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would there actually be people that call themselves "Swiss Americans"?
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Old 22.10.2016, 09:43
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would there actually be people that call themselves "Swiss Americans"?
Yes - lots of my cousins - in NJ, NY, New Mexico, AZ, CF and Quebec.
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Wikipedia reference-linkArnold Henry Guyot, born on September 28, 1807 at Boudevilliers, near Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Geologist/geographer, many mountains named after him, including one in NH that I have climbed several times.

Wikipedia reference-linkLouis Agassiz, born in Môtier (now part of Haut-Vully) in the canton of Fribourg, founded Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Thanks- the book I am reading about Leo Lesquereux tells of their very close cooperation and common explorations and studies.
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Frederick Belmont, got on the wrong train and ended up in Yorkshire, liked the look of it so opened a cafe and bakery that has become an institution.



And of course

In the last film she did recently, in Umbria, with Clemens Klopfenstein from Biel- she looks VERY different (der Vogelpredikt)
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Old 22.10.2016, 12:09
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My Swiss physics professor is in the Guiness Book for shooting a champagne cork the furthest (Troy, NY, June 5, 1988, 177' 9").

He was 70 at the time.

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would there actually be people that call themselves "Swiss Americans"?
If they're anything like "Irish Americans", then just a whiff of Edelweiss in the blood would qualify. And in that case, Americans like Steve Ballmer, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel, Meryl Streep, even Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Barack Obama, can all claim Swiss heritage.

Point of order: ths thread should be retitled "Famous Swiss emigrants to other parts of the world"
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If they're anything like "Irish Americans", then just a whiff of Edelweiss in the blood would qualify. And in that case, Amwricans like Steve Ballmer, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel, Meryl Streep, even Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover and Barack Obama, can all claim Swiss heritage.

Point of order: ths thread should be retitled "Famous Swiss emigrants to other parts of the world"
To be honest, the local media does milk any distant Swiss association of famous people.
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Frederick Belmont, got on the wrong train and ended up in Yorkshire, liked the look of it so opened a cafe and bakery that has become an institution.



And of course

As is Michelle Hunziker..... former wife of Eros Ramazzotti and now a star in her own right on italian telly
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Old 22.10.2016, 16:59
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If they're anything like "Irish Americans", then just a whiff of Edelweiss in the blood would qualify.
Same is true of "Italian Americans".

I have a few in my family: can't speak Italian, cannot pronounce the family name correctly, think that Naples is in Northern Italy.

The only Italian speakers in our family aren't even remotely Italian, but have spent a lot of time there and/or here.

Oddly, my wife never refers to herself as Italo-Swiss!

(though to be fair, she also refuses to consider herself Ticinese, rather just 'Swiss')

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The Delmonico brothers from Ticino, founders of one of the - if not THE - most influential New York restaurants ever (and nothing to do with the current iteration).
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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

We used to buy bread from the swiss bakery in Milford and drive to south Auckland to the swiss butcher; this thread prompted me to find this confirmation that that represents a typical contribution
www.teara.govt.nz/en/swiss/page-1
For the spanish, I like the story of Hans Gamper:
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/the-swis...celona/6992746
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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

Joe Ackermann, former CEO of Deutsche Bank. But I assume he is back in Switzerland these days.

Dieter/Max Moor, TV moderator in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Do football players qualify as (temporary) immigrants ? Diego Benaglio, Yann Sommer, Xherdan Shaqiri, <insert almost any member of the Swiss National team here>
As far as football coaches (`managers` for our fellow members from a certain small island) are concerned: Lucien Favre coaches Nice these days - rather successfully.
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Old 24.10.2016, 01:03
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How could we forget to mentioon Mr. Gloom and Doom..Marc Faber.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Faber
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How could I forget.......one of the most famous emigrees of my region!!

Mister Anton Mosimann, from Nidau now owner of M in London as well as chef to a few royals and other dignitaries.

I was lucky enough to meet him once on his visits back home, totally ACE chap!!
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Re: Famous Swiss immigrants to other parts of the world

A list of famous swiss-americans
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How could I forget.......one of the most famous emigrees of my region!!

Mister Anton Mosimann, from Nidau now owner of M in London as well as chef to a few royals and other dignitaries.

I was lucky enough to meet him once on his visits back home, totally ACE chap!!
He tried to open a gourmet restaurant in a castle in Olten (Chateau Mosimann). Needless to say, as he didn't offer fried chicken, the restaurant didn't last very long. The white bottom shelf 7-series, which was intended to pick up ritzy folks from the trainstation in Olten and drive them up to the castle, was forever sitting at the BMW dealer.
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A few Swiss Hockey players do fairly well in the NHL, although I would wager that they would move back to Switzerland fairly quickly if they weren't getting the big salaries.
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He tried to open a gourmet restaurant in a castle in Olten (Chateau Mosimann). Needless to say, as he didn't offer fried chicken, the restaurant didn't last very long. The white bottom shelf 7-series, which was intended to pick up ritzy folks from the trainstation in Olten and drive them up to the castle, was forever sitting at the BMW dealer.

Yup, remember that, sad story indeed, but he did the right thing in cutting his losses and close it down......Switzerland was not ready (if it ever is) for such a thing.
And wasn't it also intended more as a club for a choosen money loaded few, instead of a public restaurant and that this was a major reason why it never really took off? I seem to recall some such thing.
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Yup, remember that, sad story indeed, but he did the right thing in cutting his losses and close it down......Switzerland was not ready (if it ever is) for such a thing.
And wasn't it also intended more as a club for a choosen money loaded few, instead of a public restaurant and that this was a major reason why it never really took off? I seem to recall some such thing.
That's correct indeed. In addition to your aforementioned points, Olten just didn't seem attractive enough to host such an exclusive venue. Furthermore, he faced scrutiny by locals, as the castle was always seen as a trip destination for families and hikers who simply wanted to enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.
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