genealogy, emigration, Swiss-American, Augustin Maissen, Vogler family
In an earlier publication on my own family's European roots, I had occasion to write-~rather wistfully, it now seems--of how our modem family's ancestors had apparently renounced all ties with those they left behind in Switzerland and Germany, never looking back once they had chosen to emigrate to North America in 1742 and had then succeeded in establishing themselves initially in New England and North Carolina, then across the continent as far as Ontario and California. The completeness of this break with the past was all the more remarkable in that no evidence whatever has ever been found of any significant American and Canadian descendants in their European roots until our own time and within the last twenty-five years.
Vogler, Frederick W.
"A Swiss Family's Homecoming After Three Hundred Years,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 30:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol30/iss2/6