Samuel son of Urs Raber 1827 Switz -- Whitley Co, IN
I'm trying to figure out if any of you know how Samuel Raber b 1827 in Niederbipp, Switzerland, might fit into the popular Jacob Raber experience. Or if he doesn't at all.
Samuel was son of Urs Raber and Anna Studer and emigrated to the US at age 17 in 1844.From what I can see, he came without his parents.I'd like to know how a teenager managed to come over with no parents or siblings that I can find!Talk about brave-- so he must've had a friend or family to come to, wouldn't you think?
Samuel married Elizabeth Rastorfer and they had 11 children in Whitley Co, Indiana:
Samuel D Jr
Jacob C (my gr-gr-grandfather)
Hope to hear from someone.:)