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History of the Descendants of John Hottell, Immigrant from Switzerland to America
History of the Descendants of John Hottell (Immigrant from Switzerland to America) and an Authentic Genealogical Family Register of Ten Generations from the First of the Name in America, 1732 to the Present Time, 1929, with Numerous Brief Biographical Sketches, Collected and Compiled from Many Indisputable Sources: Court and Church Records, Old and Late Family Records and Tombstones of the Many States in the Union. Huddle, W. D. and Lulu M.. Strasburg, VA. (1930)

Huddle, L.M. & Huddle, W.D. (1930). History of the Descendants of John Hottell (Immigrant from Switzerland to America) and an Authentic Genealogical Family Register of Ten Generations from the First of the Name in America, 1732 to the Present Time, 1929, with Numerous Brief Biographical Sketches, Collected and Compiled from Many Indisputable Sources: Court and Church Records, Old and Late Family Records and Tombstones of the Many States in the Union [Illustrated]. Straburg, VA: Shenandoah Pub. House, Inc.. From the Quintin Publications Collection.
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Record of Casper Glattfelder of Glattfelden, Canton Zurich, Switzerland, Immigrant, 1743
Record of Casper Glattfelder: of Glattfelden, Canton Zurich, Switzerland, Immigrant, 1743, and of His Descendants in Part Comprising 861 Families. Glatfelter, Noah Miller. St. Louis, MO. (1901)

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The Ziegler Family Record: A Complete Record of the Ziegler Family From Our Ancestor, Philip Ziegler
The Ziegler Family Record: A Complete Record of the Ziegler Family from Our Ancestor, Philip Ziegler, Born in Born, Switzerland, in1743, down to the Seventh and Eighth Generations; Including also Those Who Are Directly Descended from the Family as far as Data Could Be Obtained. Ziegler, Jesse and Daniel P. Ziegler. Royersford, PA. (1906)

Ziegler, E.J. (1906). The Ziegler Family Record: A Complete Record of the Ziegler Family from Our Ancestor, Philip Ziegler, Born in Born, Switzerland, in1743, down to the Seventh and Eighth Generations; Including also Those Who Are Directly Descended from the Family as far as Data Could Be Obtained. Royersford, PA: Ziegler, J.. From the Quintin Publications Collection.
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Switzerland Genealogy Search


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Background: The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations, but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

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Languages: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages

Administrative divisions: 26 cantons (cantons, singular - canton in French; cantoni, singular - cantone in Italian; kantone, singular - kanton in German); Aargau, Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden, Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubunden, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich

Religions: Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 4.3%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1% (2000 census)

Ethnic groups: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%

Economic overview: Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP larger than that of the big Western European economies. The Swiss in recent years have brought their economic practices largely into conformity with the EU's to enhance their international competitiveness. Switzerland remains a safehaven for investors, because it has maintained a degree of bank secrecy and has kept up the franc's long-term external value. Reflecting the anemic economic conditions of Europe, GDP growth stagnated during the 2001-03 period, improved during 2004-05 to 1.8% annually and to 2.9% in 2006. Even so, unemployment has remained at less than half the EU average.

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