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Theodore Brandley

Born: Dec 7, 1851

Death: May 6, 1928

Birthplace: Horgen

Nationality: United States

Theodore Brandley

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1851
Date of Death : May 6, 1928
Birth Place : Horgen

Johann Theodore Brandley was a Mormon missionary and colonizer of Stirling, Alberta, Canada. Brandley was born in Horgen, Zurich canton, Switzerland. A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brandley was one of the first LDS Church missionaries called to Canada from his former home in Richfield, Utah Territory. Brandley was asked by the LDS Church to help colonize Stirling, Alberta. He also served three missions for the LDS Church to the Swiss and German Missions of the church and one to the northern United States and Manitoba. In order to move to Canada, Brandley resigned from his positions as the mayor of Richfield and as the LDS Church bishop and patriarch of Richfield; he also sold his furniture store. With him on his trip to Canada were his wife Eliza Zaugg, his children Henry, Joseph, Albert, Theodore Jr., and his only daughter Anna, as well some other pioneers from Utah. They arrived at Stirling railway siding on May 5, 1899. When they arrived they were met by Charles Ora Card from Cardston. The next day, Card had helped them inspect the new town site of Stirling. The town was made up of one square mile, or 640 acres.

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  • Mayor Johann Theodore Brandley
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