|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1837|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1918|
Bear Lake County
John Ulrich Stucki was the son of Johannes Stucki and Elizabetha Sauter. He was married to Margaretha Huber, Jane Butler and Anna Clara Spori.
Paris, Idaho Friday, June 21, 1918
Pres. J. U. Stucki Who Passed Away at his Residence Last Tuesday
It again becomes necessary to pause in our round of duties and do honor to another of our stalwart men.
President J. U. Stucki, on Tuesday the 18th passed from this mortal sphere. All the immediate family were present at the last. Although his sickness was marked by much suffering yet the end came comparatively easy.
President Stucki spent last winter in California in quest of health. While there he seemed to receive some relief but no permanent improvement was noted. He returned to Paris early in April. A few days later he was taken to his bed and there remained.
Pres. Stucki is a native of Switzerland being born in Oberneunforn over 81 years ago. His father trained him as a merchant tailor. Which trade he followed for four years. Just at the time when he was to perfect himself in this occupation at Paris, France, he heard of the Latter-day Saint religion and became a member thereof in 1856. Immediately upon becoming a member of the church he acquainted himself with its doctrine and gave full time to preaching and teaching it to the people of his own country. This he did until the summer of 1859 at which time he left Switzerland with his face toward Utah and it's people. A good share of the journey was by the old method, ox-team.
He assumed responsibility in the matter of settlement of Utah communities and the construction of public buildings.
he secured some land in Providence, Cache Valley, and here it was that himself and wife lived for one entire winter (1860-1861) in a wagon.
In July of 1870 a call came from the church to assist in settling Bear Lake Valley. Here he became very closely associated with many of the prominent early characters.
Immediately upon his arrival here he was appointed to act as Stake clerk which position he filled faithfully for over forty years. From this position he was released in 1912 to become counselor to President Shepherd of the Bear Lake Stake. This later position he occupied until last December when he was released because of ill health.
For many years he was also President of the High Priests Quorum in the Stake.
he was made a patriarch in the church which position he has magnified and honored having been the means of pronouncing upon the head of over 200 people who have sought his presence for that purpose. Twice since he came to Utah he has returned to his native land to carry the gospel message and preside over the mission there. Much time and attention he has given to the membership who have emigrated to this part of the country. He leaves many friends among these people who will miss his counsel and unerring friendship. In a civic way he has been a valued citizen. He was the first mayor of Paris and has held other positions as recorder, county treasurer, justice of the peace, and notary public.
His has been a life of service and untiring effort in behalf of this principles of life which he has espoused. Everything else became a secondary consideration when duty or his superiors called him.
There has been born to him 12 children nine of whom are still living. His grandchildren number twenty-seven and his friends are in-numerable.
He always had a pleasant word whether on the street or in the home, and his life was full of that love and confidence which goes so far toward making life worthwhile.
So President Stucki has come and gone but he will long be remembered and loved by those who knew him best.
Margaret Huber Stucki (1835 - 1912)
Jane Butler Stucki (1851 - 1933)
Anna Clara Stucki (1859 - 1947)
Maria Jane Stucki Cole (1877 - 1950)*
E. Woodruff Stucki (1894 - 1968)*
Bear Lake County
Maintained by: Spencer Stucki
Originally Created by: Laurie Francis
Record added: Nov 18, 2007
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