Regula Benz

Brief Life History of Regula

When Regula Benz was born on 1 July 1839, in Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Heinrich Benz, was 36 and her mother, Elisabetha Lang, was 35. She married John Conrad Naegle on 6 October 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 20 October 1920, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Conrad Naegle
Regula Benz
Marriage: 6 October 1860
Joseph Richard Naegle
Elizabeth Anna Naegle
Hyrum Conrad Naegle
Frances Regula Naegle
Enoch Nephi Naegle

Sources (32)

  • Regula Vale, [Regula Benz Nichols] "United States Census, 1870"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961
  • Regula Bentz Naegle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1864: Kane, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Kane, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Gerhard, Kurt, Otto, Ernst, Fritz, Gunther, Heinz, Erhard, Georg, Gerhardt, Heiner.

South German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Berthold , or to a lesser extent of Bernhard . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Bence and Bentz .

Germanized or Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovenian, and Croatian Benc (see Bentz ), a surname which is at least in part of German origin (see 1 above).

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

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John C. Naegle was very wise and very fortunate in his choice of mothers for his children. All were of German descent and all but two directly from Germany or Switzer-land hence their general outlook …

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