Person Sheet


Name Peter Tarnutzer, 4C5R
Birth abt 11 Jul 1827, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland
Christen 13 Jul 1827, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland26
Confirmation 8 Apr 1844, Schiers, Graubünden, Switzerland27
Immigration 6 Sep 1861, New York, New York3
Death abt 1869, Wisconsin
Occupation Farmer, soldier
Cause of death Hung himself
Father Andreas Tarnutzer (~1782-1837)
Mother Katherina Ludwig (~1788-1850)
Spouses:
1 Veronica Leapp
Birth 24 Jul 1827, Switzerland25
Death 9 Feb 1909, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin25
Burial Prairie du Sac Cemetery, Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Wisconsin25
Occupation Washing and cleaning lady (after 1869)
Father ??? Leapp
Marriage bef 1866
Children: Andrew (1867-1909)
Anna (1869-1959)
Notes for Peter Tarnutzer
The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Andreas Jaklin, Johan Mann, Maria ____, Elobeth _enngen, and Joseph [?] Moselin [?].

He was working in France at the time of the 1848 census. The census entry for that year mistakenly gives the year of his birth as 1828.

Peter made his declaration of intention for citizenship in Sauk Co., Wisconsin, on 7 July 1869. He arrived in New York on 6 September 1861 aboard the ship "Wm. Frothingham" from Havre, listed as "Pierre Farnistzer," age 34, from Switzerland. Note that on the naturalization papers he is given as both Peter and Pierre. He apparently was single when he emigrated.

He is speculatively associated with Veronica as his age is about right. There are a couple of Tarnutzers who died about 1869-1870 but who appear to be too young to be Veronica's husband. Check the New York immigration lists, Wisconsin marriage and birth records, and Sauk County deed records. Note that Andreas/Andrew, Veronica's son, named one of his sons Peter.

It is apparent that Veronica's husband died about 1869-1870.

Mueller 28 recounts that he was unable to cope after the Civil War and hung himself in a fit of despondency.

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Company:
K

Unit:
7 Wisconsin Infantry.

Rank In:
Private

Rank Out:
Private

Misc:
Tarnutzer, Peter

National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record:
000559, 0029, 00003726

Fought for: (U = Union, C = Confederate)
U

Research
3 (v. 14, p. 176), 12 (Index, p. 205; v. 0, p. 456, No. 1463),
1835 Swiss census, Schiers, Graubünden, v. CB IV 15, p. 279 (no. 111) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475935#3]
1848 Swiss census, Schiers, Graubünden, v. CB IV 29, p. 491 (no. 2) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475940]
Notes for Veronica (Spouse 1)
She was keeping house, apparently the head of the household, in the 1870 census, with real estate worth $600 and a personal estate of $150. The census implies a birthdate of 1831 but the gravestone has 1827. Mueller 28 states that she was forced to act as a washing and cleaning lady to make ends meet for herself and her children.
Research
1870 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1739, p. 184B
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