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.

Regional Event – Canton Museum of Art (March 14, 2015)

My Dear Fellow Members of the Swiss American Historical Society,

I cordially invite you to attend a regional event of the Swiss American Historical Society in Canton, Ohio. The date will be Saturday, March 14, 2015. The attraction is an exhibit of the Swiss artist Ferdinand Brader in the Canton Museum of Art.

According to Wikipedia “While best known for his hundreds of carefully rendered farmstead pictures, he is also known to have recorded scenes of both the Portage and Stark County Infirmaries, at least one church, railroad stations, a brewery and several rural industries, such as grist mills, potteries, mines and quarries. Brader typically inscribed his works with the name of the property owner or resident, the date, and, in many cases, its number in the chronology of his completed works. The numbers on his pictures can usually be found with his signature in the lower right or lower left hand corner of his drawings….Most of his drawings are quite large, some measuring as large as 39″ by 53″. The vast majority of these were done using only graphite pencil. However, by 1892 Brader had started to use colored pencils as well.”

Kathleen Wieschaus , exhibition curator, has graciously consented to deliver a lecture for us.  A closing ceremony to which we are invited will follow. The exhibit closes Sunday, March 15, 2015. Admission is free. Parking is available.

Our agenda for Saturday, March 14 is:

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Lecture by Kathleen Wieschaus with questions

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Closing ceremony with refreshments

The museum is located at 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702.

The website is www.cantonart.org

To learn more about the exhibit visit www.braderexhibit.com

I hope to see many of you there.

Fred Gillespie

President of the Swiss American Historical Society

Annual Meeting

The 2015 annual meeting will be in October in New York City.

Featured Swiss American

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Benjamin Todd “Ben” Roethlisberger, Sr. (/ˈrɒθlɨsbɜrɡər/; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed “Big Ben,” is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round (11th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football for Miami University.

Roethlisberger earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2004 and his first Pro Bowl selection in 2007. He became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history, leading the Steelers, in only his second professional season, to a 21–10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the age of 23. Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title in four seasons as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, 27–23.

Roethlisberger was born in Lima, Ohio, the son of Ida Jane (née Foust) and Kenneth Todd “Ken” Roethlisberger. His father is a former pitcher and quarterback at Georgia Tech. He is of part Swiss descent; his surname, “Roethlisberger” (Swiss-German spelling: Röthlisberger), is of Swiss origin, with roots in the village of Geissbuehl Lauperswil, Switzerland.

Roethlisberger is a spokesman for Swiss Roots, a campaign intended to help Americans of Swiss origin reconnect with their Swiss ancestral heritage. In May 2006, Roethlisberger and his family traveled to Switzerland for a week.

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4 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

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