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Birth: May 2, 1849 Ribe, Denmark

Death: Mar. 18, 1883 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

August does not have a gravestone; the photo of "Swaner" is from his brother Christian's grave. The cemetery plot map's and the actual placing of some of the stones around August and his son Herbert are a little mixed up. The broken headstone in the left of the photo belongs to Henry Michael, then there is a empty plot between Henry and August. (this is correct according to maps.)To the right of baby Herbert there is suppose to be a empty plot...instead it is the headstones for John Haslam and wife Mary; they are supposed to be on the row over from August. (maybe the stone was placed on the wrong side of the plot, at the foot instead of the head?)

PUBLISHED IN THE DESERET NEWS March 28, 1883

DIED-Swaner in the Tenth Ward, on Sunday, March 18, 1883, of pneumonia after an illness of about a week, August Jorgensen Swaner, aged 33 years, 10 months and 16 days.

Deceased was born in Lind Knud,(Ribe) Denmark, May 2, 1849, emigrated to Utah in 1855, and has been well known in Salt Lake City since that time. He was a natural genius and was among the first who commenced the manufacture of jewelry in Utah. Many persons will remember August Swaner from his genial nature and fertile mind.

Funeral services will take place tomorrow at the Tenth Ward meeting house at 2 o'clock. (obviously the article was ran late as he died on the 18th)


Family links:

Parents:
  • Jorgen Jensen Swaner (1808 - 1876)
  • Julia Ann Larsen Swaner (1813 - 1868)
Spouse:
  • Eliza Wiseman Rainey (1851 - 1908)*
Children:
  • Eliza Julia Swaner Pope (1871 - 1941)*
  • Martha Hannah Swaner James (1872 - 1950)*
  • August John Swaner (1873 - 1957)*
  • Sarah Elizabeth Swaner Van Houten (1876 - 1955)*
  • Alice Lorene Swaner Gravell (1878 - 1959)*
  • Herbert Jorgen Swaner (1881 - 1881)*
  • Alma Ephraim Swaner (1882 - 1936)*

Inscription: There is no headstone or marker


Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: K-6-3-4E


PLEASE NOTE!! THIS PHOTO IS ONLY A PROPORTED PHOTO OF AUGUST SWANER. ANOTHER DESCENDENT OF AUGUST & ELIZA HAD THIS IN A SCRAPBOOK AND IT WAS THUS MARKED ELIZA WISEMAN AND HUSBAND. IT'S NOT ALBERT RAINEY BECAUSE THE PHOTO IS TO OLD AND ALBERT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE THIS. SO BEWARE IF YOU TAKE A COPY OF THIS PHOTO; MAKE SURE YOU KNOW AND MARK IT AS JUST "PROBABLE". I would love to hear from you if you are a descendent and you think this "young Eliza Wiseman" looks like her other photos that we know for sure to be her.

August does not have a gravestone; the photo of "Swaner" is from his brother Christian's grave. The cemetery plot map's and the actual placing of some of the stones around August and his son Herbert are a little mixed up. The broken headstone in the left of the photo belongs to Henry Michael, then there is a empty plot between Henry and August. (this is correct according to maps.)To the right of baby Herbert there is suppose to be a empty plot...instead it is the headstones for John Haslam and wife Mary; they are supposed to be on the row over from August. (maybe the stone was placed on the wrong side of the plot, at the foot instead of the head?)

PUBLISHED IN THE DESERET NEWS March 28, 1883

DIED-Swaner in the Tenth Ward, on Sunday, March 18, 1883, of pneumonia after an illness of about a week, August Jorgensen Swaner, aged 33 years, 10 months and 16 days.

Deceased was born in Lind Knud,(Ribe) Denmark, May 2, 1849, emigrated to Utah in 1855, and has been well known in Salt Lake City since that time. He was a natural genius and was among the first who commenced the manufacture of jewelry in Utah. Many persons will remember August Swaner from his genial nature and fertile mind.

Funeral services will take place tomorrow at the Tenth Ward meeting house at 2 o'clock. (obviously the article was ran late as he died on the 18th)

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Agust Jorgen(August) Swaner's Timeline

1847
May 11, 1847
Lindknub, Ribe, Denmark
1871
April 12, 1871
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
1872
August 12, 1872
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
1873
March 29, 1873
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
1876
February 7, 1876
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
1878
July 16, 1878
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
1881
January 18, 1881
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
1882
June 25, 1882
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
June 25, 1882
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1883
March 18, 1883
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA