Swiss-American Missionaries, Mormon Studies, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Early LDS History
In the fa ll of 1888, Gottfried Buehler left his home, wife and small children in Utah for a two-year return to Switzerland. He had been ass igned by his church to serve a miss ion in the land of his birth with the goal to preach the tenets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon church, and hereafter referred to as "the church") to the people of Switzerland, baptize them into membership , and encourage them to emigrate to the land of Zion, or the Utah Territory. From the mid- to late-nineteenth century, the church sent many Swiss-born men who had emigrated to the United States back to their homeland as emissaries of this American-founded religion.
"Swiss-American Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nineteenth Century,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 55
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol55/iss2/2