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Maeser, Emil, 1866-1910

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1866-1910

Biographical History

Emil Maeser (1866-1910) was a Mormon educator and architect in Utah and Arizona.

Karl Emil Maeser was born on March 29, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Karl G. Maeser and Anna Mieth. He was raised in Provo, Utah as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, and then served a mission for the Church in Britain between 1887 and 1889. In 1894 he married Lillian Loveland in the Salt Lake Temple, and they later had two children. Between 1894 and 1896 Maeser served a second mission in the Swiss and German Mission. During this second mission he continued his education in Germany, studying architecture.

Maeser joined the faculty of Brigham Young Academy in the 1880s, and spent eight years at the school. He then taught for a couple of years in Paris, Idaho. In 1898 he was appointed president of the Latter-day Saints' Academy in Thatcher, Arizona, where he remained for four-and-a-half years. In 1903 he returned to Salt Lake City to teach German.

He then left education to work as an architect with N. E. Liljenberg. He later established his own architectural office in the city. Maeser and his wife divorced in 1908.

Emil Maeser passed away suddenly on January 16, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

Emil Maeser papers, 1886-1892

Portrait and biographical encyclopedia of Arizona, 1901: p. 483 (Emil Maeser; b. Mar. 29, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents: Karl G. and Anna T. Maeser; attended Brigham Young Academy, pursued further studies in Germany; served on faculty of Brigham Young Academy for 8 years; president of Latter-day Saints' Academy, Thatcher, Ariz., 1898- ; m. 1894 to Lillian Loveland, two sons; Democratic)

Familysearch, via WWW, May 19, 2020 (Karl Emil Maeser; b. Mar. 29, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents: Karl Gottfried Maeser and Anna Henrietta Theresa Mieth; baptised into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1874; m. Mar. 29, 1894 in Salt Lake Temple, four children; divorced in 1908; d. Jan. 16, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary database, via WWW, May 19, 2020 (Emil Karl Maeser; served in British Mission, 1887-1889; served in Swiss and German Mission, 1894-1896)

Deseret evening news, Jan. 17, 1910: p. 2 (Emil Maeser; educator and architect; b. Mar. 18, 1867; teacher at Brigham Young Academy; taught for two years in Paris, Idaho; principal at Thatcher, Ariz., four and a half years; returned to Salt Lake City to teach German; served two missions in Germany; studied architecture in Germany during last mission; worked in architecture with N. E. Liljenberg, then had own office; m. Lillian Loveland, two children, later divorced; died suddenly on Jan. 16, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Emil Maeser papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 236
Scope and Contents Notebook containing various essays, reports, and schedules. Materials date from between 1886 and 1892.
Dates: 1886-1892