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 John Sulser

John Sulser

Birth
Bern, Switzerland
Death 26 Dec 1914 (aged 68)
Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Burial Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 54147 · View Source
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John Sulser, oldest child of Casper and Katherine Steidler Sulser (Sulzer), was born March 28, 1846 at Bern, Switzerland. He married Mary M. Keller November 13, 1876. Died December 26, 1914 in Midway.
Mary Keller Sulser was born October 10, 1859 in Weinfelden, Thurgau County, Switzerland, a daughter of Adam and Anna Barbara Enz Keller. She died in Midway April 7, 1944.
John came to the United States in 1852 with his parents and at the age of 10 went to work for a man in New York in grist mill. His parents, in a rush to come to Utah with the Joseph Young Handcart Company, left New York without notifying John. Five years passed with no word from his parents, so when he heard of the California gold rush he decided to come west. He got as far as Cheyenne, Wyoming, and worked on the railroad for two years to get to Salt Lake.
Shortly after he reached Salt Lake, he noticed a man on the street who looked familiar to him. He approached him and said "Hello, Dad." The man said, "I'm not your dad." John said "You are my dad," to which the man replied "Is that you, John?" So, on the streets of Salt Lake they were reunited after a seven-year parting.
In 1863 John came to Midway at the age of 18. He served as a guard in the Black Hawk War.
Mary came with her parents from Switzerland as a convert to the Church. Throughout her life she was devoted to the Church, and did much temple work.
The children of John and Mary included:
John A. married Mary E. Burgener;
Alice married to Fredrick Remund;
Bertha married to John B. Fowers;
Nephi married Annie Simmons;
Eliza died in infancy;
Niccie married to Thomas J. Baird;
Della married to Clifford Phillips;
Lillie married to Donald Jones;
Illa married to Shield Montgomery;
Owen died at age nine;
Ina married to Charles A. Wietz, later C. D. Walton and then Mervin Lewis;
Dean Glade died in infancy.

Info take from Lillie Sulser BOR Family and Ward Records of the Midway 2nd. Ward.

John Sulzer was born March 28, 1846 in Switzerland, a son of Casper and Kathryn Steidler Sulzer and emigrated to Utah in 1861 with the Joseph W. Young Company. He married Mary Margaret Keller in Heber. She was born October 10, 1859 in Enz Switzerland, a daughter of Adam and Anna Barbara Keller. She and her mother were converted to Mormonism and baptized by Karl G. Maeser, and came to Utah in 1869, leaving their husband and father and other members of the family, who were millionaires, in Switzerland.
John was a High Priest in the Church and was a faithful ward teacher for many years. He was an active farmer and also a veteran of the Black Hawk War. Mary was very active in the Church and had a remarkable record in Relief Society visiting teaching. She became bedfast in 1941 and died April 4, 1944 in Heber.
The twelve children of John and Mary were as follows: John Albert, born May 16, 1878; Mary Alice, born Aug., 1880; Elizabeth Bertha, born Nov. 17, 1882; Nephi, born June 10, 1885; Eliza, born and died Oct. 28, 1886; Kathryn Niecie, born Feb. 27, 1889; Della, born June 24, 1892; Lillie, born April 16, 1895; Illa Edna, born Nov. 4, 1897; Owen, born and died Sept. 5, 1900; Anna, born Dec. 23, 1902 and Dean Glade, born and died April 4, 1907.

Taken from: "How Beautiful Upon the Mountains"



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  • Maintained by: pkrothe
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54147
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Sulser (28 Mar 1846–26 Dec 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54147, citing Midway Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by pkrothe (contributor 47561390) .