Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review


Konrad Basler


Report, Family, Relationships


The author of this personal report did not stop research on his

native Dorlikon with the present volume, reedited unchanged. Questions

of local conditions and family relationships, economic limitations in the

17th and everyday life in the 18th century filled three more volumes (see

the concluding essay by Leo Schelbert). Additional light was shed on

the causes for emigration, and a second research trip to the USA in 1996

yielded many a missing puzzle stone towards the picture of the Dorlikon

emigrants. These new facts have been assembled here under the headings

of the emigrant families. Reference is made to the Dorlikon volumes from

which the new facts have been taken, in particular to the genealogical

appendix of Vol. IV, volume/page.