Category:American Mormon missionaries in Austria
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The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Orson Pratt – Orson Pratt, Sr. was an American mathematician and religious leader who was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. He became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a leading Mormon theologian, Pratt was born in Hartford, New York, the son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickenson. He was the brother of Parley P. Pratt, who introduced him to Latter Day Saint church and baptized him on Orsons nineteenth birthday, September 19,1830, in Canaan. Pratt was ordained an Elder several months later, on April 26,1831, by Joseph Smith and immediately set out for Colesville, New York, his first mission. This was the first of a number of missions in which Pratt visited New York, Ohio, Missouri. Pratt was a member of the original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and he was ordained to this position on April 26,1835. He served as a member of the mission of the Twelve Apostles to the British Isles between 1839 and 1841 and he contributed to the mission by preaching in Scotland, and producing an early missionary tract, An Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions. This tract contains the earliest known printing of an account of Smiths First Vision. On his return to America in 1841, Pratt found the church membership in contention over several issues, rumors and gossip were rife in Nauvoo, Illinois, and Pratt found the religious principle of plural marriage difficult to accept. He rebelled against Joseph Smith when a report by disaffected Mormon John C. Bennett accused Smith of proposing marriage to Pratts wife, Sarah Pratt, additionally, a story was circulating that Sarah Pratt had been involved with Bennett himself. Pratt was torn between believing his wife or Smith, and wrote, My sorrows are greater than I can bear. After days of Smith and the members of the Twelve remonstrating with Pratt, they decided that he would not yield. Bennett claimed that Pratt and his wife were planning to leave Nauvoo and help him expose Mormonism, Pratt reconciled with Smith a few months after their falling out and requested re-baptism. Pratt was reinstated in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on January 20,1843, Smith and Pratt directly discussed Pratts wife, with Smith stating to him, She lied about me, I never made the offer which she said I did. In 1850, as president of the British Mission, Pratt told his missionaries that very soul in Britain should hear the gospel this year. Although this goal was not achieved, by the end of the year there were twice as many church members residing in Britain as in the United States, Pratt managed to make contacts with people in Paris who were willing to do this translation. In 1865, Pratt was one of the first Mormon missionaries to work in Austria, traveling with William W. Ritter, he was there for nine months, but did not baptize anyone. The missionaries were expelled by the Austrian government
2. Levi E. Young – Levi Edgar Young was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was one of the seven presidents of the Seventy from 1909 until his death, Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, the son of LDS Church general authority Seymour B. Young and grandson of Joseph Young, Levi Young graduated from the University of Utah in 1895, and later became a faculty member at the same school, teaching history. Later in his life, he would do graduate studies at Harvard University and Columbia University and earned an M. A. from 1901 to 1904, Young served as a Mormon missionary in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. For the last two years of his mission, he was the president of the Swiss–Austrian Mission of the church, of his life spent in both clerical and academic pursuits, J. Golden Kimball, in good humor, said of Young, That little shrimp and he goes around here carrying water on both shoulders, and hes afraid to lean one way or the other for fear of spilling some of it. When George Reynolds died in 1909, Young was selected to take his place in the First Council of the Seventy, Young became the senior president of the Seventy in 1941 and continued in that position until his death. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Young Levi Edgar Youngs diary from at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University Levi Edgar Young Papers. MSS561, 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Manuscripts, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. MSS3929, Levi Edgar Young letters, 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
3. Edward P. Kimball – Edward Partridge Kimball was an American organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a Latter-day Saint hymn writer. In 1898 Kimball was appointed teacher at the Beaver Branch of Brigham Young Academy. From April 11,1902 to April 1906, Kimball served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany, Kimball was either the organist or assistant organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1905 to 1937. Kimball was the organist when Music and the Spoken Word was begun and his son, Ted Kimball, was the first announcer for the show. Kimball took a leave from his service as Mormon Tabernacle organist to served as president of the LDS Churchs German–Austrian Mission. In 1933, Kimball was appointed organist and director of the churchs Bureau of Information in Washington, D. C. where he served as a lecturer. While in this role, Kimball died following an illness in 1937
