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    Swiss-german/ American For 5 Generations After A Great Great Great Grandfather Was Beheaded In Switzerland.

    After serious religious persecution in Switzerland my ancestors arrived in Pennsyvania. There they established the Mennonite Church of the Brethern. The first Brethern churches were made by my families' brick makers. Also known as River Mennonites not to be confused with the...
    RNgnwld22 RNgnwld22 46-50 Sep 30, 2013

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    We Landed In Philadelphia In 1735

    My father's family came from the Bern area of Switzerland. My great (12 times) grandfather, Jacob came over with his wife on the Dancing Nancy. He was a farmer. My mother's we're still researching.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 12, 2012

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    Three Quarters Swiss

    I am three quarters Swiss. My grandmother is Austrian and, naturally, my mother is half Austrian, but all my other relatives are Swiss. I was born in Walenstadt, a small town in the Alps, next to the beautiful Walensee (That's a lake). I think Switzerland is an awesome country to...
    MissDraconis MissDraconis 16-17, F Oct 18, 2013

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    I Love Living In Switzerland...But...

    I really love Switzerland, I'm born here, I live here and well I could not live without the mountains... I do downhill and mountain biking, snowboarding and all that stuff... but sometimes I really need to go out of this country... like in summer all the people seem to be strange...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    1/2 Swiss

    My maternal grandparents were both Swiss. Arrived in the US in the 1920s.
    aqua59 aqua59 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    My base

    My mom is half swiss and half american. My grandpa is a Swiss and my grandma is an American. I was also born in Zurich. I left Switzerland when im still 1 year old due to my parents divorced.
    schmittboykyle schmittboykyle 22-25, M Oct 16, 2013

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    Big Family

    I have an enormous family! There are relatives all over the US and Switzerland our family is in the history books. My neice started a new job , they put out company emails for promotions..Low and behold he is one of us and came from where my great grandparents settled! It is so...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Just 1/8

    I'm only 1/8 Swiss, but I got added to this group when I filled out the 'My Heritage' section. My dad's paternal grandmother was from Switzerland.
    showergal showergal 21-25, F Feb 1, 2008

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    Hey There

    My grandmother was born and raised in Switzerland on a farm, she came over to england during the war to work, and met my grandad there. Her maiden name is Estermann,  her sister married a Schnyder and lives in Luzern. We are quite close to her and her daughter. Me and...
    ahcrap ahcrap 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    Love My Swiss Family

    My family is very proud of their swiss heritage. They have been involved in a Swiss club for my entire lives and even my last name is Swiss. It's one of the places in the world I most want to see.
    dressedinblack dressedinblack 26-30, F Nov 7, 2008

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    We've only been married for 8 months. He is an executive chef in a verygood hotel . The problem is that he has a very very difficult staff. They just dont take care and for...
    nonazakiyah nonazakiyah 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    A hippie backpacker from the Swiss Alps was tramping across a farmers field when it got dark. He asked the farmer if he could spend the night. The farmer agreed but said he would...
    busty73 busty73 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    DRAGON FAMILY AMBASSADOR CALLS FOR COOPERATIONThe Ambassador opens this interview by making a plea for cooperation from those who want the highest and best for humanity, and to...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M Jun 28

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    The Swiss all own a Chuck Norris Army Knife.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Lunch now: a wrap Sandwitch: fresh tomatoes from my yard, avocados, Greek olives, baby carrots, feta cheese, prosciutto, aged Swiss cheese on a bed of lettuce, and a sprinkling of...
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F Jul 3

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    I speak (Swiss)German, English, French, Spanish and a little Russian. But one day, I want to learn Portuguese, Finnish, Italian and Rumantsch :)
    MissDraconis MissDraconis 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Most my shoes aren't heels or flats, most are casual or athletic, Nike, puma, adidas,under armor, k swiss, my boots are knee high combat style lace up boots, knee high side zip...
    MistressHeather8 MistressHeather8 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Q: What do you get when you dress like an altar boy and meet the priest? A: a holy **** Q: Why can't Jesus eat M&Ms? A: They keep falling through the holes in his hands. Q...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 18

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    1. I love my hair. It’s totally awesome. 2. I use pomade sometimes. 3. I use a black comb. 4. I almost always carry a Swiss Army knife with me. 5. I always have tissues...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses a week ago

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    Our names are Lydia & Dale and we offer a childminding service named A Home to Grow from our lovely house in Maida Vale, Westminster, London W10. We are both fully registered...
    ahometogrow ahometogrow 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Next, you need to introduce an attacking midfielder or winger, "Sky Sports" said Juventus are through intermediaries in contact Sharqi Bayern Munich, and has made positive progress...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F 4 days ago

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