Schürch Family Heritage Tours

After the Schürch family reunion registration and a delicious breakfast, we greeted “old” cousins and met “new” ones before 165 of us boarded buses for heritage tours. Two buses went on each tour. The “Blue” tour visited landmarks important to descendants of Ulrich Schürch (immigrated 1728), Casper Sherk (immigrated 1732), Ulrich Schürch (immigrated 1752) and Joseph Schürch. The “Red” tour concentrated mainly on Ulrich Schürch. Some kind proprietors permitted us to tour our ancestors’ homes. Can you imagine strangers walking through your home? We stopped for lunch at Denver Memorial Park and Fireman’s Park near Shirksville Crossroads, the first Schürch reunion site in 1982.