David Hirschi



(farmer, rancher, church leader, businessman)


David Hirschi was born in Rockville, Utah on December 13, 1870.

David was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 6, 1879 by Charles N. Smith. He was ordained successively to the offices of Deacon, Teacher, Priest, and Elder, the latter ordination by Mathias F. Cowley on November 21, 1902.

Hirschi took an active part in his church. He was Superintendent of the Sunday school and President of the Y.M.M.I.A. at Rockville. From 1902 to 1904 he filled a mission to Switzerland, part of the time as President of the St. Gallen and Zurich conferences. In March of 1906, he was called as Bishop of Rockville (St. George Stake) and was ordained a High Priest and Bishop September 12, 1906 by Hyrum M. Smith.

Hirschi was very active in developing the resources of southern Utah. He was a farmer and rancher (sheep and cattle). He held many positions of honor and responsibility. For a number of years he acted as School Trustee and was elected County Assessor in 1918. He was one of the Directors of the Bank of St. George and then President of the State Bank of Hurricane. He was also a member of the Washington County Board of Education.

David died on December 25, 1938 and was buried in the Hurricane City Cemetery.


David's's Parents and Siblings:
    Gottlieb Hirschi
    Mary Ann (or Marianna) Rupp Hirschi  
        Albert Hirschi
        Mary Anna Hirschi
        Joseph Hirschi
        William Henry Hirschi
        John Hirschi
        David Hirschi
        Samuel Hirschi
        Daniel Hirschi
        Susanna Hirschi
        Eliza Hirschi

(1/16/1837-1/24/1900)   (married 9/14/1861)
(12/16/1865-12/16/1941)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/28/1867-1/9/1944)   (married Mary Clarinda Stout)
(12/13/1870-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Mary M. Petty)
(5/17/1874-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Amelia V. Petty)
(4/25/1876-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married James N. Startworth)
(12/29/1882-7/19/1961)   (married Oliver DeMille III)

Mary's Parents and Siblings:
    Joseph Henry Petty
    Alfretta Matilda Duzett Petty
        Joseph Edward Petty
        Mary Matilda Petty
        William Wraph Petty
        Amelia Vilate Petty
        Hamner Duzette Petty
        Nathan Alma "Nate" Petty
        Zilpha Jenetta Petty

(6/12/1848-3/14/1912)   (married xx/xx/1870)
(8/17/1871-2/4/1939)   (married Anna Mariah DeMille)
(8/20/1872-10/27/1946)   (married David Hirschi)
(10/28/1877-10/8/1920)   (married Ellen Mae Ballard)
(2/4/1878-1/3/1904)   (married Daniel Hirschi)
(1/16/1883-5/24/1969)   (married Adelia DeMille and Pearl Eddards)
(7/27/1885-6/20/1960)   (married Jesse DeMill)

David & Mary's Family:
    David Hirschi
    Mary Matilda Petty Hirschi
        Claudius Hirschi
        Margery Hirschi
        Heber Hirschi
        Kenneth Hirschi
        Susie Hirschi
        David Milo Hirschi
        Wraph Hirschi
        Hugh Hirschi
        Annona Hirschi
        Junius Hirschi
        Jennie Hirschi
        Karl Albert Hirschi
        Leora May Hirschi
        Ora Hirschi

(12/13/1870-12/25/1938)   (married 10/3/1890)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(11/19/1895-1/17/1968)   (married Evelyn Harriet Langston)
(6/22/1897-7/2/1981)   (married Olive Squire)
(5/5/1899-4/5/1995)   (married Joseph Elmer Taylor)
(2/26/1902-8/6/1942)   (married Allie DeMille Wright)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/6/1907-xx/xx/1992)   (married Mifflin Kleinman)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/3/1918-7/12/1958)   (married Leo Reeve)




Brief biography of David Hirschi

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