Individual Record 274

Name}   Tobler, Barbara Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa 15 Aug 1865 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Marr.: Date} Fam 18 Jan 1882 Place} St. George, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 19 Sep 1941  C Place} Iron County Hospital, Cedar City, Iron, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa 22 Sep 1941 Place} Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, Washington, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes  &
Source 1}   81 = Genealogy
Source 2} 711 = Family hstry
Source 3}   75 = Geog history
Source 4} 356 = Church recrd
Source 5}   80 = 1870 USA cen
Source 6}   83 = 1880 USA cen
Source 7} 255 = IGI
Source 8}   84 = 1900 USA cen
Source 9} 167 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}774 = 1920 USA cen
Source 11}1176=1930 USA cen
Source 12}154 = Family hstry
Source 13}1113=Biography
Source 14}1177=Photograph
Source 15}1125=Death certif
Source 16}157 = Cemetery rec
Source 17}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 18}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Jacob Tobler and Barbara Staheil
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 32 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Later-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Staheli, John
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Barbara Tobler was born 15 Aug 1865 in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah.  She was the second daughter born to Jacob Tobler, who was from Schonengrund, Appenzell, and Barbara Staheli, who was from Amerwsil, Thurgau.  Her parents, not then married to each other, came to the United States from Switzerland in the same company as her future husband's family.

Her mother Barbara Staheli was a young, unmarried woman when the company camped on the Tithing Square in Salt Lake City.  Her father Jacob Tobler was a young childless widower, his wife having died while the company was halted at Florence, Nebraska.  When Brigham Young made the call to find companions before leaving for Southern Utah, they were married in the Endowment House.

Barbara had an older sister Bertha, and younger siblings William, Jacob, Albert, Ida, Harmon, George, Christian, and John.  The family made their home in Santa Clara, Utah.

Barbara married John Staheli on 18 Jan 1882 in the Saint George LDS Temple, with President John D.T. McAllister officiating.  They were second cousins.  Within a year of their marriage, they were able to buy a lot and a small home in Santa Clara, Utah, where all of their children were born.  Their first son John Henry was born in 1883 and died in 1884, when only a year and a half old.  George Jacob was born in 1885, daughter Ida Barbara in 1886, and son William Charles in 1888.  Their son Franklin was born in 1890, and died the same day.  Their son Clarence was born in 1893, son Jesse Leroy in 1895, daughter Laura Sophia in 1897, and son Raymond Albert in 1899.  Twice, once in 1887 and again in 1895, John left Utah and went to Switzerland for 9 months each time.  He left Barbara all alone to care for the young children.

In the 1900 U.S. census, the family was living in Santa Clara, and included the seven living children.  Two more children were born.  These were daughter Vilate in 1902, and son Lafayette in 1905.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was still in Santa Clara, although George Jacob and Ida Barbara were no longer living at home.  Barbara was active in the LDS Church.  She served as President of the children's primary, was a counselor in the Santa Clara Ward Women's Relief Society, and was later made Secretary.  She always took part as a relief society block teacher.

In 1917, the family moved to Enterprise, Washington, Utah.  In 1920, the U.S.census lists William, Clarence, Vilate and Lafayette as still living at home.  Later in 1920, John and Barbara moved to St. George in order to spend their time working in the temple.  Most of their children remained in Enterprise.

In the 1930 U.S. census, John and Barbara were living in St. George, Utah, but none of their children were living with them.  In 1932, they celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Enterprise.  About 1938 when John wrote his life story, he states that they had sixty-one grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Barbara died 19 Sep 1941 in the Iron County Hospital, Cedar City, Utah, of lobar pneumonia.  She is buried in the Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, Utah.  Her husband John died 25 Dec 1942 in Enterprise, Utah, and is buried next to her.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 11 P.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} 17 Sep 1873 Place} Santa Clara Ward Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Barbara Tobler Staheli
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Lobar pneumonia
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   7 Jul  2014
Date Created}  31 Aug 1993
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