Ferdinand Billeter

Male28 December 1878–11 April 1961

Brief Life History of Ferdinand

When Ferdinand Billeter was born on 28 December 1878, in Wallisellen, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Julius Billeter Sr, was 36 and his mother, Barbara Zweifel, was 35. He married Mary Ann Tovey on 10 April 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1925 and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. In 1961, at the age of 82, his occupation is listed as electrician, general contracting in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 11 April 1961, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ferdinand Billeter
1878–1961
Mary Ann Tovey
1877–1965
Marriage: 10 April 1901
Ferdinand Tovey Billeter
1904–1974
Edna Billeter
1907–1977
Katie Billeter
1909–2000
Lucy Billeter
1910–1997
Willard Tovey Billeter
1913–1995
Lucas Tovey Billeter
1916–1999
Dr. Allen Tovey Billeter
1918–1999

Sources (51)

  • Ferdinand Billeter in entry for Billeter, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Ferdinand Billeter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ferdnand in entry for Willard Tovey Billeter and Gwendolen May Thomas, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1901Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1896 · Utah becomes a state

    Age 18

    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 22

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt.

    Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Bilten (formerly Biliton) in the canton Glarus.

    German: occupational name for a military quartermaster from French billet, here ‘certificate or voucher’ (held by soldiers to be given lodgings), a loanword dating back to the Thirty Years War.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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