John Jakob Boshard

15 August 1846–7 October 1880 (Age 34)
Wildberg, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of John Jakob

When John Jakob Boshard was born on 15 August 1846, in Wildberg, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Caspar Bosshard, was 28 and his mother, Elisabeth Trachsler, was 26. He married Mary Ann Cluff on 11 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 7 October 1880, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jakob Boshard
Mary Ann Cluff
Marriage: 11 November 1872
Mary Mildred Boshard
Anna May Boshard
John Albert Boshard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    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 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Gerda, Heinz, Kurt, Otto.Swiss German: variant of Bosshart .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Map of Widelberg, Switzerland

    Mary Ann Cluff Boshard immigrated from the area pointed by the arrow from Switzerland after her mother separated from her husband.

    Sources (15)

    • J J Bouschard, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Jacob Boshard in entry for Mary Ann Cluff Boshard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Johann Jacob Bosshard - Individual or family possessions: birth: 23 March 1844; Wildberg, Zürich, Switzerland

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