Sunday, January 16, 2011

Abraham Braegger or Braker Sr.

Abraham Braegger (Braker in some sources), was born January 3, 1844 in Wattwil, St. Gallen, Switzerland. On April 14, 1863, he married Salome Brunner (born June 29, 1838, in the same area) in Wattwil, St. Gallen, Switzerland. They were the parents of Susanna Barbara Braegger, and followed her to America a few years after she went. They sailed on the steamship Wisconsin with another daughter named Bertha17. They left from Liverpool, England on August 27, 1887 and arrived in New York on September 8, 1887. Presumably, travel from New York to Utah was by railroad. Only a brief description of this journey was found: "The steamship Wisconsin sailed from Liverpool, England, with over four hundred Saints, in charge of John I. Hart. The company arrived in New York Aug. 27th and in Salt Lake City Sept. 15th".18 Salome Brunner Braegger died on March 18, 1893. Abraham Braegger died on February 5, 1907 in Willard, Box Elder, Utah.

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