Dr. Phil Marthi Pritzker-Ehrlich, Swiss Reformed Church, SAHS review
On April 9, 1998, Dr. phil. Marthi Pritzker-Ehrlich, born in the City of Zurich September 23, 1944, died in Brugg, Switzerland, after a long struggle against cancer. She was an active and valued member of the SAHS. In the June 1983 issue of the SAHS Review Dr. Pritzker-Ehrlich published the article "Michael Schlatter: A Man in Between. A Contribution to American Ecclesiastical and Secular History of the Eighteenth Century," an overview of the life and activities of Reverend Schlatter, the organizer of the Swiss Reformed Church in Pennsylvania. It is a concise summary in English of Dr. Pritker-Ehrlich's dissertation, titled Michael Schlatter von St. Gallen (1716 - 1790). Eine biographische Untersuchung zur schweizerischen Amerika-Auswanderung des 18. Jahrhunderts. (Zurich: ADAG, 1981). Based on extensive research in Swiss, Dutch, and American archives, the author probed Michael Schlatter's years in Europe as well as Pennsylvania with a sharp critical eye. In 1996 she presented her findings also on the Bavarian Radio. She also organized SAHS regional meetings in Switzerland that were praised for the felicitous choice of presenters as well as flawless organization.
"Program for the Afternoon Meeting and Obituary,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 34
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol34/iss4/4