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SWITZER family
« on: Wednesday 03 August 11 10:21 BST (UK) »
Hello, looking for any information on the Switzer family - Ireland.   The father's name was Eugene Switzer and Mother: Catherine O'Grady.
Daughter: Mary Ann Adeline Switzer born about 1838.

Any help appreciated.

Lesley
Australia

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 August 11 11:07 BST (UK) »
This information is not specific to query but it might be of some help. Switzer is in fact a Palatine family name  and many of these families settled in the Limerick/ Adare area. These Palatine families are very well documented  - to my knowledge there is a Palentine Assocation based in Rathkeale Co Limerick

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 August 11 14:39 BST (UK) »
on the rootsireland web site
if you search for switzer births .
then enter eugene as fathers name .
3 results . baptisms
margaret 31
maria 33
elizabeth 36
all born limerick
you cant not yet for limerick enter mothers name to see if correct on advanced search

maria 1833 might be worth getting for your mary 1838 ?
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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 August 11 10:27 BST (UK) »
To tomahurra and Obbie thanks for your replies, something to check out.  Thanks again Lesley

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 09:27 BST (UK) »
I have quite a bit of information about Eugene (Owen) Switzer and his family, also his brother Frederick and his family. I used to collect all the information I could find about Australian Switzers as my maiden name was Switzer and my father's family came originally from Co. Limerick. I have certificates, land records and photos of Eugene's family houses. Some of this information was published in a book " Poverty to Promise, the Monteagle Emigrants 1838-58" by Chistopher O'Mahony and Valerie Thompson. I would be very happy to post you all this information, although it will take me a little time to sort it out. I could also send you a printout from my computer file.  I live in Brisbane now.
Myra

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 April 12 10:31 BST (UK) »
Headstones in Killermogh graveyard, Ballacolla, Co Laois.

Thomas Switzer; 10/5/1851-8/5/1913
wife-Emily; 20/10/1862-10/8/1924
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Elizabeth Clarke; Dairy Hill
20/4/1821-18/3/1917

Grandson-John Harrison Clarke;
12/3/1888-17/12/1912

son-George Harrison Clarke;
26/4/1882-15/3/1932
wife-Emma; 6/10/1862-12/11/1932

Irene Margarie Clarke; (nee Switzer)
6/10/1972
her hus-George Harrison Clarke;
16/8/1975
their son-Donald Alan Clarke;
3/9/2000
his aunt-Jane Emma Clarke;
Sept. 1934
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Jack

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #6 on: Friday 14 September 18 14:49 BST (UK) »
Hello Lesley.  I am related to the Switzers i have a bit of info on them Eugene and Catherine had three daughters Margaret. Eliza the other daughter dont know her name. Cheers Laurie

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 September 18 15:12 BST (UK) »
Hi, This may be a help, this is a couple of lines from a list.

SWITZER   Frederick      1850   39   Golden   Peter / Johanna   both dead   Son = Peter per "Elizabeth"   Ship =   Lord Stanley
SWITZER   Johanna      1850   17   Golden   Frederick / Catherine   living in Golden   Uncle = Owen Switzer near Sydney.   Ship =   Elizabeth
SWITZER   Maurice      1850   18   Golden   Frederick / Catherine - on this ship.   {also Michael,16;Mary,14;   Catherine,12 & Mother Cath,38 of LI   M}   Ship =   Lord Stanley
SWITZER   Peter      1850   19   Golden   Frederick / Catherine   living at Golden   Uncle = Owen Switzer , Sydney   Ship =   Elizabeth
Where is says....& Mother Cath,38 of LI   M         it means she was from County Limerick.

Some years ago I got this information for a family in Australia.
We will be in Golden next year as we have some items for the Museum, I will look and see if the are any Switzer graves.

Maggsie

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Re: SWITZER family
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 September 18 15:13 BST (UK) »
Sorry, just remembered Eugene is also Owen.
Maggsie