Karl Gottfried Maeser

16 January 1828–15 February 1901 (Age 73)
Meißen, Meißen, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

The Life Summary of Karl Gottfried

When Karl Gottfried Maeser was born on 16 January 1828, in Meißen, Meißen, Dresden, Saxony, Germany, his father, Johann Gottfried Maeser, was 23 and his mother, Johanna Christina Friederika Zocher, was 16. He married Anna Henrietta Theresa Mieth on 11 June 1854, in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1896. He died on 15 February 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Karl Gottfried Maeser
Anna Henrietta Theresa Mieth
Marriage: 11 June 1854
Reinhard Maeser
Karl Gustav Franklin Maeser
Anna Ottilie Maeser
Mamie Maeser
Anna Camilla Maeser
Karl Emil Maeser
Helen Janette Maeser
Evelyn Maeser
Anna Christina Maeser

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    11 June 1854Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 20
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Fritz, Kurt, Manfred.Swiss German and German (mainly Käser): occupational name for a cheesemaker or a cheese merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kæse ‘cheese’. Compare Kaser 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Daniel Tyler, "Incidents of Experience" Source: Daniel Tyler, "Incidents of Experience," Classic Experiences and Adventures (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969), pp. 20-46.

    Chapter 1 [Account of My Ancestors—My Birth—Remarkable Vision—Its Effect Upon Those Who Heard of It—My Father and Grandfather Become Interested in Reading the Scriptures—My Grandfather's Prophec …

    Sources (77)

    • K G Maeser, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Karl G Maeser, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Karl G in entry for Anna Camilla Maiser, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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