|Name} Blickenstorfer*, Solomon||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 26 Aug 1821||Place} Affoltern, Zurich, Switzerland|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 18 May 1846||Place} Affoltern, Zurich, Switzerland (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 9 Apr 1862||Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Aft 9 Apr 1862||Place}|
|Parents: } Solomon Blickenstorfer & Anna Barbara Neir|
Relationship No.} None
|1st Household No.}|
| Occupation 1} |
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Meier, Ana Barbara|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Solomon Blickenstorfer was born 26 Aug 1821 in Alfoltern, Canton Zurich, Switzerland.
His parents were Heinrich Blickenstorfer and Anna Barbara Schneebeli. He
married Ana Barbara Meier on 18 May 1846 in Affoltern. They had one
son, Gottlieb, born in 1846. Solomon and his wife 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.|
Solomon became sick on the journey, and died 9 Apr 1862, just a few months after their arrival in Santa Clara. He became the first man to die in Santa Clara. The cemetery had yet to be established, and it is unknown where he was buried.
*Solomon's last name is spelled or transcribed several ways. Sources 152, 759, and 1115 give "Blickenstorfer", which I have used in these pages. Sources 75 and 154 give "Bliggenstorfer"; Source 81 gives both versions; and Source 902 is transcribed as "Blickensterffer".
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} None|
|Immigr'n Date} Exa 13 Aug 1860||Port} New York|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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