. tempus dooebit. 



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Verseiehnus derjpnigen.welohe aufl der Pfarr SchaffllBtorf seit 1734 
weggereiaet.willens in Ar.eriaa. 

Setaufft. 

1738. den 28ten Aufat- Hans -erkj )Copuliert ll.Febr.1683. 

monat von Schsffllstorf . Lieabeth EaUffeler )den S.Zbrie 16.7br.B77. 

1702. 
Kinder: 
Barbara 
liar gar etna 



10.Febr.1715. 
19.Itr.1717. 



Ihr srstgebohrner Sohn. 



Yon Oberwenlngen. 
Von Sohljxlken. 



1741. 18. April. 
Von Obenrenlngen. 



1743, 21. April. 

Auch von Oberwenir.gen. 



Heinrlch r.erkj) Cop. 11. Jan. 28,Jan.l73. 

Verena Pusher ) 17E9. 8.Pebr.l705. 

Kinder: 

Jacob 26.Jun.1729. 

Kudolff 29.Jul.1731. 

Anna l.Bbr.1723. 

Begula 7. Aug. 1735. 

Verena I.Jan. 1738. 

Susanna, Hans Surbere sel.Toch- 30.Jui.1713. 
ter. 

Helnrich.Hans Helnrloh.P.umrcenB 

eel. Sohn. 17.1 .aj 1716. 



Caspar Surber )copuliert auf die 5.1artii 171 

Barbara llerkj j&breie 14.!.:erte 7.Anril 1715 
1741. 

Hans .Jacob iuttweiler-e Sohn. ll.7br.1716 . 

Hans, Hans Beyers Sohn. 1^.8br.l721. 



Heinrlch Surter, Jacobs Sohn. l^.l!aj 1723. 

Har.s, Jacob Sobelis Sohn. .9br.l7! 
Batharina.Shegaiimer Duttweilere 

sel.toehter. 28.Jul.1726. 



Ab den Klupf . 



Jacob 2pbeli)Ha.ns Cobelis 
Hans ) Sohn. 



27.FebiJ.716. 
G.Bbris 1722. 



Sunraa:22. , 

Sesoreint Hone Jacob Etrodj.den 6ten Kertz 1744. 



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Verzelchnufl derjennigen Persohnen.so aufl der Seneind Schwerzenbaoh i- 
Carol InajB abgereieet elnd. 

1. Jacob Diethrlch.TTilhelK Diethriohs Sohn.gebohren den 19.Julii i?is 
Verreieete im AutTueto 1738. 

2. Ferner Eanfl Ulrioh Blfctrainn.eeb.den gt.L aij 1703 xir.d aeir. Khere-ih 
21 sbeth Hoffmann von Uster.alt.43. jahr. Verrelseten den 2. Mail 
Kit 5 S3hnen : 

1. Christophel.getaufft den 22. Apr. 1725. 

2. Budolff. ^.XtAV^. 1733. 

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 79 

1. Master Heinrich Burkhard, blacksmith, aged 27, and his wife Margareth 

Meylin, and two daughters, the oldest two years and the other 10 months. 

2. Goriss Miiller, called Ruff, aged 46, with his wife Ester Schsnkelberger, and 

three daughters, at 8, 3 and i years. 

3. Hans Miiller, aged 42. J . , 

.-... } \\itn4sonsand I daughter. 

Regula Muller, aged 43. 

4. Heinrich Muller, aged 40. "I 

i . r with i son and 4 daughters. 

Barbara Regula Meyer, aged 41. J 

July 7, 1743, there left with a certain Striibj from Altstetten and his wife, 
who had been a serf at the hospital, my deceased sexton s son, Hansz Meye." and 
Ester Huber with four infant sons, and a daughter n years old. And Ester 
Meyer, Conrad Meyer s daughter. 

Several others had spoken of going, if they had only had the money to 
travel with, their mouths evidently water for the land of indolence and plenty. 
(Schlaraffenland.) 

I beg also to report to the Most Rev. Dean that several of my young men 
and women, since they could not during Lent have their. sport and enjoy them 
selves in the inn at Fahrli, went to Engstringen and diverted themselves there, 
and about 9 o clock at night since they had to be ferried across the river Limmat, 
rocked the boat and most of them had an excellent March bath; it was a great 
piece of good fortune that no one was drowned. 

These are the beautiful fruits of the Holy Week, of church and Sunday 
festivals. If you try to prevent it, they say that you are too serious, too narrow, 
or that you wish to remove ancient boundary-stones. 

Without more to say, I remain with heartfelt salutation and wishes for the 
best of health and blessed execution of your high offices, 

Your etc. etc., 

Most obedient, 

Schlieren, April 3, 1744. SALOMON DANIKER, Pastor. 

P.S. About eight weeks ago I completed a letter to Mr. Jacob Lyschy, 5 
preacher in Philadelphia, born in Mtillhausen, in order to inquire of him as to the 
condition of the land and its inhabitants. Whether an answer will be received, 
time will tell. 

NO. 73. LIST OF THOSE WHO LEFT THE PARISH SCHAFFLISTORF 
SINCE 1734, WITH THE INTENTION OF GOING TO AMERICA 
(SEE PLATES 8, 9) 

Baptized. > 

August 28, 1738 Hans Merkj \ Married ("February 11,1683 

From Schdfflistorf. Lisabeth Kauffeler J Dec. 5, 1702 \ September 16, 1677 

Children: 

Barbara February 10, 1715 

Margaretha December 19, 1717 

The first born son: Heinrich Merkj \ Married J January 28,1703 

Verena Bucher /Jan. n, 1729 \ February 8, 1705 
Children: 

Jacob June 26, 1729 

Rudolff July 29, 1731 

Anna October i, 1733 

Regula . . August 7, 1735 

Verena . . January I, 1738 

8 The Rev. Jacob Lischy is mentioned a number of times in Hallesche Nach- 
richten, Vol. I. He was a minister of the Reformed Church, with friendly leanings 
toward the Moravians. A.B.F. 



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LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 



From Oberwenigen. 
From Schlyniken. 

April 1 8, 1741 
From Oberu enigen. 



April 21, 1743 
Also from Oberwenigen. 



From Klupf. 
Total: 22. 



July 



Susanna, daughter of the deceased 

Hans Surber 

Heinrich, son of deceased Hans 

Heinrich Rummen May 1 7, 

Caspar Surber ~| Married before f March 5, 

Barbara Merkj > leaving, Mar.-] April 7, 

14, 1741- 

Hans, Jacob Duttweiler s son September 1 1 , 

Hans, Hans Meyer s son October 12, 

Heinrich Surber, Jacob s son May 17, 

Hans, Jacob Zobelis son November 22, 

Catharina, the deceased Ehe- 

gaumer Duttweiler s daughter. . .July 28, 

Jacob Zobeli ~| Deceased Hans f February 23, 

Hans \ Zobeli s sons I Octcbsr 6, 



30, 1713 



1716 
1719 
1715 

1718 
1721 

1723 
1722 

1726 
1716 

1-22 



Attested, HANS JACOB KARODJ, March 26, 1744. 



No. 74. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO LEFT THE PARISH 

SCHWERZEXBACH TO GO TO CAROLINA 

Jacob Diethrich, VVilhelm Diethrich s son, born July 19, 1716. Left in 
August, 1738. 

Also Hansz Ulrich Blatmann, born May 22, 1703, and his wife Elsbeth Hoff 
mann from Uster, aged 43 years. Left May 2, 1743, with five sons: 

1. Christophel, baptized April 22, 1725. 

2. Rudolff, " July 5, 1733. 

3. Christoffel, " October 25, I739(?) 

4. Jacob, " February 4, 1738. 

5. Hans Heinrich, " September 18, 1740. 



No. 75. OBERWINTERTHUR, APRIL 12, 1744. 
THE PARISH SEEN 



EMIGRANTS FROM 



Hans Wysz, aged 45. 

Els. Hofman, his wife, aged 35. 

Children: 

Babelj, aged 18. 

Betelj, " 16. 

Vre. " 13. 

Anna, " II. 

Els. " 9. 

Heinrich Bauer, aged 45. 
Barbara Muller, 33. 

Children: 

Heinrich, aged 5 

Anna, 2 

Urech Jeglj, 39 

Vre Brunner, 36 

Children: 

Hans Urech, 10 

Babelj, 9 



1734 



1742 



Elsbeth Huggenberger, aged 18, un 
married. 

Anna Ehrensperger, 26. 

Childless widow. 
Regula Muller, left without her 

husband, 36 

Hans Jucker, 36 

his wife 

Maria Muller, 31 



Plate 10 



17 



L * 

REPRODUCTION- OF THE ORIGINAL LIST Xo. 74, PARISH SCHWERZENBACH 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 81 

Jacob, 6 Children: 

Hans Urich Jeglj, aged 24 Babelj, 5 

his wife Els. Rosej, 19 Anna, 2 

Jac. Riiegg, aged 43 
Barb. Biichj, 39 
Children: 

Heinrich, 30. 

Jacob, 24. 

Ulrich, 12. 

Konr, 1 1 . 

Caspar, 7. 

No. 76. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS, WHO SINCE 1734 LEFT THE 
PARISH STADEL FOR CAROLINA AND PENNSYLVANIA, taken out 
of the registers kept by the parishes, by Hans Heinrich Goss- 
weiler, Pastor. 

Whole 

Families Persons 

Anno 1734 there left from Windlach 

1. Hans Ulrich Auer, baptized December 5, 1699. 

Verena Eberhardt, his wife, baptized September 25, 1701. 
Children: 

Verena, baptized January 29, 1725. 

Felix, January 5, 1727. 

Hans Ulrich, " January 10, 1729. 

Margretha, March 5, 1730 6 

1738 from Stadel 

2. Hans Heinrich Lang, Buljorgen, the father, baptized December 13, 

1674. Jung Hans, son, baptized April 9, 1705. Son s wife, Mar- 
gareth Maag, baptized October 7, 1704. 
Children: 

Anna, baptized May 8, 1731. 

Regula, baptized May 25, 1733. 

Johannes, baptized February 19, 1736. 

Verena, baptized March 25, 1738 7 

3. Felix Huser, glazier, baptized December 5, 1706. 
His wife, Barbara Ortli, baptized April 25, 1707. 
Children: 

Anna, baptized February i, 1733. 

Hans Jacob, baptized October 2, 1735 4 

Heinrich Albracht, called Kiimin, baptized August 24, 1710 i 

Jacob Lang, carpenter, baptized September 28, 1710 1 

Jacob Herzog, shoemaker, deceased Heinrich s son, baptized May 28, 
1717... ..i 

Jacob Albracht, Rather s, baptized September 18, 1721 i 

Verena Huser, daughter of the mason Hans, baptized May 25, 1704 1 

Jacob Wiist, son of deceased Leonhardt, baptized September 4, 1712 i 

4. Felix Albracht, drummer, baptized May 3, 1691. 

His wife, Anna Huber, baptized August 5, 1683 2 

Hans Huser, Leonhardt s son, baptized August u, 1715 i 

5. Hans Heinrich Albracht, indoor weaver, baptized August 8, 1709. 

His wife, Anna Merki, baptized April 29, 1714 2 



LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IX THE 

Hans Ulrich Albracht, Hans son, baptized September 17, 1719 ........... i 

Hans Jacob Albracht, captain, Joggeli s son, baptized January 24, 1717.. .. i 

6. Felix Albracht, Balz s son, baptized September 18, 1707. 
His wife, Anna Schmid, baptized January 31, 1708. 

His sister, Barbara, baptized September 18, 1712 ....................... 3 

7. Heinrich Huser, wagon-maker, baptized January 21, 1707. 
His wife Verena Huser, baptized, September 8, 1709. 
Children: 

Hans Jacob, baptized October 22, 1733. 

Heinrich, baptized May 15, 1735. 

Ragula, baptized February 10, 1737 ............................... 5 

8. Hans Albracht, glazier, baptized August 9, 1696. 

His wife, Anna Diibendorffer, baptized January 21, 1696. 
Children: 

Heinrich, baptized, March 5, 1724. 

Verena, July 26, 1 732 .......................................... 4 

From Windlach 

9. Felix Lang, called Stoffel Felix, baptized April 12, 1710. 
His wife, Ragula Miiller, baptized July 31, 1703. 
Children: 

Hans, baptized July 3, 1735. 

Barbara, baptized January 30, 1737 ............................... 4 

IO. Heinrich Schmid, Schmid s son, baptized March 28, 1706. 
His wife, Verena Weidmann, baptized 1705. 
Child: 

Hans Conradt, baptized March 19, 1737 ........................... 3 

n. Hans Heinrich Lang, mason, baptized October 31, 1698. 
His wife, Anna Vogel, baptized December 4, 1703. 
Children: 

Anna, baptized April 4, 1728. 

Anna Barbara, baptized February 27, 1735. 

Barbara, baptized February 16, 1738 .............................. 5 

Hans Auer, Hans son, baptized April 13, 1716 ......................... i 

From Schiipfen 

Jung Hans Huber, Ehgaumer s son, baptized October 14, 1708. 
His sister, Vrouegg, baptized May 5, 1715 ............................. 2 

Rudolph Weidmann, deceased Joggli s son, baptized January 14, 1716 ..... I 

January 24, 1740. From Stadel 
Abraham Schmid, Heinrich s son, baptized February 4, 1720 ............. I 

Margareth Schmid, Joggli s daughter, baptized May 29, 1707 ............ I 

Anna Miiller, Jung Hans daughter, baptized May 26, 1715 .............. 1 

Elisabeth Land, deceased Heinrich s daughter, baptized September 27, 



From Windlach 

12. Hans Ulrich Schleher, baptized October 5, 1710. 
His wife Barbara Miiller, baptized March 24, 1705. 
Children: 

Heinrich, baptized December 6, 1733. 

Johannes, baptized February 19, 1736 ............................. 4 

13. Heinrich Lang, baptized September i, 1694. 

His wife, Maria Mayer, baptized February 14, 1712. 



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Children: 

Hans, baptized November 16, 1726. 

Barbara, baptized May 18, 1739 4 

14. Felix Huser, baptized November 22, 1707. 

Barbara Mayer, his wife, baptized December 8, 1709 2 

From Rath 

15. Hans Lang, baptized November 28, 1686. 

His wife, Anna Meyer, baptized May 13, 1697. 
Children: 

Esther, baptized January 15, 1721. 

Felix, baptized March 14, 1724. 

Anna, baptized July 31, 1729. 

Jacob, baptized December r, 1737 6 

16. Hans Cunz, Peter Heiri, baptized July 14, 1695. 
His wife, Veronica Lang, baptized May 21, 1693. 
Children: 

Anna, baptized May 22, 1729. 

Hans Jacob, baptized December 21, 1730 4 

17. Jung Hans Cunz, baptized February 5, 1697. 

His wife, Elszbeth Lang, baptized December 19, 1697. 
Children: 

Ragula, December 19, 1720. 

Veronica, baptized May 2, 1734. 

Elisabeth, baptized March 29, 1739 5 



April 25, 1743. From Stadel 

18. Vronegg Auer, Felix Lange s widow, baptized December n, 1708. 
Children: 

Johannes, baptized August 22, 1734. 

Margaretha, baptized September i, 1737 3 

19. Jacob Schmid, carpenter, baptized January 24, 1688. 

His wife, Elisabeth Duttweiler, baptized November 15, 1696. 
Children: 

Barbara, baptized April 25, 1723. 

Jacob, baptized August 19, 1732. 

Hartmann, baptized July 20, 1735 5 

From Windlach 

20. Heinrich Kochli, baptized May 4, 1704. 
Elszbeth Meyerhoffer, his wife, December 20, 1699. 
Children: 

Verena, baptized September 22, 1726. 

Cleophea, baptized July II, 1728. 

Anna Maria, baptized August 16, 1733. 

Hans Jacob, baptized August u, 1737. 

Barbara, baptized March 19, 1741 7 



From Rath 

21. Hans Rudolff Meyerhoffer, baptized August 18, 1689. 
His wife Margaretha Bersinger, baptized 1695. 
Children: 

Hans Rudolff, baptized June I, 1721. 
Johannes, baptized April 25, 1723. 
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84 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Hans Ulrich, baptized December 9, 1731. 

Anna, baptized May 8, 1729. 

Abraham, baptized May 8, 1735 7 

22. Hans Meyerhoffer, baptized August 27, 1694. 
Children: 

Hans, baptized February 12, 1726. 

Anna, baptized July 19, 1733. 

Margaretha, baptized February 22, 1735 4 

23. Heinrich Moor, baptized February 17, 1711. 
His wife, Barbara Lang, baptized July 12, 1711. 
Children: 

Felix, baptized September 13, 1739. 
Hans Jacob, baptized November 27, 1740. 

Heinrich, baptized December 2, 1742 5 

Jung Hans Lang, Deker s son, baptized July 25, 1686 1 

24. Heinrich Huser, baptized December 5, 1697. 
His wife, Ragula Mayer, baptized July 24, 1698. 
Children: 

Ragula, baptized March 23, 1725. 

Anna Barbara, baptized July 13, 1726. 

Johannes, baptized August 27, 1730. 

Christoph, baptized October 18, 1733. 

Caspar, baptized May 22, 1735 7 

25. Felix Mayer, so-called Hospel, baptized December 30, 1703. 
His wife, Veronica Schmid, baptized May 29, 1707. 
Children: 

Jacob, baptized January 30, 1729. 

Hans Ulrich, baptized December 16, 1731. 

Johannes, baptized April 2, 1733. 

Anna, baptized February 20, 1735. 

Veronica, baptized October 3, 1736. 

Johannes, baptized September 26, 1739. 

Verena, baptized March 26, 1741 9 

Suszanna Kampf, daughter of Hans deceased, baptized August 7, 1719. . . .1 
Anna Mayer, Hans Koch s housewife, baptized January 10, 1691 i 

March 27, 1744. From Stadel 
Margaretha Albracht, daughter of deceased Felix, baptized October 24, 

1723. 

Total of all who left from the whole parish, 138. 
Total 25 families. 

No. 77. FROM THE PARISH STEINMUR FROM 1734-1744 THERE 
LEFT FOR CAROLINA 

1734. From Obersteinmur 

1. Hans Miiller, baptized September 25, 1707. 
Anna Weidmann, baptized March 16, 1704. 
Children: 

Anna Maria, baptized July 23, 1730. 
Hansz, baptized February 15, 1733. 
His brother: 

Heinrich Miiller, baptized May 29, 1712. 

2. Heinrich Surber, wagon-maker, baptized March 20, 1683. 
Anna Hinnen, baptized January 24, 1685. 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 85 

Children: 

Hans Caspar, baptized November 29, 1707. 
Hans Heinrich, baptized January 8, 1719. 
Verena, baptized June 5, 1729. 

1738 in August 

3. Caspar Koch, smith, baptized August 4, 1700. 
Verena M tiller, baptized September i, 1700. 
Children: 

Verena, baptized October 8, 1724. 
Rodolff, baptized March 14, 1728. 
Anna, baptized June 18, 1730. 
Barbara, baptized November 16, 1732. 
Beat., baptized March 26, 1735. 
Caspar, baptized March 24, 1737. 

4. Heinrich Meyer, Tisen, baptized September i, 1695. 
Anna Trub, baptized July 26, 1711. 

Children: 

Hans Jacob, baptized October 13, 1720. 
Verena, baptized May 15, 1729. 
Lienhart, baptized August 28, 1735. 
Margreth, baptized December i, 1737. 

