Conrad Gertsch Jr

Brief Life History of Conrad

When Conrad Gertsch Jr was born on 16 February 1877, in Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Conrad Gertsch, was 48 and his mother, Margaretha Gertsch, was 36. He married Elise Durtschi on 7 June 1907, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1948 and lived in Midway Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940 and Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 25 January 1969, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Conrad Gertsch Jr
Elise Durtschi
Marriage: 7 June 1907
Conrad Robert Gertsch
Jeremiah Gertsch
Lucy Gertsch
Lena Gertsch
Nellie Marcelline Gertsch
Ray Oscar Gertsch
Joseph Daniel Gertsch
Mary Kate Gertsch
Reed Gertsch
Helen Gertsch
Leo Gertsch

Sources (94)

  • Konrad Gertsch, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Conrad Gertsch, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Conrad Gertsch, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)


Revolt against the Turco-Egyptian administration.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Markus, Ulrich.

Swiss German: from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names formed with gēr, ‘spear, lance’.

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

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When Grandpa and Grandma came from the homeland for the gospel’s sake, they came from Wengen, Switzerland. They were converted over there by Zurich Begilen. Then, they wanted people to come to Zion to …

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