Jacob Bachman (26 April 1830 – 19 December 1907)
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Son of Hans Rudolf Bachman and Elizabeth Aerny
Married Elizabeth Sutter, 3 Dec 1852, Bottenwil, Aargau, Switzerland
Children - Mary Bachman, Verena (Frana) Bachman, Henry Bachman, Jacob Bachman, Elizabeth Bachman, Emuel Bachman, Sarah Bachman, Rosella Bachman, Bertha Bachman, Alma Bachman
Married Anna Hegetschweiler, 27 Mar 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children - Joseph Bachman, Annie Bachman, John Rudolf Bachman, Emma Josephine Bachman
History as given by son, Emuel Bachman. Near the head of a little valley, which is about 6 or 8 miles long and varying in width from about a half a mile to a mile at its widest place, in the foot-hill regions of the Switzerland Alps, is a hill named Willsberg. It is about 600 feet above the base of the little valley. About half way up the hill, overlooking a beautiful small creek, is a typical Swiss house, nestled in the center of a growth of old and stately hazelnut trees. This house is the ancestral home of the Bachman family. How long the family has lived there is not known. Presumably it has lived there many generations and perhaps the family name of Bachman was taken from the residence there itself, meaning "The man of the creek, or Creek Man."
"My father, Jacob Bachman, son of Hans R. Bachman, was born here the 26th day of April 1830. He died in Ogden, Utah, December 19, 1907. My mother was Elizabeth Sutter, born in the city of Aarau, well-educated daughter of a lawyer, in whose office she served as his scrivener. They were married December 3, 1852, and joined the Church in the year 1855. They started for Utah in 1862. On arriving at Bern, Switzerland, I was born August 17 of that year. This made our family a family of 5 children leaving for Zion; Frana, Henry, Jacob, Elizabeth and Emuel (myself). Mary, the oldest of the children had died before the family started.
"Our first home in Utah was in Harrisville, in Mound Fort, Weber County. But we soon moved to Liberty in Ogden Valley. The extreme cold and want of food and clothing for his family caused my father to complain bitterly of his sacrifice of a good home and plenty in Switzerland. He became very ill, and during which time he saw the mistake of complaining, and repented. My mother, was always strong in the faith. From Liberty we moved to Eden, where, in November 1866 my mother died. In about a year my father married a widow by the name of Anna Stone who had one child. From this union there were born 4 children, making a total of 13."
Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 4, p. 273