From a book entitled “A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and
Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776,” by Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Baltimore Genealogical
Publishing Company, 1965, is taken the following passage:
“September 27, 1727. Fifty-three Palatines with their families, about two hundred persons, imported in the ship
James Goodwill, David Crocket, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Falmouth, appeared, repeated and signed the
Declaration. – Col. Rec. III. 284.”
Among the list of names is that of Hans Furster.
Legend has it that Hans Furster [originally Feürster] fled the German section of Switzerland to avoid religious