John Schmutz

Brief Life History of John

When John Schmutz was born on 22 June 1855, in Stettlen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Schmutz, was 36 and his mother, Elisabeth Lehmann, was 32. He married Clorinda Schlappi on 14 May 1876, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 24 October 1933, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Schmutz
Clorinda Schlappi
Marriage: 14 May 1876
Pauline Margaret Schmutz
John Henry Schmutz
Florence Adelia Schmutz
Mary Elizabeth Schmutz
Lillian Schmutz
Marcell Ervin Schmutz
Eva Clorinda Schmutz
Beulah Schmutz
Wilford Antone Schmutz
Lucile Eliza Schmutz
Zina Schmutz
D. Clarence Schmutz

Sources (35)

  • John Schmutz, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Millennium File confirming marriage of John Schmutz to Clorinda Schlappi
  • Johm Schmutz, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860


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

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Gerhard, Hans.

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.

South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.

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

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Story Highlight

Poem by Ina Hunt: "The Schmutz Family"

Now listen dear friends and real quiet be. Listen and hear of the Schmutz family. Way over the sea in Switzerland fair Lived Johannes, Elizabeth and nine children there. These people were hard working …

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