There is a story to tell for every Valaisan immigrant of the 19th century, but only a few can be presented below. These profiles were written by Swiss Valaisans, by American immigrants, or their descendants. They vary greatly as to source and level of detail. But even the simplest account of the facts of departure and travel reveal the enormity of the steps these immigrants took and the effect it would have on them and the generations to come..
Chapman, Jane Adèle
"Profiles of Immigration,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 29:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol29/iss1/5