Swiss Settlers in America
The Swiss Center's Tritt LIbrary and Archive has a growing number of books and other materials about Swiss settlements in North America.
Beginning slowly in the 1680s and growing rapidly by the 1720s, immigrants from the German-speaking cantons of Switzerland arrived in southeastern Pennsylvania by the thousands.
Between 1820 and 1860 the Swiss found new homes mainly in Midwestern states such as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has this online collection of 54 articles by and about Swiss immigrants published between 1878 and 1935.
19th century Swiss settlements of note include Highland, IL, New Glarus, WI, Gruetli, TN, and Bernstadt, KY.
For more on some of these Swiss communities visit Swiss Communities in the U.S.
Along the Pacific coast you found the Italian Swiss were engaged in California's growing agriculture.
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