Individual Record 272

Name}   Meier, Ana Barbara (Barbara) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 31 Dec 1827 Place} Affoltern, Kanton Zurich, Switzerland
Marr.2: Date} Cir 1862 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  9 Feb 1880 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Burial: Date} Aft  9 Feb 1880 Place} Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   81 = Genealogy
Source 2} 151 = Letter
Source 3}   75 = Geog history
Source 4} 152 = Family hstry
Source 5} 154 = Family hstry
Source 6} 711 = Biography
Source 7} 1115=Biography
Source 8} 177 = Passenger lst
Source 9}   80 = 1870 USA cen
Source 10}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 11}156 = Cemetery rec
Source 12}158 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Parents not traced
   Relationship No.}  
1st Household No.} 445 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Blickenstorfer, Solomon
                              Staheli, George
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Ana Barbara Meier was born 31 Dec 1827 in Affoltern, Kanton Zurich, Switzerland.  She married Solomon Blickenstorfer on 18 May 1846 in Affoltern.  They had one son, Gottlieb, born in 1846.  Barbara and her husband Solomon became members of the Church of Latter-day Saints, and in 1860 joined other Swiss Mormons emmigrating to the United States.  They, along with their son Gottlieb, sailed on the Wm. Tell from La Havre, France, arriving in New York 13 Apr 1860.  They made their way to Salt Lake City, where, in 1861, they were called by Brigham Young to go south to settle in Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah.

Barbara's husband Solomon became sick on the journey, and died 9 Apr 1862, the first man to die in Santa Clara.  Barbara "married" George Staheli, whose wife Sophia had died in Jun 1862.  He needed someone to help care for his baby daughter Barbara, who had been born Christmas Day 1861.  He also had five other children ranging in age from 13 to 5 years old.  In their memoirs, the children speak fondly of being raised by Barbara.  There is no evidence that Barbara and George were ever married, but her headstone states "Wife of Geo. Staheli".  In the 1870 U.S. census, George and his children are listed living in Santa Clara, along with "Margretta" keeping house.  It is presumed that this is Barbara.

George did marry again, to Rosina Reber in 1871, which marriage was sealed.  They had four children of their own.  It is unknown what living arrangements Barbara had after this time.

Barbara died 9 Feb 1880 at the age of 53 years.  She is buried in the Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} 13 Aug 1860 Port} New York
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Rheumatism
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   6 Jul  2014
Date Created}  30 Aug 1993
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