Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Elizabeth Bachman( Reeder) 1860 - 1920

William Henry Reeder and Elisabetha (Elisabeth) Bachman had six children.

Elisabetha aka Elizabeth Maria Bachman Reeder was born in 1860 in Bottenwil , Aargau, Swetzerland.  She was baptized 5 December 1878 and sealed to William Henry Reeder 15 January 1880 in the Endowment House. She died 21 April 1920

1.  Elizabeth Maria Reeder 1880 m. 19 May 1915 Calvin Bonaparte Fagg 1876 - 1973
2.  Francis Hubbard Hemming Reeder 1886 m Mary Madeline Chatelain  1887 -1956
     children: Madeline Isadore Reeder, Jeanette Elizabeth Reeder m Gordon Van Buren (one child Virginia Mary Vanburen, Lola Virginia Reeder, Francis William Reeer
3.  Hebert Thaddeus Reeder 1889 - 1909
4.  Annetta Grace Reeder 1892 m Raymond Grant Blakeley 17 July 1912 b 1892
5.  Earl Arthur Reeder 1895 - 1953
6.  Rowena Reeder 1897 - 1973
7.  William H. Reeder Jr.   1884 - 1961  m Verdie Farr Wotherspoon b 25 Dec 1886, Ogden sealed 22 September 1909 m Bertha Julia Stone b 1892 d 1982 m 20 Sep 1934 (child: Oertel Aadnesen 1913 - 2006 m Warren Sturdevant Holt 3 July 1937)


William Henry Reeder and Elizabeth Bachman:
1.  In 1860 Elizabeth is born 14 March in Bottenwil, Aargu Switzerland
2.  In 1863 Elizabeth comes to Utah from Switzerland  
3.  In 1860 he is 2 in Brigham City
4   In 1866 November Elizabeth's mother dies in Eden, UT
5.  On 1868 5 December Elizabeth is baptized, she is 8 years old
6.  On 1879 Nov 15 Elizabeth marries William Henry Reeder 
7.   On 1880 15 January William and Elizabeth are sealed in the Endowment House
8.  In 1880 he is 22 married to Elizabeth and a laborer in Ogden no children yet
9.  On 1890 25 December Elizabeth's brother Alma dies at 24 and is buried in the Reeder section Ogden Cemetery
10. In 1900 he works for the government as a carpenter at Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Bingham ID with five children
11.  In 1910 he is a carpenter in Ogden with five children and Elizabeth
12.  In 1916 or thereabouts W.H. and Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth visit Emma and George in San Diego
13.  In 1917 WH Reeder begins building a house on Twenty sixth street between Eccles and Van Buren Avenues at a cost of $3,500
14.  In 1920 April they go to Berkeley CA where Elizabeth undergoes an operation because she has a "disease of the liver" and dies on April 21
15.  From Monday evening April 26 to Tuesday April 27 at 1:00 at 824 22nd Street Ogden, Elizabeth's body was viewed
16.  On Tuesday April 27 at 2:00 pm her funeral was held in Ogden, where "glowing tributes to the life of the deceased, especially in her home and with the Relief society" were given by James Wotherspoon, Patriarch George W. Larkin, Mrs David O McKay and Patriarch E. A Olsen and Bishop Lund. 
17.  In 1930 WH has remarried and is living in at 1450 Roosevelt avenue, carpenter, general work, SLC with Melvina no children he is 72, she is 62. William owns his own home worth $4,000.  The day before the census he went to work. (still working daily)

His son W H Reeder Jr went to Brigham Young College at Logan and the University of Pennsylvania, graduated 1910, by 1912 he was made a municipal judge.  By 1918 he was made the city attorney for two years.  His office was in the Eccles building.  He married Birde Wotherspoon of Ogden and had a son W H Reeder III.  W H Reeder Jr went on a three year mission to Germany and Switzerland. He was a member of the Weber club and the University Club and was on the high council and YM .

From FamilySearch:

Elisabetha's son: 

History of Utah
The Storied Domain
A Documentary History of Utah's Eventual Career
by J. Cecil Alter
Vol. 2, published 1932 (expired copyright)
The American Historical Society, Inc.

WILLIAM HENRY REEDER, Jr., for the past twenty years has given his best
energies and talents to the practice of law in Utah and to the discharge of
those obligations and matters of trust and responsibility that come to a
citizen of his character and influence.

Mr. Reeder was born at Ogden, April 27, 1884, a son of William Henry and
Elizabeth (Bachman) Reeder and a grandson of Francis H. Reeder, an interesting
pioneer business character in Utah, who was responsible for founding the first
candy factory in the intermountain region of the West.

William Henry Reeder, Jr., attended the Brigham Young College at Logan and in
1910 received the LL. B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania at
Philadelphia. Since that date he has been engaged in a general law practice at
Ogden. He has become an officer or director in a number of business
organizations, including the Utah Mortgage Company and the Intermountain Title
Guaranty Company.

Mr. Reeder was city judge of Ogden from 1911 to 1914 and city attorney from
1916 to 1918. During the World war period he acted as United States
commissioner for the Northern Division, District of Utah. He has for several
years been on the board of the Utah State Deaf and Blind School. An
organization through which he has directed much of his effort and influence
has been the Kiwanis, in which he has served as president of the Ogden Club,
as governor of the Utah-Idaho district, and as vice president of the Board of
International Governors. Mr. Reeder for a number of years has been a member of
the Boy Scouts Council of the Gateway District and he has also served as a
member of the board of trustees of the Ogden Carnegie Library. He is a
Republican and a member of the Latter Day Saints Church.

On September 22, 1909, he married Birde Farr Wotherspoon, daughter of James
and Elnora Wotherspoon. Her maternal grandfather, Lorin Farr, was the first
mayor of Ogden. Mrs. Reeder died December 25, 1926. She was a member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution; the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the
Martha Society. Mr. and Mrs. Reeder had one son, William Henry Reeder III.

 1917 Ogden Standard July 26 W H Reeder

1920 Ogden Standard Ex April 25 Mrs W H Reeder Sr

1920 Ogden Stand-Exam April 26 Elizabeth Reeder Funeral 

 1920 Ogd StandExam April 28 Elizabeth Reeder Funeral services

1920 April 25, Ogden Standard:

Alma is buried just east of the cemetery’s 11th street.  

Turn off Ogden City’s 20th St. into the Ogden City Cemetery’s 11th St.   You will be heading north.   On the right side, about 100 yards in, you’ll see the view depicted in the first attached picture.    The key is the large “Reeder” headstone.

The second photo shows this headstone and a smaller brown headstone to the left rear.   Further to the left is a small grey headstone partially buried in the grass.   This is Alma’s headstone.   The third photo shows it more clearly.

The fourth photo shows her older sister, Elizabeth Bachman, buried to the right of the large “Reeder” headstone.   She and her sister are buried here because Elizabeth was married to William H. Reeder (10/26/1857-1/14/1933).   All of the surrounding headstones are for her, her husband, and their children.   Elizabeth is listed in the Ogden City Cemetery directory as Elizabeth Reeder, not as Elizabeth Bachman.   I had to go to the cemetery office and have them pull Alma’s burial records to figure this out, but it all made sense once we knew who Elizabeth was and why they were buried with the Reeders.

The fifth photo is Elizabeth’s actual headstone.

The last photo is just another picture from the road, showing the large Reeder headstone and Elizabeth’s headstone to the right.   It also shows her husband’s headstone in front (close to the road).