Paul Stark

5 January 1830–31 March 1921 (Age 91)
Annelöf, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Paul

When Paul Stark was born on 5 January 1830, in Annelöf, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Marten Toftman Stark, was 37 and his mother, Anna Martensdotter Dunner, was 35. He married Maria Mineer on 22 October 1858, in Landskrona, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 31 March 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul Stark
Maria Mineer
Marriage: 22 October 1858
Elvira Martina Stark
Martin Stark
David Stark
Mariah Sophie Stark
Hilda Beatrice Stark
Ellen Jane Stark
Paul Andrew Stark
Hellen Elizabeth Stark
Lelli Ann Stark
Sarah Ingaborg Stark
Norman Mineer Stark
Eva Constance Stark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1858Landskrona, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 21
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: nickname from Middle English stark ‘strong, sturdy; harsh, severe’ (Old English stearc).German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong, brave’.Czech and Slovak (Štark): of German origin (see 2 above).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch of Paul Stark

    Paul Stark married Mary Mineer (Mineur) in 1858. They had one child in Sweden, Elvira Maritna. In the year 1860, Paul and his wife and daughter prepared to join a group of other converts to the church …

    Sources (53)

    • Paul Stark in entry for Louise Cornell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Paul Storks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Paul Stark in entry for Raymand Miner Stark and Clara H Harvey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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