1741, in March. From Obersteinmur 

5. Hansz Surber, baptized November 23, 1690. 
Verena Surber, baptized October 9, 1675. 

6. Heinrich Weiszmuller, baptized February 26, 1706. 
Barbara Schmid, baptized October 9, 1690. 

7. Hans Koch, Michel s son, baptized August 14, 1681. 
Verena Meyer, baptized June 6, 1686. 

Children: 

Cleophee, baptized August 2, 1716. 

Cathrj, baptized February 18, 1720. 

Regula, baptized November 5, 1724. 
Son: 

Joseph, baptized March I, 1713. 

Kljannj Meyer, baptized June 10, 1715. 
Child: 

Maria, baptized January 8, 1741. 

8. Heinrich Kochlj, joiner, baptized November 20, 1707. 
Margreth Vogler, baptized June 27, 1716. 
Children: 

Johannes, baptized February 27, 1738. 
Felix, baptized January 29, 1741. 

9. Heinrich Huber, cabinet-maker, baptized January 10, 1686. 
Barbara Bleiiler, baptized September 26, 1706. 
Children: 

Anna Magdalena, baptized January i, 1736. 

Barbara, baptized February 24, 1737. 

Anna, baptized April 23, 1741. 

N.B. Has also with him his wife Barbara, baptized January 31, 1734. 

He is living at Friedrichsthal in the Margravate-Baden-Durlach. 

1743 in May. From Obersteinmur 
10. Hansz Koch, sergeant, baptized January 31, 1708. 
Verena Miiller, baptized September 2, 1703. 



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Children: 

Anna, baptized April 29, 1731. 
Hans, baptized April 26, 1733. 
Kljannelj, baptized April, 1735. 
Regula, baptized October 5, 1738. 
Johannes, baptized April 16, 1741. 

1738, August. From Nidersteinmur 

1. Hans Meyer, baptized January u, 1691. 
Kljvree Huber, baptized January 14, 1690. 
Children: 

Verena, baptized October 25, 1716. 
Verena, baptized September 9, 1723. 
Barbara, baptized December 8, 1726. 
Regula, baptized June 6, 1728. 
Jacob, baptized June u, 1730. 
Anna Margreth, baptized May n, 1734. 

2. Caspar Lips, baptized June 25, 1695. 
Regula Naff, baptized November 5, 1693. 
Children: 

Heinrich, baptized July 28, 1726. 
Anna, baptized May 6, 1728. 
Hans Caspar, baptized January 7, 1731. 
Felix, baptized May 16, 1734. 

1741, April. Also from Nidersteinmur 

3. Hans Heirj Frolj, baptized March 28, 1700. 
Anna Huber, baptized October i, 1702. 
Children: 

Heirj, baptized July 6, 1732. 

Hans Jacob, baptized April 4, 1734. 

Anna, baptized November u, 1736. 

John Baptista, baptized December u, 1740. 

N.B. This man is said to have taken with him over one hundred 
pounds, but after he had squandered this sum, returned with his whole 
household. The women and children wander about as beggars. He serves 
for a time in a place, but not too long. But at Nidersteinmur he is no longer 
tolerated. 

4. Hans Jacob Trub, baptized February 28, 1717. Jacob s the mender s son. 

1738, August. From Siinnicken 

1. Two brothers: 

Heinrich Zweidler, baptized May 31, 1716. 1 TT . T . ., 

, , . . 11 u j I-A I Hans Hein s sons. 

Mathys Zweidler, baptized December 25, 1723. J 

2. Two brothers: 

Heinrich Volkhart, baptized November 17, 1712. \ The deceased Jacob Volk- 
Hans Heinrich Volkhart, baptized July 4, 1717. J hart s sons. 

3. Heirj Bram, baptized June 17, 1712. Deceased Felix Bram s son. 

1741, March 

4. Hans Huber, glazier, baptized February 7, 1688. 

5. Hans Ulrich Huber, carpenter, baptized March 20, 1698. 
Margreth Weidmann, baptized March II, 1697. 
Child: 

Lienhard, baptized October 3, 1730. 



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Mother of the above Huber: 

Anna Zweidler, baptized April 20, 1671. 
Sister-in-law: 

Regula Weidmann, baptized December 22, 1709. 

1741. Also from Sunnicken 

6. Heinrich Weidman, mender, baptized November 4, 1703. 
Anna Zweidler, baptized March 28, 1709. 
Children: 

Heinrich, baptized February 1735. 
Hans Jacob, baptized June 22, 1738. 
Anna, baptized June 12, 1740. 

1738. From Neerach 

1. Heinrich Huszer, baptized June 13, 1697. 
Anna Bucher, baptized January 25, 1691. 
Son: 

Felix, baptized September 6, 1722. 

1743 

2. Johannes Albrecht, wagon-maker, baptized February 13, 1701. 
Magreth Moor, baptized January 23, 1707. 

Children: 

1. Verena, baptized March 25, 1728. 

2. Hans Jacob, baptized November 6, 1729. 

3. Jacob, baptized February n, 1731. 

4. Felix, baptized March 14, 1734. 

5. Annelj, baptized February 7, 1740. 

6. Regina, baptized July 22, 1742. 

1743, May 

3. Annelj Kuenz, baptized October 5, 1710. Daughter of the deceased magis 

trate (Vogt) Heiri. 

1741 

4. Barbara Kuenz, baptized March 12, 1719. Johannes , the carpenter s 

daughter. 

1738 

5. Melchior Meyer, baptized August 3, 1710. 
Anna Barbara Meyer, baptized August 20, 1713. 

6. Anna Miiller, baptized September 15, 1700. 

Illegitimate child of Melcher Streiff, tailor s help-mate from Glarus. 
Hans Jacob, baptized September 24, 1729. 

1743, May 

7. Barbara Albrecht (spinner), baptized July 21, 1720. "j Jacob Albrecht s 
Margreth Albrecht (spinner), baptized February 15, 1722. > (called Wageli) 
Regula Albrecht, baptized August 31, 1723. J daughters. 

8. Margreth Kuenz, baptized October 5, 1721. Heinrich Kuenz s (called 

"Engelheinrich") daughter. 

1738, August. From Rieth 

I. Cathrj Kuenz, baptized April 14, 1715. 1 Three brothers and sisters, 
Heirj Kuenz, baptized July 6, 1719. r children of the deceased 

Annelj Kuenz, baptized February 15, 1722.] Hans Kuenz. 



2. Jacob Kuenz, baptized October 6, 1715. Deceased Hans Heinrich Kuenz s 

son. 

3. Heinrich Schellenberg, baptized December 20, 1716. Felix s son. 

No. 78. FROM THE PARISH STERNENBERG THERE LEFT ON APRIL 
1 6, 1743, THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES 

(a) Hansz Riigg, 43 years, and his wife Elsbetha Ott 35 years of age, with their 

five children, the oldest of which was 12 years and the youngest 10 weeks 
old. 

(b) Felix Rebsamen, 45 and his wife Regula Graff 39 years old, with 6 children, 

the oldest of which was 15 years and the youngest I year old. 
After selling his house and goods, and paying the emigration tax on the 
total, each of these men took away with him about 300 florins in money. 

Attested ex-officio, HEINRICH SPRUNGLI, Pastor. 
Sternenberg, May 5, 1744. 

No. 79. ANNO 1738, THERE LEFT Toss, FROM THE ESTATE TETNAU, 
Two FAMILIES FOR CAROLINA 

1. Parents: Children: 

Jacob Meyer, born 1695. | Heinrich, born April 28, 1725. 

Elisabeth Hofmann, from Ober-Schotti- r Elsabeth December 9, 1726. 

ken. J Anna Barbara December 1 8, 1729. 

Catharina January I, 1735. 

Jacob September 12, 1737. 

] Hans Jacob April 14, 1733. 

2. Hans Heinrich, born 1709. n r , 

_, ., fElsbeth October 23,1735. 

Barbara Keller, from J shken. u -.-.. ... 

J Hans Georg April 7, 1738. 

Note: Concerning these two families I have not been able to learn up to 
the present, in spite of frequent inquiries, where they got to. 

Anno July 31, 1743 - 
Has gone from Tosz to Pennsylvania with wife and child: 

Parents: Child: 

Hans Caspar Siber, born June 12 1717. | A Qctober 
Elsbetha Klaiie, born September 8, 1707. J 

Note: Concerning this family the report was circulated in the first four 
weeks, that the father and the child has died at Basel. 6 But since then nothing 
has been heard, whether this rumor be true or whether they travelled farther. 

No. 80. TRULLIKON 

From this parish and all four sections of it, since 1734 there was no one with 
the intention of going to the new-found-land, except: 
Conrad Wieland, from Trutikon, who faithlessly left his wife, on account of 

bad management, at the end of the year 1732, and I do not know whither 

he has gone. 
I. Anna Engeler, his wife, born July I, 1693, with four children: (i) Lisab., born 

March 23, 1718. (2) Hans Rud., October 6, 1720. (3) Urss., August 25, 

1723. (4) Hans Conrad, May 10, 1731. 

6 The same sold her house and goods in October, and after she missed getting 
away the first time, and I in the meantime had spoken to the magistrate of 
Toggenburg about these people, she left with the rest of her means and children. 
Where they got to, God knows! 



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2. Elsbeth Habliizel from Triillikon, who however first married Herman Gyger 

from the parish Diebolzau in Rhynthal, February 26, 1734. He is said 

to have taken away from his father, etc., according to an understanding 

with him, about 800 pounds. 

From their destination the man wrote to his poor brother-in-law and rela 
tives, as I have seen and read in the letter, that he was getting along well, he had 
plenty of food, and if they wished, they should come to him. Enough to eat and 
also to work they would find with him; if they could only provide for themselves 
as far as England, he would from there on pay their passage, but with the pro 
vision, that they would pay back the outlay with work. But on my advice they 
remained, but had not the old sister-in-law died, and if poverty did not hold them 
back, I do not know what they would do. 

Hans Ulrich Vogeler and his wife Elsbeth Peyer from Triillikon with two 
children, who are overloaded with debts and would make more if they could, 
are also anxious to go, but poverty holds them back. But they have stirred up 
another neighbor, who has no children and an infirm wife, that he should sell 
his property and go along, etc. 

But he wished that he and his wife and his surplus 200 pounds be put under 
the care of the hospital, before their property should grow less. I started negoti 
ations for them, but was told that for a married couple there was no room. 

Therefore I proposed another plan to His Honor the Governor, which was 
feasible in case these people would desire more assistance. I tell you this, so 
that you may see what efforts are necessary, and that Christian care with its 
seriousness is very much needed. 

Mart] Zehender, a young unmarried man, petitioned his older brother Hans 
Ulrich, he should give him 18 pounds, so that he might on Easter Monday go 
forth with those from Andelfingen to Carolina, and he would no longer then as 
before come to him in bad clothes and be a burden to him, and would also make 
no further claim to his inheritance. On that he would give a written pledge. 

I said, that if he wished to give up his citizen s rights, he could apply at the 
proper place, but if not, his honest brother should not spend money as for the 
interest, and let the good-for-nothing waste it. After squandering it, he would 
come back, and then he would have to support him again. 

This report I am glad to furnish, so that our poor people be spared needless 
governmental expenses. If the saving were only carried through in all things, 
particularly as concerns widows and orphans. For if despair once adopts another 
road, conditions would really be very bad, because God s severe judgment is to 
be feared. 

April 25, 1744. Pastor CASPAR BRUNNER. 

No. 81. FROM THE PARISH TURBENTHAL THE FOLLOWING HAVE 
GONE TO CAROLINA 

February 1743. Catharina Riiegg, legitimate daughter of Hans Heinrich Riiegg, 

from the Ramsberg. Baptized November 15, 1711. 
March 1743. Johannes Biichj, Postumous, legitimate son of Rudolph Biichj, 

deceased, from Neubrunn. Baptized December 14, 1721. 
Turbenthal, April 23, 1744. 

Attested, Pastor SCHEUCHZER. 

No. 82. UHWISEN 

Very Revered, Learned, Honored Minister and Dean: 

In reply to your gracious command, etc., etc., I report as follows: About 
three years ago, four heads of families, possessed of many children, announced 



90 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

themselves to me and truly sought counsel as to whether they should go to 
Carolina, but on my representations they yielded at once, so that up to date, God 
be thanked, no one is known to have gone thither out of my parish. Those that 
are in military service were specified a year ago and sent to the high authorities; 
for their glory was but half as great as the seducers claimed. With a well provided 
Divine service, I should be pleased to care for 40 families or more. With saluta 
tions etc., 

Uhwisen, April 6, 1744. JOH. HEINRICH HEITZ, Pastor. 

P.S. What happened at the visitation of BANKEN, will undoubtedly have 
been reported by his Honor Chamberlain Wirth, etc., etc. 

No. 83. URDORFF 

To go to Carolina and lands about there, since 1734, no one left this parish 
of Nider-Urdorff, nor the middle or lower Rabstal, but two unmarried boys: 

Jacob Grob, son of Hans Grob, 37 years old, and 

Felix Huber, son of the deceased Jacob Huber, aged 35 years, who up to 
this served under peasants at other places, and on the i6th of July, 1743, without 
permission of the authorities, and without a certificate of baptism left the country. 
But because the latter left behind a woman with a child, to whom he was be 
trothed, named Verena Lips, daughter of the deceased Melcher Lips, from this 
place, who suspecting his departure, followed him to Basel, but could neither 
overtake him nor find out anything about him, the matter was brought before 
the marriage court, November 5, 1743, the promise of marriage nullified, the child 
declared legitimate and with the right of inheritance, and its bringing up put in 
charge in the meantime of his brothers Caspar and Heinrich Huber. This is a 
pattern of what fruits the emigration-fever grows and leaves. 

Urdorff, April 3, 1744. Attested, JOHANN JACOB ULRICH, Pastor. 

No. 84. LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO LEFT THE PARISH USTER 

FOR CAROLINA 

Jacob Frey, sergeant, son of the deceased Heinrich Frey, from Sultzbach, 
baptized 1695, December i, aged 48 years and n months, left for Carolina 
September 5, 1736, with his wife Regula Appert,* baptized January 8, 1699, 
aged 45 years and 3 months, with three children : Anna Barbara, baptized Decem 
ber 17, 1724, aged 19 years and 3 months; Elsbetha, baptized January 30, 1725, 
aged 1 8 years, 3 months; Heinrich baptized October 24, 1728, aged 15 years, 
10 months. 

With him there has gone to Carolina also Hans Jacob Homberger, from 
Sultzbach, a boy of 17 years, 2 months. Has neither wife nor child, brothers nor 
sisters. 

Hans Wolfensperger, sergeant, son of the deceased Hans Wolfensperger, 
from Kirch-Uster, baptized August 26, 1706, aged 37 years, 7 months, also went 
to Carolina in 1743, in September, with his wife Anna Regina Huber, baptized 
January 10, 1711, aged 33 years and 3 months, with four children: Regula, 
baptized March I, 1731, aged 13 years, I month; Elisabeth, baptized January i, 
1735, aged 9 years, 3 months; Anna, baptized October 28, 1737, aged 7 years, 
5 months; Cleophea, baptized March 26, 1739, aged 5 years. 

Attested, JOHANNES SCHWYTZER, Vicar at Uster. 

* Note: He is not in Carolina, but in the Spanish service, his wife and children 
with Hans. 



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No. 85. FEHRALTORFF 

Ulrich Stutz, baptized May 27, 1688. 

Elisabeth Ochsner, from Zimikon, the parish Volkenschweyl. 

Married here September 4, 1731. After selling all their property, which 

netted 200 pounds, left here for Carolina, August 29, 1738. 
Children of the above: 

Heinrich, baptized, May 28, 1732. 

Caspar, baptized November 20, 1735. 

Barbara, baptized July 14, 1737. 

For their children s sake they took with them: 
Hans Wolgemuth, Hans posthumous son, a very poor boy, baptized April 2, 1719. 

Concerning these no certain report has been obtainable. In the meantime 
there was a rumor, that they suffered shipwreck, and with a great number wretch 
edly went to their doom. 

Just at the same time there went away from here, to go to Carolina: 
Hans Jacob Bachofen, baptized November 25, 1703. 
Cleophela Wolgemuth, baptized August 16, 1707. 

Married couple wedded here December 13, 1735. 

At Basel they were dissuaded from their purpose. The woman came back, 
the man, however, sought a livelihood elsewhere, and found it with a charcoal- 
burner in Alsace, where he remains in a wretched condition. 

This honest and pitiable man might have very well earned his bread here 
with weaving woolen fabric. But his wife in her evil ways not only deprived him 
of his food and household goods, but even abstracted some of the wool-yarn, so 
that he could not return the full weight, and finally lost him employment, which 
reduced him to this sad extremity. The above mentioned woman has now become 
vagrant, so that in spite of all inquiries, I do not know where she may be. 

Margreth Gut, from the Senscheiir, a fief depending upon Kyburg, baptized 
October 14, 1718, married here May 23, 1742, to Rodolff Briingger, a carpenter 
by trade. She could not get along with her husband and father-in-law, departed 
from here without taking leave, June 28, 1743, to join those from Dagerlen 
reported to be going to Carolina. She went with a woman who was following her 
husband, a smith, who had journeyed thither in order to help support his children 
on wages promised him. 

For the rest I am quite sure, that now no one else in the parish has a leaning 
toward the so-called New-found-land. 

Fehraltorff, April 2, 1744. Thus testifies HANS JACOB WIRTZ, p. I. 

No. 86. LIST OF THOSE WHO SINCE 1734 LEFT THE PARISH VOLKET- 

SCHWEILER TO GO TO CAROLINA 

Born 1698, Heinrich Hegetschweiler, February 20. 1 These left in the pre- 
1697, Barbara Buchmann, his wife, September 26. J ceding year, 1742. 
Children: Margaretha, born 1719, in October; Anna, March, 1720; Susanna, 
September, 1722; Anna Barbara, May, 1724; Heinrich, August, 1726; 
Hans Heinrich, August, 1728; Beat. Rudolff, August, 1731; Jacob, 1739; 
Verena, April, 1736. 

Total 4 sons and 5 daughters. 

From Zimickon 

1694, Caspar Hesz, and 1 , . . 

c. \ T^ u,. u- < r These also in the 42nd year (1742). 
1706, Anna Knecht, his wife. J 

Child: Hans Rudolff, born April 1739. 

Margretha Knecht, sister of the above Anna, unmarried, born May, 1708. 



92 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

1699. Hansz Ochsner. April 29, and 1 , 

. . . . > L nese leit \ years ago. 

Anna Zuncher, October 22. J 

Child: Hans Jacoblj, born November, 1737. 

Volketschweil, attested April 2, 1744. J. H. FREY, Pastor. 

No. 87. WADESCHWEIL. (SEE PLATE n) 

Highly Revered, etc., Dean! I have the honor, in reply to the circular 
received, to inform the Highborn, etc., Dean that no more, as far as we can 
learn, have left Wadeschweil for Carolina, than, 

1. Johannes Theiler, baptized October 8, 1690 and his wife, 
Margretha Meyer, baptized, September 8, 1698. 

Also their son with his family, to wit: 

2. Hans Jacob Theiler, baptized December 3, 1713. 

Magdalena Belon, from the Dauphine, baptized September 15, 1737. 
Children: Hans Rudolff, baptized September 15, 1737. 

