Hans Ulrich Bryner, Jr.

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About Hans Ulrich Bryner, Jr.

Birth: Apr. 22, 1827, Zurich, Switzerland

Death: Feb. 8, 1905, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA

Burial: Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington

County, Utah, USA, Plot: A_A_38_1_WH

Hans Ulrich is the son of Hans Ulrich Bryner and Verena Wintsch. During his youth in Switzerland he developed skills in farming, shoe making, and as a butcher. At age 21 he married Anna Mathis. About three years later he suffered a tragic accident where he lost his sight. In preparing for a butcher contest, he slipped and suffered a blow to one eye. The eye became infected, typhoid fever developed, and the resulting infection and fever caused the total loss of sight in both eyes. Later, in 1854, he and his family had significant spiritual experiences resulting in 12 family members joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family immigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in several phases. In 1855 his younger sister Anna Barbara Bryner, brother Casper, and brother-in-law John Mathis arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. The following year Hans Ulrich Jr., his wife, and 5 year old daughter Mara Magdalena suffered during their late arrival in December of 1856. His father Hans Ulrich Bryner arrived in 1857 with his wife Verena Wintsch, their daughter (and Hans Ulrich Jr.s sister) Verna Bryner, and Hans Ulrich Jr's three year old son Henry Gottfried. When Hans Ulrich Jr. was asked to help colonize southern Utah he moved his family to Saint George in 1861 and later to New Harmony, Utah. On November 1, 1868 he married Margaretha Kuhn "Aunt Marget." Her family settled in Toquerville, about 20 miles south of New Harmony. Hans Ulrich farmed, raised fruit trees, maintained bee hives, wove baskets, and was regarded as a good judge of horses, even though blind. In 1884 the family relocated and helped colonize Price, Utah. On February 14, 1883 he married his third wife, Susanna Mueller "Mully". He was 78 years old when he died in St. George, Utah in 1905. He was survived by his wife Margaretha who died the following year. His wives Susanna and Anna Maria Dorothea had died in 1888 and 1893 respectively.



Susana Muller Bryner (1821 - 1888)


Anna Maria Dorothea Mathis Bryner (1828 - 1893)*

Margaretha Kuhn Bryner (1839 - 1906)*



Casper Bryner (1834 - 1914)*


Godfred Henry Kuhn Bryner (1859 - 1929)*


Elizabeth Ann Bryner Wood (1860 - 1937)*


Mary Bryner Naegle (1865 - 1896)*


Albert Alma Bryner (1868 - 1930)*


George William Bryner (1871 - 1885)*


Helen Josephine Bryner Fausett (1872 - 1937)*


James Levi Bryner (1873 - 1951)*


Barbara Ann Bryner Fausett (1875 - 1945)*


Enoch Conrad Bryner (1876 - 1946)*


Rosella Elizabeth Bryner Anderson (1878 - 1961)*


Lilly Agnes Bryner Frandsen (1879 - 1946)*


Jacob Alma Bryner (1881 - 1960)*


Edith Margaretha Bryner Sheppick (1882 - 1963)*

Maintained by: lstrat

Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 108804

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Hans Ulrich Bryner, Jr.'s Timeline

April 22, 1827
Illnau-Effretikon, Pfäffikon, Zürich, Switzerland
April 29, 1827
April 29, 1827
April 29, 1827
Illnau, Zurich, Switzerland
June 23, 1851
Age 24
Wiedikon, Zürich District, Zurich, Switzerland
June 17, 1853
Age 26
Zürich, Zürich District, Zurich, Switzerland
March 19, 1854
Age 26
October 1855
Age 28
Wiedikon, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland
March 13, 1857
Age 29