Elisabeth Trachsler

2 January 1820–30 April 1898 (Age 78)
Russikon, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Trachsler was born on 2 January 1820, in Russikon, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Georg Trachsler, was 26 and her mother, Catharina Schmid, was 27. She married Johannes Caspar Bosshard on 10 October 1839, in Wildberg, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 30 April 1898, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Caspar Bosshard
Elisabeth Trachsler
Marriage: 10 October 1839
Hans Kasper Bosshard
Anna Barbara Bosshard
Johannes Bosshard
John Jakob Boshard
Heinrich Bosshard
Elisabeth Bosshard
John Henry Boshard
John Rudolph Boshard
Maria Bosshard
Karolina Bosshard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1839Wildberg, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    The spelling of Elizabeth used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament, and in most modern European languages. This was the name of the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:60). Etymologically, the name means ‘God is my oath’, and is therefore identical with Elisheba, the name of the wife of Aaron according to the genealogy at Exodus 6:23. The final element seems to have been altered by association with Hebrew shabbāth ‘Sabbath’.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Maps of Switzerland, location of my ancestors

    Elizabeth Traschler Boshard left Switzerland after her husband Kasper Bosshard died. She sailed from Liverpool, England to the United States of America with her children Henry, Elizabeth, Harry, John …

    Sources (49)

    • Elizabeth Fawcett, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Trachsler in entry for John Harry Boshard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Legacy NFS Source: ElisabethaTRACHSLER - Church record: Family genealogies: birth-name: Elizabetha Trachsler

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