Moroni K. Klingensmith

14 July 1845–16 July 1867 (Age 22)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Moroni K.

When Moroni K. Klingensmith was born on 14 July 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Philip Klingensmith Jr, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Henry Creemer, was 19. He married Sarah Cedinia Dalton on 16 May 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 July 1867, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Moroni K. Klingensmith
Sarah Cedinia Dalton
Marriage: 16 May 1867

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  • Marriage
    16 May 1867
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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 11
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Klingenschmidt, an occupational name for a swordsmith or cutler, from Middle High German klinge ‘blade, sword’ + smit ‘smith’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Susan Coleman Trek along Pioneer Trail from Nebraska to Utah

    This is surmised from a letter from Lottie Brown (Susan's 1/2 sister) and the Howard Egan Company records. The Howard Egan Company left Missouri for Utah in April 1849. Susan is listed in the compan …

    Sources (4)

    • Moroni Smith in household of P K Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Maroni Klingensmith in household of Philip Klingensmith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Moroni Klingensmith - Individual or family possessions: death: 16 July 1867; Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

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