Leopold Wirthlin

3 December 1828–24 November 1888 (Age 59)
Möhlin, Aargau, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Leopold

When Leopold Wirthlin was born on 3 December 1828, in Möhlin, Aargau, Switzerland, his father, Stephen Wirthlin, was 41 and his mother, Maria Theresia Soder, was 42. He married Anna Hirschi on 20 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 24 November 1888, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in California, United States.

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Leopold Wirthlin
Anna Hirschi
Marriage: 20 January 1865
Rosina Luise Hirschi
Josephine Wirthlin
Joseph Wirthlin
Paul Wirthlin
Hyrum Wirthlin
Leopold Wirthlin
William Henry Wirthlin
John Edward Wirthlin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German: diminutive of Wirth .

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

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    History of Leopold Wirthlin

    History of Leopold Wirthlin and his wife Anna Hirschi This history was prepared by Leopold’s son, Joseph Wirthlin and written by grandson Joseph L. Wirthlin, January 22-23, 1934, at the latter’s home …

    Sources (27)

    • Leopold Wirthlin in entry for Josephine Garity, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Leopold Wirthlin, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Leopald Wirthlin im Eintrag für Joseph Wirthlin und Mary Jane Meeks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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