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Alexander Neibaur
Birth: Jan. 8, 1808, France
Death: Dec. 15, 1883
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Alexander Neibaur is one of the first Jews to convert to Mormonism, understood to have done so on or about 9 Apr 1838. He was known primarily as a dentist, but also a match maker. He is known to have been at least one of the individuals who taught Hebrew to Joseph Smith, the first leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Alexander is the author of one of the eight versions of the story behind Joseph Smith's vision, called the First Vision by Mormons. Another item of note is that Alexander's father, Joseph Nathan Neibaurer, was an interpreter for Napoleon Bonaparte.

[Transcription by Jason O'Driscoll]

Father Neibaur Dead.

The death of Father Alexander Neibaur, who has been lingering for some weeks past, has not been altogether unexpected. He passed away quietly and without struggle, Saturday afternoon about 4 p.m. He was born on the 9th of January 1808, at Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, of Jewish parents, and was educated in the law of Moses for a Jewish Rabbi. At 14 years of age he chose the profession of dentist, went to the university of Berlin at 17, and began to travel on the continent of Europe, as a dentist. In 1830 he went to the town of Preston, Lancashire, England, where in the same year, he married Ellen Breakel, of Vauxhall Road, in the same town. He was baptized into the Mormon Church, April 9th, 1838. He left Liverpool in the ship Sheffield, the first ship that ever sailed over the Atlantic Ocean with "Mormons." on Febuary 7th, 1841, arriving in Nauvoo, the same fall and from the fall of 1843 till June, 1844, taught Joseph Smith the Hebrew and German languages. He arrived in Salt Lake City, September 24th, 1848, and settled in the Thirteenth Ward, where he has resided ever since, having been the father of eleven children, with eighty-one grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Deceased was highly respected by all who knew him, and this means the greater portion of the community.-S.L. Herald.

[Published in Ogden Standard Examiner Dec. 17,1883] 
Family links: 
  Ellen Breakell Neibaur (1811 - 1870)*
  Elizabeth Hiley Neibaur (1824 - 1896)*
  Joseph William Neibaur (1835 - 1927)*
  Margaret Jane Neibaur Miller (1836 - 1928)*
  Samuel Breakell Neibaur (1838 - 1839)*
  Isaac Neibaur (1839 - 1900)*
  Alice Breakell Neibaur Rosenbaum (1841 - 1914)*
  Bertha Breakel Neibaur Fillmore (1842 - 1912)*
  Hyrum Smith Neibaur (1844 - 1934)*
  Leah Breakel Neibaur Paul (1846 - 1913)*
  Rachel Neibour (1847 - 1847)*
  Sarah Ellen Neibaur O'Driscoll (1849 - 1945)*
  Rebecca Ann Neibaur Nibley (1851 - 1928)*
  Mary Esther Neibaur (1852 - 1852)*
  Matilda Isabell Neibaur Lorden (1854 - 1911)*
  Nathan Alexander Neibaur (1855 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: H_5_11_ROD_N
Created by: Chad Nichols
Record added: Jan 15, 2007
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Alexander Neibaur
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- Heather
 Added: Nov. 23, 2014
Alexander, you came to my rescue in a dream, and saw me and looked at me with those most intense eyes, and you knew me well, I will not forget. Love, ggg granddaughter Denise O'Driscoll It takes a dreamer to know a dreamer!
- Denise O
 Added: Nov. 24, 2012
Pioneers, O Pioneers!
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