Elisabeth, baptized January 12, 1739. 
Joining them and leaving his wife, Anna Tobler, behind: 

3. Hans Heinrich Baumann, baptized March 23, 1673. 

This departure took place in April, 1739. It was rumored that old Theiler, 
the father of Johannes, died on the way. Hans Jacob, as much as two years ago, 
sent back a letter in which he praises his good fortune and the new land. Other 
than these, thank Heaven, I know of none from my parish, who were possessed 
by the desire to emigrate. 

Obedient Servant, 

Jos. CASPAR HOFMEISTER, Pastor. 
Wadeschweilen, April 10, 1744. 

FROM THE PARISH SCHONENBERG NO ONE WAS so PERVERSE AS TO GO 
No. 88. LIST OF PERSONS FROM THE PARISH WALLISSELLEN, WHO 

SINCE THE YEAR 1734 LEFT FOR CAROLINA 

Married people. Left October 5, 1734. Baptized. 

1. I. Hans Heinrich Merki June 3, 1688 

2. Elsbeth Wezstein, wife May 30, 1693 

Children: 

3. Heinrich February 23, 1716 

4. Kilian November 22, 1719 

5. Hans October 26, 1 722 

6. Hans Conrad September 21, 1727 

7. II. Konrad Naff July u, 1680 

8. Ana Barb. Dappeler, wife May 2, 1686 

Children: 

9. Anna June 23, 1715 

10. Hans Jacob January 20, 1726 

11. Hans Jacob (same name) January 25, 1728 

12. III. Jacob Naff February 17, 1692 

13. Lisabeth Kuhn, wife December 15, 1695 

Children: 

14. Anna July 28, 1720 

15. Lisabeth March 18, 1725 

1 6. IV. Hans Conrad Keller, carpenter March . 14, 1706 

17. Barbara Blaar, wife December 9, 1703 



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REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL LIST No. 87, WADESCHWEIL 



EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES 93 

Child: 

18. Matheus July 25, 1734 

19. V. Martin Schellenberg November 29, 1706 

20. Verena Benz, wife April 13, 1713 

21. VI. Jacob Naff, above Conrad Naff s son December I, 1710 

22. Elsbeth Haller, wife May 24, 1711 

Unmarried people. 

23. Barbara Haller, daughter of Hans Georg October 7, 1708 

24. Hans Conrad Naff, deceased Ulrich s son April 30, 1713 

25. Ursula Schellenberg, above Hans Martin s sister . . .July 4, 1711 

26. Hans Jacob Rathgeb, son of Jacob deceased July 29, 1708 

27. Jacob Wiiest, son of Hans Heinrich March 18, 1714 

28. Hans Rudolf Aeberli, son of Jacob deceased September n, 1712 

29. Hans Ludwig Lienhardt, son of Heinrich July 26, 1712 

Left on May 6, 1743 
Married. 

1. I. Hans Heinrich Keller, carpenter October 27, 1672 

2. Jacob Keller, his son, also a carpenter May i, 1702 

3. Anna Naff, wife March 2, 1702 

Children of Jacob Keller: 

4. Rudolf June 29, 1727 

5. Jacob April 17, 1729 

6. Anna July 19, 1733 

7. Lisabeth September 16, 1736 

8. Magdalena January 4, 1739 

9. Susanna November 20, 1740 

10. II. Rudolff Naff May 25, 1679 

11. Hans Naff, his son, the above Hans Heinrich 

Keller s son-in-law February 9, 1710 

12. Susanna Keller, wife October 29, 1713 

There left on May 8, 1743 
Married. 

1. I. Hans Heinrich Naff March 29, 1692 

Lisabeth Winsch, wife January 7, 1703 

Children: 

2. Hans Heinrich September 21, 1727 

3. Hans Jacob September 23, 1731 

4. Verena August 8, 1 734 

5. Elsbeth December 16, 1736 

6. Beat January 8, 1 741 

7. Barbara March 17,1 743 

9. II. Hans Jacob Naff, brother of the above November 14, 1697 

10. Barbara Kuhn, wife February 5, 1699 

Children: 

11. Elsbeth August 20, 1730 

12. Balthasar May 2, 1734 

13. Jacob February 17, 1743 

14. III. Ulrich Naff, brother of the above March 18, 1703 

15. Elsbeth Weber July 18, 1706 

Children : 

16. Anna April 28, 1726 

1 7. Regula February 20, 1 729 

1 8. Heinrich February 20, 1735 



94 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Unmarried. 

19. Anna Barbara Naff, daughter of Hanz Naff, school 

master December 12, 1717 

20. Esther Naff, her sister June II, 1719 

Total: 6 1 persons. 

No. 89. LIST OF PERSONS, WHO FROM 1734-1744 FOOLISHLY LEFT 
THE PARISH WYACH TO GO TO OTHER STRANGE COUNTRIES 

Anno 1734 Born 

Heinrich Meyerhofer, Rudolf Meyerhofer s son 1703 

Hans Heinrich Meyerhofer, Rudolf Meyerhofer s son 1709 

Anno 1738 

Andreas Baumgartner, tiler 1687 

Barbara Meyer 1697 

Children: 

Rudolf 1720 

Anna 1724 

Anna Barbara 1 726 

Andreas 1728 

Christofell 1731 

Heinrich Baumgartner 1687 

Barbara Griesser 1688 

Children: 

Verena 1 7 2 o 

Heinrich 1727 

Anna 1 73 

Maria Baumgartner, widow J 679 

Children: 

Andreas ; 1713 

Veronica Kempf, his wife I7 J 5 

Anna 1718 

Heinrich I7 2 3 

Hans Meyerhofer . 1689 

Elsbetha Albracht 1682 

Children: 

Hansz 1726 

Catharina 173 

Rudolf Meyerhofer 1673 

Elsabetha Baumgartner 1673 

Mathias Baumgartner I78 

Susanna Meyerhofer I75 

Anno 1743 

Heinrich Baumgartner 1695 

Margretha Bersinger T ^94 

Children: 

Barbara 1724 

Cleophea 1727 

Barbara Baumgartner, this man s sister 1691 

Regula Balthasar, widow of Felix Bersinger 1695 

Child: 

Andreas . . 1 7 2 8 



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Anno 1744 

Rudolf Baumgartner 1698 

Barbara Meyerhofer 1688 

N.B. Margretha Albrecht, from Stadell, who served with this Baumgartner, 
and is said to be with child by him. 

Total: 36. WOLF. 

April 14, 1744. 

No. 90. LIST OF PERSONS WHO LEFT THE PARISH WENNINGEN 
FOR PENNSYLVANIA AND CAROLINA 



Brothers. 



1743 Hans Jacob Scheiir Meyer, 
Anna Eberhardt. 
Child: 

Anna. 

2 

Hansz Bucher, 
Anna Lang. 
Children: 

Hansz, 

Anna. 

Unmarried: 
Hans Jacob Meyer, 
Margaretha Scheur Meyer, 
Heinrich Jagli, 

Heinrich Surber, 1 _ 

T , c , r Brothers. 

Jacob Surber, J 



1734 Hansz Caspar Meyer, 
Margaretha Buecher. 
Children: 

Hansz Rudolff, 

Anna, 

Hansz Jacob. 

Unmarried : 
Heinrich Schmid, 
Jacob Schmid, 
1738 Caspar Buecher, 
Margreth Hauser, 
Children: 

Heinrich, 

Verena, 

Hans Heinrich. 
Unmarried : 
Heinrich Schyblin, 
Hansz Schyblin, 
Lisabeth Schyblin, 
Heinrich Wirth, 
Anna Klayslin, 
Hansz Jacob Duttweiler, 
Jacob Meyer, 
Barbara Meyer (in), 

Total: 32 persons. 



No. 91. FROM THE PARISH WETZIKON THERE LEFT FOR CAROLINA 

IN MAY 1743 

Heinrich Furrer, from Stagen, who really belongs to the Gossau district, 
born November 13, 1691. He has with him his wife Susanna Baumann, born 
January 24, 1692 and the following children: 

Felix, April I, 1720. 

Hans Jacob, October 4, 1722. 

Susanna, December 31, 1724. 

Hans Felix, July 12, 1729. 

Anna Maria, October 8, 1731. 

Barbara, May 15, 1735. 

A son Hans, born October 10, 1717, is in the Dutch service, the father wrote 
to him from Rotterdam that he should also make the journey with them, but 
he did not go. About two weeks after Whitsuntide 1743, there also travelled 
thither Felix Schmid from Kempten, born January 6, 1695, who was later declared 
a bankrupt. Attested, JOHANNES ULRICH, Pastor. 



96 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

No. 92. FROM WANGEN THERE WENT TO CAROLINA THE FOL 
LOWING Two BOYS 

1. Caspar Gut, baptized November 14, 1713. Went there after the death of 

both his parents, anno 1734. 

2. Felix Hiirrlimann, baptized November 26, 1719. Also betook himself thither 

after the death of his parents, anno 1743. 

Both had no more means to take along than about 10 pounds, and could 
in n,o way be got away from their purpose. It happened with the knowledge of 
the authorities. 

March 31, 1744. FELIX WEYSS, Pastor. 

No. 93. LIST OF PERSONS WHO SINCE 1734 AND UP TO 1744 LEFT 
THE PARISH WEISSLINGEN TO GO TO THE NEW WORLD IN 
PENNSYLVANIA 

Anno 1734 

1. Anna Juker, from Neschweil, daughter of Ulj Juker, 20 years old: Went first 

to Brabant to a relative, and from there she got an opportunity to go to 
Pennsylvania. She is also said to be married there. 

Anno 1736 

2. Left here, Heinrich Keller, from Theilingen, the deceased Caspar Keller s 

son, born February 1716, unmarried youth. 

3. Left with the above, Christophel Jsler, from Theilingen, the deceased Hans 

Jszler s unmarried son, born January II, 1712. 

Anno 1742 

4. Ludwig Koblet, from Neschweil, 25 years old, unmarried. 

5. Jacob Sporri, from Neschweil, the deceased Jacob Sporri s unmarried son: 

Of these four persons there has been no news until now. 

6. Caspar Sporri, from Neschweil, the above deceased Jacob Sporri s son, 20 

years old. The latter took with him 

Anna Meilj, from Dettenried, and they are said to have been united in mar 
riage at Basel, or on the ship. 

Anno 1743 

Left here, Heinrich Meilj from Lendiken: 
Regula Homberger, his wife. 
Children: 

Verena, aged 3 years. 
Jacob, aged i year, 
and with him Heinrich Meilj, his half-brother, aged 16. 

The latter had been in the Dutch service since about 10 years under Captain 
Werdmuller, and declared that he was going to Holland again. No news has 
been received, as to whether he remained in Holland or went to Carolina. 

. FELIX NUSCHELER, Pastor. 

NO. 94. WlSENDANGEN 

Very Revered, Learned and Esteemed Dean! 

In response to the command of the authorities, I am sending a list of those 
who emigrated from their fatherland between 1734-1744 and were destined for 
the New World. 



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Anno November 12, 1734 

Johannes Wurman, baptized February 6, 1698. j Married JanuarVj l6 
Elsbeth Boszhart, baptized May 31, 1696. 
With their children: 

Anna, baptized October 31, 1728. 

Elsbeth, baptized August 27, 1730. 

Hans HeiriWurmann, baptized, March 17, 1696.1 Marr . ed Noyember T> 8 _ 
Magdalena Goszweiler, baptized March 15, 1707. J 
With their children: 

Rudolf, baptized August 2, 1729. 

Barbara, November 12, 1730. 

Ursula, January 8, 1732. 

Hans Heinrich, October 18, 1733. 

Jacob Widmer, baptized August 28, 1681. j ^.^ June i?2j 
Margretha Deebrunner, January 8, 1793. J 
With their children: 

Jacob, August 25, 1722. 

Margr., January 21, 1725. 

Elsbeth, December 5, 1728. 

Suszanna, June 10, 1731- 

Anna, March 2, 1734. 

Andreas Widmer, baptized August u, 1696. 1 , 

f Married Februarv 3, 1728. 
Susanna Hiltzmger, April 12, 1696. 

June 21, 1743 
Rudolf Hegj, baptized December 6 1698. 



Barbara Brandenberger, baptized April 20, 1696. 
With their children: 

Suszanna, April 2, 1724. 

Rudolf, February 13, 1729. 

Hans Jacob, June i, 1732. 

Jacob, April 3, 1738. 

Hans Conrad Siisztrunk, baptized February 7, 1712. \ Married November 30, 
Anna Biihlmann, February 26, 1713. ) 1734- 

With their children: 

Jacob, November 13, 1735. 

Hans Conrad, January I, 1737. 

Magdalena, February 15, 1739. 

Ulrich, February 5, 1741. 

Othmar, September 30, 1742. 

With the wish for true well-being and most reverent respect, I consign my 
most devoutly honored Dean to the protection of Heaven. 

Wisendangen, April 10, 1744. 

I am His most deeply indebted servant, 

HANS JACOB BERGER, Pastor. 

No. 95. FROM THE PARISH WYLA, A YEAR AGO AFTER WHITSUN 
TIDE, THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WENT TO CAROLINA 

Hans Jacob Ott, from Ottenhub, aged 48. 
Lisabeth Keller, " 35. 

Children: 

Elsbeth, aged 14. 

Magdalena, " 12. 

Margaretha, " 8. 

Barbara, " 3. 

9 



98 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 

Hans Heinrich Ott, the deceased Hans Rudolff Ott s (from Ottenhub) surviving 

son, aged 26. 

Hans Ulrich Ott, Hans Jacob Ott s son, aged 19. 
Barbara Frey, Hans Jacob Frey s daughter (from the Auw), aged 24. 

April 28. 1744. Written by BEAT KITT, Pastor at Wyla. 

No. 96. FROM THE PARISH WILDBERG THERE WENT TO CAROLINA 
IN THE YEAR 1734 

Jacob Steinman, tenant on a fief at Wildberg, otherwise from the parish Schlatt, 

aged 55. 
Children: 

Hansz Jacob, aged 33. 

Magdalena, " 30. 

Heinrich, " 29. 

Hans Ulrich, " 25. 

Beatrix, " 22. 

David, " 20. 

Susanna, 18. 

Salomon, 15. 

Anna, " 13. 

This Steinmann, however, and his children are said not to have got further 
than the Palatinate, where they are said to have settled. 
Hansz Kiibler, aged about 50, from Wildberg, his wife and two children. 
Hansz Jacob Jszler, aged 40, with wife and three children. 
Hansz Heinrich Boszhart, from Toszegg, aged 22. 
1743. Kli Jogg Meylj, from Erikon, aged 61. 
His son: Jacob Meilj, aged 29. 

Ragula Keller, Gotthard Keller s (the suicide s) surviving daughter from Schal- 
chen, aged 30. 

Attested by WASER, Vicar of Wildberg. 

No. 97. WYLA 

List of all those persons who since 1734, against all warnings, went out of 
the land, leaving homes and fatherland. Anno 1734, September 4, there left 
for Carolina 

Michel Keller, from Wasterkingen, with his wife, born in Rorbas, and a child. 
Jacob Niikom, from Wyl, soldier, who lately committed adultery with Anna 

Nukomm. 
Elsbeth Witenberger, a young pretty unmarried girl, who allowed herself to be 

persuaded by this soldier, they wish to be united in marriage on the way. 
It has not been possible to get any information about them. 

Anno 1741 in the spring there left for Carolina: 

Hansz Rutschmann, from Hiintwangen with his wife, born in Bachs, and a child. 
Heinrich Mejer with his wife, both from Hiintwangen, no children. 
Bachschlj Demuth, smith, from Hiintwangen, with his wife and a child. 

Of the first two parties nothing has been ascertainable, but the smith suc 
ceeded in getting to Carolina with his wife and child, and has been able to send a 
letter brought by a man from Glarus, the contents of which were, that he is strong 
and can work well, can finally sustain himself (in the new country), that whoever 
is at home in his fatherland, should remain there, he wished that he had done so. 

Anno 1744, March 31, there left for Pennsylvania: 



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Heinrich Keller, a young schoolmaster from Hiintwangen, with his wife born 
in Eglisau, together with his little son, called Samuel, who according to her 
opinion is to become a prophet ("der nach ihrer Meinung ein Prophet werden 
soil"). 

This young schoolmaster, and the shop-keeper Bersinger from Weyach, 
have been agitators for many years already, and all the emigrants in the district 
Eglisau, and many also in Kleggau they have seduced with falsified letters and 
booklets. Because everything was given out to them to be so good, these people 
finally left their homes. 
Hans Sigerist, called Miillerhanseli from Hoff Buchenlo, 60 years of age, has 

left his old wife malitiously. 

Hans Sigerist, his son, with his wife, born in Rafz, with two little children. 
Heinrich Sigerist, also from Buchenlo with his wife from Rafz and a daughter 

10 years old, who can read and pray very well indeed. 

Magdalena Mejer, born in Hiintwangen, malitiously left her husband Heinrich 
Nukomm of Wyl, and through the seduction of the above-named school 
master, also left with him. 

N.B. The most of these emigrants could still very well have got along and 
supported themselves in the fatherland. 

Total of all persons who left the parish WYL from 1734 to date is 26. . 

The truth of this statement is attested by, 
April i, 1744. MARX THOMANN, Pastor at Wyla. 



No. 98. FROM THE PARISH ZELL, AGAINST ALL WARNINGS AND 
ADMONITIONS, THERE LEFT FOR THE PURPOSE OF GOING TO 
PENNSYLVANIA, CAROLINA, ETC., THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: 



August 29, 1734 

Hans Ott, Rudi s son, from Under- 

Langenhard, unmarried help-mate. 

Jacob Weckerli, schoolmaster s son, 

unmarried. 
Boy from Zell. 

Oberlangenhardt. 
Hans Conradt Zuppinger. 
Babelj Meyer, March 19, 1689. 
Children: 

Margetlj, July 12, 1718. 

Hans Uerech, September 20, 1722. 

Heinrich, February 19, 1730. 

Hans Caspar, December 21, 1732. 
Abraham Weckerling. 
Catrj Meylj, April 13, 1705. 
Children: 

Verena, January 7, 1731. 

Wilpert. 

Hans Ulrich Niiszlj, April 5, 1705. 

A man who with his wife Margreth Boszhardt led a wicked life, and from vexation 
left with the above. 

Zell. 

Hans Ulrich Naff, July 25, 1709. 
Hans Ulrich s son, unmarried. 
Hans Rudj Ramp, Jacob s son, baptized February 14, 1717, unmarried. 



September 8, 1734 

Lisabeth Ott, deceased Rudi s daughter 
from Kollbrunnen, baptized December 
20, 1726. 

Heinrich Hoffman, March 7, 1697. 

Susanna Meyer, April 26, 1705. 

Children: 

1. Verena, December 18, 1719. 

2. Anna Babelj, January 26, 1721. 

3. Hans Urech, August 8, 1723. 

4. Adelheit, November 4, 1725. 

5. Rudj, June 12, 1731. 

6. Susanelj, November 4, 1733. 



100 LISTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS 

Bernhardt Purer, September 19, 1697. 
Babelj Zuppinger, August 8, 1697. 
Children: 

1. Heinrich, July 6, 1631. 

2. Hans Rudolff, January 27, 1737. 

A/r , T i ("Caspar Peter, October 27, 1698. 

Married July 17, 1722^ *\ . . 

L Maria Zuppinger, February 28, 1699. 

Children: 

1. Hans Jacob, March 4, 1723. 

2. Caspar, August 13, 1724. 

3. Rudolf, December 25, 1728. 

4. Margeth, September 9, 1734. 

5. Anna, January 19, 1738. 

A/r j A f Hans Ulrich Miiller. Tune 9, 171=5. 

