b c 1792 Switzerland
My 4th Great Grandfather
A Second Look
In 2011 I published a book, The Mark Family Story, that included my Gruissy roots. When I finished it I moved on to other branches of the family. Recently I have gone back to look at some of my Gruissy research notes & I did some searching on Ancestry. As we know, new records are always being added. I was happily surprised to find this record of Christian's arrival in the USA. Previously I had found him in Ohio in 1837. Now I know the he arrived two years before that. I wonder how they traveled from Switzerland to France; what led Christian to Ohio and how he traveled from New York to Ohio. Every discovery leads to more questions.
This record also shows two daughters I had not previously found, Elisabeth and Barbara.
Ship: Rhode Island
Port of Departure, Le Harve, France
Arrival NY City 25 May 1835
Christian Gruissi 43 male Laborer Switzerland
Barbara 44 female Switzerland
Christian 23 male Switzerland
Elisabeth 18 female Switzerland
Barbara 13 female Switzerland
Rosina 11 female Switzerland
John 9 male Switzerland
Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; 25 May 1835, the Rhode Island; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: March 2018) Christian Grussi.