Casper Bryner

Casper Bryner

Zürich, Bezirk Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Death 10 Apr 1914 (aged 79)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot A_A_38_3_NE
Memorial ID 108798 · View Source
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He sailed from Liverpool to Philadelphia on a ship called JUVENTA on March 31, 1855 and arrived May 5, 1855. He sailed with his sister Barbara Bryner.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868

Company: Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)
Departure: 1-2 July 1855
Arrival: 25 September 1855
He was 20 years old

Company Information:
402 individuals and 45 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting
post at Mormon Grove, Kansas (Near Atchison)

He married Magdalena Gubler August 17, 1861(1st wife) in Salt Lake City and he married Suanna Staheli December 5, 1870 (2nd wife)in Salt Lake City.

A Pioneer Called Casper Bryner died at his home in this city, Friday, April 10, After a long illness with dropsy and complications.

Casper Bryner was born at Zurich, Switzerland, August 14, 1834, He embraced the gospel taught by the Latter-day Saints in 1854, coming to America a year later with the first company of Swiss converts. He crossed the plains with an Ox team, ariving in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1855. His parents and brother followed him to Utah.

Casper Bryner was married to Magdalena Gubler at the Endowment house, Salt Lake City, in April, 1861. He was called on a mission to the Dixie County in 1858 to grow cotton at Heberville, and went on this mission in Joseph Horme's company. Returning from this mission he was called on with others to settle the Dixie County and arrived at the place where St. George now stands, with the first company of Pioneers in the fall of 1861. In December , 1869, he was married to Susanna Staheli at the Endowment hosue, Salt Lake City, and his wife survives him. He fulfilled a mission to Switzerland in 1880 and 1881, and was for many years a member of the High Council of the St. George Stake.

He is survived by his wife, nine children, 6 sons and 3 daughters, thirty-nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The sons are Harmon and David of Price, Utah, casper A. of Salt Lake City, and Joseph, Hyrum A. and Carl G. of St. George. The daughters are Mrs. Josepine Empey, Mrs. Annie Sandberg, and Mrs. Mary Cannon, the latter of Stone, Idaho.

Casper Bryner was a loyal and industrious citizen, a devoted husband, a kind parent, a firm friend, and of great integrity in all his dealings.

Funeral services were held in the tabernacle Sunday afternoon, the building being beautifully decorated with a profusion of flowers. The speakers were Elders Geo F. Jarvis, David H. cannon, schuvker Everett and John E. Pace. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

Washington County Newspaper, Utah
April 16, 1914

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