Ferdinand Alder

24 May 1850–15 November 1917 (Age 67)
Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Ferdinand

When Ferdinand Alder was born on 24 May 1850, in Schwellbrunn, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, his father, Johannes or John Alder, was 22 and his mother, Anna Barbara Alder, was 26. He married Cecilia Madsen on 26 April 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 15 November 1917, at the age of 67, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Ferdinand Alder
Cecilia Madsen
Marriage: 26 April 1875
Alice Maria Madsen Alder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 13
    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 18
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone living by an alder tree or by a group of alders, from Middle English al(d)re, alder.German: variant of Alter .German: status name for a senior, from Middle High German althērre ‘(respected) older gentleman’.

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

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    Hon. Ferdinand Alder - Manti Prominent Citizen

    ALDER, HON. FERDINAND, son of John and Anna B., born in the city of Schwellbrun, Switzerland, May 24, 1850. His father was a merchant and came to Utah in 1860 and to Manti in 1862; was a clerk in the …

    Sources (12)

    • Madson in entry for Mila M Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ferdinand Alder, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ferdinand Alder, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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