Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Full title: Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of their Remote Ancestors, From the Middle of the Dark Ages, Down to the Time of the Revolutionary War. An Authentic History, From Original Sources, of their Suffering During Several Centuries Before and Especially During the Two Centuries Following the Protestant Reformation, And of their Slow Migration, Moved by those Causes, During the Last Mentioned Two Hundred Years, Westward in Quest of Religious Freedom and Their Happy Relief in the Susquehanna and Schuylkill Valleys in the New World; with Particular Reference to the German-Swiss Mennonites or Anabaptists, and Other Non-Resistant Sects. Paperback. 

Many Mennonite families from Germany, Switzerland, and Holland, who emigrated to Lancaster Co., Pa., are featured in this book. Substantial sections are devoted to lists of early settlers and biographical sketches of those who became known as Pa. Germans. (386pp. index. Higginson Books, 2022 reprint of 1917 ed.)