Johannes Stauffer

20 May 1831–3 January 1874 (Age 42)
Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Johannes

When Johannes Stauffer was born on 20 May 1831, in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Christian Stauffer II, was 27 and his mother, Maria Moser, was 24. He married Elizabeth Balenweider about 1856, in Bern, Bern, Switzerland. He died on 3 January 1874, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Stauffer
Elisabetha Nüssli
Marriage: January 1863
Bertha Stauffer
Frederick Stauffer
Emma Stauffer
Susanna Stauffer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1863Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    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 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    South German:occupational name for a maker or seller of beakers or mugs, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stouf ‘beaker, stoup’.habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called with this word, for example Stauf, Staufen; the reference is to hills thought to resemble a beaker in shape. Compare Stouffer .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Excerpts From Talk Given at Bertha Stauffer's Funeral

    From talk given at Bertha Stauffer's funeral by Marie Barker Ward Contributed By terrieleetreft1 · 2013-05-05 Bertha's mother, Elizabeth Nussli, left Switzerland along with a brother and a sister, …

    Sources (25)

    • John Staffer, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Stauffer in entry for Frederick Stauffer and Eulalia Stuart, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Stauffer in entry for Emma Stauffer Barker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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