Switzer Genealogy
Descendants of Hans Jacob Schweitzer
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Philip Geier Switzer[1, 2]

Male 1820 - 1854


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  • Name  Philip Geier Switzer 
    Born  16 Apr 1820  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  14 May 1854 
    Notes 
    • Was a justice of the peace and was known as a "Squire" Switzer. He also was a singing master and had a class of young people, whom he taught the do re mi system of singing, using a tuning fork to "catch" the pitch. He lead singing in the old Desmond church.

      Lived on a farm near Mud Lake (near Newburgh, ON).
    Person ID  I288  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  28 Mar 2011 

    Father  Mathias Rose Switzer,   b. 9 Jul 1789, Marysburgh, Prince Edward, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851 
    Mother  Helen Eleanor Bell, U. E.,   b. 21 Feb 1792, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F74  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Eliza Switzer,   b. 17 Mar 1822, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1892, Portland Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jan 1847  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Margaret Ann Switzer,   b. 6 Nov 1845, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1932, Hanover, Grafton, NH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine Jane Switzer,   b. Jun 1849, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1887, Portland Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Wellington Switzer,   b. 6 Jul 1851, Desmond, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1919, South Vancouver, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elijah Horton Switzer,   b. 27 May 1853, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1921, Hanover, Grafton, NH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eliza R. Switzer,   b. 1854
    Family ID  F225  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Census Images
    1851 census - Switzer/Card/VanValkenburg
    1851 census - Switzer/Card/VanValkenburg

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Carol-Anne Eldridge, Import.

    2. [S65] Fred Bell - Mary Donovan - genealogy.

    3. [S19] 1851 Canadian Census.

    4. [S33] Bob Campbell - e-mail.

    5. [S41] Registry of Marriages, Christian Guardian.