Anna Elisabeth Hafen

23 September 1823–17 April 1910 (Age 86)
Scherzingen, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Anna Elisabeth

When Anna Elisabeth Hafen was born on 23 September 1823, in Scherzingen, Thurgau, Switzerland, her father, Hans Kasper Hafen, was 34 and her mother, Anna Barbara Wenk, was 39. She married Johann Jakob Walser on 16 May 1848, in Scherzingen, Thurgau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 17 April 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Jakob Walser
Anna Elisabeth Hafen
Marriage: 16 May 1848
Heinrich Samuel Walser
Johann Jacob Walser
Eliza Barbara Walser

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  • Marriage
    16 May 1848Scherzingen, Thurgau, Switzerland
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    South German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German hafen ‘pot’.

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

    Story Highlight

    John Jacob Walser I & Annie Elizabeth Hafen

    John Jacob Walser, Sr. was born in Reuti, Canton St. Gallin, Switzerland, in September 1789. Annie Elizabeth Hafen was born September 24, 1823 in Scherzi, Thurgan, Switzerland. John first wife was Ma …

    Sources (23)

    • Elizabeth Diem in household of John Diem, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Hafen in entry for Eliza Barbara McClellan, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Anna Elizabeth Hafen - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Anna Elisabeth Hafen

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