The Schürch Family Association of North America

2013 Heritage Tour Photos
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Amazing Guide Hildrun with Awesome Bus Driver Gunther

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Zurich’s Rooftops and Steeples

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The Limmat River and Grossmunster

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Hanging Flowers Everywhere

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Narrow Streets on Hilly Terraiin

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Plaque along the Limmat River’s Edge marking the Anabaptists who were Drowned here for their Faith

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Bulinger took over from Zwingli in the Reformation Movement

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Clock Tower often seen on Reformed Churches

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Enjoying the Elegant Swans

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Our Expressive Zurich Tour Guide Elizabeth

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One of many Drinkable Water Fountains

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Cave Meeting Place

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Taufer (Anabaptist) Meeting Place

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Secret Taufer Meeting Place

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Leaving the Taufer Cave

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One of Lucern’s floral fountains

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Lucern’s Covered Bridge

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Our Group in front of a Memorial to those Soldiers who Gave Their Lives

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Buildings decorated with Frescoes in Lucern

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Flowers on the Covered Bridge

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One of the Many Paintings in the Covered Bridge

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One of Many Colourful Fountains

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Another Frescoe Covered Building

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A Typical House from a Region in Switzerland at the Ballenburg Open Air Museum

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A Typical House from a Region in Switzerland at the Ballenburg Open Air Museum

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A Typical House from a Region in Switzerland at the Ballenburg Open Air Museum

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Three Happy Travellers on the Lake Thun Cruise

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Sue Shirk - our Tour Organizer with Hildrun

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Cruising Lake Thun on the way to the Castle

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Thun Castle and Museum

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Hand Painted Plate Typical of the Region

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Amazing Wood Carving

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Cemtery in Langnau

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Langnau’s Longest Operating Mennonite Church in the World

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Hidden Baptistry in the Langnau Church

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Amazing Museum in Langnau

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The Tireless Walter and Eli Schürch

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Versatile Home Heating

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A Weaving Machine

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The Grainery on the Hans Haslibacher Farm - the last Anabaptist to be Beheaded in Bern

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Haslebacher Family Tree

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The View on the north side of the Hotel Luderenalp

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The View on the South Side of the Hotel Luderenalp

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The Lone Tannen

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The Longest Bench made from a Single Tree on the South Side of the Luderenalp Hotel

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Feasting in the Gasthof zum Kreuz, Sumiswald

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Gasthof zum Kreuz, Sumiswald

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Beautiful Centrepiece at Dinner at Gasthof zum Kreuz, Sumiswald

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Awesome Scenery at Luderenalp

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Awesome Scenery at Luderenalp

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Awesome Scenery at Luderenalp

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Awesome Scenery at Luderenalp

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Christian Iekler - Tour Guide of the Grunenberg Ruins

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Grunenberg Castle Ruins where Schürchs were given Freedom from Serfdom 1544

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Affoltern Dairy - Making Emmental Cheesel

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Enjoying Cheese Fondue at the Affoltern Dairy

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Horse drawn ‘Røssli’ Wagons Take the Group to Upper Schürchtanne

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Upper Schürchtanne - the Region’s Oldest Schurch Ancestral Property

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Homestead on the Ancestral Property

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A Tasty Reception Given by the Owners of Upper and Lower Schürchtanne

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Sumiswald Reformed Church where many Schürchs were Voluntarily or Unvoluntarily Baptized

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Inside the Sumiswald Reformed Church Listening to historian René Schürch

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Our Swiss Schürch Hosts

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Tannenbad - a Restaurant now but was a Bathhouse

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Cowbells displayed in Hans Schürch house - won by Fritz Egli at Cattle Shows

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Obersteg - Homestead of Hans Schürch - Built in 1806

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Nameplate over an Entry Way to Hans Schürch Home

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Very Organized Flower and Vegetable Gardens throughout the Countryside

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Two More Swiss Hosts - Marie-Louise and Uli Schürch

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Another Feast for North American and Swiss Schürchs at Landgasthof Baren, Sumiswald

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Entertainment by Oergelifamilie Leuenberger

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Family Banquet at Hotel Landgasthof Baren, Sumiswald

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A Yodelling Treat by Heimatgruppe Mirchel

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Dessert!

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A Village in the Valley down the Narrow Winding Road from Luderenalp

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The Gsang homestead of Casper Schürch and Margaret Trüssel, Birthplace of sons Ulrich Schürch, code E, and Jacob Schürch the Father of Ulrich Schürch, code N

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Tunnel uncovered in the Hillside of Gsang

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Birthplace of Ulrich, Code N, Stagmatt, home of Jacob Schürch and Barbara Brand

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Narrow Staircase in the Tracheswald Tower

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The name Schürch Carved into the Stone Slab in the Tower

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Schloss Tracheswald where Schurchs were Imprisoned along with other Anabaptists

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Distances Marked for some Wanderwegs (Hiking Trails)

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A Swiss Jersey Cow

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Burgdorf Castle - Houses a Well-appointed Museum

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Stamp on Schürch Grainery Bags

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Our Group at Burgdorf

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A Plaque listing the Names of those who Died during the Napoleonic Wars defending Switzerland - including two Schürchs

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Anatomical Clock with Moving Parts in Bern

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Bern means Bear

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Well-adorned Entrance to Muenster Church

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What's New?

Reunion 2018 - Save the Date!
The next Schürch Reunion is being held in Lewisburg, PA - a location we have not used before.
The dates: July 27 - 29, 2018
NEW REUNION FORMAT - watch for details on Facebook and here.


Reunion Commemorative Issue on Sale

If you already receive the newsletter, then you should have received this special issue. If you do not have a subscription to the Schürch newsletter, then you can order a copy of this special issue, highlighting the reunion in 2016 in Waterloo, Ontario. Send your order to the correct treasurer and Cary, the editor, will send out a copy.

American Treasurer: Jack Sherick
49 Lovel Court, Apt C Nutley, NJ 07110
Email: sci5teach322@yahoo.com

Canadian Treasurer: Laurine Mills
1750 Killaly St. E., Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V3
Email: estherlmills@aol.com

Newsletter Excerpts online
Go to the Newsletter menu.

Reunion 2016 is Over

Watch for photo updates on this site



Schürch Database is online!

The Schürch family database, in its most current form, is now online at two sites: wc.rootsweb.com/~schurch122615
(This tree, at RootsWeb, is free for all to view.)

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/86535234/family
(For Ancestry.com subscribers)

Updated Booklist on Site

An updated book list is on this site. In the menu across the top, look under Historical Committee, Research Resources, Books related to the Schürch Family


Schürch Photo Gallery is up and Running


For more information about this project go to Photo Gallery Project page in the menu.