Swiss emigrants, Walter Marianus Hauser, Red River, Canada, Swiss colonies
Walter Marianus Hauser (1777-1850) was a member of Näfels’ elite society that had gained its wealth and prestige from the foreign military service of Swiss and occupied important public offices in the Canton. At the start of the nineteenth century, that group increasingly lost its importance. While its social prestige endured and its members such as the von Müller, von Bachmann, and von Hauser continued to use their titles of nobility, their economic base, that is highly paid officer positions in foreign military service, had disappeared.
"Two Early Nineteenth Century Overseas Emigrants From Näfels, Kanton Glarus, Switzerland: Walter Marianus Hauser and the Colony at Red River, Canada,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 56
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol56/iss2/2