Person Sheet


Name Christian Thuerer19
Birth 15 May 1846, Trimmis, Graubünden, Switzerland20
Christen 17 May 1846, Trimmis, Graubünden, Switzerland20
Confirmation 18 Apr 1862, Trimmis, Graubünden, Switzerland20
Immigration 1867, America
Death 1919, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin21
Burial 1919, Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin21
Occupation Wagon and carraige manufacturer (about 1880), blacksmith (1900), Baraboo city weigher (1915-16)
Religion German Evangelical
Alias/AKA Charles Thurer
Father Georg Thuerer
Mother Anna Täscher
Spouses:
1 Anna Tarnutzer19, 3C3R
Birth 10 Jul 1847, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland22
Christen 11 Jul 1847, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland22
Confirmation 25 Mar 1864, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland22
Death 1896, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin21
Burial 1896, Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin21
Immigration 26 May 1866, New York, New York23
Religion Reformiert
Father Christian Tarnutzer (1808-1879)
Mother Maria Wieland (1814-1856)
Marriage 15 Nov 1869, Sauk, Wisconsin24
Children: George F. (1871-1949)
Christian (1872-1872)
Christian L. (1873-1951)
Margaret (1875-)
Edward L. (1877-1877)
Edward Walter (1879-1930)
Lydia K. (1884-1885)
Jessie (1887-)
Albert D. (1888-)
Nellie (1890-)
2 Margaretta ???
Birth Jan 1847, Switzerland
Notes for Christian Thuerer
He is co-founder of the firm of Moeller & Thurer, manufacturers of wagons and carraiges, located on Main Street in Baraboo, Sauk Co., Wisconsin.

He is presumably the city weigher of 1915-16, living at 421 Birch in Baraboo. This is the same address they were at in 1900. At one point I had been confused by a similarly named Christ Thurer from Switzerland, b. 1849, who immigrated in 1856 and was living in Alma City in 1920. That Christ is quite likely a cousin.

Christian and his wife, along with children Lydia K., Edward, and Christian are buried in the South Division of the cemetery, in the Southeast 1/4.

Note that the Familienamenbuch der Schweiz shows that all of the current Swiss families with this surname arrived in the last century or so from Germany. So it seems likely that Christian's ancestors arrived in Switzerland also from Germany. Certainly all evidence suggests that the Simon Thuerer also from the vicinity of Baraboo at the same time as Christian and Adam was from Germany.

Cushing has him dying in 1919 from the gravestone, but he is seen in the 1920 census living in Buffalo County. Unless the latter is another Christian Theurer born in the same year in Switzerland - which seems unlikely.
Research
1880 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1446, p. 14C, E.D. 245
1900 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1816, p. 6A, E.D. 125
Notes for Anna (Spouse 1)
She was from Schiers (Dorf) at the time of her confirmation. She is possibly the "Anna Farnutzer" who arrived in New York on 26 May 1866. She was accompanied by a "Margr. Farnutzer," whose age fits that of Anna's next younger sister. Of course, this is not an uncommon given name, but there are signs that the other Swiss emigres on this ship were from the same region.
Research
1848 Swiss census, Schiers, Graubünden, v. CB IV 29, p. 443 (no. 101) [LDS FHL microfilm 1479540#2]
1850 Swiss census, Schiers, Graubünden, v. CB IV 35, p. 288 (no. 46) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475950]
1880 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1446, p. 14C, E.D. 245
Notes for Margaretta (Spouse 2)
She needs to be identified further.
Research
1900 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1816, p. 6A, E.D. 125
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