Person Sheet

Name Johann Peter Tarnutzer, 3C3R
Birth 11 Aug 1838, Schuders, Graubünden, Switzerland29
Christen 12 Aug 1838, Schuders, Graubünden, Switzerland29
Death bef 1880, Wisconsin
Immigration 26 May 1846, New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation Farmer (1860), saw mill operator (1870)
Religion Reformiert
Father Nicholas Tarnutzer (1805-1870)
Mother Barbara Kessler (1802-1870)
1 Anna Liehs
Birth 1842, Switzerland
Death bef 1880
Father George Liehs (1810-1892)
Mother Barbara ??? (1805-1873)
Marriage 2 Jul 1861, Salem Church, Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin30
Children: Barbara (1862-?1870)
Nicholas (1864-)
George (1865-1887)
Anna (1868-)
Barbara (1870-)
son (~1870-1871)
Notes for Johann Peter Tarnutzer
The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Andreas Luk, Johan Gasal, Barbara Hartmann (born Flütsch), Emmerita Heldstab, and Maria Kesslar. His surname is mistakenly given as Kessler on the 1850 Swiss census.

He was one of the pupils at the Hillside school in 1852, called Peter Tarnutzer.31

He was living at home with his parents on the farm in Troy Township in 1850, and was still there working as a farm laborer in 1860. He was living in Sauk City village and running a saw mill at the time of the 1870 census. He had $2000 of real estate and a personal estate of $2000. According to the History of Sauk County, he built a saw mill in 1867 and sold it to Philip Hoefer in 1870. This is confirmed in the account of Cushing and Goc 32, which mistakenly calls him Joseph (or perhaps that was what he was going by at times). " Phillip Hoefer was one of the first industrialists at Sauk City. In 1870 he purchased a small steam-powered planing mill that had been constructed by Joseph [sic] Tarnutzer in 1867 and started to turn out finished wood products by the wagonload. ..." The site of the Hoefer saw mill (originally that of Johann Tarnutzer) is at 612 John Adams Street in Sauk City. A two-story bungalow was built on the site in 1902.

Speculatively died before 1880 as his son George is probably living with the maternal grandparents.
33 (v. 3, p. 142)
History of Sauk County, Wisconsin [LDS FHL microfilm 1000821 #1]
1850 Swiss census, Schuders, Graubünden, v. CB IV 35, p. 337 (no. 4) [LDS FHL microfilm 1475950]
1850 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1006, p. 92
1860 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 858
1870 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1739, p. 182B
Notes for Anna (Spouse 1)
See comments re death date and surname with husband and parents, respectively.
1870 U.S. census, Sauk Co., Wisconsin, r. 1739, p. 182B
Notes for Johann Peter & Anna (Family)
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Harlacher.
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