I Am Swiss

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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

    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

    Any Swiss Girl/Boy around

    for a nice Chat?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 15, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Oct 18, 2013

    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
    Bircos Bircos
    18-21, M
    Jan 6

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2008

    I just discovered that I am half Swiss.

    My biological Mother's family was from Habkern, Switzerland. I was adopted to American family. I just discovered recently that I have a half sister still in Switzeland.
    Crich97 Crich97
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    1/2 Swiss

    My maternal grandparents were both Swiss. Arrived in the US in the 1920s.
    aqua59 aqua59
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2008

    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

    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

    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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    So that’s how I really think. To me things like cars are a giant waste of money. Because what are you getting back? Other than conveyance from A to B? You are going to lose most...
    richardisdesperate richardisdesperate
    36-40
    Apr 2
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