Swiss Americans, Swiss immigrants
Like most white South Carolinians of my generation, I have various strands of European ancestry: Scots-Irish, English, German, Swiss, and since my name is "Williams," probably Welsh by way of England, then Ulster. However, it was the Swiss strand that I was most conscious of when growing up because I knew a little more about it. A grandmother often talked to us children about "our people," about "dear old Grandfather," whose own grandfather had come from Switzerland in the mid-eighteenth century: George Sightler (Seitler, Siteler, Sitler); and we had a written history of his family in South Carolina.
"Special Feature: The Swiss in Eighteenth-Century South Carolina: Response to Kristina Marcy's "Review Essay","
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 38:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol38/iss3/5