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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 51-55 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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    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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    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 18-21, F Feb 1, 2008

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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 2 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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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    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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    ... but I gotta say something to all of you...Dear Switzerland, dear Swiss folksFirst of all, I love you. I grew up here. Even if I wasn’t born here, I can’t help but...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Dear Switzerland, dear Swiss folksFirst of all, I love you. I grew up here. Even if I wasn’t born here, I can’t help but love you. Despite your occasional quirkiness...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F Apr 9

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    I went for a walk by the creek in my town recently as it is getting warmer to survey how the mud spots I play in in the summer have fared during the winter and it looks like they...
    Muddyboy9 Muddyboy9 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    hi, I am Aahana. I recently applied to this private school, Pathways and on 2nd april, i have my interview. the fees of this school is super high. It is an elite school. My parents...
    aahanabhavya aahanabhavya 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    A man walks into a bakery. There is a sign on the wall stating that all individual cakes cost 50 cents. "How much is that Battenberg", asks the man. "50 cents", replies the baker...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    A honeymoon couple is in the Watergate Hotel in Washington. The bride is concerned, and asks, “What if the place is still bugged?” The groom says, “I’ll look for a bug...
    DarkKinkster DarkKinkster 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I liked this article I ran across today so I thought I'd share it. And above is a photo from one of my recent #13's. :) "1. All truth is a paradox. Life is a precious unfathomably...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 20 Responses Apr 14

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    Pancakes with strawberry compote and sausage links; ham, egg, & swiss cheese french toast sandwich; salt bagel with extra cream cheese and lox; croissant with raspberries and dark...
    JamieMostra JamieMostra 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Well sorry i am... That because i only lieved in England for 4 years and am not English i'm Swiss.I also got dislexia so a problem with spelling .... So please don't judge me on my...
    bestimmung bestimmung 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 16

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    This is probably the dumbest story I've ever posted but this is bothering me and EP is all about sharing. So my b/f mm of 10 years is at the rock and roll hall of fame this...
    Janna78 Janna78 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    Who are the world’s fastest slower or recreational runners? A new analysis of more than a million recreational marathon participants at major marathons around the world finds...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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