The towns, homes and farms where our Anabaptist families lived — some of them in prison — from 1525 to the mid-1600s. After this, all of them left the canton to find refuge in the Elsass (now Alsace, France) and later in the German Kraichgau in Baden or the Kurpfalz on the western side of the Rhein. During the following generation or two, most of these families crossed the Atlantic to Pennsylvania and from there we have spread all over North America and beyond.