I believe we are researching the same people. I am searching the family of Ulrich Schaer who married Catherine Burkhart and had the children Emil, John, Fred, Edward, Charles, and August. The family came to America June 15, 1869 with Ulrich 45, Catherine 34, Emil 11, Johann 8, Friedrich 6, Eduard 3, and Carl 11 months. In the 1880 census in Chicago, Ulrich's brother John is living with the family. I have been tracing this family through census and death records (which have them born in Bern) and would love to compare and share information. My family descends through Charles, but I have been tracing them all.