Anna Barbara Alder

Female30 June 1823–26 July 1862

Brief Life History of Anna Barbara

When Anna Barbara Alder was born on 30 June 1823, in Schönengrund, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, her father, Johann Konrad Alder, was 29 and her mother, Anna Barbara Rotach, was 23. She married Johannes or John Alder on 18 November 1849, in Schönengrund, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1862. She died on 26 July 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes or John Alder
Anna Barbara Alder
Marriage: 18 November 1849
Ferdinand Alder
Alfred Alder
Emilie Alder
Elise Alder

Sources (23)

  • Barbara Alder, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Microfilm FHL 1045863 Vital records, birth record
  • Marriage record from vital records of Schonengrund Switz

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  • Marriage
    18 November 1849Schönengrund, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (5)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 7

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 13

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Johannes Alder was born in Schwellbrunn, Appenzell, Switzerland on July 8, 1827. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Johannes Martin Alder and Anna Meier Alder. When he was a young man, hi …

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