Individual Record 37

Name}   Thalmann, Elizabeth Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 27 Jan 1803 Place} Wigoltingen, Thurgau, Switzerland
Marr.: Date} Fam  3 Feb 1824 Place} Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam  1 Dec 1870 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Burial: Date} Aft  1 Dec 1870 Place} Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 181 = Interview
Source 2}   81 = Genealogy
Source 3} 151 = Letter
Source 4} 710 = Biography
Source 5} 711 = Biography
Source 6} 719 = Church recrd
Source 7} 1749=Baptism rec
Source 8} 178 = Passenger ls
Source 9} 902 = Passenger ls
Source 10}1748=LDS history
Source 11}1167=Geog history
Source 12}1124=1860 USA cen
Source 13}  80 = 1870 USA cen
Source 14}156 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Solomon Thalmann & Susanna Mohn
   Relationship No.} 199
1st Household No.} 233 = Douglas County, Nebraska
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Staeheli, Johannes (John)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Elizabeth Thalmann was born 27 Jan 1803 in Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland.  Her parents were Salomon Thalman and Susanna Mohn.  She married Johannes Staeheli on 3 Feb 1842, in Amriswil.  Here they raised their five children.
The children were Johannes Georg, born 6 Feb 1825, Anna Barbara, born 3 Jun 1826, Susanna, born 27 Jan 1829, Anna Elisabetha, born 11 Feb 1831, and Anna Cathrina, born 3 Sep 1833.  Some family sources name others, but these are the only ones who appear in the Switzerland Baptism Records, and who are documented in later stages of their lives.

Elizabeth was baptized a member of the Latter-day Saints on 21 Dec 1856.  Her daughter Elizabetha had been the first family member baptized, and this was followed by herself, her daughter Susanna, her husband Johannes, and finally her son Johann Georg.

The missionaries encouraged the newly converted to emmigrate to Utah, where the Mormons were being assembled.  Thus, on 15 Mar 1860, Elizabeth and Johannes, along with their daughters Susanna and Elisabetha, grandsons Sebastian and John, and granddaughter Wilhelmina Staheli, left their home in Switzerland for America.  Their son Johannes Georg and his family followed the next year.

Elizabeth and her family sailed from Liverpool, England on the Underwriter on 30 Mar 1860, arriving in New York on 1 May 1860.  From there they traveled by train and riverboat to Florence, Nebraska.  On 15 Aug 1860, they were enumerated by the U.S. census takers in Douglas County, Nebraska.

Elizabeth and her family were members of the James Darling Ross Company.  The company, numbering 264 people, left Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha) on 14 Jun 1860.  The Swiss emigrants had eight or ten wagons out of thirty-five or thirty-six in the company.  They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah, on 3 Sep 1869.  Their they waited until 1861 for the larger group from Switzerland to arrive.

In October 1861, Elizabeth and family were part of the Swiss Company called to settle in Dixie, the Southern part of Utah.  Before leaving Salt Lake, she and her husband received their endowments, and were sealed on 18 Oct 1861 in the Endowment House.

The Swiss Company arrive in Santa Clara in late November.  The rains started in December, and washed away the new settlement.  The settlers rebuilt.  Elizabeth's husband Johannes died 12 Dec 1862, and was buried in the new Santa Clara City Cemetery.

In the 1870 U.S. census, Elizabeth was enumerated as sharing a residence with Bartian Shearrer, a young man 16 years of age from Switzerland.  He was a basketmaker.  Elizabeth died 4 Dec 1870, eight years after the death of her husband, and is buried with him in the Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} 21 Dec 1856 Place} Amriswil, Thaugau, Switzerland Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Staeheli headstone
Immigr'n Date} Exa 1 May 1860 Port} New York
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 15 May 2015
Date Created}  13 Apr 1993
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