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Karl G. Maeser

Birthplace: Vorbruche, Meissen, Germany
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Gottfried Maeser and Johanna Christina Frederica Zocher
Husband of Anna Henrietta Theresa Mieth and Emilie Maeser
Father of Anna Ottilie Maeser; Helen Janette Maeser and Anna Christine Maeser

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About Karl G. Maeser

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...Karl Gottfried Maeser (January 16, 1828 – February 15, 1901) was a prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He is most famous for having served 16 years as principal of Brigham Young Academy, now Brigham Young University (BYU), where he is seen as the true founder of the institution.

A Native of Saxony, Maeser served as a missionary for the church in four nations and held many leadership positions in the church, including serving as the head of the Church Educational System and in the central leadership of the Sunday school.."

"...Maeser was married twice, first to Anna Mieth in 1854, and then in 1875 to Emilie Damke as a plural wife. Karl had a total of 11 children, several of which died in infancy...."


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Karl G. Maeser's Timeline

January 16, 1828
Vorbruche, Meissen, Germany
June 1854
Age 26
August 1, 1859
Age 31
July 20, 1873
Age 45
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Age 46
February 19, 1880
Age 52
February 15, 1901
Age 73
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
February 19, 1901
Age 73
Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah