Individual Record 2877

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}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   75 = Geog history
Source 2} 902 = Passenger ls
Source 3} 1115=Biography
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Parents: } Solomon Blickenstorfer & Anna Barbara Neir
   Relationship No.} None
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  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} 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}  
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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}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   5 Feb 2011
Date Created}    4 Feb 2011
Copyright © 2011 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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