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Swiss emigration History
When the Swiss made America
The Red River Colony
Junod and emigration
- Rikatla, Pretoria
- San Carlos, Santa Fe
France - Goersdorf, Alsace
Italy - Naples
Ukrainia - Kiev
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Jacob Junod, born on 29 November 1765 in Lignières, son of Jean Jacques
and Marie Catherine née Carrel. Jean Jacob dies 26 December 1838 in
at the service of France (mercenary), he decided not to come
back home at the end of his duty but to settle in Goersdorf,
home of a military companion.
family in Lignières was left without news on
his whereabout and wether dead or alive - at least
until 1810, year where he was officially excluded from
the Bonjour-Junod confraternity (which he helped founding)
"for him and his descendants".
married Anne Marie Geist on 7 Aug 1798 in Goersdorf. Their
son Jacques, born 17th May 1799 was the source of numerous
descendants, for most
settled in Alsace.
the death of his spouse in 1817, he recognized a natural
daughter of Salomé Müller (1778 - 1838), providing another lineage
and numerous descendants bearing the surname Junod.
information on this branch was sourced:
ascendance, essentially Lignières
Civil registrar and Neuchâtel
descendance, from living descendants of Jean Jacob Junod
cousin Albert Junod pointed out to me the change of one of
his ancestors early last Century (19th), from
Junod into Junot, following
some transcript errors.
This was later corrected back.
a picture of the Goersdorf family house owned since the early
taken on 27th May 2007 - click on it to enlarge)
chart - 4 generations