Borlin Family

Borlin Family

In 1867 the entire course of the Borlin Family was irreversibly altered when, at the age of 24, Heinrich Börlin made the decision to leave Switzerland and immigrate to the United States.

Borlin Family CrestBorlin Family History represents an attempt not only to record and preserve information about our ancestors, but also to interpret how their decisions, beliefs, and actions have helped to shape our modern life. Spanning nearly 300 years, the following story certainly has many missing details that have likely been lost forever. An attempt has been made to interpret available information about a family member in light of their contemporary history so as to make an educated guess at some of those lost details. Although the primary objective of this project has been to document the ancestors and descendants of Heinrich, marriages and personal relationships naturally involve other families. Information on those individuals has also been documented for potential use by others.

In each of the following chapters there will be a final section labeled Opinions and Endnotes. These sections will document any references made in the chapter, comments about sources of information, and modern perspectives by the author on the events described in that chapter