My name is David August Gschwend, DOB-13 May 1938, POB - Hicks Community, Marvell, AR.
Father: August Carl William Gschwend, DOB-9 Mar 1915, POB - Hicks Community, Marvell, AR.
DOD/Place of burial - 3 August 1993, Schaffhauser Cemetery, Marvell, AR. Grandfather: John Joseph Gschwend, DOB-20 May 1866, POB - Altstatten, near St Gallen, Switzerland. DOD/Place of burial - 11 Feburary 1948, Schaffhauser Cemetery, Marvell AR. Great Grand Parents: Joseph Gschwend and Elizabeth Schachtler Gschwend. My great grandfather was something like the mayor of Altstatten. Joseph and Elizabeth Gschwend had 2 other children: Jacobe and Barbara. Verbal family history is that Barbara never married, was a catholic nun. Jacobe had 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls. The three girls, Pauline Gschwend ___, Carolina Gschwend Deiss, and Marie Gschwend Dubach immigrated to America. According to Marie Deiss, 90 year old daughter of Caroline Gschwend Deiss, the 6 boys were: Jacobe, Joseph, Theodore, August, ______ and Paul. To her knowledge, none of these boys immigrated. She presently does not remember the name of the 5th son but is working on it. I have the names of all direct descendents of John Joseph Gschwend and Louise Ebert Gschwend. I am looking for kin through the Jacobe Gschwend lineage.