My name is Andrew Schaer. This is also the name of my g-g-grandfather. Though the old spelling is with the umlated "a". My name sake came to London, KY after the turn of the century just after his wife passed away. His son Fred was already living in Columbus. Both were from the Canton Bern from what is referred to in my family records as Hinwell...which I suspect is misspelled.
Like Marie I went the Swiss Geneology web site. I was stimied by the lack of english translations for the hard core data locations and commonallity of the Schaer surname in the area.