Migration, Ships, Pioneers
In the following study I have endeavored to identify and document the lives and descendants of all 752 Swiss and Germans who came from Bern, Switzerland and London, England in 1710 to found New Bern , North Carolina. There were approximately 177 families in the migration traveling on three ships, of whom 51 families were Swiss, 106 were German, and approximately 20 families died out entirely on the voyage so that we do not know their names or nationality . The much better known 1710 New York settlement involved 10 ships and 847 families, but although the New Bern settlement was much smaller, its pioneers are among the ancestors of many millions of Americans alive today.
Rohrbach, Lewis B. CG
"The 1710 Von Graffenried Settlement Of New Bern, North Carolina,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 39
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol39/iss2/3