François Visinand

ID# 1, b. 18 January 1647
Father*Estienne Visinand b. 13 Jan 1610
Mother*Andreaz Daunet b. b 1630
Birth*François Visinand was born on 18 January 1647 in Corsier, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.1 
Marriage*He married Jeanne Ramus on 3 February 1666 in Corsier, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.1 
Marriage*François Visinand married Anna [unknown] after 1678. 
Note*François Visinand lived in the French speaking region of Switzerland, between Lausanne and Montreux. The Visinand family were winemakers. Author's note: It is said that he had three wives. One wife was said to be Jeanne Ramirez, married 3 Feb 1666, Corsier-Sur-Vere, Switzerland., before 1684. Another of his wives, I have heard, was named Anna, another was said to be called Johanna. The information presented below came from the Quarterly of the Pennsylvania German Society, Volume 12, No. 2, April 1978, page 17-18:

In an article 'Schweizer Einwanderer in Edenkoben' published in 'Pfalzische Familien und Wappenkunde,' Band 4, Heft 11 (1963) is the following entry:

Visinant (Wissinant), François 'aus dem welschen Schweitzerland bey Lausanne geburtig.' Hofmann im Kloster Heilsbruck. His wife was Anna, and they had a son Philip Peter baptized 13 Apr 1684.

In the Hasslock marriage record 12 Apr 1700, Frantz Fisinant married Johanna widow of the deceased Martin------. (Note: this entry was very faded and both dates and names may be inaccurate.)

The Wisenandt family settled near Muddy Creek in Lancaster Co., Pa. They were early members of the Reformed church there. In 1743, Johan Peter, Adam, and Peter Wisenandt all signed the Reformed Church Doctrine.

John Peter Wissenandt and Maria Magdalena Suni married on 7 Feb 1837 by Rev. John Caspar Stoever. Both Adam and Peter had children baptized in the Muddy Creek Reformed record. In the 1760's the Wisenandts left Pennsylvania and moved to the Lincolnton, North Carolina area.

Author's note: Heilsbruck was a convent until 1650, and then became an estate. 

Family 1

Jeanne Ramus

Family 2

Anna [unknown]


  1. [S1] Letter, Sylvie Visinand Gillot to Raymond C. Whisnant.