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Ancestors of Karl G. Maeser, 1828-1901, and Anna Heneritta Therese Mieth, 1830-1896

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Identifier: MSS 2126

Scope and Contents

Biographical history of Karl G. Maeser tells of his childhood in Saxony, Germany; his education; marriage; conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; migration to Utah in 1857; church service, including a Latter-day Saint mission to Germany, 1867-1870; establishment of the Brigham Young Academy (later Brigham Young University); service as principal of Brigham Young Academy, 1876-1892; teaching LDS seminary; and information on his death and funeral. Includes photocopies of correspondence and photographs. Includes a biographical sketch of his second wife Emilie Damcke Maeser. Also includes information on memorials and tributes to Karl G. Maeser. Also includes details and pictures of the Karl G. Maeser Family Reunion in Messen, Germany, June 1999. Also includes genealogical information. Biographical history of Anna Therese Meith Maeser, first wife of Karl G. Maeser, includes information on her childhood in Dresden, Germany; marriage; and her death and funeral. Includes information on her parents, Karl Benjamin Emanuel Mieth and Christiana Henrietta Backhaus Mieth, and sister, Camilla C. Mieth Cobb. Also includes significant genealogical information.


  • 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ancestors of Karl G. Maeser, 1988-1901, and Anna Heneritta Therese Mieth, 1830-1896 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Eilene Thompson is the wife of Fred Thompson, grandson of Karl G. Maeser.


3 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Fred and Eilene Thompson; 1999.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Ancestors of Karl G. Maeser, 1828-1901, and Anna Heneritta Therese Mieth, 1830-1896
Rose Frank
20 April 2011
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States