Married August 20, 17371 r, , 

I Barbara Jsler, July 8, 1710. 

Child: 

Heinrich, October 27, 1737. 
Maria Miiller, Hans Urech s sister, baptized February 5, 1719. She went with 

him, but because she regretted it, she returned after a few days; is now in 

service in Zurich. 

In May, 1743 

Heirj Ott, Hans Rudi s (from Underlangenhardt) son, unmarried. 
Jacob Ott, Hans Heinrich Ott s legitimate son, unmarried. 
Magdalena Haffner, from Zell. 
Heinrich Haffner s daughter, November 13, 1717. 
Maria Ott, deceased Rudi s (from Underlangenhardt) daughter, March 16, 1721. 

, f Hans Conradt Winkler, from Obi. 

February 28, 1743^ T ,. .,.. .. , 

L Hans Jagelj Winkler s son, baptized. 

,. f Ulrich Furer, Ulrich Furrer s son, baptized August 18, 1720. 

( Heirj Ott, tenant s son, unmarried. 

Total: 44. 



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CF EON, IMPORTED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, PHILADELPHIA, AUGUST 26, 1735 



MOVEMENTS OF SWISS EMIGRANTS IN THE 
AMERICAN COLONIES 

Supplemental to the preceding records, and to the statements 
on page I of this volume, it was my pleasure to find in Minutes of 
the Provincial Council (Pennsylvania), Vol. 3, p. 607, this record: 1 
At the Courthouse of Philadia, August 26th, 1735. 

Present : 

The Honble Patrick Gordon, Esqr., Lieut. Governor with some of 
the Magistrates. 
Eighteen Switzers, who, with their families, making in all 

forty-five Persons, were imported in the Billinder Oliver, Samuel 

Merchant, Master, from South Carolina, were this day Qualified 

as usual, and their names are hereunto subjoined. 

Bucher, Hans, Meysler, Ulrich, 

Wanger, Lazarus, Stelly, Jacob, 

Koller, Hans, Weber, Christian, 

Brenholtze, Christian, Willem, Ulrich, 

Pingly, Hans Michel, Otter, Johannes, 

Swalher, Christian, Haross, Jacob Wilhelm, 

Lyinburger, Hans, Henckels, Pieter, 

Mauslin, Abraham, Lyinburger, Hans, junr., 

Marti, Johannes, Bucher, Hans, junr. 



PENNSYLVANIA STATE LIBRARY, 
HARRISBURG, PA. 

Nov. 28, 1919. 

1 Surname placed first for easy reference 



101 



MEMORANDA REFERRING TO THE ARRIVAL INTO 
PHILADELPHIA OF SWISS FROM CAROLINA. 

The Division of Public Records has the original Oath of Alle 
giance list and also the Ship Captain s list of the Arrivals in Phila 
delphia from South Carolina referred to in Volume Three, page 
607, Colonial Records. These lists are also published in Rupp, 
p. 100, and in the Seventeenth Volume of Second Series, pages 119 
and 1 20. The Seventeenth Volume of Second Series was taken 
from the Ship Captain s list and contains the names of the women 
and children, as well as of the men. 

I have made a careful examination of all the lists from 1734 to 
1744 and find no other lists of Immigrants coming to Philadelphia 
from South Carolina. 

H. H. SHEXK, 
Custodian of the Public Records 

Correspondence with Dr. Thomas L. Montgomery, State 
Librarian, Harrisburg, Pa., resulted in receiving from him photo 
graphs of the original records connected with the foregoing emigra 
tion of Swiss from South Carolina, and they are reproduced (see 
Plates 12, 13, 14) together with the memoranda from Mr. H. H. 
Shenk, Custodian of the Public Records. 

Search in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Maryland, 
Pennsylvania, Louisiana, etc., and in the Library of Congress 
has yet failed to disclose any other document bearing upon this 
subject. 

The extensive Swiss settlements in Louisiana seem to have been 
wholly distinct from the emigration into the Atlantic colonies. 
There may later be discovered records of land migration from the 
Carolinas other than the known movements northward into Vir 
ginia and Pennsylvania, and from Pennsylvania southward. 

GAIUS M. BRUMBAUGH 
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 12, 1920 



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INDEX 



Aarau, 53. 

Aargau, 12, 24. 

Ackeret, Jacob, 69. 

Aeberli, Hans Rudolf, of Jacob, 93 
Heinrich, 37. 

Aeberlj, Hans, 37 (3). 

Aebinger, Hans, 14. 

Aeppli, Aepplj, Anna (Fenner), 49 
Conrad, 65 Elsbeth (Hotz), 65 
Hans, 65 Hansz Jacob, 49 Hein 
rich, 65 (2) Jacob, 49, 65 (2) 
Johannes, 49 Margreth, 49 
Rudolff, 49 Verena (Wetstein), 49. 

Aesch, Aeschi, 14, 37, 56. 

Aeschlikon, 45. 

Affholteren, 26, 28, 30, 54. 

Aglionby, envoy, 2. 

Albia, 54. 

Albracht, vii Anna (Dubendorfer), 
82 Anna (Huber), 81 Anna (Mer- 
ki), 8 1 Anna (Schmid), 82 Balz, 
82 Barbara, 82 Elsbetha (Meyer- 
hofer), 94 Felix, 81, 82, 84 Hans, 
82 (2) Hans Heinrich, 81 Hans 
Jacob, 8 1 Hans Ulrich, 82 Hein 
rich, 82 Heinrich ("Kumin"), 81 
Jacob, 82 Joggeli, 82 Margaretha, 
84 Rather, 81 Vrena, 82. 

Albrecht, Annelj, 87 Barbara, 87 
Barbara (Bucher), 33 Felix, 87 
Hans Jacob, 87 Jacob, 87 Jacob 
(Wageli), 87 Johannes, 87 Mar 
greth 87 Margreth (Moor), 87 
Margretha, 95 Regina, 87 Regula, 
87 Verena, 87. 

Allegiance, Oath of, Plates 12, 14. 

Alpen-Baur (Dunki), 76. 

Alsace, 48, 65. 



Alltstatten, Altstetten, 26, 31, 79 

Alten, 32 

Altikon, 27, 30 

Altlicken, 32. 

Altorffer, Anna (Frener), 36 Hans 

Jacob, 35 Jacob, 35 Kaspar, 35, 

36 Leonard, 36 Verena (Brunner) 

36. 
American Historical Review,- III, VII, 

i, 6. 

Americana Germanica, VII. 
Amerikanischer Wegweiser oder Kurtze, 

etc., Ochs, 2. 
Ammann, Anna, 45 Jacob, 30 Jbhan- 

nes Caspar, 66 Ulrich, 45. 
Anabaptists, 2, 3. 
Andelfingern, 27, 32, 51, 55, 89 Klein, 

32, 33- 
Angst, Adam, 32 Anderson, 72 

Barbara (Rass) 32 Barbara (Sig- 

erist) 72 Elisabetha, 32 (2) Hans 

Ulrich, 72 Heinrich, 32. 
Appenzell, 6. 

Appert, Regula (Frey), 90. 
Arburg, 78. 

Archives, Penna., 2d Series, 102. 
Arminger, H., 63. 
Atlikon, 32. 
Atterley (Attersen?), Johannes, Pis. 

12, 13, 14 Margat, PI. 13. 
Auer, Felix, 81 Hans, 82 (2) Hans 

Ulrich, 8 1 (2) Verena (Eberhardt) 

8 1 Vronegg (Lange), 83. 
Augst, 26 

Auspurger, Samuel, 51. 
Austria, 70 War of Succession, 7. 
Auw, 98. 
Avis Blattlin (Intelligencer), 22. 



1 Except where names are given, references to wife and children are omitted. 
Figures in parenthesis (3) mean that the name occurs that number of times on 
the indicated page. 

Minor variations in spelling occur where different persons make the reports, 
as: Alt-statten, Alttstatten, Ringger, Ringer, etc., but the Index presents the 
material variations. 

The indefiniteness of knowledge of destination should cause the reader to 
carefully scrutinize all the "Lists" for names being sought. 

The managing editor will appreciate word of any error discovered in the index, 
which he has carefully prepared. G. M. B. 

103 



104 



INDEX 



Avis-blatter, Bern & Lausanne, 22. 
Azenweiler, Madalena (Huszer), 52. 

Bachenbiilach, 38. 

Bachmann, , 76 Anna, 36 Anna 
Hinen, 36 Anna (Kreysz), 30 
Anna (Mantz), 64 Barbara, 42 
Felix, 36 Hans Casper, 36 Hans 
Jacob, 36 Heinrich, 36 Jacob, 36, 
48 Johannes of George, 50 Regula 
(Morff), 36 Rudolff, 36, 75 (2) 
Susanna (Ringger), 36 

Bachofen, Cleophela (Wolgemuth), 91 
Hans Jacob, 91 Johannes, 75. 

Bachs, 28, 33, 68, 98. 

Baden, 38, 77, 78 Durlach, 85. 

Baggenstross, Baggenstrosz, Hans, 74 
Hans Jacob, 73, 74 Hans Ulrich, 
73 (2) Heinrich, 73 Johannes, 73, 
74 Susanna, 73 Susanna (Baur), 
73 Verena, 73. 

Baltensberger, Barbara (Sommer), 
Hans Heinrich, Lisabeth, 38. 

Balthaser, Regula (Bersinger), 94. 

Baninger, Abraham, 38. 

Bank, 42 Banken, 36, 90. 

Bannertrager, 16. 

Banninger, Elsbeth (Widmer), 63 
Jacob, 49 Peter, 48 Ulrich, 48, 

49- 

Bantli, Jacob of Rudolff, 66. 
Baptists, 2. 
Bar, VII Anna, 58 Bat. Rudolff, 

58 Hans Heinrich, 58 Hans and 

Heinrich of Heinrich, 71 Jacob, 

41 Johannes, 58 Rudolff, 58 

Verena, 58. 
Baretschweil, 28, 34. 
Basel, v, 6, 10, n, 13, 21, 22, 38, 43, 

53, 56, 63, 65, 88, 90, 91 Lists, 

VIII. 
Easier, Anna (Baumer) and Conrad, 

31- 

Basserstorff (Bassustorf), 28, 34, 36, 61 

Bauder Albis, 54. 

Bauer, Anna, Barbara (Miiller), Hein 
rich (2), 80. 

Bauma, 28, 59. 

Baumann, Anna (Tobler), 92 Hans 
Heinrich, 92 Susanna (Furrer), 95. 

Baumer, Anna (Easier), 31 Barbel 
(Miiller), Felix, Rudolph, 30. 

Baumgartner, Andreas, 94 (4) Anna, 
94 (3) Anna Barbara, 94 Barbara, 



94 (2) Barbara (Griesser), 94 
Barbara (Meyer), 94 Christofell, 
94 Cleophea, 94 Elsabeth, 94 
Heinrich, 94 (4) Margreth (Busin- 
ger), 94 Maria, 94 Mathias, 94 
Rudolff, 94, 95. 

Baur, Alpen (Diinki), 76 Elizabeth 
(Sigerist), 74 Heinrich of Jacob, 
74 Susanna (Baggenstosz) 73. 
Bechtold, Barbara, Fronnyk (Keiser), 

Magdalena, Ulrich, 46. 
Beerly, Elsbeth (Gut), 37: 
Belon, Magdalena (Theiler), 92. 
Belz, Catharina (Schwenk), 75. 
Benken, 27. 
Bentz, Felix, 48. 
Benz, Verena (Schellenberg), 93. 
Berg, 27, 42, 45, 51, 59, 69 Berg- 
Kirch, IV. 
Berlin, 77. 

Bern, V. 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 17, 21, 24, 
51, 57, Plates 12, 14 Council of, 
2, 3 Lists, VIII. 

Bernhardt, Anna, Cleophea, Hans 
(2), Hans Heinrich, 34 Verena 
(Meisterhans), 32. 

Bersinger, 99 Fe lix, M a r g r e t h a 
(Baumgartner) and Regula (Bal 
thaser), 94 Margaretha (Meyer- 
hoffer), 83. 
Bertschi, Dorothea (Darer), Elssbeth 

of Hans, Hans of Felix, 68. 
Bertschj, Anna (Gaszmann), 40 
Bertschiken, 53. 

Bertschinger, Anna Barbara (Schaub), 
32 Barbara (Gimpert), 62 Mar- 
gareth Gutkonecht), 67 Susan n 
(Scherer), 67. 

Beriither, Barbara (Widmer), 60. 
Bible, 4, 5, 10. 
Bieler, 44. 

Billender Oliver, Plates 12, 14. 
Binder Barbara, Barbara (Leiiw), 
Elsbeth, Hans Heinrich, Hans Ulrich 
(3), Jacob, Magdalena, Magdalena 
(Mokli), Rudolff, Susann, Theothel, 
Ursula (Spallinger), 64. 
Binz, 66. 
Birchwil, 35. 
Birmenstorf, 26, 37. 
Bischoff, Hans Jacob, Rodolff, etc., 50. 
Blaar, Barbara (Keller), 92. 
Black Forest (Baden), 38. 
Blatman, Christoffel, Chrestophel, Els- 



INDEX 



105 



beth (Hoffman), Hans Heinrich, 
Hans Ulrich, Jaroh- Rudoiff, 80. 

Blatter, Adam, Andreas (2), Barbara, 
Barbara (Erzinger), Johannes (2), 
Laurenz, Magdalena, Margretha 
(Wuhrmann), Maria (Dietrich), 
Verena (2), 42. 

Blauler, Bleiiwler, Sarah (Keller), 63. 

Bleiiler, Barbara (Huber), 85 Felix, 
54 Johannes of Hans Heinrich, 
53 Verena (Pfister), 33. 

Blickenstorffer, Blikenstorffer, Anna 
(Frauenf elder), 57 Barbara (Frey), 

37- 

Blumetshalder, 43, 69. 

Bodmen, 50. 

Bodmer, Cleophea, Hans, Heinrich 
and Regula, 50 Hans Rodolf, Re- 
gula (Gachnang), 49. 

Bolsterlj, Verena (Miiller), 31. 

Bonstatten, 26 Bonnstetten, 37. 

Boop, Elsbeth (Meyer), 72. 

Bosserth, Hansz Heinrich, Jacob, Ru- 
dolff, and Ursel, 49, 50. 

Bosshart, Boszhart, Anna (Schaub), 
45 Barbara, 50 Elsbeth (Wur 
man), 97 Hansz Heinrich, 98 
Hans Ulrich, 50 Heinrich, 45 (2), 
50 Kaspar, 45 Margreth (Nuszli), 
99 Ragula (Miiller), 68. 

Brabant, 96. 

Braitter, Regula (Keiser), 46. 

Bram, Felix and Heirj, 86 Regula 
(Vrener), 33. 

Brandenberger, Barbara (Hegj), 97. 

Brandli, Anna (Fritschi), 77. 

Brandtlen, Vrena, 61. 

Bratscher, Ragula (Kolliker), IV, 59. 

Bratschger, Elizabeth (Frauenfelder), 
56. 

Brauch, Hans Jacob of Hans Conrad, 

54- 

Brauen, Christen, 18. 
Brauslen, 60. 
Brenholts, Brenholtze, Christian, Pis. 

12-14, 101 Ann, Pis. 12-14. 
Bretscher, Anna, 32 Anna (Wetz- 

stein), 43 Heinrich, 43. 
Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus, VIII, 

102, Index. 
Bruncker, Abraham, Andreas, Hans 

Conrad, Hans Heinrich, Hans Ulrich, 

Jacob, Maria Lisabeth, Regula (Her- 

ter), 48. 



Brungger, Margreth (Gut) and Ru- 
dolff, 91. 

Briinig Pass, 15. 

Brunner, Abraham, 36 Anna (Ernin), 
45 Anna (Kern), 36 Anna Mar 
greth, 36 Anna (Meyer), 36 
Barbara (Redinger), 36 Barbel 
(Kern), 68 Caspar, 89 Christen, 
19 David, 36 Dean, 36 Elisa 
beth (Wunderli), 66 Elsabetha 
(Geyer), 45 Elsbeth (Frolj) 40 
Felix, 36 Hans, 35, 36 Hansz 
Conrad, 46 Hans Heinrich, 35 
Hans Jacob, 36 (2), 65 Hans 
Ulrich, 36, 45, 68 Heinrich, 34, 36, 
45, 65 Jacob, 34 Kilian, 36 
Regula (Egli), 50 Rudoiff, 36, 45 
Salome (Hursel), 35 S u s a n n a 
(Ernj), 72 Ulrich, 36, 45 Vre 
(Jeglj), 80 Verena (Altorffer), 36. 

Brutten, 27, 38, 69. 

Bubikon, 28, 38. 

Buch, 27, 51, 69. 

Buchberg, 12. 

Bucher, Buecher Booker, Anna, 95 
Anna (Lang), 95 Benj. 13 Caspar, 
95 Christina, 13 Hans Conrad, 
32 Hans Heinrich, 95 Hansz, 95 
(2), 101 (2), Pis. 12-14 Heinrich, 
95 Jacob, 32, 51 John, Plate 12, 
13 Margaretha (Hauser), 95 
Margaretha (Meyer), 95 Verena, 

95- 

Biichi, Anna Barbara, 47 Anna Bar 
bara (Hegnauer), 47 Barbara (He- 
getschweiler), 91 Caspar, 47 (2) 
Hans Jacob, 47 Hans Ulrich, 47 
Heinrich, 47 Johannes, 89 Lisa 
beth (Keller), 47 Margaretha, 4 7 
Maria, 47 Rudolph, 46, 89 Ulrich, 

47- 

Buchman, Anna, 47 Elsbeth of Jogli, 
67 Hansz Conrad and Hansz Ul 
rich, 47 Heinrich, 47 Jacob, 47 
(2), 67 Joachim, 47 Margaretha, 
47 Margaretha (Schwizler), 47 
Salomon, 47. 

Buchsz, 40. 

Biieler, John Randolff, 45. 

Buessingen, 57. 

Buhlmann, Anna (Susztrunk), 97. 

Bulach, 38. 

Calais, France, 15. 



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INDEX 



Cappel, 33. 

Cappeler, Anna (Gering), 77 Elsbeth 

(Biichi), 48 Heinrich, 48 Ruedi, 

49 Rudi, 48. 
Carnegie Institution, III. 
Carolina, III, IV, V, VIII, 9, 13, 22, 

23, 26, 29, 43, 51 and numerous other 

references in the List Headings. 

26 100. 

Catholic church, 2, 5, 12, 24. 
Census of emigrants, 26 100. 
Chlyriidis, 37. 
Christholds Gedanken, bey Anlasz Be- 

wegung, etc. 
Churches, 10 Baptists, 2 Catholic, 

2, 5, 12, 24 Protestant, 2, 12 

Reformed, 10, 79 Uster, 90. 
Chym, Ursula, 56. 
Citizens rights, 89, 90. 
dingier, Johannes, 30. 
Coller, Jacob, Plate 13. 
Colonial Records, 101, 102. 
Cornell University, VIII. 
Court marriage, 90. 
Cunz/Anna, Elisabeth, Elszbeth (Lang), 

Hans, (2), Hans Jacob, Peter Heiri, 

Ragula, Veronica, 83 see Kunz. 

D . Rev. Pastor in Flaach, 51. 

Dachlesen, 67. 

Dagerlen, 27, 42, 45, 91. 

Dallikon, 28. 

Dallweil, 26. 

Dandert, Anna (Dunki), 76. 

Dandliker, 44. 

