Location: Switzerland

Biographical Sketch of Sebastian Lombardi

Successful dairyman, farmer and cattleman. Thus in a few words we can outline the interesting career in San Mateo county of Sebastian Lombardi. Nevertheless success did not come without effort and a hard struggle. When Mr. Lombardi first came to San Francisco to go into the dairying business he was without money, but he soon had established a paying business. With the capital he realized in his San Francisco venture he again entered the dairying business in San Bruno upon a larger scale in 1900. He rented a place here in the beginning. Today he owns this place together with

Biography of Bethina Angelina Owens-Adair

MRS. DR. OWENS-ADAIR. – Berthina Angelina, the second daughter of Thomas and Sarah Owens, was born February 7,1840, in Van Buren county, Missouri. She saw her fourth birthday in her father’s Western home on Clatsop Plains, Clatsop county, Oregon, her parents having made the then dangerous and tedious journey across the then dangerous and tedious journey across the plains with ox-teams in the summer and fall of 1843. At this time Berthina was a small child, delicate in stature for her age, and having a highly nervous and sensitive nature, but with a strong, vigorous constitution, thus early showing a

How Various Tribes Were Blended Together to Form the Swiss Nation*

“East Switzerland was never so thoroughly recognized and subdued as the western part. Hence, when the Teutonic or German tribes succeeded at last in settling in the country, the power of Rome died out, the Allemanni in the north­east entirely absorbed the Celts who lived there, and who had but little power of resistance, and planted a true German people with their own laws, language, manners ‘and customs. With the Burdundians, also a German tribe, who settled in the south­west, it was different. While they brought fresh vigor into the country, they were influenced in turn by the Romanized Celts,

Lord Lister

Biography of Joseph Lister

In a corner of the north transept of Westminster Abbey, almost lost among the colossal statues of our prime ministers, our judges, and our soldiers, will be found a small group of memorials preserving the illustrious names of Darwin, Lister, Stokes, Adams, and Watt, and reminding us of the great place which Science has taken in the progress of the last century. Watt, thanks partly to his successors, may be said to have changed the face of this earth more than any other inhabitant of our isles; but he is of the eighteenth century, and between those who developed his

Biography of Charles Zilly

Charles Zilly. One of the men whose sterling character, energy and industry have given an enviable prominence to Champaign as a commercial and financial center of Illinois is Mr. Charles Zilly, of the firm of Zilly & McKinley, mortgage loans, and who has been a resident of Champaign since 1890. His home has been in Illinois for more than half a century, and he is a veteran of an Illinois regiment in the Civil War. Mr. Zilly is the example of a poor boy coming from a foreign land and eventually attaining and filling an honorable place in the business

Biography of John Brodbeck

One of the representative businessmen of Boise, Mr. Brodbeck, is a pioneer of Idaho, having come to this state in 1865. He is a native of Switzerland, where he was born April 4, 1833, and was reared and educated in his native land and there learned the brewing business. His parents were Nicholas and Elizabeth (Hagler) Brodbeck, the former of whom was a miller by trade, and he and his wife were members of the Lutheran church and were people of high respectability in the old country. He died in his fifty-third year and his wife survived him until attaining

Biography of Bishop William Budge

Bishop Budge, of Paris, state senator representing Bear Lake County, Idaho, one of the most widely known and influential men in the state as a citizen and as a Republican, and a power for good through his administration of the affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in his stake and throughout Idaho, is a native of Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and a son of William and Mary (Scott) Budge, born May 1, 1828. His father was of Highland Scotch ancestry and was born in Edinburg. His mother came of the Scotts, of Douglas Castle, Scotland. They

Biographical Sketch of Leonard Utzinger

Utzinger, Leonard; born, Switzerland, Dec. 10, 1848; son of Leonard and Anna Weise Utzinger; educated in Switzerland; married, New York, Sept. 20, 1882, Anna Weise; issue, two children, Leonard and Pauline; two years in Swiss Guards; in 1864, started as florist apprentice, for Gabriel Drossel, in Switzerland; 1867, went to Basl, as florist for the Grand Duke of Baden; ‘nine months as head gardener; then to the employ of the King of Wurtenberg, Royal Gardens; then to Reublingen, as head gardener for Mr. Adolph Deitterlein; then came to New York in charge of private place for Henry Miarz; came to

Biographical Sketch of John Paul Liechti

Liechti, John Paul; accountant; born, Aaram, Switzerland, April 19, 1864; son of Leo and Carolyn Strebel Liechti; educated, Aaram, Switzerland, graded high school and preparatory college or university school; made rapid progress in studies and graduated at fourteen and a half years of age, from second year University school; married, Wheeling, West Virginia, Jan. 15, 1885, Julia M. Hullien; issue, one son and four daughters; mgr. W. H. Price, Superior Bldg.; member Knights of Columbus, Gilmour Council; taught self the art of engraving and knowledge of three modern languages.

Biography of John Gottlieb Seewir

John Gottlieb Seewir was one of Kansas’ pioneer physicians. He was prominent in the profession at Lawrence from the beginning of the Civil war until his death twenty years later, and his life was one of unceasing devotion to his profession and to the service to humanity which he rendered through it. Doctor Seewir was born in Switzerland, March 4, 1828, a son of John G. and Elizabeth Seewir. In 1838 the family immigrated to America. They came on a sailing vessel and the vessel took fire and burned for two days before it was extinguished. The family located at