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Emuel Bachman
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1862
Bern, Switzerland
Death: Sep. 12, 1932
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Jacob Bachman and Elizabeth Sutter

Married Mary Jane Heninger, 3 Oct 1884, Eden, Weber, Utah

Son - Emuel Heninger Bachman

Married Elizabeth Taylor, 31 Oct 1888, Logan, Cache, Utah

Married Orodine Cordelia Rollins, 7 Mar 1924, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 4, p. 273

Emuel Bachman. Near the head of a little valley, which is about 6 or 8 miles long and varying in width from about a half a mile to a mile at its widest place, in the foot-hill regions of the Switzerland Alps, is a hill named Willsberg. It is about 600 feet above the base of the little valley. About half way up the hill, overlooking a beautiful small creek, is a typical Swiss house, nestled in the center of a growth of old and stately hazelnut trees. This house is the ancestral home of the Bachman family. How long the family has lived there is not known. Presumably it has lived there many generations and perhaps the family name of Bachman was taken from the residence there itself, meaning "The man of the creek, or Creek Man."

"My father, Jacob Bachman, son of Hans R. Bachman, was born here the 26th day of April 1830. He died in Ogden, Utah, December 19, 1907. My mother was Elizabeth Sutter, born in the city of Aarau, well-educated daughter of a lawyer, in whose office she served as his scrivener. They were married December 3, 1852, and joined the Church in the year 1855. They started for Utah in 1862. On arriving at Bern, Switzerland, I was born August 17 of that year. This made our family a family of 5 children leaving for Zion; Frana, Henry, Jacob, Elizabeth and Emuel (myself). Mary, the oldest of the children had died before the family started.

"Our first home in Utah was in Harrisville, in Mound Fort, Weber County. But we soon moved to Liberty in Ogden Valley. The extreme cold and want of food and clothing for his family caused my father to complain bitterly of his sacrifice of a good home and plenty in Switzerland. He became very ill, and during which time he saw the mistake of complaining, and repented. My mother, was always strong in the faith. From Liberty we moved to Eden, where, in November 1866 my mother died. In about a year my father married a widow by the name of Anna Stone who had one child. From this union there were born 4 children, making a total of 13.

"I was baptized when I was 8 years old by Henry Talbot and confirmed by Peter Johnson; ordained a deacon when 13. As I grew older I continued on and entered into the various activities in the different organizations, and was ordained an elder.

"I saved $300, with which I bought a team and wagon and in December 1884, at the age of 22, I married Mary Jane Heninger. With some of my wife's relatives we started for Idaho in March, 1885. We loaded all of our earthly possessions into our wagon and it was not half full at that. We had one cow and we drove it with the other animals. Progress was slow, it took ten days to make the trip. In our little home which we built on land I homesteaded near Lewisville, our first and only child, Emuel Bachman Jr., was born, November 1, 1885. On the 6th of November Mary died of blood poisoning, leaving me with our little child one week old. Her death was a great blow to me and I shall never forget the gloom which seemed to destroy all happiness for me in life. I got a kind neighbor to take the baby and another neighbor accompanied me in taking her body, in my wagon, to Idaho Falls, a distance of 20 miles, where I shipped it to Ogden for burial.

"During the winter of 1887, when my little son was two years old, I met Elizabeth Jane Taylor of Far West, Weber County. We were married October 31, 1888 in the Logan Temple and returned to our home in Idaho. A year later Elizabeth returned to Eden and brought our little son Emuel home, who had remained with his grandparents.

"From this period in my life I spent a good deal of my time in Church activities, serving as Home missionary, president of Mutual, counselor in the Elders' Quorum and later President of the Quorum, and then senior president of the 106th Quorum of Seventy. In 1893 I was called to fill a mission in the Northern States, and was known in my missionary labors as the "Walking Bible," which name followed me through the State of Idaho. Soon after returning from my mission in 1895, I was made Stake Superintendent of Religion Classes in the Bingham Stake.

"We moved to Lobell, from there to Shelley, where in 1904 I received a call to fill a mission to Great Britain. I was assigned to the Nottingham Conference and took charge of the Derby Branch and later the Lester Branch. I returned home to Idaho in July 1906, and in 1907 we moved to Harrisville, Utah, where in 1909 I was set apart as a Bishop. I held this position for five years. During this time, I filled a short mission to Nevada. After my release from the Bishopric in 1913, I was again appointed a member of the High Council, which position I held until 1919. We moved to Salt Lake City, where following the death of my son, we took his two little children into our home. My wife died in November 1922. During the winter of 1923, while working in the Temple, I met Orodine Rollins, and we were married March 7, 1924. At present I am a leader in the High Priests' class and am enjoying this and my Temple Ordinance work." - From his biography.

Utah Death Certificate 
Family links: 
  Jacob Bachman (1830 - 1907)
  Elizabeth Sutter Bachman (1831 - 1866)
  Mary Jane Heninger Bachman (1855 - 1885)*
  Elizabeth Taylor Bachman (1865 - 1922)*
  Cordelia Orodine Rollins Bachman (1871 - 1946)*
  Emuel Bachman (1885 - 1918)*
  Alma Bachman (____ - 1890)*
  Verna Bachman Hill (1857 - 1925)*
  Jacob Bachman (1858 - 1921)*
  Elizabeth Bachman Reeder (1860 - 1920)*
  Emuel Bachman (1862 - 1932)
  Rosilla Bachman Ferrin (1864 - 1889)*
  Bertha Bachman Stallings (1865 - 1956)*
  Joseph Bachman (1868 - 1940)**
  Annie Bachman Ingles (1872 - 1926)**
  John Rudolf Bachman (1875 - 1944)**
*Calculated relationship
Ogden City Cemetery
Weber County
Utah, USA
Plot: E-3-32-2W
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Aug 18, 2010
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Emuel Bachman
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Emuel Bachman
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Emuel Bachman
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 Added: Aug. 18, 2010

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