Daniker, John Heinrich, 53 Salomon, 

79- 
Danni, Catharine (Drachssler), and 

Susanna (Wolffensperger) 53. 
Danzler, Jacob (3), Hans Rudolff, 

Magdalena (Pfister), Margaretha, 

44- 

Dappeler, Anna Barb. (Naff), 92. 
Darer, Dorothea (Bertschi) and Hans, 

68. 
Das verlangte und nicht erlangte Canaan, 

etc., 23. 

Dattlikon, VI, 27, 43, 69. 
Dauphine, 92. 

Decrees, or mandates, V, 7, 1 1 . 
Deebrunner, Margretha (Widmer), 97. 
Dellickon, 43. 
Demuth, Bachschlj, 98. 
Dentzler, Denzler, Anna (Wegstein) 



60 Barbara (Kuhn), 63 Conradt, 

60. 

Dependency, 29. 
Der Hinckende Bott von Carolina, etc., 

23- 
Der Nunmehro in der Neuen Welt, etc., 

23- 

Detwyl, 71. 

Die Bernische Auswandenmg nach 
Amerika, etc., 12, 24. 

Diebolzau, 89. 

Dielstorff, 44. 

Dierauer, Johannes, 7. 

Dietlikon, 28, 36, 44. 

Dietrich, Anna (Wipf), 64 Jacob, 
80 Maria (Blatter), 42 Wilhelm, 
80. 

Dietschj, Anna (Merkj), 30. 

Dolder, Dorothea (Haab), 66. 

Dorff, 27, 50, 69. 

Dorfflingen, 27. 

Dorlikon, 30. 

Drachssler, Drachszler, Catharina 
(Danni), 53 Heinrich, 53 Magda 
lena, 54. 

Driillikon, 27. 

Diibendorff, 28, 44. 

Dubendorffer, Abraham (Krebser), 35 
Anna (Krebser), 35 Anna (Al- 
bracht), 82 Hans Jacob (Krebser), 
35 Hans (Kueffer) 35 Heinrich, 
35 (2) Heinrich (Hugen), 34 
Kilian (Krebser), 35 Verena (Wid 
mer), 35. 

Du nki, Anna, Anna (Dandert), Barbel 
(Rietiker), Cathari, Conradt (Alpen 
Baur), Heinrich (2), Jacob, Jacobli, 
76. 

Dups, Barbara (Wyss), Hans, Hans 
Jacob (Heiri s), Verena (Ottlis), 29 

Durlach, 32. 

Diirnen, n. 

Durnten, Durnthen, 28, 44. 

Dutweiler, Duttweiler, Anna (Kunz), 
33 Barbara, 39 Catharina, 80 
Ehegaumer, 80 Elisabeth (Schmid), 
83 Hans, 39, 80 Hans Jacob, 95 
Jacob, 80 Magdalena (Huggenber- 
ger), 45- 

Dynhart, 27, 45. 

Eberhardt, Anna (Meyer), 95 Bar 
bara of Felix, 61 Ragula, 68 
Verena ((Auer), 81. 



INDEX 



107 



Ebertschwyl, 54. 

Ebmattingen, 65. 

Effretikon, 36, 61. 

Egg, 28, 71 Catharina, 51 Rudolff 
of Hans Rudolff, 65. 

Egli, Anna, Barbara, Caspar, Hans 
Jacob, Heinrich, Maria (Kagi), Re- 
gula, Salomon, 50. 

Eglisau, V, 23, 28, 45, 99. 

Egliss, Jacob Miiller, 70. 

Egolff, Elsbetha (Pfister), Hans Ru 
dolff (2), 71. 

Ehrensperger, Anna, 80. 

Ehrlibach, 26 

Eigenheer, Regula (Sigg), 33. 

Elg, Elgg, 27, 46, 47, 69. 

Elliker, Anna, Anna (Wirz), Caspar 
(2), Hans Heinrich, Lisabeth, Vio- 
land, 62. 

Elsau, 27, 48. 

Embrach, 27, 35, 36, 48, 49, 69. 

Emigration census, 26-100 statistics, 
24 to 26 tax, VII, II, 66, 71, 88. 

Enderli, Anna (Keller), Hans Heinrich 
(Schorulis), Heinrich, Regula, 35. 

Endhorj, 39. 

Engel, Verena (Gaszmann), 40. 

Engeler, Anna (Wieland), 88. 

England, 3, 9, 17, 19, 89. 

Engstringen, 79. 

Epprecht, Anna, 31 Anna (Griigis), 
31 Conrad, 29 Elisabeth, 31 
Hans Heinrich, 29 Heirj,J29 Jacob, 
29, 31 Johannes, 29 Margreth, 31 
Rudolph, 31 Verena, 31. 

Erb, Hans Rudi, n. 

Erlenbach, 49. 

Ernin, Anna (Brunner), 45. 

Ernj, Babelj, Heinrich, Susanna (Brun 
ner), 72. 

Ernst, Elsbetha (Weydmann), Felix, 
43- 

Eroffnungsrede, gehalten in der Hel- 
vetischen, etc., 7. 

Erzinger, Barbara, 42 Barbara (Blat 
ter) 42 Barbara (Hermetschwyler), 
59 Bernhardin, 42 Elsbeth (Tob- 
ler), 62 Hans, 62 Hans Jacob, 62 
Hans Rudolff, 62 Maria, 62 
Regula, 62. 

Esch, 65. 

Eschenmosen, 39. 

Estate, Feudal, 63 Staffen, 60 
Tetnau, 88. 



Eszlinger, Matthew, 41. 
Ettenhausen, 36. 

Fahrli, 78, 79. 

Fallanden, 28, 49, 50. 

Fasi, Dean, 58 Elsbeth (Zollicker), 

48 Heinrich, 60 John, 50 Jo- 

hann, 57. 
Faust, Dr. Albert B., Ill, VIII, i, 70, 

79- 

Federal Emigration Bureau, Bern, 25. 
Feehr, Fehr, Feer, Altorff, 28 Anna 

(Hartmann), 45 Conrad, 51 Jacob 

51 John, 72. 
Fehraltorff, 91. 
Felden, 69. 
Feldheim, 69. 
Feller, Christen, 19. 
Feitheim, 27. . 
Fenner, Anna (Aepplj) 49 Anna 

(Hamming), 65 Felix, 65 (2) 

Hans Caspar, 65 Hans Heinrich, 

65- 

Feuerthalen, 27. 
Fischenthal, 28, 50. 
Fischer, Susanna (Gachnang), 50. 
Fissler, Jacob, etc., 51. 
Flach, 69. 
Flanders, 58. 
Flaach, 27, 51. 

Foster, Verena (Wismann), 61. 
Fralj, Junghans and Verena (Huber), 

39- 

France, 15, 25 Army, 63, 75 Revolu 
tion, 6, 63. 

Frankfurt, 77. 

Frauenfelder, Anna, 55, 56 (3), 57 
Anna (Blickenstorffer) 57 Anna 
Wegstein), 60 Anna (Weyer), 55 
Barbara, 55 (2), 56 (2), 57 
Barbara (Hagenbucher), 67 Bar 
bara (Miiller), 55 Baschi, 57 
Conrad, 55 David, 55, 57 Deyes, 
55 Elisabeth (Bratschger), 56 
Elsbeth, 55, 56 Elsbetha (Mader), 
56 Elsbetha (Meyer von Buech), 
55 Felix son of Felix, 56 Grazli, 
57 Hans Conrad, 55 Hans Con 
rad s of Baschi, 57 Hans Heinrich, 
56 Hans Jacob, 57 (3) Hans Jacob 
of Graz, 57 Hans Jacob (Pfeiffer), 
55 Hans Peter, 57 Hans Ulrich, 
57 (2) Heinrich, 55 Isaac, 57 
Jacob, 55, 57 Jacob (Gabriel) 55 



108 



INDEX 



Jacob (Grazli), 55 Johannes, 55 
(2) Jonas, 55 Joseph, 57 (2) 
Mathias, 55, 61 Pantaleon, 56 
Ursula, 55, 56 Verena (Schaub), 

55- 

Frener, Anna (Altorffer), 36. 

Freiidweiler, John Caspar, 48. 

Frey, VII, 26 Anna Barbara, 90 
Anna (Schaub), 32 Barbara, 98 
Barbara (Blikenstorffer), 37 Cas 
par of Felix, 71 Elsbetha, 90 
Elsbeth (Keller), 51 Elsbeth (Leh- 
men), 74 Lisabeth (Zollinger), 53 
Elsbeth (von Tobel), 71 Felix, 
37, 71 Hans Heinrich, 37 Hans 
Jacob, 98 Heinrich, 90 (2) Jacob, 
37, 90 J. H. (Pastor), 92 Regula 
(Appert), 90. 

Freyenstein, 76. 

Freyhofer, Hans Ulrich & Verena, 69 

Fribourg, 6. 

Frick, VII Elsbetha, 54 Jacob, 58. 

Friedrichsthal, 85. 

Friesz, Frena (Volkert), 39. 

Frik, Anna, 62 Anna Barbara, of 
Heinrich, 62 Anneli, 6l Caspar, 
of Ulrich, 61 Elssbeth, of Ulrich, 
62 Johannes, 62 Rudolf, of Felix, 
62 Ursula of Caspar, 62 Veronica 
(Hitz), 61. 

Fritschi, VII, Anna (Brandli), 77 
Anneli, 77 Babeli, 76 Barbara 
(Miiller), 69 Clephee Babli, 77 
Conradt 76 Elsbeethli, 76 Hein 
rich, 76, 77 Heirechli, 76 Ragel 
(Hiltibrand), 76 Rodolf, 76 Vree- 
neli, 77. 

Froli, Frolj, Anna, 86 Anna (Huber), 
86 Barbara, 40 Elsbeth (Brun- 
ner), 40 Hans Heirj, 86 Hans 
Jacob, 40, 86 Hanss, of Ulrich, 
68 Heirj, 86 Magdalena (Gasz- 
man), 39. 

Purer, Furrer, Anna Maria, 95 
Babelj (Zuppinger), 100 Barbara, 
95 Bernhardt, 100 Felix, 95 
Hans, 95 Hans Felix, 95 Hans 
Jacob, 95 Hans Rudolff, 100 
Heinrich, 95, 100 Heirj (Ott), 100 
Susann (Grob), 41 Susanna, 95 
Susanna (Baumann), 95 Ulrich, 
100 (2). 

Gabriel, Jacob (Frauenfelder), 55. 



Gachnang, Christoph, Heinrich, Salo 
mon, and Susanna (Fischer), 50 
Regula Bodner), 49. 

Gallman, Anna, of Heini, 67. 

Gass, Martin, u. 

Gasser, Pastor, 10. 

Gassman, Gaszman, Anna, 68 Anna 
(Bertschj), 40 Anna Catharina, 40 
Babelj (Pfister), 40 Barbara, 39 
Catharina, 68 Hans, 40, 68 
Hans Heinrich, 39 Hans Jacob, 
40 Hans Martin, 40 Heinrich, 49 
(2) Magdalena Frolj, 39 Verena 
(Engel), 40. 

Geiigesz, Adam, Anna, Barbara, Hans 
Conrad, Hans Ulrich, Heinrich, 
Johannes, Susanna (Miiller), 42. 

Georgia, 9. 

Gering, Anna (Cappeler), Catharina, 
Conrad, Hans Conrad, Heinrich (2), 
Jacob, Johannes, 77 Margareth 
Waber, 78. 

German American Annals, VIII. 

German Element in the U. S., VIII. 

German and Swiss Settlements of 
Colonial Penna., VII, VIII. 

German population, VIII, I, 25. 

Germantown, Pa., 46, 69. 

Geschichte der Schweizerischen, etc., 7. 

Geschichte der Bernischen Taufer, 3. 

Geszner, Hans Ulrich, 36. 

Geyer, Elsbetha (Brunner), 45. 

Gilg, Cilian, Regul of Chlyjoggen, 37. 

Gimpert, Anna, Barbara, Barbara 
(Bertschinger), Heinrich, Johannes 
(2), Lisabeth, 62. 

Gischberger, Anna, Rudolph, Ursula, 
42. 

Glarus, 87, 98. 

Glatlj, Catharj (Huber), Felix, Hein 
rich, Heinrich of Caspar, 37. 

Glatfelden, 28, 51. 

Glatfelder, Anna, Anna Margareth, 
Barbara, Caspar, Elsbetha, Felix, 
Lisabeth (Lauffer), Hans Peter, 
Hans Rudolf, Johannes, Salomea 
am Berg (Walder?), Salomon, 52. 

Gordon, Patrick, 101, Plates 12, 14. 

Gossau, 27, 53, 95. 

Gossweiler, Goszweiler, Hans Heinrich, 
8 1 Magdalena (Wurman), 97. 

Gottschi, Heinrich, 6l Pastor, 22, 23. 

Graff, Graaff, Ann (Schweizer), 72 
Barbara, 73 Franz, 73 (2) Hans 



INDEX 



109 



Jacob, 72, 73 Hans Ulrich, 73 
Jacob, 60, J. H. Graf, 2 Johannes, 
73 ( 2 ) Regula (Rebsamen), 88 
Susanna, 73 Verena of Hans, 74. 

Graffenreid, Christoph von, VIII, 
i, 3 Manuscripts, 21. 

Graubiinden, 9, 12, 24. 

Grazli Jacob (Frauenfelder), 55. 

Great Britain, Plate 12. 

Grecno, (Greene?) Appleney (2), Plate 

13- 

Greiffensee, 28, 53. 

Grendelmejer, Anna, 41 Barbara, 41 
Elsbeth, 41 Felix, 41 Hans 
Jacob, 40 Hans Rudolff, 40 Hein- 
rich, 40, 41 Margeth, 40, 41 
Ursula, 40 Vrena (Meyer), 41. 

Griesser, Barbara (Baumgartner), 94. 

Grindelwald, 16 to 19. 

Grob, Anna (Schleipffer), 58 Hans, 
29 Heinrich of Julius, 54 Jacob, 
41 Jacob of Hans, 90 Susan (Fur- 
rer), 41. 

Grosholtz, 67. 

Gross, Barbara (Stadli), Felix, Hans 
Conrad, Hans Ulrich, Heinrich, 
Lisabeth, Rudolf (2), 38. 

Griigis, Anna (Epprecht), 31. 

Grundel, Hans Jacob, of Jacob, 60. 

Gru ningen, 27, 44, 65. 

Gugler, Conrad, 51. 

Guide to the Materials for American 
History in the Swiss and Austrian 
Archives, Faust, III, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 

II, 12, 19, 2O, 22, 23, 24. 

Gut, Caspar, 96 Elsbeth (Beerlj), 
37 Hans, 37 Johannes, of Hein 
rich, 71 Margaretha, 37 Mar- 
greth (Briingger), 91. 

Guth, Anna (Scherrer), Heinrich, 53. 

Gutnecht, Andreas, Barbara, Elsbeth, 
Heinrich, Johannes, Margareth (Bert 
schinger), Marten, Susanna, 67. 

Gyger, Elsbeth (Habltizel), Herman, 89. 

Haab, Andreas, Barbara, Dorothea 

(Dolder), Hans Jacob, Heinrich, 

Regula, 66. 
Haab (?), Hans Rodolff, Heinrich, 

Rodolff, 59. 

Habliizel, Elsbeth (Gyger), 89. 
Haffner, Dorothea (Wagmann), 60 

Hans, 37 Heinrich, 100 Lisabeth, 

37 Magdalena, 100. 



Hagenbuch, Anna, 32 Hans Heinrich, 
42 Jacob, 32, 42 (2) Johannes 
(2), Junghansz, Margretha, Mar- 
gretha (Schmid), Ulrich, 42. 

Hagenbucher, Barbara, Elsbeth, Hans 
Ulrich, Magdalena, Margareth, 67. 

Hagj, Barbel, Hans Jacob, Jacob, 
Johannes, Ragul, Vrenelj, 41. 

Hagmann, Hans Ulrich, 46. 

Hakab, 36. 

Haller, Barbara, Elsbeth (Naff), Hans 
Georg, 93. 

Hallesche Nachrichten, 79. 

Hammig, Anna (Fenner), 65. 

Hansler, Hans Conrad of Kestl, 74. 

Hanslj, Barbel (Schwarzenbach), 44. 

Haross, Narosk, Jacob Wilhelm, Pis. 
12-14, 101 Mary, PI. 13. 

Harrisburg, Pa., 101, 102. 

Hartmann, Anna Barbara, Anna Cath- 
arina, Anna (Fehr), Hans Jacob, 
Heinrich, Ulrich, 45 Regula 
(Schneider), 46. 

Hasenfraz, Anna (Meyer), 30. 

Hasli, 17. 

Haszler, Conrad, 78. 

Haug, Barbara, 30 Farber, 29 
Johannes, 67 Leonhard, 29 Ru 
dolff, 29 Uli, 29, 30. 

Hausen, 26. 

Hauser, Anna Barbara, 49 Barbara, 
49 Christop, 49 Kaspar, 11 

Margreth (Buecher), 95. 

Haussli, Elsbeth (Ochssner), Heinrich, 
Jacob, Joachim, 63. 

Haussrad, Alexander, 71. 

Haws (Naws?), Mary, PI. 13. 

Hedingen, 26, 57. 

Hedinger, Elseli of Heiri, 57 Eva, 
37 Hans, 37. 

Heffertschweil, 67. 

Hegetschweiler, Anna, 71, 91 Anna 
Barbara, 91 Barbara (Buchmann), 
91 Beat (Rudolff), 91 Hans Hein 
rich, 91 Hans Ulrich, 71 Heinrich, 
71, 91 (2) Jacob, 91 Margaretha, 
91 Susanna, 91 Verena, 91. 

Hegi, Hegj, Barbara (Brandenberger), 
97 Hans Jacob, 97 Jacob, 97 
Johann Caspar, 68 Rudolf, 97 (2) 
Suszanna, 97. 

Hegin, Anna, 33. 

Hegnauer, Anna Barbara (Biichi), 
47- 



110 



INDEX 



Heinrich, Barbara, Elsbeth, Hans, 
Hans George, Hans Jacob, 88. 

Heiri, Peter (Cunz?), 83 Ruetschj, 29. 

Heist, 54. 

Heitz, Job. Heinrich, 90. 

Hengart, Elias Vicar of, 51, 69. 

Henkard, Henkertt, 27, 55, 56. 

Hermetschweiler, A. Magdalena, 
Annelj, Babelj, Hans, Heinrich, 
Margreth, Regelj, 72. 

Hermetschwyer, Anna, Barbara, Bar 
bara (Erzinger), Elsbeth, Heinrich, 
Jacob, 59. 

Herrliberg, IV, 26, 58, 66. 

Herter, Anna (M tiller), 70 Regula 
(Briincker), 48. 

Herzog, Anna (Maag), 39 Heinrich 
and Jacob, 81 Margaretha (Muller), 

43- 
Hess, Hesz, Anna (Knecht), 91 

Caspar, 36, 91 Hans Rudolff, 91 

Jacob, 36 Joh. Caspar, 31. 
Hetling, Pastor, 70. 
Hettlingen, 27, 55, 69. 
Heussli, 50. 

