My gggrandfather was John Charles GYGER, b Nov 3, 1836 in Canton Berne, d Jan 14, 1916 in Princeton, IL.John immigrated in ca. 1856, unknown which ship/port.
Only other concrete fact I have is a piece in a newspaper from April 1882 that says "J.C. Gyger went to Chicago last week to meet his sister just arrived from Switzerland, whom he had not seen for 30 years.When he last saw her she was seven years old.Miss Gyger will remain here for the future."I haven't been able to locate "Miss Gyger" anywhere.
So, I know John Gyger's dob and place of birth plus I know he had at least a sister that was born around 1845 in Switzerland, but immigrated no later than the beginning of 1882.Who knows?Maybe she was visiting other family before she met her brother in Chicago in April 1882?
Any and all information would be appreciated. Larry Gyger Lsgyger@atlanticbb.net