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Swiss Housser immigrant before 1749, kidnapped by the Indians
Posted by: Claudia Saunders (ID *****4451) Date: September 28, 2012 at 16:57:21
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"A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Christian & Hans Meyer and other Pioneers" by Rev. A. J. Fretz 1896:
Pioneer Housser who emigrated from Switzerland to America, and during the "old French War" was thought to have been kidnapped by the Indians. He had an only son (II)Jacob ...born in Penna. June 20, 1759; mrd Susanna, dau. of "Strong" Isaac Kolb, and widow of Jacob Meyer, Jr. In 1801 they emigrated from Bucks county, Pa., to Canada, and settled in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ont., on the farm now owned by John Moyer. Farmer; Menns. Children: Samuel, Elizabeth, Isaac, Jacob, Tillman, Susan, Henry.
"III. Samuel Housser, born March 3, 1782; mrd. Catherine High. Children: Jacob, Isaac, Samuel, Magdalena, Anna, Catharine, Abram, David, Margaret, John.
The Treaty for the Old French War, the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War was worked in 1748/9. So I'm looking for a Swiss Mennonite Housser immigrant who came to Pennsylvania before 1748 or 49. It seems if he had been kidnapped by the Indians there would be some account of it. Have you seen such an account or do you have a record of a Housser Swiss immigrant come to Pennsylvania before 1750?


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