Heuszer, Hansz Conradt, 48. 
Hildebrand, Hiltibrand, Johannes, of 

Hans Jacob, 39 Johannes, of Jacob, 

39 Ragel (Fritschi), 76. 
Hiltzinger, Susanna (Widmer), 97. 
Himmel, Anna (Islicker), 33. 
Hinckels, Henckels, Pieter, Peter, 101, 

Pis. 12-14. 
Hinderburg, 34. 
Hindermann, Margrethe, 31. 
Hindermeister, Anna, 61. 
Hinke, Dr. William J., 2. 
Hinkende Bate, of Bern, 22. 
Hinnen, Anna Barbara, 78 Anna 

(Surber), 84 Caspar, 77, 78 Els 
beth (Widmer), 77 Heinrich, 78 

Kilion, 44. 
Hinweil, 27, 59. 
Hirt, Johannes and Magdalena (Ull- 

man), 32. 
Hirtzel, Hirzel, 26 Johann Jacob, 54 

Salomon, 71. 
;Hirtzwangen, 54. 

History of Orangeburg Co., S. C., VIII. 
:Hittnau, 28, 59. 
jHitz, Adelheid, Anna, Elsbetha (Frick), 

Heinrich (2), Verena, 54 Veronica 

(Frik), 61. 
Hochfelden, 39, 



Hoch Riiti, 62. 

Hoffstatter, Caspar, 37. 

Hofmann, Hoffman, Adelheit, 99 
Anna Babelj, 99 Els [Elizabeth], 
80 Hans Urech, 99 Hansz Ulrich, 
46 Heinrich, 99 Rudj, 99 Sus- 
anelj, 99 Verena, 99. 

Hofmeister, Jos. Caspar, 92. 

Hofstetten, 68. 

Hohn, 75. 

Holland, 20, 25, 50, 57, 60, 61, 63, 
96. 

Hollenweiger, Barbara (Mejer), 34. 

Holzhalb, John Heinrich, 74 Leon- 
hard, 56, 57, 

Homberger, Hans Jacob, 90 Regula 
(Meilj), 96. 

Hombrechtikon, 60. 

Hongg, 28, 30, 36. 

Honegger, Anna (Schneider), Caspar 
(2), Hans Jacob and Marx, 59. 

Horenen, 39. 

Horgen, 26, 60, 61. 

Horger, Barbara, 13, 15. 

Horner, Anna (Kern) and Daul, 39. 

Hotz, Elsbeth (Aeppli), 65 Hans 
Caspar, 44. 

Hub, 36, 67. 

Huber, VII w. & 8ch. 75 Anna, 85 
Anna, of Marti, 37 Anna (Al- 
bracht), 81 Anna (Frolj), 86 
Anna Magdalena, 85 Anna (Mul 
ler), 75 Anna (Ruetsch), 67 
Anna (Schwab), 37 Anna (Wag- 
mann), 63 Anna (Wyss), 29 
Anna (Zweidler), 87 Anna Regina 
( Wolfensperger) , 90 Barbara, 85 
Barbara (Bleiiler), 85 Caspar, 48, 
90 Catharina, 75 Catharj (Glatlj), 
37 Ehgaumer, 82 E 1 i s a b e t h 
(Scherer), 67 Ester (Meyer), 79 
Felix, 75, 90 Hans, 82, 86 Hans 
Jacob, 37, 39 Hans Conrad, 48 
Hans Ulrich, 48, 86 Heinrich, 40, 
67, 85, 90 Jacob, 75, 90 Kljovree 
(Meyer), 86 Lienhard, 86 Mar 
greth (Weidmann), 86 Margeth 
(Schu z), 33 Peter, 9, 13, 19, 20 
Saml, 48 Ulrich, 48, 49 Verena 
(Mejer), 39 Verena (Hurter), 29 
Vronegg, 82. 

Hubschmid, Catri, 57. 

Hug, Hugg, Anna, 36 Heinrich, 35 
Susanna (Mejer), 34. 



INDEX 



111 



Hugen, Anna, 35 Barbara (Meyer), 
34. 35 Christen, 34 Rudolff, 35. 

Huggenberger, Elsbeth, 80 Magda- 
lena (Duttweiler), 45 Ulrich, 45. 

Hugi, Susanna (Schmid), 54. 

Humbrachtikon, 26. 

Hunen, Elsbeth (Mejer), Jacob 
(Bieler), Regula, 44. 

Hiiniken, 67. 

Hunn, Barbel (Schmid), 57. 

Hiintwangen, 69, 98. 

Hiirliman, Hurrlimann, Elsbeth & 
Heinrich, 38 Felix, 96 Hans, 38 
Maria (Keller), 38. 

Hursel, Link and Salome (Brunner), 35. 

Hurter, Hans Heinrich, 29. 

Husen, 54. 

Huser, Huszer, Anna, 81 Anna- 
Barbara, 84 Anna (Bucher), 87 
Barbara (Mayer), 83 Barbara Ortli, 
81 Caspar, 84 Christoph, 84 
Felix, 81, 83, 87, Hans 81 (2) 
Hans Jacob, 52, 58, 81, 82 Hein 
rich, 82 (2), 84, 87 Johannes, 84 
Leonhardt, 81 Madalena (Azen- 
weiler), 52 Ragula, 82, 84 Ragula 
(Mayer), 84 Verena, 81, 82. 

Illnauro, 60. 

Inabnit, Imabnit, etc., Peter, 10, 13, 

16, 19, 21. 

Interlaken, 9, 10, 17. 
Isler (?) see Jsler, 96. 
Islicker, Anna Hegin, Anna (Himmel), 

Hans Jacob, 33. 
Jagli, Heinrich, 95. 

Jahrbuch der Deutsch-Amerikanischen, 
etc., von III., 4. 

Jameson, Dr. J. Franklin, III, I. 

Jauschlj, Johannes, 46. 

Jeglj, Babelj, 80 Els. (Rosej), Si- 
Hans Urech, 80, 81 Jacob, 81 
Urech, 80 Vre (Brunner), 80. 

Jlnau, 28. 

Joner, Jacob, 10, 20. 

Jorlis, Haus (Sigerist), 74. 

Jsler, Jszler, Barbara (Miiller), 100 
Christophel, 96 Hans, 96 Hansz 
Jacob, 98. 

Jucker, Anna, Babelj, Hans, Maria 
(Miiller), 80. 

Jud, Angelica (Steiner), 65. 

Juker, Anna and Elj, 96. 



Kagi, VII Hansz Jacob, Jacob, Maria 
(Egli), Marx, 50. 

Kaller, Heinrich, 38. 

Kampf, Hans and Suszanna, 84. 

Kapfnach, 60. 

Kappel, 26. 

Karodj, Hans Jacob, 80. 

Karrer, 5. 

Kaiiffeler, Lisabeth (Markj), 79. 

Keiser, Fronnyk (Bechtold), Jacob, 
Marthj, Rodolff, Verena, 46. 

Kelker, Kolliker, Heinrich, IV, VIII 
Rudolph F., IV. 

Keller, 45 Abraham, 52 Andreas, 
67 Anna, 93 Anna (Keller) En- 
derli, 35 Anna (Naff), 93 Bar 
bara, 52 Barbara (Blaar), 92 
Barbara (Heinrich), 88 Bernhard, 
47, 52 Caspar, 34, 51, 96 Elizabeth, 
47, 93 Liszabeth (Biichi), 47 
Elsbeth (Frey), 51 Elizabeth 
(Kiieffer), 35 Lisabeth (Ott), 97 
Felix, 51, 67 Gotthard, 98 Hans, 
51, 52 (2), 93 Hans Conrad, 92 
Hans Heinrich, 93 Hans Jacob, 
51, 67 Hans Rudolff, 67 Hein 
rich, 33, 51, 63, 96, 99 Jacob, 63, 
67 (2), 93 Joachim, 47 Johann, 
60 Margaretha, Margeth, 33, 60 
Margaret (Koffel), 52 Margeth. 
Scheur (Mejer), 33 Magdalena, 93 
Margaretha (Meyer), 52 Maria 
(Hiirliman), 38 Matheus, 93 
Michel, 98 Ragula, 98 Rudolff, 
93 (2) Salomea, 51 Samuel, 99 
Sarah (Blauler) 63 Steffen, 51 Su 
sanna, 34, 47, 52, 93 Susanna 
(Naff), 93 Susanna (Stephan), 67 
Vrena, 52 Vrena am Berg, 51, 52. 

Kemleton, 60. 

Kempf, Veronica (Baumgartner), 

94- 

Kempton, 95. 
Kern, Anna (Brunner), 61 Anna 

(Horner), 39 Barbel (Brunner), 68 

Hansz Jacob, 38. 
Kilchberg, 26, 31. 
Kirch-Uster, 90. 
Kissling, Daniel, 21. 
Kitt, Beat, 98. 
Klaue, Elsbetha (Siber), 88. 
Klayslin, Anna, 95. 
Kleggau, 99. 
Klein-Andelfingen, 32, 33. 



112 



INDEX 



Kleiner, Barbara (Waaser), 70 Ru- 

dolff, 29. 

Kleinpeter, Hanss, son of, 61. 
Kloten, 28, 35, 61. 
Klupf, 80. 
Knecht, Anna (Hesz) and Margretha, 

91- 

Knonau, 26, 37, 54. 

Koblet, Ludwig, 96. 

Koch, Anna, 40, 85, 86 Anna (Mayer), 
84 Barbara, 85 Beat. 85 Caspar, 
85 (2) Cathrina, 40, 85 Cleophee, 
85 Felix, 40 (2) Hansz, 84, 85 (2), 
86 Jacob, 40 Johannes, 40, 86 
Joseph, 85 Kly Anna, 40 Kljan- 
nelj, 86 Kljannj Meyer, 85 Maria, 
85 Michel, 85 Regula, 85, 86 
Verena, 85 Verena (Meyer), 85 
Verena (Muller), 85. 

Kocherthal, 22. 

Kochli, Kochlj, Anna Maria, 83 
Barbara, 83 Cleophea, 83 Elsz- 
beth (Meyerhoffer), 83 Felix, 85 
Hans Jacob, 83 Heinrich, 83, 85 
Johannes, 85 Margreth (Vogler), 
85 Verena, 83. 

Koffel, Margaret (Keller), 52. 

Kollbrunnen, 99. 

Koller, Hans, 101, Pis. 12-14 Susan 
nah, PI. 13. 

Kolliker (Kelker), Anna, 59 Antonia, 
59 Hans Caspar, 59 Heinrich IV, 
VIII, 59 Ragula, (Bratscher), 59 
Susanna, 59 Verena (Widmer),66. 

Korrodi, Pastor, 65. 

Kramer, 29. 

Krebser, Abraham, Anna, Anna (Weg- 
mann), Hans Jacob (Diibendorffer), 
Heinrich (Diibendorffer), Kilian (Dii 
bendorffer), Magdalena, Verena, all 
35; Johannes, son of Jacob, and 
Rudolf, of Heinrich, 49. 

Kreuzach, 77. 

Kreysz, Anna (Bachmann), Hans Felix, 
Hans Jacob, Hans Ulrich, Jacob, 30. 

Kiibler, Hansz, 98. 

Kiieffer, Elsbeth, Hans (Diibendorf 
fer) , Hans Georg, Katharina, Lisa- 
beth (Keller), Rudolff, 35. 

Kuenz, Annelj (2), Barbara, Cathri, 
Hans, Heiri (Magistrate), Heiri, 
Heinrich (Engelheinrich), Johannes 
Margreth, 87; Jacob, and Hans 
Heinrich, 88. 



Kuhn, Anna, 44 Anna Magdalena 
(Mejer), 44 Barbara (Dentzler), 
63 Barbara (Naff), 93 Caspar, 44 
Felix, 44 Heinrich, 44 Lisabeth 
(Naff), 92 Hans, 63 Peter, 44 
Regula (Zobelj), 44. 

Kuhns, Prof. Oscar, VII, VIII. 

Kundig, Margretta (Miller), 70. 

Kunz (see Cunz, Kuhn), VII Anna 
(Dutweiler), 33 Barbara, 33 Cas 
par, of Conrad, 65 Felix, 33 
Hans, 33. 

Kiissnacht, 26, 62. 

Kussnachterberg, 62. 

Kyburg, 28, 55, 67, 91. 

Lake District, 26 Lake Zurich, 34. 

Land, Elizabeth and Heinrich^82. 

Landert, Ragula (Rietiker), 76. 

Landicon, 37. 

Landolt, Anna, 32. 

Lang, Lange, Anna, 81, 82, 83 Anna 
Barbara, 82 Anna (Bucher), 95 
Anna (Meyer), 83 Anna (Vogel), 
82 Barbara, 82, 83 (2) Barbara 
(Moor), 84 Deker, 84 Elsbeth 
(Cunz), 83 Esther, 83 Felix, 82, 
83 (2) Hans, 82, 83 (2) Hans Jr., 
81, 84 Hans Heinrich, 81, 82 
Heinrich, 82 Jacob, 81, 83 Johan 
nes, 81, 83 Margareth (Maag), 81 
Margaretha, 83 Maria (Mayer), 
82 Ragula (Muller), 82 Ragula, 
81 Verena, 81 Vronegg (Auer), 83. 

Langnau, 26. 

Lanu, Jacob, 14. 

Lauffen, 27, 37. 

Lauffer, Dorothea (Walder), Hans 
Jacob, Lisabeth (Glatfelder), 52. 

Lausanne, 22. 

Lawson, 3. 

Lee, Anna, Felix, Hans, Hans Peter, 
Vrena (Meyer), Vrena (Martelerj), 
52. 

Lehmens, Barbara, Dorothea, Elsbeth, 
Elsbeth (Frey), Hans Graaf, Hans 
Jacob, Hans Ulrich, Heinrich, 74. 

Leiden (Holland), 20. 

Leimaker, 50. 

Leimbacher, Anna (Meyer), Barbel, 
Christophel, Lisabeth, Felix, Hein 
rich (2), Jacob, all 35: David, 49; 
Hans Jacob and Hans Heinrich, 36. 

Lenzen, 50. 



INDEX 



113 



Lerch, Dr. E., 12, 24. 
Letsch, " sadler," 45. 
Leiiw, Barbara (Binder), 64. 
Library of Congress, 102. 
Lieber, Lisabeth (Peter), 47. 
Lienhardt, Hans Ludwig, of Heinrich, 

93- 

Lier, "Beat," Heinrich, Verena (Suter), 
54 Rudolf and Thommen, 41. 

Limmat, 79. 

Lindau, 28, 63. 

Lips, Anna, 86 Barbara (Riitschi), 
78 Caspar, 86 Felix, 86 Hans 
Caspar, 86 Heinrich, 86 Melcher, 
90 Regula (Naff), 86 Verena, 90. 

Loch, 48. 

London, VII, 9, 32, 50, 55, 70, 75. 

Luffingen, 27, 49, 69. 

Luther, Martin, V, 4. 

Luzern, 6, 12, 15. 

Lyinburger, Barberry PI. 13 Hans, 

101 (2), Pis. 12 (2), 13 (2), 14 (2) 

Hanah, Pis. 13 Lisabeth, PL 13 (2) 
Peter, PL 13. 
Lyschy, Jacob, 79. 

Maag, Anna (Herzog), 39 Andreas, 
39 Chilion, of Chili, 68 Hansz, 
38 Hans Jacob, of Alexander, 39 
Junghans, 33, 39 Margareth (Lang) 
81. 

Majer, Felix and Magdalena, 34. 

Mandates, or decrees, V. 

Manedorf, 26 Mannedorf, 63. 

Mannheim, 3. 

Mantz, Anna (2), Anna (Bachmann), 
Barbara, Conrad, Hans Jacob (2), 
Hans Spallinger, Hans Ulrich, Mag 
dalena, Magdalena (Ritter), Marg- 
reth, Verena, 64. 

Mantzin, A. Magdalena (Hermetsch- 
weiler), 72. 

Marcklin, Hans Jacob, n. 

Marithi, Verena, of Verena, 48. 

Markgrafenland, 38. 

Marqualder, Maria, of Melchior, 68. 

Marriage court, 53, 90. 

Martelen, 27. 

Marthalen, 64. 

Marti, Martey, Johannes, 101, Pis. 
12-14. 

Marthj, Hans, 46. 

Maryland, 102. 

Maschwanden, 26, 57. 



Matrimonial court, 53, 90. 

Matthysen, Jacob, dau. of, 30. 

Matthysz, Johannes, 43. 

Mauslin, Meeseley, Abraham, 101, 
Pis. 12-14. 

May, VII. 

Mayer, Anna, 84 (Anna Koch), 84 
Barbara (Huser), 83 Felix ("Hos- 
pel"), 84 Hans Ulrich, 84 
Jacob, 84 Johannes, 84^ (2) Maria 
(Lang), 82 Ragula (Huser), 84 
Verena, 84 Veronica, 84 Veronica 
(Schmid), 84. 

Meier, Catarina of Hans, 49 see 
"Mejer." 

Meierhofer, Heinrich, 51. 

Meilan, 26. 

Meili, Meilj, Anna, 96 Heinrich, 
96 (2) Heiri, of Heiri, 57 Jacob, 
96 Regula (Homberger) 96 Ver 
ena, 96. 

Meister, Jacob and Johannes, 36. 

Meisterhans, Anna Etsabeth, Hans 
Conrad, Hans Jacob, Jacob, Verena 
(Bernhardt), 32. 

Mejer, Meier, Anna 39 Anna Mag 
dalen (Kuhn), 44 Barbara (Hollen- 
weiger), 34 Catarina of Hans, 49 
Elsbeth (Hunen), 44 Felix, 34 
Hans Conrad, 39 Hans Heinrich 
(Mejerhofer), 39 Heinrich, 98 
Jacob, 34 Jacob of Conrad, 39 
Magdalena (Ntikomm), 99 Mar- 
geth Scheur (Keller), 33 Regula, 
34 Salomon, 39 (2) Susanna 
(Hug), 34 Verena, 34 Verena 
(Ruetsch), 67. 

Mejerhofer, Catharina (Mejer), 39. 

Mennonites, 2, 3. 

Merchant, Samuel, 101, Plates 12, 13, 
14. 

Meria, 58. 

Merian, M. Andreas, 43. 

Merishausen, 12. 

Merki, Merkj, Anna, 79 Anna (Al- 
bracht), 81 Barbara (Surber), 80 
Barbara, 79 Caspar, 30 Elsbeth 
(Wezstein), 92 Hans, 79, 92 
Hans Conrad, 92 Hans Heinrich, 
92 Heinrich, 79, 92 Jacob, 79 
Kilian, 92 Margaretha, 79 Re 
gula, 79 Rudolff, 79 Verena, 79 
Verena (Bucher), 79. 

Merveilleux, 5. 



114 



INDEX 



Mesler, Meysler, Anna, PI. 13 
Lisabeth, PI. 13 Ulrich, 101, Pis. 
12 to 14. 

Methodist Book Co., VII. 

Metmenstetten, Mettmenstetten, 26, 
67. 

