Emmentaler, Swiss citizenship, Hans Rudolf Christen
A remarkable volume was recently issued that is very helpful for gaining insight into the history and significance of the old families that have their origins in, and still inhabit, that area of the Canton Bern, Switzerland, that is drained by the Emme river and called the Emmental. Most of these family names are recognizable by Americans as many of their families stem from this exquisitely beautiful, but traditionally economically poor region which has contributed heavily to American immigration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
"Book Review: Emmentaler Geschlechter- und Wappenbuch,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 35:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol35/iss3/6