Category Archives: Switzerland

Christmas Vacation in Europe

My son Matthew Buie-Nervik, his bride and not quite two-year-old son spent two weeks in Europe for the Christmas holidays 2016. “We just returned the tiny Fiat rental car today,” he wrote on Dec. 30. “We drove 3108 kilometers (nearly 2000 … Continue reading

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If America’s First, Who’s Second?

The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump’s America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.

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Did Grandfather x 6 Flee Switzerland to America Because He Murdered Someone?

From Ancestry.com, I learned that my grandfather x six, Jacob Siegristen or Secrest, fled Zermott, Switzerland in the 1700s because he apparently murdered his father’s employer, a nobleman. Over in the states, he may have swindled Andrew Jackson’s father out of land, causing … Continue reading

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Switzerland

Places I’ve been: Mt. Pilatus | Lucerne Rhine Falls

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