Conrad Vaterlaus

11 February 1835–9 July 1917 (Age 82)
Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Conrad

When Conrad Vaterlaus was born on 11 February 1835, in Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Vaterlaus, was 42 and his mother, Anna Elisabetha B. Egg, was 39. He married Katherina Schmid on 13 November 1860, in Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. In 1880, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. He died on 9 July 1917, in Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cowley Cemetery, Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Conrad Vaterlaus
Katherina Schmid
Marriage: 13 November 1860
Conrad Schmid Vaterlaus
Eliza Vaterlaus
Emil Smith Vaterlaus
Anna Catherina Vaterlaus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1860Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 11
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    The usual English spelling of Konrad, a Germanic personal name derived from kuon ‘bold’ + rad ‘counsel’. It was used occasionally in Britain in the Middle Ages in honour of a 10th-century bishop of Constance, but modern use in the English-speaking world is a reimportation from Germany dating mainly from the 19th century.

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

    Story Highlight

    Swiss German Missionary Conference 1884 by Paul-Anthon Nielson

    This portrait was taken in the photograph studio of Moritz Emil Vollenweider (d. 1899) and his son, Emil Vollenweider (1849-1921), at Postgasse 68 in the city of Bern on 24 December 1884. A conference …

    Sources (22)

    • Conrad Vaterlaus, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Conrad Vaterlous in entry for Eliza Vaterlous Irwin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Conrad Vaterlaus, "United States Census, 1880"

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