|Name} Staheli, Wilhelmina (Mina)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 2 Dec 1849||Place} Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland|
|Marr.: Date} Cir 1867||Place} (Link)|
|Death: Date} Fam 2 Dec 1915||Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California|
|Burial: Date} Aft 2 Dec 1915||Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Johann Georg Staheli & Sophia Barbara Haeberli|
Relationship No.} 9
|1st Household No.} 143 = Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland|
| Occupation 1} Housewife |
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Wilhelmina, more often known as Mina, was the oldest of nine children of Johann Georg Staeheli and his wife Sophia Barbara Haeberli. She was born 2 Dec 1849 in Amriswil, Switzerland, and baptised in the Evangelisch church, Amriswil, on 9 Dec 1849. Her younger brothers and sisters were Jakob, born 1850 and died 1851, Elisabetha born 1851, Johann Georg (George) born 1854, Maria (Mary) born 1855, Johannes (John) born 1857, Sophie, born 1859 and died 1859, and Sophie born 1860.|
| Wilhelmina's parents were baptized in the Church of Latter-day
Saints in 1859. Wilhelmina was baptized in early 1860. Wilhelmina's family
had been recruited by the LDS church to go to the United States, and were part of the
Liverpool Mission. On 15 Mar 1860, Wilhelmina left for America with her grandparents,
Johannes and Elizabeth Staelehi, along with her aunts Susanna
and Elisabetha, and cousins John Bianchi and Sebastian Strasser. Her parents,
brothers and sisters followed the next year.|
The Johannes Staeheli 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, now called Omaha. They joined the James Darling Ross Company, which consisted on 249 individuals and 36 wagons. The company departed 14 Jun 1860 and arrived 3 Sep 1860 in the Salt Lake Valley. Their they waited until 1861 for the larger group from Switzerland to arrive.
In October 1861, the Staheli families were part of the Swiss Company called to settle in Dixie, the Southern part of Utah. The Swiss Company arrive in Santa Clara in late November 1861, taking up residence in the old stone fort..
On 26 Dec 1861, Wilhelmina's youngest sister Barbara was born. On that same date, the rain began to fall. "The Great Flood" arrived early in the morning of Friday, 17 January, sweeping away the Fort, town, orchards, and vineyards. The old settlers along with the Swiss newcomers had to start over.
That spring, Wilhelmina's father George became ill with Mountain fever, now recognized as typhoid. He recovered but her mother Sophia came down with it and died 3 Jun 1862. Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Utah. As George needed someone to help Barbara Meir Bliggenstorpher, a recent widow, moved in to help raise the family.
Wilhelmina married Charles Hildebrand in 1867. The marriage was sealed in the Endowment House on 22 May 1871. According to Lewis Lawyer, Wilhelmina did not meet her husband until the day of the marriage. According to LDS church records, their first child, Mary Elizabeth was born 26 December 1867 at Fort Thomas in the Arizona Territory. She died as an infant 4 Jun 1868, and the church records indicate that she was not blessed. She is buried in the Santa Clara City Cemetery in Santa Clara, Utah. It is not known when Wilhelmina and Charles returned to Utah. Their second daughter Rachel was born 17 May 1869 in Arizona, according to the 1880 U.S. census, and in Utah according to the 1900 U.S. census. The 1870 U.S. census records the family living in Santa Clara, Utah, next to her father George and her siblings.
Wilhelmina and Charles had four more children born in Utah. Namely, Emma born in 1871, Tilda in 1873, Julia in 1877, and Dora in 1879. Unhappy living under the Mormon influence, the family moved to Alhambra, California, in late 1879. Their son Charles was born in 1881 in Alhambra, followed by Caroline in 1884 and Alice in 1886.
In the 1900 U.S. census, only the youngest five children were still living at home, which was located at 34 S. Wilson Ave in Alhambra. Charles died 1 May 1909, and in the 1910 U.S. census, only Alice was living with Wilhelmina. Wilhelmina died 2 Dec 1915, at the age of 66 years. Both she and her husband are buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Baptism Date} Exa 9 Dec 1949||Place} Amriswil, Thurgau, Switzerland|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Wilhelmina Hildebrand|
|Immigr'n Date} Exa 1 May 1860||Port} New York, New York|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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