Swiss Immigrants, Mormon converts, western United States, Protestantism, mormonism
Beginning in the mid-18.SOs, Swiss immigrants, virtually all converts from early successful Mormon proselyting in their homeland, began arriving in the Utah Territory. They became part of two larger immigrant streams: one composed of thousands--by the year 1900, some 115,000--of . fellow Swiss who, beginning in colonial times, had found new homes in the United States; and the other, the so-called "Gathering to Zion," the organized emigration of thousands of European Mormon converts, mostly from Protestant countries, in the last half of the nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century.
Tobler, Douglas F.
"The Swiss in Utah: An Introduction,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 34
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol34/iss1/4