Jacob Spori

Male26 March 1847–27 September 1903

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Spori was born on 26 March 1847, in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jakob Spori, was 36 and his mother, Susanna Katharina Boehlen, was 19. He married Magdelena Roschi on 9 October 1874, in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 27 September 1903, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Spori
Magdelena Roschi
Marriage: 9 October 1874
Katharina Spori
Jacob Spori
Magdalena Spori
Louise Spori
Frieda Elizabeth Spori
Annie Spori

Sources (39)

  • Jacob Spori in household of John W Stucki, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jacob Spori, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Jacob Spari in entry for Jacob R. Spari, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1874Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.


    Age 11

    Earliest Memorial: Sarah Ann Plant Ward BIRTH 23 Sep 1824 Wakerley, East Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England DEATH 14 Jan 1858 (aged 33) Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England BURIAL Rexburg Cemetery Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA MEMORIAL ID 26330953


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Ephraim, Faina, Hershy, Moshe, Shimon. German Jurgen.

    German: apparently a nickname from Middle High German sporn ‘to spur’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Sporn ‘spur’.

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

    Possible Related Names

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