Paul Emil Zaugg was born in Landron, Switzerland, November 21, 1875. His parents, brother, and sisters had been converted to the LDS church in Switzerland. As a boy of eleven, he came to Park Valley, Utah, to work. He never saw his parents again, as they died before they could join the children they had sent to America.
Paul came to Stirling, at the age of 24, with the first group of settlers on May 5, 1899. He worked on the canals in Southern Alberta. Pay was half landscript and half cash. He started farming this virgin land and continued until his retirement.
Emily Maria Bohman was born in Peterson, Utah, October 9, 1871. She came to Stirling to visit her sister, Axie Bohman Spackman, in the summer of 1903. She met Paul Zaugg and from this meeting a life-long love blossomed. They were married November 23, 1904, in the Salt Lake Temple in Utah. She had graduated from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, taught school, and became the first woman County Superintendent of Schools in Utah. She gave this up for marriage in a small, isolated, newly settled community without any regrets or complaints. Seven children were born to this family.
Although Paul had very little schooling, with self-education and Emily's help, he became an excellent reader. Many evenings were spent with both parents reading stories to the children. Paul also became expert in playing the violin. He entertained at most private and public socials playing his violin while others danced. He yodelled on many programs. Paul loved socializing and would rather dance than eat. He worked hard and was able to get his sons started in farming.
Emily taught the Education class for Relief Society for years and was also a genealogist. Very few home items were bought, most homemade, homegrown or traded. Emily died in her home December 2, 1941, after a lengthy illness. She was 70 years of age. At this date September 1980, three of their children have filled full time missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and two have filled Stake Missions. Thirteen of their grand children have filled full-time honorable missions and four have filled Stake Missions.
Later, Paul married Emily's Sister-in-law, Nancy Fernillus Bohman, and moved to Utah. He died December 11, 1957 at age 82 years and his son brought him home for burial in Stirling.
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