George Christian Riser

16 July 1818–24 January 1892 (Age 73)
Kornwestheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Life Summary of George Christian

When George Christian Riser was born on 16 July 1818, in Kornwestheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Georg Christoph Raiser, was 29 and his mother, Katharina Barbara Hofmann, was 34. He married Sophia Christiana Kull on 10 January 1841, in Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 24 January 1892, 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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Family Time Line

George Christian Riser
1818–1892
Sophia Christiana Kull
1821–1871
Marriage: 10 January 1841
John Jacob Riser
1842–1843
Mary Ann Riser
1844–1919
Joseph Hyrum Riser
1846–1861
George Christian Riser
1849–1942
Richard Riser
1852–1862
Orson Riser
1856–1905
Emma Riser
1858–1952
Celestie Christiana Riser
1860–1884
Alma Christopher Riser
1865–1910

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1841Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 21
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket or underbrush, from an agent noun based on Middle High German rīs ‘branch, shrubbery’.Possibly an Americanized form of German Reiser .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Reiser

    Story Highlight

    WINTER QUARTERS 13th WARD

    Statistics of the Winter Quarters Thirteenth Ward All family members of the head of the household living within the Ward boundaries are listed prior to their departure West or through 1853, whichev …

    Sources (59)

    • George Riser, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Georg Christian Hoßmännin, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
    • Geo C Riser in entry for Albert C Riser, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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