I saw your posting and wanted to tell you that my Pfaff family is also from Canton Bern, Basil, Switzerland area-(Basil-Landschaft area) and my ancestors were Anna Elizabeth Spinnler b. 12-11-1780 in Seltisburg, Switzerland and md. Heinrich Pfaff 27 Jul 180l there-he was born 7 June 1778 in Lausen, Basil Landschaft, Switzerland.A family researcher found his records on microfilm-goes back several more generations.They came to the US via Amsterdam, Holland to Philadelphia-their first US born son born 1816.They followed others from this same area to Ohio-and associated with in the same church and baptismal records with a Jacob Giesy..who md. Elizabeth Soliday.An online ancestry tree shows his wife, Elizabeth born also in Canton Bern, Basil, Switzerland area and is of the same age as my own ancestors. They established St. Michael's German Reformed Church there.Other ancestors of mine later in the same church were members of churches in online records of Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pa. I am interested in anything you can tell me if you can specific to the Giesey family in Switzerland.