Mrs. Emil Holer, Mr. John Hitz, society for Swiss ladies, history of die Stauffacherin
This is a brief resume of the history of Die Stauffacherin as the society for Swiss ladies celebrates its 100th year. Die Staujfacherin is the oldest Swiss social society of the Washington, D.C. area. The society was formed at a conference held at the home of Mrs. Emil Holer on January 10th, 1897, under the guidance and leadership of Mr. John Hitz, a former Consul General of Switzerland and dedicated Swiss who worked closely with Alexander Graham Bell in the establishment of the Volta Bureau in Georgetown, Washington D.C., an institution dealing with the problems of the deaf. It is interesting to note that invitations to attend this conference were sent to some 87 Swiss ladies.
"Die Stauffacherin of Washington, D.C. in 1997,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 34:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol34/iss2/5