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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George Christian Riser
Sophia Christiana Kull
Marriage: 10 January 1841
John Jacob Riser
Mary Ann Riser
Joseph Hyrum Riser
George Christian Riser
Richard Riser
Orson Riser
Emma Riser
Celestie Christiana Riser
Alma Christopher Riser

Spouse and Children

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

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    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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