genealogy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Utah, Swiss immigrants, pioneers
It isn't often that a hoard of old letters comes unexpectedly into a family's possession, but it happened in my family a few years ago at the passing of an uncle. Unknown to other descendants he had in his keeping a collection of letters that his parents--my paternal grandparents--exchanged during a proselyting mission grandfather served in Switzerland for his church, 1900-1902. A short while after uncle's funeral, the letters were entrusted by his spouse to my sister and copies have since become available to family members and taken their rightful place of importance in the family legacy.
""The Mundane and the Transcendent: Excerpts from Letters of Johannes & Clorinda Schmutz, 1900-1902","
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 34
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol34/iss1/8