The Swiss American Historical Society (SAHS) was founded in Chicago in 1927. It was established to promote the study of the Swiss in America, Swiss-American relations, and Swiss immigration to the United States. The SAHS encourages American interest in Swiss history and culture, unites those involved in genealogical research, and serves as a link between Swiss Americans, Swiss, and Americans in fostering cultural awareness and mutual understanding.

The Society publishes the SAHS Review three times a year, along with a number of other publications, and meets each October.

Annual Meeting

The FIFTY-THIRD annual meeting will be Saturday, 8th October 1016 in Washington, D.C.


Featured Swiss American

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A man in his late sixties. He has a beard, glasses, and is wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

Ernest Gary Gygax (/ˈɡɡæks/ gy-gaks) (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) was an American game designer and author best known for co-creating with Dave Arneson the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Gygax has been described as the father of D&D.

Gary Gygax was born in Chicago within a few blocks of Wrigley Field on July 27, 1938. He was the son of Almina Emelie (Burdick) and Swiss immigrant and Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Ernst Gygax.

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6 thoughts on “About”

  1. Sutter is one of the two Swiss-Americans that average Americans know. They may not know of him as Swiss, but they have at least heard of him. The other that I have found is Henry Wirtz.

  2. ajlst21 said:

    Schweizer Männerchor (Helvetia) of Allegheny City Celebrates 140. Anniversary Dinner and Concert

  3. My ancestor was Bertoldus Hubere of Oberkulm, Switzerland near Bern. His descendant , Andreas Huber came to America with his brothers. He changed the spelling in his name to Hoover.

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