Johann Kaspar Abegg

1811–1879 (Age 67)
Wiedikon, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Johann Kaspar

When Johann Kaspar Abegg was born on 7 November 1811, in Wiedikon, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Johann Caspar Abegg, was 46 and his mother, Maria Dorothea Labhart, was 31. He married Susanna Ulmer on 5 December 1841, in Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 September 1879, in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah Territory, United States.

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Johann Kaspar Abegg
Susanna Ulmer
Marriage: 5 December 1841
Marie (Mary) Elizabeth Abegg
Arnold Abegg
John Casper Or Johann Kaspar Abegg

Spouse & Children

5 December 1841


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the corner of a mountain, from German ab- ‘off’ + Egg, dialect form of Eck(e) ‘promontory’, ‘corner’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Casper Abegg in entry for John Casper Abegg, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Caspar Abegg, "Switzerland, Marriages, 1532-1910  "
  • John Casper Abegg, "Find A Grave Index"

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