4. Richard P. Lindsay – Richard Powell Lindsay was a Utah politician and a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1989 to 1994. He was a Democratic Utah State Senator in 1965 and a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1973 to 1976, Lindsay was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Samuel J. Lindsay and his wife, Mary Alice Powell. Samuel, who was serving as bishop of the Taylorsville Ward of the LDS Church at the time, died in 1932 and she had been trained as a nurse and through these means was able to support the family. At age 18, Lindsay joined the U. S. Navy, Lindsay served as a full-time missionary for the LDS Church in Switzerland and Austria from 1946 to 1949. Lindsay earned a degree from the University of Denver and a masters. In November 1949, Lindsay married Marian Bangerter in the Salt Lake Temple, during the early years of their marriage the Lindsays lived in Salt Lake City, Denver, Colorado and San Francisco. While living in Denver, Lindsay served as a counselor in a bishopric to Victor L. Brown, in 1959, Lindsay began a career with the government of the State of Utah. During the time he was a legislator, Lindsay was the director of the University of Utah Bureau of Community Development. From 1978 to 1989 Lindsay served as managing director of Public Affairs for the LDS Church, among other church positions, Lindsay served as a bishop and stake president. In 1989, Lindsay was called as an authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. As a member of the Seventy, he served as the first president of the churchs Africa Area, after his release as a general authority in 1994, Lindsay was the LDS Churchs representative in various anti-pornography initiatives. He was named the national director of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography in 1995. He also worked on fighting alcohol abuse, for which he was honored by the American Council on Alcohol Problems in 1996, Richard and Marian Lindsay are the parents of six children and were named Utahs Parents of the Year in 2001. Their son, Bruce, was a news anchor at KSL TV, and their daughter, Susan, is married to Gerrit W. Gong. Lindsay died of cancer in Salt Lake City, pages, Richard P. Lindsay Western Political Quarterly article by Lindsay
5. Thomas E. McKay – Thomas Evans McKay was a Utah politician and farmer and was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1941 until his death. McKay was born in Huntsville, Utah Territory, the son of David McKay, mcKays older brother was David O. McKay, who would become the ninth president of the LDS Church. After graduating from the University of Utah in 1899, McKay traveled to Switzerland, during his mission, he was president of the Frankfurt Conference of the church for three months. After returning to Utah, McKay taught at the Weber Academy, later he became the superintendent of the Weber County schools. From 1909 to 1912, McKay returned to Europe as the president of the churchs Swiss–German Mission and he also was the mission president of the Swiss–Austrian Mission from 1927 until the Anschluss in 1938. During the Second World War, McKay was, in theory, in 1918, McKay was elected to the Utah House of Representatives as the representative for Weber County. He served one term, in the 13th Utah State Legislature which met from 1919 to 1921, prior to his call as a general authority, McKay was a president of the Ogden Stake of the church. In 1941, he one of the first five men appointed to the newly created position of Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In 1951, he witnessed his brothers promotion to the presidency of the church, Thomas E. McKay served as an Assistant to the Twelve until his death in Salt Lake City at the age of 82. McKay was married to Fawn Brimhall and was the father of five children, marion G. Romney Nicholas G. Smith Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint biographical encyclopedia, A compilation of sketches of prominent men and women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City, Utah, The Andrew Jenson History Company, encyclopedia of Mormonism Grampa Bills G. A. Pages, Thomas E. McKay Thomas E. McKay at Find a Grave
6. Joseph B. Wirthlin – Joseph Bitner Wirthlin was an American businessman, religious leader and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained to the Twelve on October 4,1986 and he became an apostle following the death of church president Spencer W. Kimball. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Wirthlin was accepted by the membership as a prophet, seer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wirthlin was the son of Madeline Bitner and Joseph L. Wirthlin, Wirthlin was a half-first cousin of Gordon B. Hinckley, who became president of the LDS Church, the two attended the same congregation as children. As a young man, Wirthlin earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, Wirthlin played football as a running back for the University of Utah following his mission. Wirthlins career was spent as a prominent business leader in Salt Lake City and he was also president of a trade association in Utah. Wirthlin served in the LDS Church as bishop of the Bonneville Ward in Salt Lake City from 1955 to 1964, the day he was released as bishop he was called to serve in the stake high council and was set apart by Joseph Fielding Smith. Wirthlin became an authority of the church in 1975, when he was called to serve as an Assistant to the Twelve. He was the last individual called to this position before it was discontinued in 1976, in 1984, when the LDS Church first organized areas with area presidencies, Wirthlin was the first president of the Europe Area. The area was headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany and covered all of Europe, wirthlins call to the Quorum of the Twelve came shortly after his call to serve in the churchs Presidency of the Seventy. Wirthlin married Elisa Young Rogers on May 26,1941, in the Salt Lake Temple and she died in August 2006 of causes incident to age. On December 1,2008, Wirthlin had gone to bed at his Salt Lake City home, at the time of his death, Wirthlin was the oldest apostle among the ranks of the church. He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery, shortly after his death, the University of Utah announced that the Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin Family Scholarship, a scholarship which will benefit the Utah football program. On January 2,2009, when the Utes won the Sugar Bowl, Wirthlin AP Obituary in the Salt Lake Tribune