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Historiese oorsig van Vorsters in Suid Afrika
Historiese oorsig van Vorsters in Suid Afrika
Hierdie is 'n exemplaar saamgestel en 'n opsomming van die geskiedenis van die Vorsters se aankoms in Suid Afrika. Vanaf die samestelling van die dokument iin 2006 is vele verdere informasie bekom wat nog nie bygevoeg is nie. Nietemin dit verskaf nodige inligting en intersante lees. Die informasie is nie gewaarborg nie en mag onbewustelik foute bevat. 
 
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The Swiss at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1971 - Adolphe Linder.
The Swiss at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1971 - Adolphe Linder.
"The Alps were unable to accommodate the growing population and since early times many young Swiss had to find their living abroad. Mostly the men served as mercenary soldiers in foreign armies; they were renowned for their military prowess and much sought after. Those not martially inclined sought work on farms, in households and in industry. After the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) Germany, with its population drastically reduced and vast areas ravaged, offered work and cheap land. Large numbers of Swiss took advantage of the opportunities available there. By the time this vacuum had been filled, the Netherlands had grown prosperous from the spice trade, and good work opportunities could be found there. Later America became the promised land. The first emigrants from Switzerland went there in about 1730 and soon glowing reports filtered back attracting many more. Emigration across the Atlantic Ocean increased steadily and peaked in the 1880ís at nearly 1% per annum of the total Swiss population." 
 

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