Tim, see my post of August 5th. I have corresponded with Bendicht Hauswirth of Saanen, Switzerland.He is head of (?) the Building Authority and also responsible for the Archive.Bendicht says the Hauswirth name appears there as early as 1443 and that some Hauswirths emigrated into what is now Germany. So it is possible that the Saanen area is our true home turf with dispersal into Germany then to the US. I do know of some direct , later, immigration to the US from Saanen, but my own family seems to have come by way of Germany. Some cousins visited Saanen this summer and brought back a booklet with a Hauswirth crest; they found Saanen still populated by lots of Hauswirths.