Individual Record 104

Name}   Staheli, Elizabeth Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa 25 Dec 1851 Place} Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland
Marr.: Date} Fam 18 Apr 1870 Place} St. George, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 10 Dec 1939  D Place} Hinckley, Millard, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa 12 Dec 1939 Place} Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   75 = Geog history
Source 2} 377 = Geog history
Source 3}   81 = Genealogy
Source 4}   82 = Genealogy
Source 5} 153 = Family hstry
Source 6} 711 = Family hstry
Source 7} 1749=Baptism rec
Source 8} 177 = Passenger ls
Source 9} 902 = Passenger ls
Source 10}1748=LDS history
Source 11}173 = 1870 USA cen
Source 12}  27 = 1880 USA cen
Source 13}  45 = 1900 USA cen
Source 14}171 = 1910 USA cen
Source 15}1126=Photograph
Source 16}1884=Photograph
Source 17}1125=Death certif
Source 18}159 = Cemetery rec
Source 19}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 20}1784=Cemetery rec
Source 21}1732=Genealogy
Parents: } Johann Georg Staheli & Sophia Barbara Haeberli
   Relationship No.} 9
1st Household No.} 143 = Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Walker, Francis Clemons (Frank)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Elizabeth Staheli was born 25 Dec 1851 in Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland.  Her parents were Johann George Staheli and Sophia Barbara Haeberli.  She was baptised 4 Jan 1852 in the Evangelisch church, Amriswil.  She had an older sister Wilhelmina, born in 1849, and a brother Jakob, born in 1850 who had died in 1851.

Her brother Johann George (George) was born in 1854, followed by sister Mary in 1855, and brother Johannes (John) in 1857.  A sister Sophie born in 1859 died in 1859, and a sister, also named Sophia, was born in 1860.

Elizabeth's father, mother, and paternal grandparents had become members of the Church of Latter-day Saints, and she recalls being baptized by her father when she was eight years old.
On 3 May 1861, her family left Amriswil for America.  Her oldest sister Wilhelmina had left the previous year with her grandparents.  They set sail from Liverpool on the Monarch of the Sea on 16 May 1861.  Her youngest sister, Sophie, died 28 May 1861, and was buried at sea.  They arrived in New York on 19 Jun 1861.

A few days later, the Mormon contingent left by train for the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).  Here they joined the Sixtus E. Johnson Company for the journey across the plains by covered wagon.  About 200 individuals and 52 wagons were in the Company when it departed 14 and 15 Jul 1861.  They arrived in Salt Lake, Utah ten weeks later, on 27 Sep 1861.  Here they joined George's parents and daughter Wilhelmina.

Elizabeth's youngest sister Barbara was born 26 Dec 1861, a day after her own tenth birthday.  Then the rains began, and on 17 Jan 1862, the little settlement was washed away.  The settlers rebuilt a short distance away.  Her father George became ill with Mountain fever, now recognized as typhoid, and was sick for six weeks.  Then her mother Sophia came down with it and died 3 Jun 1862.  As her father George needed someone to help care for the children, he married Barbara Meir Blickenstorpher, a recent widow.

Elizabeth married Francis Clemons Walker (Frank), a cooper, on 18 Apr 1870 in St. George, Utah.  The next day they left for Salt Lake City to receive their endowments, a trip that took two weeks.  Upon their return they moved to Pine Valley, where they are recorded in the census for that year.  Their first son Francis (Frank, Jr.) was born in Pine Valley in Jan 1871.  In the fall of 1872, they moved back to Santa Clara, then in the spring of 1873, they moved to Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada.  Here they lived for twenty years.

In the 1880 U.S. census, Elizabeth and Frank were living and farming in Spring Valley with five children.  These included Frank, Jr., Wilhelmina born in 1873, George born in 1875, Annie, born in 1878, and Joseph born in 1880.  A daughter Mary Elizabeth had died as an infant in 1872.  Living in the household as a servant was Elizabeth's youngest sister Barbara Staheli.  Her younger sister Mary and her husband Hans Olson were also living in Spring Valley.  They had three children of their own.

Elizabeth had four additional children while the family was in Spring Valley.  These included Emma born in 1882, Lemira born in 1885, Laura born in 1888, and Clara born in 1890.  But tragedy also struck.  In the spring of 1892, diptheria took the lives of Joseph and Emma.  The family moved to Hinckley, Millard, Utah in the fall of 1892.  They took two teams of four horses, and drove cattle with them.  Elizabeth's brother George Staheli traveled with them.

In Hinckley, the family settled on a 200 acre farm in a two-room small log cabin.  Elizabeth's last son, John, was born in July 1893, but lived only 8 months.  They built a nine-room brick house to house their family.  Elizabeth became active in the Millard Stake of the Church of Latter-day Saints.  She was a counselor in the Relief Society, a Sunday School teacher in the Primary Department for eighteen years, President of the Y.L.M.I.A. for ten years, and more.

In the 1900 U.S. census, the household consisted of Elizabeth and Frank, their daughters Anna, Lemira, Laura, and Clara, and an adopted son Jacob Felix, age 13 years.  Also living in the household was their son George, his wife Alice Stout and their daughter Rela.  During the Summer of 1907, Elizabeth's husband Frank was injured, and after much suffering, died 24 Oct 1907.  This was a great loss to Elizabeth.  The farm was too large for her to run without sons, so she sold it and moved into the town of Hinckley.  In the 1910 U.S. census, only her daughter Clara was living with her.

B. Vern Bullock, Clara Peterson Bullock, Laurence 
                               Peterson, Wavie Williams Peterson, Niels Alma Walker, Annie Walker Peterson, Zella Peterson,
                               Elayne Peterson, Verda Peterson Bollschweiler, George Bollschweiler, Elizabeth Staheli Walker Elizabeth Staheli Walker, George Henry Walker,
                               Leslie George Walker, Kleis Walker Elizabeth was not found in the census records of 1920 or 1930.  She is seen at right with her son George Henry, grandson Leslie George and great-grandson Kleis in 1926.  Also at right, she is the center of a family gathering in Provo, Utah, with her daughter Annie Walker Peterson 's family.  She visted her sisters, Wilhelmina Hildebrand and Mary Olson a couple of times in Alhambra, California.

Elizabeth came down with bronchial pneumonia and died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 10 Dec 1939.  She was buried 12 Dec 1939 next to her husband in the Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 1:30 a.m. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Exa  4 Jan 1852 Place} Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland Elizabeth Staheli Walker
LDS Baptism} Cir 1859 Photos} Elizabeth Staheli Walker
Immigr'n Date} Exa 19 Jun 1861 Port} New York, New York
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}
  Bronchial pneumonia
  Cause of Death}
  Cerebral hemorrhage
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 11 Mar 2016
Date Created}  17 Apr 1993
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