|Name} Graf, Emma Barbara||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 21 Jul 1861*||Place} Reibstein, St. Gallen, Switzerland|
|Marr. 1: Date} Fam 10 May 1881||Place} St. George, Washington, Utah (Link)|
|Marr. 2: Date} Fam 1 Jan 1887||Place} St. George, Washington, Utah (Link)|
|Marr. 3: Date} Exa 27 Dec 1897||Place} St. George, Washington, Utah (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 15 May 1930 C||Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Exa 17 May 1930||Place} Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } John Graf and Magdelene|
Relationship No.} None
|1st Household No.} 312 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah|
| Occupation 1} Housewife |
Occupation 2} Farmer
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Staheli, Johann George (George)|
Graff, John Traugott
Fordham, Joseph Elijah
Total Number of} 3
|Notes: Emma Barbara Graf was born 21 Jul 1861* in Reibstein, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her parents were John and Magdelene Graf. She had an older sister Catherine, older brothers John Henry and John, and younger sister Emili.|
| Her family were converts to the Church of Latter-day Saints, and they traveled to America
in 1866. They crossed the plains to Utah, and settled in the little town of Santa
Clara, Washington County. Another brother, Harmon, was born in Utah. Emma's
mother Magdalena died 14 Jan 1869.|
Emma's father John married Anna Katherine Ruegg in the mid 1870's. The household in the 1880 U.S. census was missing her older sister Catherine, but now included her three half-siblings, Charles, Anna, and Emma. Her father Johannes died 23 Jul 1883.
Emma married Traugott Graf on 10 May 1881 in St. George. They moved up the Virgin River about 15 miles to settle what became Littlefield, Arizona. Their first daughter Lillian Emma, was born here in 1882. Their second daughter Hilda Barbara was born in Santa Clara in 1883. In July 1884, John was kicked in the stomach by a mule, and died 17 Aug 1884. Emma was left with the two young children.
Emma married Joseph Elijah Fordham on 1 Jan 1887 in St. George. From this marriage she had three children. These were Karl Emil, born in 1887, George Albert, born in 1889, and John Eugene, born in 1891. Joseph had additional wives and children, both before and after his marriage to Emma.
Finally, at the age of 36, Emma married George Staheli on 27 Sep 1897 in St. George. Emma's brother John Henry Graf had maried George's siter Barbara Staheli in 1884. Emma and George's first son, Rulon Harvey was born in 1898. In the 1900 U.S. census, Emma and George were living in Santa Clara with all six of her children. George was farming, and was a naturalized citizen. Their daughter Vera Grace was born in 1900, and son Lorraine in 1903.
By the 1910 U.S. census, Emma and George had been divorced. George was boarding with John and Emma Graf, and Emma was living with her children, from all marriages. In the 1920 U.S. census, the couple was back together, and only the three children of their own marriage were living with them.
By the 1930 U.S. census, Emma and George were living alone. Emma died 15 May 1930 of acute heart congenstion in Santa Clara. George died 30 Dec 1934. Both are buried in the Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Utah.
*21 Jul 1861 is the birthdate given on Emma's death certificate and on her headstone in the Santa Clara Cemetery. Various family group sheets also give 6 Jun 1861 and 6 Jul 1861.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 11 P.M.||Fraternal/Social}|
|Baptism Date} Exa 6 Jul 1871||Place} Santa Clara Ward, LDS|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} None|
|Immigr'n Date} 1866||Port} New York?|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Heart failure
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