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Re: Zundel from Willard
Posted by: Kaye Watson (ID *****1885) Date: October 06, 2004 at 11:04:18
In Reply to: Zundel from Willard by Elaine of 22

Not related, but fyi....

Utah Death Index, 1905-1951
Abraham Zundel died 20 Mar 1917
Abraham Eberhart Zundel (one of his son's) died 15 Mar 1925
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1880 Census
Abraham Zundel, age 44, born PA, blacksmith, father born NY, mother born PA
Abigail Zundel, age 38, born IL, father born PA, mother born ---
Eberthart Zundel, age 16, born Utah, herding cattle
Sarah E. Zundel, age 13, born Utah
Maria E. Zundel, age 10, born Utah
Limhi F. Zundel, age 7, born Utah
Jacob A. Zundel, age 5, born Utah
Stephen L. Zundel, age 2, born Utah
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Original Source Information: Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City, UT. Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901.
Zundel, Abraham, Bishop of Willard Ward, Box Elder county, Utah was born Jan. 25, 1836 at Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Zundel and Sarah Forstner. He came to Utah with his parents in October, 1852, filled a mission to Salmon river now in Ideah in 1855, acted as counselor to Bishop Geo. Ward and Geo. Facer of Willard for twenty years, after which he presided over said Ward as Bishop for four years. He also acted as first counselor to Pres. Oliver C. Hoskins of the Malad Stake for four years, having located temporarily at Washakie. He also acted as an Indian missionary eight years, served as senator from Box Elder and Tooele counties in the first Utah legislature, acted as mayor of Willard City two years, acted as justice of the peace three terms, and filled many other important positions of honor and responsibility. During the years 1855-57 he carried mail between Salmon river and Salt Lake City. From 1860 to about 1866 he served as postmaster at Willard. In 1857 (Feb. 13th) he married Abigail Abbott (daughter of Stephen Abbott and Abigail Smith), who was born Feb. 3, 1842 at Perry, Pike County, Ill. and bore her children ten children, namely Abigail Lucina, born Jan. 9, 1859; Cynthia Matilda, born Jan. 1, 1861; Abraham Eberhart, born March 20, 1864; Sarah Emily, born Feb. 21, 1867; Maria Estelle, born Nov. 8, 1869; Limhi Forstner, born Sept. 24, 1872; Jacob Abbott, born March 3, 1875; Stephen Louis, born Oct. 3, 1877; Joseph M., born Dec. 23, 1881 and John Henry born Jan. 8, 1885. In 1884 (Sept. 3rd) Bishop Zundel married Mary Elenor Ingram (daughter of James Ingram and Charlotte Holland) who was born Jan. 31, 1866 at Three Mile Creek (now Perry), Box Elder county, Utah. The children by this marriage were the following: George Lorenzo, born Dec. 23, 1885; Fannie Louise, born March 10, 1890; Ruth, born April 16, 1893; Mary Elenor, born Dec. 21, 1894; Asenath, born Jan. 21, 1897; Oliver, born Feb. 21, 1899 and Theodore Roosevelt, born March 31, 1901. Bishop Zundel died at Willard, March 20, 1917. From the beginning he was very active in public affairs in Willard and other places and in his younger days he took prominent parts in dramatic activities for the amusement of the people. As one of the colonization missionaries sent to the Salmon river country in 1855 he and a Bro. Parry turned the first water for irrigation purposes in what is now the State of Idaho.
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Source Information: Esshom, Frank Elwood. Pioneers & Prominent Men of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913
has a picture of Abraham, and one of his son Abraham Eberhart. If you want copies of that, send snail mail address or fax #
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Source Information: International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Our Pioneer Heritage (28). Salt Lake City: Infobases Inc., 1996
Abigail Smith Abbott died July 23, 1889 at Willard City, Box Elder County, Utah, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Abraham Zundel, nearing her eighty-third birthday.
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Source Information: Nobel Warrum, ed. Utah Since Statehood, 4 Volumes. Chicago, IL; Salt Lake City, UT: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1919
Joseph M. Zundel, superintendent of mails at the Logan postoffice, was born in Willard, Utah, December 23, 1881. His father, Abraham Zundel, was a native of Pennsylvania and devoted his life to farming and blacksmithing. He came to Utah in 1856 with his parents, Jacob and Sarah (Forstner) Zundel, who came from Wurtemberg, Germany as converts to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and settled in Ogden, Utah and later in Willard, Boxelder County. The father was one of the first missionaries to the Salmon river in Idaho, with headquarters at Fort Lemhi and he was also one of the pioneers in promoting the work of irrigation there. He also carried the mails from Willard to Fort Lemhi for several years and was postmaster at Willard for a number of years. In addition to his missionary labors in the Salmon river district he spent several years with the Indians at Washakie, assisting in the establishment of that village in Boxelder county. He spoke the Indian language fluently. Throughout his life he remained an active worker in the church and was counselor to the president of the Malad stake, while for fifteen years he filled the postion of bishop's counselor and for eight years occupied the office of bishop. In political circles, too, he was a recognized leader and filled various positions of public honor and trust. He was justice of the peace, was mayor of Willard, served as a member of the state constitutional convention and was the first state senator from Boxelder and Tooele counties after the admission of Utah to the Union. Thus along the lines of material, political, social and moral progress he left the impress of his individuality and ability upon the history of his district and his state. He was called to his final rest on the 20th of March, 1917. The mother, Abigail (Abbott) Zundel, was born in Illinois and, surviving her husband, now makes her home in Willard, Utah. There are six brothers and four sisters in the family, all of whom are living, Joseph M. being the next youngest.
Joseph M. Zundel was a pupil in the district schools of Willard and two years at Washakie, where he was the only white male pupil. He next spent two years at the Agricultural College of Utah at Logan. He then took up the occupations of farming and blacksmithing, which he followed at Willard and Salt Lake City. In July 1903, he came to Logan and on the 1st of September entered the postoffice as one of the first city letter carriers, spending fifty-seven months as such when he was transferred as a clerk. He served nine years as a clerk, filling every clerical position therein and was on July 1, 1917, promoted as superintendent of mails. He is making a very efficient officer in this position, being most careful, prompt and systematic in the discharge of his duties.
In 1903 Mr. Zundel was married to Miss Kate Bench, daughter of Edwin and Mary Ann (Anson) Bench, early settlers. They have three children: Joseph La Monte, born November 13, 1905; Blanche Kate, May 23, 1908 and Pearl, February 12, 1913. The two oldest are now in school.
Mr. Zundel is active in the work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served as assistant superintendent of the Sunday school and president of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. His political allegiance is usually given to the republican party yet he maintains a somewhat independent attitude. He turns for recreation largerly to the study of engineering, accountancy and systematic business methods, in which he is intensely interested. During the period of his residence in Logan he has made many friends and all who know him speak of him in terms of warm regard.


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