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The&nbsp; Earldom of Hanau-Lichtenberg lost most of its population during the 30 Years War. The authorites invited settlers from  
 
The&nbsp; Earldom of Hanau-Lichtenberg lost most of its population during the 30 Years War. The authorites invited settlers from  
  
 
Switzerland into the area. Around 3000 Swiss followed the invitation, 2400 from Bern. People from Simmental settled in Obersulzbach, the people from Diemtigtal settled in Rauschenburg and the ones from Oberaargau in Schalkendorf.  
 
Switzerland into the area. Around 3000 Swiss followed the invitation, 2400 from Bern. People from Simmental settled in Obersulzbach, the people from Diemtigtal settled in Rauschenburg and the ones from Oberaargau in Schalkendorf.  
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Source: Feller, Richard. Geschichte Berns. Bd. III. Verlag Herbert Land, Bern und Frankfurt/Main. 1974
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'''Swiss citizens in Elsass Lorraine from 1651-1685'''
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After the 30 Years War a good many Swiss citizens migrated into Southwest Germany. Protestant areas like Elsass and Baden, Pfalz (Bacharach), Württemberg, Odenwald and Hessen saw a great increase in Swiss migrants.
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The author Karl Diefenbacher has extracted from the Lutheran church book of Mutterscholz bei Schlettstadt Swiss nationals who married between 1651 and 1685. Altogether he found 185 marriages in which either one or both partners were Swiss. The author found the greatest percentage of such marriages between the years 1663 and 1674, while after 1674 the fraction of Swiss citizens decreased. The author assumes that many migrants kept on moving north.
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The list of these Swiss marriages was published in''Archiv für Sippenforschung'', Jahrgang 53, Heft 108 (1987) page 298. The periodical can be retrieved through FamilySearch, Family History Library, call number 943 B2as.
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Here is a link to research done on [http://sonia-familyresearchs.blogspot.com/2007/11/ancestor-research-from-soultz-sous_10.html emigrants from the lower Elsass region]
  
 
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Source: Feller, Richard. Geschichte Berns. Bd. III. Verlag Herbert Land, Bern und Frankfurt/Main. 1974
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Here is a link to research done on emigrants from the lower Elsass region
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http://sonia-familyresearchs.blogspot.com/2007/11/ancestor-research-from-soultz-sous_10.html
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'Back to Elsass-Lothringen (Alsace-Lorraine – Reichsland (imperial province) Page► 'Immigrants from Switzerland


The  Earldom of Hanau-Lichtenberg lost most of its population during the 30 Years War. The authorites invited settlers from

Switzerland into the area. Around 3000 Swiss followed the invitation, 2400 from Bern. People from Simmental settled in Obersulzbach, the people from Diemtigtal settled in Rauschenburg and the ones from Oberaargau in Schalkendorf.

Source: Feller, Richard. Geschichte Berns. Bd. III. Verlag Herbert Land, Bern und Frankfurt/Main. 1974


Swiss citizens in Elsass Lorraine from 1651-1685

After the 30 Years War a good many Swiss citizens migrated into Southwest Germany. Protestant areas like Elsass and Baden, Pfalz (Bacharach), Württemberg, Odenwald and Hessen saw a great increase in Swiss migrants.

The author Karl Diefenbacher has extracted from the Lutheran church book of Mutterscholz bei Schlettstadt Swiss nationals who married between 1651 and 1685. Altogether he found 185 marriages in which either one or both partners were Swiss. The author found the greatest percentage of such marriages between the years 1663 and 1674, while after 1674 the fraction of Swiss citizens decreased. The author assumes that many migrants kept on moving north.

The list of these Swiss marriages was published inArchiv für Sippenforschung, Jahrgang 53, Heft 108 (1987) page 298. The periodical can be retrieved through FamilySearch, Family History Library, call number 943 B2as.



Here is a link to research done on emigrants from the lower Elsass region





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