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Barbara STAUFFACHER

Barbara STAUFFACHER

Female 1854 - 1950  (95 years)

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  • Name Barbara STAUFFACHER  [1, 2, 3
    Born 30 Dec 1854  Matt, Glarus, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 07 Jan 1855  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 30 May 1864  Matt, Glarus, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 8 with family on Ship London and Westminster from Liverpool, England to New York, Line 38 Roll 241 List #472 
    • Because of the economy and lack of enough land in Switzerland, the citizens solution was to develop a new Swiss colony with each family receiving twenty acres of land. In 1845, they sent two scouts from Glarus to the United States of America to find a place similar to their community in Glarus. The two men found a place in Green County, Wisconsin and went back to Glarus, Switzerland to get their friends and family. Later that year, they all immigrated to Wisconsin and named their town "New Glarus".

      Over the years people continued to emigrate to "Little Switzerland". In 1864, after suffering through drought and famine back in Switzerland, Esajus and Margareth Stauffacher along with their six children also decided to make New Glarus their home. Their oldest daughter, Barbara, is my great-great-great grandmother. She was born December 30, 1854 in Matt, Glarus, Switzerland and lived to be ninety-five years old.
    Residence 1880  Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Jefferson, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    With Leonard, Age 75 
    Reference Number 43 
    Buried Aug 1950  Dutch Hollow Cemetery, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 06 Aug 1950  Juda, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 95 
    Person ID I43  Tree 1
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2012 

    Father Esajus STAUFFACHER,   b. 30 Apr 1826, Matt, Glarus, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1899, Dutch Hollow, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Margareth HAEMMERLI,   b. 05 Apr 1832, Engi, Glarus, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1910, Dutch Hollow, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1853  Matt, Glarus, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leonard NORDER,   b. 23 Feb 1855, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1941, Sylvester, Juda, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1878  , Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ada M. NORDER,   b. 21 Mar 1880,   d. 1952  (Age 71 years)
     2. Frederick Leonard NORDER,   b. 18 Sep 1881, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     3. Ella Louise NORDER,   b. 28 Dec 1883, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1975, St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Emma Magdaline NORDER,   b. 25 Dec 1885,   d. 23 Jun 1907, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [Birth]
     5. Dorothy Ida NORDER
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 95 - 06 Aug 1950 - Juda, Green, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Barbara Stauffacher and Leonard Norder
    Barbara Stauffacher and Leonard Norder
    Juda, Wisconsin
    Barbara Stauffacher
    Barbara Stauffacher
    Esajus Stauffacher's daughters in 1935
    Esajus Stauffacher's daughters in 1935
    1935 (youngest to oldest, left to right) Angie Peabody, Katie Pinnow, Doris Halder, Mary Babler, Lizzie Church, Anna Wolter, Barbara Norder. Missing: daughter Margaret Phillips, is not present and living in California; two others: Fanny died in January of 1889 and daughter-in-law Celia is sick (married to Nick).
    Matt Canton, Glarus, Switzerland 
Barbara Stauffacher's baptismal place
    Matt Canton, Glarus, Switzerland Barbara Stauffacher's baptismal place
    Back of photo: Matt Canton Glarus Switzerland where Mother was born and baptised in church. Church still there.
    Matt Canton, Glarus, Switzerland 
Barbara Stauffacher's birthplace and church
    Matt Canton, Glarus, Switzerland Barbara Stauffacher's birthplace and church
    Leonard and Barbara Norder's 60th Anniversary with their attendants.
    Leonard and Barbara Norder's 60th Anniversary with their attendants.

