Saturday, October 8, 2016

Taking Over the Building

What Ogden church owned building did the Federal Government takeover during WWII?
a.                  The Ogden Temple
b.                  The Ogden Tabernacle
c.                   One of the Ogden meeting houses
d.                  Ogden’s Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   1838
Alexander Neibaur, the first dentist in Utah, was born January 8, 1808, in Germany, the son of a Hebrew physician and surgeon. Alexander was to have entered the Jewish ministry, but instead studied dentistry in the University of Berlin, beginning practice in Preston, England. While there he married Ellen Breakel. The first Jew to be converted to the Mormon faith, he was baptized April 9, 1838.
   Young Dr. Neibaur emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in active member of the Church and prominent in Freemasonry while setting himself up in the practice of dentistry. He advertised as follows in the (Mormon) Times and Seasons:
   “Nauvoo, August 2, 1841. ALEXANDER NEIBAUR—SURGEON DENTIST, from Berlin, in Prussia, late of Liverpool and Preston, England—most respectfully announces to the ladies and gentlemen and the citizens of Nauvoo, and also of Hancock County, in general, that he has permanently established himself in the city of Nauvoo as a dentist, where he may be consulted daily in all branches connected with his profession. Teeth cleaned, plugged, filled, and scruva effectually cured. Children’s teeth regulated. Natural or artificial teeth from a single tooth to a whole set inserted on the most approved principles. Mr. Neibaur, having an extensive practice both on the continent of Europe and also England for the last 15 years, he hopes to give general satisfaction to all those who honor him with their patronage.
   “Mr. B. Young, having know Mr. N. (in England), has kindly consented to offer me this house to meet those ladies and gentlemen who wish to consult me. Hours of attendance—from 10 o’clock in the morning to 6 at evening.

Additional interesting information:

Toothache was a universal disturbance in early days; it had to be endured because there was no way, other than pulling out the member, to relieve the pain. Often the blacksmith shop was the scene of an extraction. Several men held the suffered while the blacksmith pulled the tooth. If the tooth was broken off, nothing could be done about it. Pincers used as tools were too large to be inserted in the mouth, and it was some time before smaller pincers could be purchased. In every town there was some man, surgically inclined, who pulled teeth. In Richmond, Cache County, James I.  Sheppard was such a man. He ran a grocery store, and when some toothache suffered came for help, he was taken to the back room, seated upon a kitchen chair, and his tooth was pulled.

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:356-357.

No comments:

Post a Comment