Julius Billeter

14 October 1869–9 July 1957 (Age 87)
Igis, Graubünden, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Julius

When Julius Billeter was born on 14 October 1869, in Igis, Graubünden, Switzerland, his father, Julius Billeter Sr, was 26 and his mother, Barbara Zweifel, was 26. He married Marie Emilie Wilker on 24 June 1891, in United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 July 1957, in Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, at the age of 87.

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Julius Billeter
Marie Emilie Wilker
Marriage: 24 June 1891
Aurelia Emily Billeter
Beatrice Adeline Billeter
Julius Caesar Billeter
William Tell Billeter
Oskar Arnold Billeter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1891United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    Age 21
    Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Ulrich Stauffer and Julius Billeter - 100 Years Ago by Arola Bott McDonald

    The booth for Switzerland at the World Conference on Records held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City in August 1980 was the setting for probably the most unexpected of all the experiences I had at t …

    Sources (30)

    • Julius Billeter in entry for Billeter, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Julius Billeter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Julius Billeter in entry for Oscar Billeter and Dorothy Trauffer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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