    Documents
    Barbara Stauffacher 91st birthday
    Barbara Stauffacher 91st birthday
    1945
    Barbara Stauffacher 92nd Birthday
    Barbara Stauffacher 92nd Birthday
    1946
    Barbara Stauffacher Norder's Obituary
    Barbara Stauffacher Norder's Obituary
    1950
    Leonard and Barbara Norder Marriage Certificate
    Leonard and Barbara Norder Marriage Certificate
    12 Nov 1878
    Leonard and Barbara Norder Marriage Certificate
    Leonard and Barbara Norder Marriage Certificate
    Leonard's readable half of certificate
    Leonard and Barbara Norder Marriage Certificate
    Leonard and Barbara Norder Marriage Certificate
    Barbara's readable half
    Barbara Stauffacher Norder obituary
    Barbara Stauffacher Norder obituary

    Headstones
    Barbara and Leonard Norder Tombstone
    Barbara and Leonard Norder Tombstone

  • Notes 
    • Directions to Dutch Hollow Cemetery:

      Between Monticello and Monroe. North on 69 1 1/2 -2 miles to Co Trk FF, turn right, follow FF 3-4 miles to Dutch Hollow Road, turn left at cheese factory, go up gentle hill, keep going north 1 mile down hill, flat 1/2 mile down hill to cemetery.

      Contact: Marion Butenhoff

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Newspaper Article & Picture, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Juda 1946.
      Juda Woman Marks 92nd Birthday. Juda-Because she has been confined to her bed most of the time since a critical illiness last August, Mrs. Barbara Norder quietly observed her 92nd birthday with only her immediate family present Monday Dec. 30. She received many greetings and callers and gifts. She is cared for by her companion of more that five years, Mrs. Elizabeth Peter, assisted by her daughter Mrs. C.J. Eliason, Juda. Mrs. Norder's mind remains active and she enjoys reading a part of each day.

      Mrs. Norder was born in Canton, Glarus, Switzerland in 1854 and came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Stauffacher, in 1864, and settled in the Dutch Hollow area. When she and Leonard Norder were married in 1878, they made their home for many years on the home farm until retiring and moving to Juda in 1929, where Mr. Norder died in August 1941.

      There are three daughters, Mrs. Eliason, Mrs. John Henney, Sylvester Township, and Mrs. George Franz, New Richmond, and a son, Fred Norder, four grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and four in the fifth generation. She also has six sisters.

      Mrs. Norder enjoys visiting with friends and vividly recalls the past 80 years in the country, when she has seen a remarkable period of history take place. Comming here during the Civil War she recalls many events relative to the four wars occurring during her lifetime, adding that she hopes there are no more.

      The advanced progress of transportation never ceases to cause comment as she tells of early modes of travel she knew so well to the present day. Until her illness last fall, she spend a large part of each day reading with poetry, her favorite topic.


    2. [S122] Obituary.
      Mrs. Leonard Norder Services for Mrs. Leonard Norder, 95, one of Green county's oldest residents who died Sunday afternoon, were held yesterday at 1:30 p.m. in her Juda home and at 2 p.m. in Zion church, Juda. Rev. Peter Retzlaff officiated and services were in Dutch Hollow Cemetery. Pallbearers were William Norder, Henry Norder, Charles Norder, Jacob Elmer, Ivan Pinnow, and Albert Wolter.

    3. [S122] Obituary, 1950.
      Mrs. Norder Rites. Juda - Funeral services for Mrs. Leonard Norder, 95, who died Sunday afternoon at her home in Juda after a long illness, will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the Norder home for family and relatives and at 2 p.m. in Zion Evangelical United Brethren church, Juda.
      The Rev. Peter Ratzlaff, will offiate and burial will be in Dutch Hollow cemetery.
      The former Barbara Stauffacher was born in Switzerland and came to this country in 1864, settling in Sylvester township.
      After her marriage to Leonard Norder Nov. 12, 1878, in Dutch Hollow, she continued residing in Sylvester township until moving to Juda in 1929. Mr. Norder died August 14, 1941.
      Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John Haney, Sulvester Township; Mrs. George Vance, Clear Lake; and Mrs. C.J. Eliason, Juda; a son, Frederick, Westby; six sisters, Mrs. Margaret Phillips, Pasadena, Calif., Mrs Anna Wolten, Monroe; Mrs. Mary Babler and Mrs. Kathryn Pinnow, Renwick, Ia; Mrs. Dorothy Halder, Winneconne, and Mrs. Angie Peabody, Albany; four grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
      She was a member of the Juda Evangelical United Brethren church and its women's missionary society.



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