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Swiss American Historical Society Review

Swiss American Historical Society Review

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She emigrated 86 years ago because of Eugene. At the end of June 1929, the Vaudois Marguerite Stager was traveling by herself on the Empress of Australia to Canada. Love for her betrothed from Yverdon, who years before had found work as a baker in Montreal, gave her unshakeable confidence. She dared to face an uncertain future in a foreign land . Today, the oldest Swiss woman abroad in North America is living in a retirement home about an hour outside of Montreal. In the company of Maurice, her 83 year-old son , a short visit of Marguerite became possible. On 28 July 2015, the graceful and calm petite woman with alert blue eyes had indeed become 110 years of age.

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