Individual Record 107

Name}   Staheli, Barbara Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa 25 Dec 1861 Place} Old Fort, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Marr. 1: Date} Fam 15 Oct 1884* Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Marr. 2: Date} Exa 13 Dec 1900 Place} St. George, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  6 Nov 1943  C Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa  9 Nov 1943 Place} Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes &
Source 1}   81 = Genealogy
Source 2} 711 = Family hstry
Source 3} 1114=Geog history
Source 4}   75 = Geog history
Source 5} 356 = Church recrd
Source 6}   80 = 1870 USA cen
Source 7}   27 = 1880 USA cen
Source 8} 722 = Marriage rec
Source 9} 149 = Genealogy
Source 10}255 = IGI
Source 11}  84 = 1900 USA cen
Source 12}167 = 1910 USA cen
Source 13}776 = 1920 USA cen
Source 14}777 = 1930 USA cen
Source 15}152 = Family hstry
Source 16}1125=Death certif
Source 17}158 = Cemetery rec
Source 18}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 19}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Johann George Staheli & Sophia Barbara Haberli
   Relationship No.} 9
1st Household No.} 152 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
      Occupation 1} Servant
       Occupation 2} Housewife
       Occupation 3} Midwife/practical nurse
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Graf, John Henry (Henry)
                              Stucki, Edward
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Barbara Staheli was born 25 Dec 1865 in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah.  She was the ninth child of George Staheli and Sophia Barbara Haberli.  Her family had arrived in Santa Clara at the end of November 1865, following their immigration from Switzerland with the Mormon Swiss Mission.  Her brothers and sisters included Wilhelmina, Elizabeth, George, Mary and John.  Barbara was the first baby girl to be born in Santa Clara.
The Staheli family had moved into the second floor of the Ita Hatch home in the southwest corner of the rock Fort built by Joseph Hamlin.  On 25 Dec 1865, the day Barbara was born, the rain began to fall.  "The Great Flood" arrived early in the morning of Friday, 17 January.  Barbara's mother Sophia was still ill following her birth, and they had to be rescued as the Fort was swept away.  The Fort, town, orchards, and vineyards were entirely gone, and the old settlers along with the Swiss newcomers had to start over.

That spring, Barbara's 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, still in a weakened condition from childbirth, and died 3 Jun 1862.  As her father needed someone to help care for baby Barbara, he married Barbara Meir Bliggenstorpher, a recent widow to help raise the family.

In the 1870 U.S. census, Barbara was living with her father, step-mother, and siblings George, Mary, and John, in Santa Clara.  In the 1880 U.S. census, she was living in Spring Valley, Nevada, with her older sister Elizabeth.  Elizabeth had married Frank Walker and their household included five children.  Barbara was listed as a servant as she helped care for the house and the children.  Her older sister Mary had married Hans Olson, and they were also living in Spring Valley, with their three children.  Barbara also worked for a lady in Pioche, Nevada by the name of Thompson.

Barbara married John Henry Graf, also known as Henry, on 15 Oct 1884* in Santa Clara, Utah.  Marius Ensign presided.  Barbara's brother George Staheli married Henry's sister Emma Barbara Graf in 1897.  Barbara and Henry had two boys and two girls, all born in Santa Clara.  George Albert was born in 1884; John Henry in 1886, Barbara Wilhelmina in 1888, and Amanda Sophia in 1890.  Her husband Henry died 2 Jan 1891, leaving her with the four young children.  In the 1900 census, she is reported with the four children, and is listed as a farmer.

Barbara married Edward Stucki on 13 Dec 1900 in Santa Clara.  There were no children from this marriage.  In the 1910 U.S. census and in the 1920 U.S. census, Barbara is living with her husband John, and her youngest daughter Amanda.  Edward was also a farmer.  Edward died 23 Jan 1923.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Barbara had taken back Graf as her surname, and was living with her daughter Amanda.  She owned her home which was worth $900.

Barbara was a Relief Society teacher for a number of years.  She was also a practical nurse and midwife, assisting with births, helping to care for the sick, and laying out the dead.  She fell on 12 Sep 1943, breaking her right femur.  She died at home on 6 Nov 1943 due to pneumonia.  The unhealed fracture, cardio-vascular renal disease, and senility were all contributing factors.  She was buried on 9 Nov 1943 in the Santa Clara City Cemetery, and shares a headstone with her first husband, John Henry Graf.

*Family sources give 15 Oct 1884 as the marriage date for Barbara and John Henry Graf.  The Index to Early Washington County Marriages, Source No. 722 gives 15 May 1884.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 7:30 A.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Exa  6 Jul 1871 Place} Santa Clara Ward  
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Accident, fall
  Cause of Death} Pneumonia
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   7 Jul  2014
Date Created}  22 Jun 1993
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