World Wide Contacts

From Ferdinando (Fred) Juon, Houston, Texas:
I am Swiss.  I was born in Italy from Swiss father and Italian mother.  I was born in Lucca, Tuscany, near Florence and Livorno.  After graduating from the University of Pisa, Italy I have been working internationally for a well known oil service company.  Since 1989, I am a US resident.

The history of my family goes back to the early 1800, when my great-grandfather, Giorgio Juon, son of Andreas, was born in Kublis, Grisons, SW.  Around 1840, George (whose name then became Giorgio) migrated to Lucca, Italy.  A brother of Georg, named Hans (Giovanni in Italy) also migrated to Lucca.  This is as far back as I have been able to go.  From this same greatgrandfather, also descends Gabriella Juon who lives in Switzerland.

I have written the history of our family in a book (in Italian, not published) which I put together from old diaries, old letters, records and memories.  It’s a very interesting family, which many believe descends from the Walsers, a nomadic, mountain tribe which has its origins in Austria and Germany, and which migrated from there through Switzerland and elsewhere.

Fred’s wife is Guillermina (Mony) and he has a daughter, Vanessa and a son, Marc.

Gabriella Juon (cousin of Fred) Luzane, Switzerland:
Gabriella’s hobbies are painting, composing, poetry and writing tales for children.

Fred and his cousin, Gabriella’s, family tree

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Anastasia Zagladina, Moscow, Russia:
Anastasia is a painter whose greatgrandmother was Valentine Fedorovna Juon, sister of Konstantin Juon.

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Susanna Juon-Gilk:
Swiss citizen living in Wisconsin was granted a visa because she is a violin maker and was hired by a Swiss violin maker in Seattle, Washington.  Her husband, Paul Gilk, is a writer.  They are pictured below.  See our Swiss Links page for more about Paul’s book, “In Switzerland The Moon is Always Male”.

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Nick Juon, Perth, Western Australia:
Nick also tells of his trip to Switzerland in July 2002 to meet his relatives:
I had no link at all to my family in Switzerland until Nov. 2001 when we received a letter from my cousin Annetta, entitled “Do You Know This Man?”.  Here was a photo of our collective grandfather (Nicolo) with a little bit of history.
Briefly, Nicolo Juon left Sent, Switzerland in 1908.  He left behind four children and his wife to seek his fortune in Australia.  From then on it becomes obscure.  We know he met another woman (my grandmother) and my father was the result.
Strange as it may seem my father never made any attempt to find his roots, we now believe that one of his mother’s friends had him as a foster child at some time so he must have had some information that made him ashamed of the circumstances of his birth.  Of course it is a lot easier now with the internet.  We have so much information now we could start a library.

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Benjamin Erne, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania:
When we first heard from Ben he was doing a summer internship with Damiler-Chrysler in Germany.  Ben is from Camp Hill, PA and his lineage is Yasmin Arin Erne, Marianne Haas Arin, Edith Juon Haas, Eduard Juon.

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Sophie Kuhn, Monteggio, Switzerland:
Daughter of Helen Juon, granddaughter of Eduard Juon and cousin of Andy and Linda Juon (California) and Edi and Phil Juon (England).

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Christoph Juon, born in Torbel, state of Valais, Switzerland:
Most people in this state with the surnname Juon originate from Torbel and also the surname Juon is still very common in this town.

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Paul Bandley:
6th greatgrandparents are Gretli Juon, born 1620; married Thomas Camenisch, born 1623; Graubunden, Switzerland

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Kaley Gredig:
has a number of Juons in his family database from the small towns surrounding Chur, Switzerland

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David Rees:
researching Marita (Emerita) Juon, daughter of Hans Juon and Katharine Buol who married Caspar Accola, 1846 in Illinois.


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