Meyer,, VII see also "Mejer," An 
gelica (Niissli) 31 Anna, 72 (2), 95 
(2) Anna Barbara, 41, 87, 88 
Anna (Brunner), 36 Anna (Eber- 
hardt), 95 Anna (Lang), 83 Anna 
(Hassenfraz), 30 Anna (Leim- 
bacher), 35 Anna Margrett, 86 
Anna (Vogler), 41 Anna (Wirz), 
63 Babelj (Zuppinger), ?, 99 
Barbara, 41, 72, 73, 86, 95 Barbara 
(Baumgartner), 94 Barbara (Hu- 
gen), 34 Barbara Regula (Muller), 
79 Caspar, 72 (2) Cathrina, 41, 
88 Conrad, 41, 79 Conradt, 63 
Elsbeth of Jacob, 46 Elsbeth, 41, 
51, 72, 88 Elsbeth (Boop), 72 
Elisabetha (Schmid), 77 Felix, 41 
(2) Hans, 52, 72, 79, 80 (2), 86 
Hans Caspar, 95 Hans Conrad, 
40 Hans Heinrich, 34, 41, 77 
Hans Jacob, 37, 95 (2) Hans 
Jacob Scheur, 95 Hansz Rudolff, 
95 Hans Ulrich, 49 Heinrich, 41, 
51, 74 (2), 77 (2), 88 Jacob, 33, 41, 
46, 51. 73, 86, 88 (2), 95 Johann 
L u d w i g, 59 Junghans, 33 
Kljoree (Huber), 86 Kljannj 
(Koch?), 85 Magdalena, 30 Mag- 
dalena Weidman, 40 Margaretha 
(Keller), 52 Margaretha (Buecher), 
95 Margaretha Scheur, 95 Mar- 
gretha (Theiler), 92 Maria, 30 
Melchior, 40-87 Regula, 41, 86 
Rudolff, 30 Susanna, 51 (2) 
Susanna (Hoffman), 99 Tobias, 77 
Ursula, 46 Verena, 41 (2), 86 (2) 
Vrena (Grendelmeyer), 41 Verena 
(Koch), 85 Vrena (Martelerj), 52. 

Meyerhofer, Meyerhoffer, Abraham, 
83 Anna, 83, 84 Barbara, 95 
Catharina, 94 Elsbetha (Albracht), 
94 Elszbeth (Kochli), 83 Hans, 
84 (2), 94 (2) Hans Heinrich, 94 
Hans Rudolff, 83 (2) Hans Ulrich, 
84 Heinrich, 94 Johannes, 83 
Margaretha, 84 Margaretha (Ber- 
singer), 83 Rudolf, 94 (2) Susan 
na, 94. 



Meylen, 66 Meylen, Margareth 

(Burkhard), 79. 
Meylj, Meilj, Meili, Cartrj (Meylj), 

99 Jacob, 98 Kli Jogg, 98. 
Michel, Franz Ludwig, 2, 3. 
Minutes of the Provincial Council (Pa.), 

IOI, 102. 

Mississippi, 5. 

Mokli, Magdalena (Binder), 64. 

Montgomery, Dr. Thomas L., 102. 

Moor, Barbara (Lang), 84 Felix, 84 
Hans Jacob, 84 Heinrich, 84 (2) 
Margreth (Albrecht), 87. 

Morff, Barbara, 36 Barbara (Weber), 
42 Daniel, 42 Hans Caspar, 36 
Jacob, 36 Jacob, 36 Regula (Bach- 
man), 36. 

Moser, Anna, 32. 

Mount Albis, 29, 30. 

Mulinen, W. F. von, 4. 

Muller, Adam, 56 (2) Anna, 70, 82, 
87 Anna (Herter), 70 Anna (Hu 
ber), 75 Anna Maria, 84 Anna 
(Spillman), 43 Anna (Weidman, 
84 Barbara, 42, 56, 67 Barbara 
(Bauer), 80 Barbara (Frauenfel- 
der), 55 Barbara (Fritschi), 69 
Barbara (Jsler), 100 Barbara 
(Schleher), 82 Barbara Regula 
(Meyer), 79 Barbel (Baumer), 30 
Caspar (Commissioner), 78 Chris- 
toph, 30 Dorothea, 31 Elsbeth, 
29 Ernst, 3 Franz, 70 (2) Goriss 
(Ruff), 79 Hans, 19, 79, 82, 84 (2) 
Hanss Conrad, 68 Hans Jacob, 
87 Hans Heinrich, 42 Hans Ul 
rich, 31, 56, 100 Hans Urech, 100 
Heinrich, 41, 42, 43, 69, 79, 84, 100 
Jacob, 29, 41, 42, 69 (2) Kungold, 
70 Margaretha (Herzog), 43 Mar 
gareth (Zimmerli), 78 Maria, loo 
Maria (Jucker), 80 Martha, 69 
Ragula, 79, 80 Ragula (Bosshart), 
68 Ragula (Lang), 82 Rodolff, 
56 Susanna (Geiigisz), 42 Ulrich, 
42 (3) Ursula, 42, 43, 56 Verena 
(Bolsterlj), 31, 41 Verena (Koch), 
84, 86 Verena (Schnider), 42 
Verena (Siiesstrunk), 56. 

Miillhausen, 79. 

Mullibach, 50. 

Miilliberg, 48, 49. 

Munch-Altorff, 28. 

Mur, 28, 45, 63, 65. 



INDEX 



115 



Murer, Anna Margeth, Elsbeth, Hans 
Heinrich of Jacob, Jacob, Margeth, 
40. 

Muschgg, Caspar, 60. 

Nabholz, Prof. Hans, VIII. 

Naff, VII Anna 92 (2), 93 Anna 
Barb. (Dappeler), 92 Anna Bar 
bara, 94 Anna (Keller), 93 Anna 
(Urner), 58 Balthaser, 93 Bar 
bara, 93 Barbara (Kuhn), 93 
Beat. 93 Conrad, 29, 93 Elsbeth, 
92, 93 ( 2 ) Elsbeth (Haller), 93 
Lisabeth (Kuhn), 92 Elsbeth 
(Weber), 93 Lisabeth (WinschJ, 
93 Esther, 94 Hans, 94 Hans 
Conrad, 93 Hans Heinrich, 93 (2) 
Hans Jacob, 92 (2), 93 (2) Hans 
Ulrich, 99 Heinrich, 93 Jacob, 92, 
93 (2) Konrad, 92 Regula, 93 
Regula (Lips), 86 Susanna (Keller), 
93 Ulrich, 93 Verena, 93. 

Nageli, Hans, 19. 

Naross, Harass (?), Jacob Wilhelm, 
Plates 12, 13, 14 Mary, PI. 13. 

Neerach, 87. 

Neftenbach, Nefftenbach, 27, 51, 53, 
67, 69. 

Neschweil, 96. 

Neubrunn, 89. 

Neuchatel, I, 5, 6, 9, 15, 16, 22. 

Neiichum, Anna (Siggin), 73 Catha- 
rina, 73, 74 Franz, 73 (4) Hein 
rich, 73, 74 John, 73 Johannes, 
74 Salomon, 74 Verena, 73 (3), 
74 Verena (Graaf), 73. 

Neue Nachricht alter und neuer Merk- 
wurdigkeiten etc., 23. 

Neu-Gefundenes Eden, 23 New Eden, 

23- 

Neuenburg, 5. 
Neuse river, N. C., 3. 
New Bern, VIII, i, 4. 
New York, 102. 
Niderhaslen, 28. 
Niderhorj, 40. 
Nider-Urdorff, 90. 
Niderhasslen, 68. 
Niderwyl, 32. 

Niehvergelt, Barbara (Sytz), 62. 
Nimwegen, 3. 
North Carolina, VIII, i, 21, 102, and 

throughout the "Lists." 
Nova Scotia, 10. 



Niikomm, Anna, 98 Heinrich, 99 
Magdalena (Mejer), 99 Michel, 98. 

Nusch, Eel, 78. 

Niischeler, Felix, 96. 

Nussli, Nuszli, Angelica (Meyer), 30 
Anna, 31 Barbara, 31 Elisabeth, 
30 Hansz, 30 Hans Ulrich, 99 
Heinrich, 31 Margreth (Boszhardt), 
99 Verena, 31. 

Ober-Affholteren, 30. 

Ober-Diirnten, 45. 

Oberembrach, 35, 48, 68. 

Oberen Strass, 54. 

Oberglatt, 28, 68. 

Oberhasli, 8, 9, 13, 18, 23. 

Oberhittnau, 59. 

Oberhoff, 50. 

Oberlangenhardt, 99. 

Ober-Lunneren, 71. 

Obermettmenstetten, 67. 

Ober-Ottiken, 53. 

Oberriedt, 46. 

Ober-Riffenschweil, 58. 

Oberschweil, 58. 

Obersteinmur, 84. 

Oberwageburg, 48. 

Oberwenigen, 80. 

Oberwill, 35, 36, 42. 

Oberwinterthur, 27, 48, 60, 80. 

Obi, 100. 

Ochs, Joh. Rudolff, 2, 22. 

Ochsner, Ochssner, Anna (Zuricher), 
92 Elsbeth (Haussli), 63 Elisa 
beth (Stutz), 91 Hans, 92 Hans 
Jacoblj, 92. 

Oeden-Hoff, 67. 

Oerj, Hans Jacob, 43. 

Oertlj, Anna, Felix, Hans Heinrich, 
Heinrich, Kljverena, Regula, 40. 

Oetweil, 28. 

Ohrlingen, 32. 

Opfiken, 61. 

Orangeburg-Lexington, VIII. 

Orell, Johann Jacob, 54. 

Ortli, Barbara (Huser), 81. 

Ossingen, 27. 

Osslingen, 71. 

Ott, Barbara, 97 Elsbeth, 97, 99 
Elsbetha (Riigg), 88 Lisabeth 
(Keller), 97 Hans, 99 Hans Hein 
rich, 98, 100 Hans Jacob, 97, 98 
Hans Rudi, 100 Hans Rudolff, 98 
Hans Ulrich, 98 Heirj, 100 Heirj 



116 



INDEX 



(Purer), 100 Jacob, 100 Magda- 
lena, 97 Margaretha, 97 Maria, 
100 Rudi, 99, 100. 

Ottelfingen, 28, 72. 

Ottenbach, 26, 71. 

Ottenhub, 98. 

Otter, Johannes, 101. 

Ottikon, 60. 

Ottlis, Caspar, 29. 

Otweil, 71. 

Palatinate, I, 21, 65, 98. 

Pennsylvania, III, IV, V, VIII, i, 2, 3, 
21, 22, 26, 29, 43, 53, 54, 96, 101; 
Plates 12 to 14; and throughout the 
"Lists" Archives, 2d Series, 102 
Lebanon, IV see Philadelphia 
State Library, 101, 102. 

Peter, Anna, 100 Barbara, 47 (2) 
Anna Magdalena, 47 Caspar, 100 
(2) Elsbeth, 47 Lisabeth (Lieber), 
47 Hans Jacob, 100 Hans Ulrich, 
47 Hugo, 47 Joachim, 47 (2) 
Margeth, 100 Maria (Zuppinger), 
100 Rudolf, 47, 100. 

Peyer, Balthassar, 61 Elsbeth (Voge- 
ler), 89. 

Pfaffikon, 28, 72. 

Pfeiffer see Frauenfelder, 56. 

Pfister, Babelj (Gaszmann), 40 Bar 
bara, 40 Dorothe, 40 Elsbetha 
(Egolff), 71 Felix, 33 Hans, 33 
Hans Caspar, 33 Heinrich, 33, 40 
Jacob, 33, 40 Junghans, 40 (2) 
Klihans, 33 Magdalena (Danzler), 
44 Rudolff, 33 Vrena (Bleuler), 
33 Vrena (Schiiz), 33. 

Pfungen, 27, 68, 69. 

Philadelphia, Pa., Ill, 22, 43, 46, 68, 
73, 79, 101; Plates 12, 14. 

Piedmont, 32. 

Pingly, Pinkley, Hans Michel, 101, 
Plates 12 to 14. 

Poplizen, 72. 

Protestant churches, 2, 12. 

Prussia, 70. 

Purry, Jean Pierre, VIII, i, 4, 6, 7. 

Purrysburg, VIII, i, 6, 9. 

Queen Anne, 2. 
Quinche, 9. 

"Rabies Carolinae," 9. 
Raafz, Rafz, 29, 72, 73, 99. 



Rabstal, 90. 

Ramp, Hans Rudj and Jacob, 99. 

Ramsberg, 89. 

Rasi, Anna (Stierlin), 37. 

Rass, Barbara (Angst), 32. 

Rat, Berner, 4. 

Rath, 83. 

Rathgeb, Hans Jacob, of Jacob, 93. 

Ratsherren, of Bern, 5, 8, 9, 10, 21. 

Ratsmanuale, of Bern, 2, 3, n, 19. 

Read, Charles, PI. 14. 

Rebsamen, Felix, Regula (Graff), 88. 

Redemptioners, VII, 8, 18, 77. 

Redinger, Barbara (Brunner), 36. 

Reformed church, 10, 79. 

Regensberg, Regensperg, 28, 75. 

Reiat, 12. 

Reichenbach, 17. 

Reiff, Elsbeth (Zollinger), 66. 

Reinszfelden, 53. 

Reutlinger, Hans Jacob, Kaspar, 35. 

Responsa Prudentum, 12. 

Reiitj, 72. 

Reutschman, Conrad, Johannes, 73. 

Revolution, French, 6 Revolutionary 

war, 4, 12. 
Rhine, 13. 
Richtenschsweil, Richtersschweil, VII, 

26, 75- 
Rieden, 44. 

Riemensperger, Hans, 9. 
Rieslimann, 32. 
Rieth, 87. 
Rietiker, Barbara, Barbel, Caspar, 

Catharina, Hans Conradt, Hans 

Jacob, Heinrich, Jacob, Jacobli, 

Margareth, Regula (Landert), Ver- 

ena (Hiltibrand), 76. 
Riefferschweil, 26, 58. 
Rights, citizens (inheritance), V, 89, 

90. 

Rikenbach, 27. 
Ringger, Anna of Jacob, 67 Hans 

Jacob, 78 Hans Ulrich, 78 Jacob, 

36, 78 Margreth (Boszhardt), 78. 
Ringker, Jacob of Capt. Werner, 54. 
Ritschard, Jacob, 20. 
Ritter, George, 2, 3 Magdalena 

(Mantz), 64. 

Rorbas, Rorbass, 27, 69, 76, 77, 98. 
Roseg, Els. (Jegli), 81. 
Rosell, Hans Jacob, 67. 
Rossau, 67. 
Roth, Hans, 16 Martin, 50. 



INDEX 



117 



Rothenflue, Rottenfluh, 11, 49. 

Rotterdam, 19, 20, 40, 95. 

Rubi, Lieut., 21. 

Ruckstul, Barbara, Barbara (Biichj), 
Cleophea, Hans Conrad, Hans Hein- 
rich, Hans Ulrich, Joachim, Mar- 
greth (Egg), Melchior, Salomon 
(2), all 48. 

Rudlingen, 12. 

Rudolff, Heinrich, Jacob, 29. 

Riiegg, Anna (Z\vik), 59 Barb. 
(Buchj), 81 Caspar, 81 Catharina, 
89 Hans Heinrich, 89 Heinrich, 
81 Jacob, 81 (3) Konr. 81 Ul 
rich, 81. 

Ruestin, Cathrj (Grob), 29. 

Ruetsch, Anna (Huber), Barbara, 
Heinrich, Verena, Verena (Mejer), 

67- 

Ruff see Miiller, Goriss, 79. 

Rugg, Elsbetha (Ott) and Hansz, 88. 

Rtimeli, Elsbeth( Spillman), 43. 

Riimikon, 38, 48. 

Riimlang, 28, 44, 77. 

Rummen, Heinrich of Hans Heinrich, 
80. 

Rupp, I. Daniel, III, IV, 102. 

Ruschlikon, 26, 31. 

Russikon, 28, 78. 

Rutschi, Barbara (Lips), Conrad, 78. 

Rutschmann, Hansz, 98. 

Rutschwill, 42. 

Riithi, 28. 

Rykon, 60. 

Rynthal, 89. 

Ryser, Hans Jacob, 50. 

Sackelschreiber Protokolle, 9. 

Sagenmann, Margreht (Spullinger), 65. 

Salez, 26. 

Salley, A. S., VIII. 

Santee Forks, S. C., 10. 

Savoy, 71. 

Sax, 26. 

Saxer, Jacob Miiller, 69. 

Schaffhausen, 12, 24, 56. 

Schafflistorf, 79. 

Schalchen., 98 

Scharer, Hans Jacob, 29. 

Schaub, Adam, 32 Anna, 32 Anna 
Barbara (Bertschinger), 32 Anna 
(Bosshart), 45 Anna (Frey), 32 
Hans Conrad, 32 (3) Hans Jacob, 
32 (2) Hans Ulrich, 32 Heinrich, 
32 (2) Jacob, Johannes, Susanna, 



Ursula, 32 Verena (Frauenfelder), 

55- 

Schellenberg, Felix, 88 Heinrich, 88 

Martin, 93 Pastor, 68 Ursula, 93 
Verena (Benz), 93. 

Schenkelberger, Ester (Miiller), 79. 

Scherer, Scherrer, Adelheit, 67 Anna 
(Guth), 53 Barbara, 67 Elisabeth 
(Huber), 67 Gottfried, 67 Hans, 
67 Jacob, 67 Susann (Bertschin 
ger), 67. 

Scherz, Peter, 14. 

Scheuchzer, Pastor, 89. 

Schlatt, 27, 56. 

Schlatter, Michael, 10. 

Schleipffer, Anna (Grof), Cathri, Hein 
rich, Jacobi, Johannes, 58. 

Schlesien, Schlessingen, 70. 

Schleittheim, 56. 

Schleher, Barbara (Miiller), Hans 
Ulrich, Heinrich, Johannes, 82. 

Schlieren, VI, 26, 43, 78. 

Schlumpf, Barbara (Windsch), 61. 

Schlyniken, 80. 

Schmid, Abraham, 82 Anna Albracht, 
82 Anna (Ziircher), 65 Barbara, 
83 Barbel (Hunn), 57 Caspar, 53 
Elisabeth (Duttweiler), 83 Eliza- 
betha (Meyer) 77 Elsbeth (Weyd- 
mann), 31 Felix, 95 Fridli, 78 
Hans, 52 Hans Conradt, 82 Hans 
Jacob, 54 Hans Rudolff, 54 Hans 
Ulrich, 53 Hartmann, 83 Hein 
rich, 82 (2), 95 Heiri, 57 (2) 
Jacob, 40, 83, 95 Joggli, 82 
Johann Conrad, 54 Johannes, 53 
Margreth, 82 Margretha (Hagen- 
buch), 42 Maria, 57 Pastor, 53 
Regula, 54 Rudolff, 78 Susanna 
(Hiigi), 54 Thomas, 57 Ulrich, 
51 Verena (Weidmann), 82 Ver 
onica (Mayer), 84. 

Schnebeli, Ana, 30 Hans, 29 Leon- 
hard, 29 Riietschj Heiri, 29, 30. 

Schneider, Anna, 46 Anna (Honeg- 
ger), 59 Anna (Wintsch), 44 
Hans, 44 Hans Conrad, 44 Hans 
Jacob, 46 Hans Rudolff, 44 Hein 
rich, 44 Jacob, 46 Jacob Rathgeb, 
44 Regula, 44 Regula (Hart 
mann), 46 Regula (Utzinger), 46 
Rodolf, 46. 

Schneit, 47. 

Schnetzer, Verena, 46. 



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INDEX 



Schnofflistorf, 28. 

Schonenberg, 26, 92. 

Schonenberger, Hans Ulrich, 50. 

Schoop, Job, 33. 

Schoruiis, etc., 35. 

Schottiken, 46, 47. 

Schiipfen, 82. 

Schupisser, 48. 

Schurter, Caspar, 51 Hans Jacob of 
Krauszli Hans, 76. 

Schiitz, Elsbeth (Volkart), 68. 

Schiiz, Anna, Barbara, Elsbeth, Hans, 
Hans Heinrich, Hans Jacob, Jacob, 
Margaretha (Schmid), Margeth 
(Huber), Vrena (Pfister), 33 Vrena 
(Bernhardt), 34. 

