Individual Record 2878

Name}   Blickenstorfer, Gottlieb Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 31 Jul 1846 Place} Affoltern, Zurich, Switzerland
Marr.1: Date} Cir 1868 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah    
Marr.2: Date} Fam 4 Aug 1873 Place} Salt Lake City, Utah    
Marr.3: Date} Fam 4 Aug 1873 Place} Salt Lake City, Utah    
Death: Date} Exa 12 Sep 1881 Place} Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
Burial: Date} Aft 12 Sep 1881 Place} Santa Clara Cemetery, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   75 = Geog history
Source 2}   80 = 1870 USA cen
Source 3} 356 = Church rec
Source 4} 759 = Cemetery rec
Source 5} 902 = Passenger ls
Source 6} 1115=Biography
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Parents: } Solomon Blickenstorfer & Ana Barbara Meier
   Relationship No.} 1053
1st Household No.} 230 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Carpenter
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Eliza Knecht
                              Rosena Stucki
                              Ann Marie (Mary) Knecht
 Total Number of} 3
Notes:  Gottlieb Blickenstorfer was born 31 Jul 1846 in Affoltern, Switzerland.  His parents were Solomon Blickenstorfer & Ana Barbara Meier.  His parents joined the Church of Latter-day Saints, and in 1860 joined other Swiss Mormons emmigrating to the United States.  Gottlieb and his parents 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.

Gottleib's father Solomon became sick on the journey, and died 9 Apr 1862, just a few months after their arrival in Santa Clara.  His mother Barbara moved into the George Staheli household to help raise George's children, as his wife had also died.

Gottleib married Eliza Knecht about 1868.  They had a son, Gottleib Jr., about 1870, who lived about three weeks.  Eliza died 14 Feb 1873.  He then married a very young Rosina Stucki on 4 Aug 1873.  He also married the sister of his first wife, Marie (Mary) Knecht on the same date.  Rosina and Gottlieb had three children.  These were Rosena Eliza, born 14 Oct 1875, Henry, born 8 Sep 1877, and Barbara Selina, born 15 Oct 1879, died 18 Dec 1880.  He had no children by his third wife Mary.

Gottleib built two homes, one in Santa Clara, and the other on the Virgin River.  On these he was able to raise rains and alfalfa, tend orchards and vineyards, and raise cane and cotton.  He died 12 Sep 1881 in Santa Clara at the age of 35 years.  He is buried in the Santa Clara Cemetery.
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
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