Heinrich Schlappi

15 October 1826–16 June 1905 (Age 78)
Meiringen, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Heinrich

When Heinrich Schlappi was born on 15 October 1826, in Meiringen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Heinrich Schlappi, was 42 and his mother, Magdalena von Bergen, was 27. He married Margaretha Fuhrer on 4 July 1855, in Sullivan, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1855 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 June 1905, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Schlappi
Margaretha Fuhrer
Marriage: 4 July 1855
Margaretha Schlappi
Clorinda Schlappi
Elizabeth Schlappi
Mary Jane Schlappi
Julia Schlappi
Magdalena Schlappi
Henry John Schlappi
Susanna Schlappi
Catherine Schlappi

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1855Sullivan, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 35
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Oskar.Swiss German (Schläppi): nickname for someone with a dangling, baggy cap or hood, from Middle High German slappe ‘baggy, hanging headdress’, also for a lazy person. Compare Slappey .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Henry John Schlappi conversion and immigration

    Henry John Schlappi was born in 1826 in Switzerland. He immigrated to the US some time before 1854, and settled in New York. We have not been able to locate him in the Mormon Immigration Index. He …

    Sources (30)

    • Henry Schlappi, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Henry Schlo*, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Henry Schlappi in entry for Henry Johon Schlappi and Ann Emily Cheesman Riding, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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