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Swiss Colony

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In the mid-nineteenth century, Swiss immigrants settled in Laurel County. Their descendants, who remain a distinctive group today, discuss their ancestors and the circumstances that brought about their settling in the area, their social customs, farming methods, and music.

Items in the Swiss Colony Project

Alex Lederman is a retired carpenter, farmer, and one of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview Lederman discusses the period of heavy immigration into the area. He also discusses his…

Ernest Abbudl is a native of Laurel County, KY and one of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss Settlers into the county. In this interview, Abbudl, discusses the history of the area, and why the Swiss settlers chose to settle there.

Delbert Binder is a native of Laurel County, KY and one of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss settlers into the county. In this interview, Binder, discusses the history of the settlers and the differences between the area and…

Hilda Keller is a second generation descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Keller, discusses the history of the settlers, why they chose Laurel County, the heritage they kept and share.

Jesse Keller is one of the youngest of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Keller, discusses the history of the settlers and the differences between the area and Switzerland.

Ida Herron is a one of the first generation descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Herron, discusses the history of the settlers and the early Swiss Colony.

Pearl Binder is a native of Louisville, KY but has been a resident of Swiss Colony, in Laurel County, KY since 1921. In this interview she discusses how the Americans viewed the Swiss settlers and their descendants.

Ethel Abbuhl is a Knox County, KY native who moved to the Swiss Colony area in Laurel County, KY eleven years ago. In this interview, Abbuhl, discusses the Swiss characteristics and customs she has learned.

Mina Hauselman is a descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Hauselman discusses the history of the settlers.

Dorrinda Binder is a first generation descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Binder, discusses the history of the settlers and the Swiss church.

Leander Jones is a descendant of a family of settlers who settled in Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Jones discusses the relationship between the Swiss settlers and the Americans in the county. He describes difficulties and disappointments the…

Bill Herron is a second generation descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Herron, discusses the Swiss heritage and the future plans of the Swiss descendants.

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