About

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

Featured Swiss American

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry Wisner (c. 1720 – March 4, 1790) was an American miller from Goshen, New York. He was a patriot leader during the American Revolution and represented New York in the Continental Congress.

Henry was born around 1720 in Florida, New York and spent his entire life as a resident of Orange County. He built and operated a gristmill in Goshen and became one of the town’s leading citizens.

His family originally came to the USA because a relative named Johannes Weesner moved from the Bodensee in Switzerland to the USA.

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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
    http://www.pghmannerchor.com/2014/06/schweizer-mannerchor-helvetia-of-allegheny-city-celebrates-140-anniversary-dinner-and-concert/

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