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Rosina Reber Tobler
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1851
Bern, Switzerland
Death: Apr. 24, 1900
Santa Clara
Washington County
Utah, USA

Rosina Reber was born in Shangnau, Bern, Switzerland to Johannes and Barbara Stucki Reber both of whom were also born in Shangnau. Her Father Johannes was afflicted with severe rheumatism and leaned heavily on crutches. He became badly deformed with a large hump in his back. After hearing the Mormon Elders and believing their witness, he was baptized in mid winter in a frozen stream where a hole was picked through the ice. He never used the crutches again after the baptism and the hump in his back and the deformity of his hands were healed.
Rosina's grandmother Elizabeth Schenk Stucki had foretold that men from the far West would come preaching the true gospel of Christ. Rosina and he mother were also baptized. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1861, leaving Switzerland in April. Rosina's Uncle Samuel Reber cared for her on the 6 week ocean voyage. They settled in Santa Clara, Utah. Rosina and her half brother Johannes, spent many hours herding cattle barefoot on the hills. Rosina recalled that she only had one dress, thus on Sunday she would wear one of her mother's dresses which was much too large, and she was so embarrassed she hid under her mother's bed and cried. Her long brown hair was often snarled for lack of combs. She once put lard on her hair to lessen the snarls and was scolded for using this scarce commodity. In the summer she often walked to St. George to sell vegetables.

At age 20 she married George Staheli (his 3rd wife), She bore 2 sons and 2 daughters. Rosina had the first sewing machine in Santa Clara, and one of the first stoves. The first son died at age 2 and her husband George, her daughter Georganne and her husband's Second wife all died 1880-81 and Rosina suffered greatly for their loss. Rosina took her two children and lived with her widowed mother Barbara Reber for the next 5 months. In October of 1881 she married Jakob Tobler. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. Rosina died of appendicitis at age 48. Her youngest child Rhoda was only 15 months old at the time. Rosina's daughter (also named Rosina) wrote, "My mother was a very quiet, unassuming person. A loving, kind mother who was true to the faith. Mother was a real pioneer of Dixie and went through all the trials and hardships of those people. She was ambitious and thrifty and a lover of anything good and noble. She was the mother of 10 children... Her life was a testimony of goodness to all who knew her." 
 
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 Parents:
  Johannes Reber (1828 - 1873)
  Barbara Stucki Reber (1829 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Jakob Tobler (1833 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Franklin Staheli (1874 - 1968)*
  John Alfred Tobler (1882 - 1949)*
  Edward Tobler (1885 - 1938)*
  Josephine Tobler Graf (1888 - 1939)*
  Vernon Tobler (1890 - 1949)*
  Lillian Barbara Tobler Ence (1893 - 1980)*
  Rhoda Barbara Tobler Frei (1899 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Johannas Reber (1849 - 1933)**
  Rosina Reber Tobler (1851 - 1900)
  Lena Reber Frei (1864 - 1951)*
  John Cleyon Reber (1895 - 1918)**
  Golda Reber Wittwer (1901 - 1984)**
  Fern Reber Stucki (1903 - 1953)**
  Nettie Reber Graff (1907 - 1980)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
In Memory Of, Pioneer Plaque
 
Burial:
Santa Clara Cemetery
Santa Clara
Washington County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Gus Pendleton
Originally Created by: John Warnke
Record added: Dec 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23189648
Rosina <i>Reber</i> Tobler
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