Emigrants to America before 1708

German & Swiss Emigrants before 1708

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Before 1708

Settlers from Germany and Switzerland arrived in North America before 1708 but I have not found any records of Seiler or its equivalents in the record of this period.

1709/10 Palatines on the Hudson River
In 1709/10 a large group from the Palatine fled to England and were sent to the Province of New York by Queen Anne and they were settled along the Hudson River. Later, many of these people made their way to Pennsylvannia. Again no Seiler is found in the extensive records of this migration.

It is not till the ship lists of Philadelphia, beginning in 1727, that we find Seiler's showing up in the record. Contact me if you know of earlier settlers.