Schwab, Anna (Huber), Barbara, Cas 
par (Toggweiler), Hans Heinrich, 
Margreth, 37. 

Schwallj, Barbara (Weisz), 43. 

Schwarz, Hans Ulrich, of Jacob, 42. 

Schwarzenbach, Barbel (Hausli), Felix, 
Heinrich, Ulrich, 44. 

Schweizer, Schweyzer, Ann (Graaf), 
72 Johann Caspar, 34 Susanna 
Baggenstoss), 74. 

Schwenk, Anna, Anna-Marja, Catha- 
rina (Belz), Elisabetha, Esther, 
Jacob, Johannes, 75. 

Schwertzenbach, 28, 80. 

Schwizler, Margaretha (Buchmann) 

47- 

Schwytzer, Johannes, 90. 
Schyblin, Hansz, Lisabeth, Heinrich, 

95- 

Seebach, 43. 

Seen, 27, 51, 80. 

Seglingen, 46. 

Seiffert, Sara (Steinmann), 56. 

Sennhauser, Dorothea (Wy-man), 58. 

Sennvvald, 26. 

Senscheiir, 91. 

Seiizach, 27, 69. 

Shenk, Hiram H., 102. 

Ship- lists, III, IV, 101, Plates 12-14. 

Siber, Anna, Elsbetha (Klaiie), Hans 
Caspar, 88. 

Sigerist, Anna, 74 Anna (VVildberger), 
74 Barbara, 74 Barbara (Angst), 
72 Elisabeth (Baur), 74 Franz, 
74 Hans, 74, 99 (2) Hans Jacob, 
74 Hans Ulrich (Melchers), 74 
Heinrich, VII, 99 Johannes, 72 
Susanna, 74- 



Sigg, Hans Jacob, Jacob, Margaretha, 

Regula (Eigenhier), 33. 
Silesia, Prussian, 70. 
Simler, Pastor, 40. 
Smith, Henry A. M., VIII, 6. 
Solothurn, 12, 24. 
Sommer, Barbara (Baltensberger), 38 

Ursula of Jacob, 45. 
South Carolina, VIII, i, 6, 10, 101, 102, 

Plates 12, 14 South Carolina Hist. 

Mag., VIII, 6. 
Spallinger, Heinrich, Ursula (Binder), 

64. 

Spanish service, 90. 
Speker, Anna Barbara, 46. 
Spillman, Caspar, Elsbeth, Hanseli, 

Heinrich (2), Verena, 43. 
Sporri, Caspar, Jacob (2), 96. 
Sprenger, Hans Ulrich, 46. 
Spring, Mardling, Plate 13. 
Sprungen, 64. 
Spriingli, Heinrich, 88. 
Spullinger, Anna, Barbara, Georg 

Hans Jacob, Margreth (Sagenmann), 

65- 

Stadel, 28, 81, 82, 83, 84, 95. 
Stadeli, Barbara (Gross), 38. 
Stafa, 71 Stafan, 26. 
Staffen, 63 Estate, 60 Barbara, 38 

Verena, 38. 
Stagen, 95. 

Stahli, Uli, 57 see Stelly. 
Stallikon, 26. 
Stammheim, 27. 

Stapfer, Anna, of Hans Jacob, 45. 
Statistics, III, 24. 
Steffi sburg, 8. 
Stein, 27, 45. 
Steiner, Angelica (Jud), 65 Barbara, 

65 Caspar, 39 Hans Conrad, bro. 

of Seepe, 57 Heinrich, 65 Johanes, 

39- 
Steinman, Anna, Beatrix, David, Hans 

Ulrich, Hansz Jacob, Heinrich, Jacob, 

Magdalena, Salomon, Susanna, 

98. 
Steinmann, Anna Martha, Deyes, 

Johann Conrad, Lorenz Simeon, 

Sara (Seiffert), 56. 
Steinmaur, 28 Steinmur, 84. 
Stelly, Starley, Jacob, 100, Pis. 12 14, 
Sterchi, Landsvenner (Bannertrager), 

16. 
Sternberg, 27, 88. 



INDEX 



119 



Stierlin, Anna (Rasi), Gregorius, Hans 
Jacob, Ursula, 37. 

Stoker, Peter, 21. 

Strassburg, 57. 

Strauli, Jacob, of Caspar, 60. 

Streiff, Hans Jacob, Melcher, 87. 

Striker (Stryger), 8 Hans Georg, 21. 

Striib, , 79. 

Studer, Johannes, 36. 

Studies in Pennsylvania German Family 
Names, VII. 

Stiidli, 61. 

Stuki, Barbara (Hugenbergerin), Dan 
iel, Jacob (2), Johannes, Peter, 
Ulrich, 42. 

Stutz, Barbara, Caspar, Elisabeth 
(Ochsner), Heinrich, Ulrich, 91. 

Stuzin, Anna (Walder), 53. 

Siiessrtunk, Verena (Miiller), 56. 

Suicer, Conrad, 49. 

Sulgen, 73. 

Sultzbach, 90. 

Sulz, 45. 

Siinnicken, 86, 87. 

Surber, Anna (Hinnen), 84 Anna 
(Weidmann), 34 Barbara (Merkj), 
90 Caspar, 80 Hans, 80 Hansz, 
84 Hans Caspar, 85 Hans Hein 
rich, 85 Heinrich, 80, 84, 95 
Jacob, 80, 95 Susanna, 80 Verena, 
84, 85. 

Susstrunk, Barbara, Hans Ulrich, 
Heinrich, Ursula (Uly), 33. 

Siisztrunk, Anna (Buhlmann), Hans 
Conrad (2), Jacob, Magdalena, Oth- 
mar, Ulrich, 97. 

Suter, Sutter, Hans, Hansz Jacob, 
Heinrich, Rudi, 29 Heiri, 67 
Verena (Lier), 54. 

Swalher, Swaller, Christian, 101, Plates 
12, 13, 14. 

Snyder, Hans Jacob, of Marx, 
71- 

Sytz, Anna, of Heinrich, Anna (Wal 
der), Barbara (Niehvergelt), Hans 
Jacoli, Heinrich, 61 (2) and 62, 
Regula, of Heinrich, 62. 

Tagelschwang, 35. 

Tanner, w. and 6 ch., 75. 

Tax, emigration, VII, n, 66, 71, 88. 

Tetnau Estate, 88. 

Thai, 69. 

Theiler, Elsbeth, Hans Jacob, Hans 



Rudolff, Johannes, Magdalena 

(Belm), Margretha (Meyer), 92. 
Theilingen, 96. 
Thirty Thousand Names, etc., Rupp, 

III, IV. 

Thomann, Marx, 99. 
Thun, 15, 19, 21. 
Tobel, Jacob von, 71. 
Tobler, Anna (Baumann), 92 Elsbeth 

(Erzinger), 62 Pastor, 66. 
Todd, Vincent H., VIII, 4. 
Toggenburg, 9, 88. 
Toggweiler, Anna (Huber), Caspar 

(Schwat), 37. 
Toss, Tosz, 27, 69, 88 (2). 
Toszegg, 98. 

Trachsler, Anna Maria (Vogler), 46. 
Trent River, N. C., 3. 
Trindler, Anna (Frauenfelder), 61. 
Triib, Anna, 66 Hans Jacob, 86 

Heinrich, 66 Jacob, 86. 
Trullikon, 88. 
Trutikon, 88. 
Turbenthal, 27, 89. 

Uessikon, 66. 

Uetikon, 26, 71. 

Uhwisen, 89. 

Ullman, Hans, Hans Jacob, Magdalena 
(Hirt), 32. 

Ullrich, Ulrich, Caspar, 31 Heinrich, 
41 Johannes, 95 Johann Hein 
rich, 63 John Jacob, 90. 

Uly, Ursula (Susstrunk), 33. 

Under Langenhardt, 99, 100. 

Under Lunneren, 71. 

Under-Rifferschweil, 58. 

Underwagenburg, 49. 

Unter-Affholteren, 30. 

Untermellmenstetten, 60. 

Untermetterstetten, 48. 

Unterseen, 14. 

Unterwalden, 15. 

Undorff, 26, 90. 

Urner, Anna, Anna Naff, Heinrich, 
Johannes, Verena, 58. 

Uster, 28, 66, 71, 80, 90 Church, 90. 

Usteri, Dean, 67 Hanss Caspar, 68. 

Utenberg, 62. 

Utikon, 26, 67. 

Utzinger, John Jacob, 44. 

Vaud, 6. 

Veldheim, 46. 

Vetter, Elsbeth, Jacob, 35. 



120 



INDEX 



Virginia, 2, 102 Magazine of History,?. 

Vogel, Anna (Lang), 82 Margaretha, 

of Heinrich, 53 Margreth (Kochlj), 

85- 

Vogeler, Vogler, Anna Magdalena, 46 
Anna Maria (Trachsler), 46 Anna 
(Meyer), 41 Caspar, 46 Elsbeth 
(Peyer), 89 Hans Ulrich, 46 (2), 
89 Hansz Heinrich, 46 Hansz 
Jacob, 46 Johan. Felix, 76 Pastor 
and Chamberlain, 75. 

Volkart, Anna, Elsbeth (Schiitz), Felix, 
Hanss, Hans Heinrich, Heinrich (2), 
Margreth, 68. 

Volken, 51, 70. 

Volkert, Frena (Friesz), Joseph, 39. 

Volketschweiler, 91. 

Volkhart, Hans Heinrich, Heinrich, 
Jacob, 86. 

Volketschweil, 28. 

Vollenweider, Hans Heinrich, 78 
Ulrich, 41. 

Von Tobel, Elizabeth (Frey), Jacob, 71. 

Vrener, Caspar, Klihans, Regula 
(Bram), 33. 

Waaser, Barbara (Kleiner), Christen, 
Jacob, 70. 

Waber, Anna Maria (Weidmann), 77 
Caspar, 78 Johannes, 58, 78 
Margareth (Gering), 78 Ulrich, 58. 

Wadenschweil, Wadeschweilen, 26, 92. 

Wagmann, Anna, 63 Anna (Huber), 
63 Barbara, 63 Dorothea (Haff- 
ner), 60 Hans Caspar, 63 Hans 
Jacob, 63 Hans Ulrich, 63 Hein 
rich, 63 Jacob, 60 Margaretha, 
63 Regula, 61. 

Wald, 28, 50. 

Walder, Anna, 62 Anna (Stuzin), 
53 Anna (Sytz), 61 Anna (Weiss), 
62 Dorothea!, 62 Dorothea (Lauf- 
fer), 52 Felix, 52 Hans Jacob, 62 
Hans Jacobli, 62 Heinrich, 52, 
61 Jacob, 10, 53 Leonhard, 62 
Rudolf, 53 Verena (Epprecht), 29 
Vreneli, 62. 

Wallisell, 61 Wallisellen, 29, 34, 35, 
92. 

Wangen, 28, 36, 96. 

Wanger, Winger, Ann, PI. 13 (2) 
Lazarus, 101, Pis. 12-14. 

Waser, Jacob, 70 Ulrich, of Joseph, 
42 Vicar, 98. 



Wasterkingen, 98. 

Watt, 43. 

Wattenwyl, 21. 

Weber, Wewer, Ann, PI. 13 (2) 
Barbara (Morff), 42 Christian, 101 ; 
Pis. 12, 13 (2), 14 Elsbeth (Naff), 
93 Hans PI. 13 Heinrich, 58 
Jacob, 58. 

Weckerli, Jacob, 99. 

Weckerling, Abraham, Catrj (Meylj), 
Verena, Wilpert, 99. 

Weggmann, Anna (Krebser), 35. 

Weidmann, Anna, 34 (3), 87 Anna 
Maria (Waber), 77 Anna (Miiller), 
84 Anna (S u r b e r), 34 Anna 
(Zweidler), 87 Felix, 34 Hans, 34 
Hans Jacob, 34, 87 Heinrich, 34, 
87 (2) Joggli, 82 Johannes, 34 
Judith, 77 Magdalena (Meyer), 40 
Margreth (Huber), 86 Regula, 
87 Rudolff, 34, 77, 82 (2) Verena 
(Schmid), 82, see Weydmann. 

Weil, 56. 

Weiningen, 28. 

Weiss, Weisz, Anna (Walder), 62 
Barbara (Schwallj), 43 Regula, 43 
Rudy, 43 S., 50. 

Weisslingen, 28, 96. 

Weltj, Anna, Clein-Anna, Barbara, 
Hans, Heinrich, Rudolff, 72. 

Weni, Heinrich, 56. 

Wenningen, 28, 95. 

Werder, Salomo, of Bernhardt, 63. 

Werdmiiller, Captain, 96. 

Werndtlin, Esther, 22. 

West Indies, 49, 63, 70, 75. 

Wetstein, Verena (Aepplj), 49. 

Wetzikon, 27, 45, 95. 

Wetzstein, Anna (Bretscher), Jacob, 

43- 

Weyach, 29, 99. 

Weydmann, see Weidmann-Elsbetha 
(Ernst), Heinrich, Jacob and sister, 
43 Christoph, Esbeth (Schmid), 
Hans Caspar, Heinrich, Ulrich, 31. 

Weyer, Anna Frauenfelder, 55. 

Weyss, Felix, 96. 

Wezstein, Anna (Denzler), Anna (Fra 
uenfelder), 60 Elsbeth (Merki), 92 
Hanss, 60. 

Widmer, Andreas, 97 Anna, 66, 97 
Barbara (Beriither), 60 Elssbeth, 
63 (2), 66, 97 Elsbeth (Banninger), 
63 Elsbeth (Hinnen), 77 Felix, 



INDEX 



121 



60 Hans Felix, 35, 63 Hans Jacob, 
58, 66 Heinrich, 66 Jacob, 63, 97 
Margaretha 63, 97 Margaretha 
(Diebrunner), 97 Susanna, 97 
Susanna (Hiltzinger), 97, Verena 
(Kolliker), 66 Verena (Diibendorf- 
fer), 35- 

Wieland, Anna (Engeler), Conrad, 
Hans Conrad, Hans Rud., Lisab., 
Urss., 88. 

Wild, Philip, 19. 

Wildberg, 27, 98. 

Wildberger, Anna (Sigerist), 74. 

Willem, Barbry, PI. 13 (2) Cristan, 
PI. 13 Ulrich, Uldrick, 101; 
("Yelia," "Yelin"), Pis. 12, 13, 14. 

William and Mary College, 2. 

Willikon, 71. 

Windlach, 81, 82, 83. 

Windisch, Windsch, Winsch, Caspar 
(Schlumpf), 61 Lisabeth (Naff), 
93 Regula (Buchmann), 67. 

Winkel, 39. 

Winkler, Hans Conradt, Hans Jagelj, 
100. 

Winterberg, 63. 

Winterthur, 27, 32, 48, 69. 

Wintsch, Felix and Katharina, 37 
see Winsch. 

Wipf, Anna (Dietrich), Barbara of 
Georg, Elsbeth, Hans Jacob, Hein 
rich, Johannes, 64. 

Wipfen, Bernet (wife), 49. 

Wirt, Wirtz, Wirz, VII, Anna (Elliker), 
62 Anna (Meyer), 63 Hans Hein 
rich, 44 Hans Jacob, 91 J. Con 
rad, 47 Jacob, 62. 

Wirth, Chamberlain 90 Heinrich, 95. 

Wisendangen, 27, 56, 96. 

Wismann, Anna, Felix, Verena (Foster) 
61. 

Wisz, 75. 

Witenberger, Elsbeth, 98. 

Wolfer, Verena, 42. 

Wolff, Wolf, Johan Jacob, 75 Pastor, 

77, 95- 

Wolffensberger, Anna, Anna (Dand- 
liker), Hansz, Jacob (2), Regula, 42. 

Wolffensperger, Anna, 90 Anna, of 
Jacob, 54 Anna Regina (Huber), 
90 Cleophea, 90 Elisebeth, 53, 
90 Hans, 90 (2) Hans Jacob, 53 
Margaretha, 53 Maria, 53 Susan 
na (Danni), 53. 



Wolgemuth, Cleophela (Bachofen) and 
Hans (2), 91. 

Wollishoffen, 26, 31, 60. 

Wollnau, 59. 

Wolsen, 71. 

Wiiest, Hans Conrad, 54 Hans Jacob, 
54 Jacob, of Hans Heinrich, 93. 

Wuhrmann, Margretha (Blatter), 42. 

Wulflingen, 27, 69. 

Wunderlich, 5. 

Wunderli, Wunderlij, Bernhardt, 62 
(2) Conrad and Maria, 66 Els 
beth, 66 Elisabeth (Brunner), 66 
Heinrich, 66 Magdalena, 66 Pas 
tor, 37. 

Wiirgler, Hanss and Verena (Morff), 
61. 

Wurman, Anna, Barbara, Elsbeth, 
Elsbeth (Boszhart), Hans Heinrich, 
Hans Heiri, Johannes, Magdalena 
(Goszweiler), Rudolf, Ursula, 97. 

Wiirtemberglands, 78. 

Wiist, Jacob, Leonhardt, 81. 

Wyach, 94. 

Wyl, Wyla, VI, 27, 29, 97, 98 (2). 

Wy-man, Barbara, Dorothea (Senn- 
hauser), Elsbeth, Hans Heinrich, 
Heinrich, Jacob, Rudi, Verena, 58. 

Wyss, Wysz, Anna, Babelj, Betelj, Els 
(2), Hofman, Hans, Vre, 80 
Conrad, 29 Felix, 29 Hans, 10 
Hans Ulrich, 30. 

Yverdun, 10. 

Zanger, Heinrich, 39. 

Zaugg, Peter, 16. 

Zehender, Hans Ulrich and Martj, 89. 

Zell, 27, 99. 

Zeller, minister, 45. 

Ziegler, Christophel, 62 Conrad, IV, 
59 Salomon, 69. 

Zimickon, 91. 

Zimmerli, Margareth (Miiller), 78. 

Zobeli, Zobelj, Hans (2), Jacob, 80 
Regula, 44. 

Zollbrtick, 14. 

Zollicker, Elsbeth (Fasi), Hans, Hein 
rich, Kilian, 48. 

Zollinger, A. Barbara, 38 Andreas, 
53 Anna, 66 Anneli, 53 Babeli- 
53 Casperli, 53 Conrad, 38 Els, 
beth (Reiff), 66 Lisabeth, 38 
Lisabeth (Frey), 53 Felix, 66 (2) 



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INDEX 



Hans Caspar, Hans Ereth, Hans 
Heinrich, Hans Jacob, 38 Hans 
Jacob, 66 Jacob, 53 Regula, 38 
Rudolf, 38. 

Zumikon, 26. 

Zuppinger, Abraham, 50 B a b e 1 j 
(Purer), 100 Babelj (Meyer), 99 
Hans Caspar, 99 Hans Conradt, 
99 Hans Jacob, 50 Hans Uerich, 
99 Heinrich, 99 Margetlj, 99 
Maria (Peter), 100. 

Ziircher, Anna (Schmid), Elsbetha, 



Hans Jacob, Hans Ulrich, Leon- 

hardt, 65. 
Zurfluh, Hans, 10. 
Zurich, IV, V, VIII, 6, 7, 9, 10, 22, 23, 

24, 26, 46, 54, 61, 78, 100. 
Zuricher, Anna (Ochsner), 92. 
Zursach, 60. 
Zweidlen, 53 Zweidler, Anna (Huber), 

87 Anna (Weidinan), 87 Hans 

Heiri, 86 Heinrich, 86 Mathys, 

86. 
Zwik, Anna (Rtiegg), 59 Heinrich, 59. 



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