Swiss immigrants, genealogy, Hans Ulrich, Mormonism, Salt Lake City
Hans Ulrich could not see his own hand waving in front of his face--that is, ever since the accident. Hans Ulrich Bryner, Jr., was a talented and prosperous young man. His father's family had moved to Wiedikon, a small village just a stone's throw across the river Sihl from Zürich, and in 1839 they had purchased a large home near the Center of town. Hans Ulrich Bryner, Sr., was a farmer by day, and a shoemaker by night, and through thrift, industry, and piety, the family had gained the respect of their neighbors. In 1846, Hans Ulrich, Sr., was granted citizenship in Wiedikon. The Bryner home was less than a hundred meters away from another prosperous family named Mathis. Johannes Mathis was not only a successful farmer but also the president of the village council.
Savage, Paul K.
"Case Studies in Early Swiss Immigration to Utah: The Mathis and Bryner Families,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 34:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol34/iss1/6