|July 1841|| Orson Hyde passes through Vienna
on his way to dedicate Palestine.
|Dec. 1841 - Jan. 1842|| Orson Hyde's ship is quarantined
as he returns home.
He spends the time in Trieste and Vienna,
encouraging the Jewish people
to return to Palestine.
|Jan. 18, 1865||Elders Orson Pratt and William W. Ritter
arrive in Austria, soon driven out.
|Jan. 22, 1870||First Austrian, Joseph A. Oheim,
baptized in Munich, Germany by Karl G. Maeser.
|Oct. 1883||Elders Thomas Biesinger and Paul E. B. Hammer
set apart in conference in SLC as missionaries to Austria.
|Oct. 16, 1883||Elders Thomas Biesinger and Paul E. B. Hammer
|Nov. 13, 1883||Elders Thomas Biesinger and Paul E. B. Hammer
arrive in Bern, Switzerland and report for duty
to the president of the Swiss and German Mission.
|Nov. 1883||Elders Thomas Biesinger and Paul E. B. Hammer
split up so Elder Biesinger can visit his parents
in Wurtemberg, Germany.
|Nov. 25, 1883||First convert, Paul Haslinger,
baptized in Lemberg, Austria by Elder Hammer.
|Nov. 25, 1883||Elder Biesinger arrives in Vienna
where he is supposed to meet Elder Hammer.
|Dec. 3, 1883||Elders Thomas Biesinger and Paul E. B. Hammer
meet in Vienna.
|Jan. 6, 1884||A Sunday. Elders Biesinger and Hammer
hold their first meeting in the home
of Widow Mahrburg of Stiftgasse.
Six persons besides the Elders were present.
|Feb. 2, 1884||P. Cholewa, a Pole, and Josephine Jelenik, an Austrian,
are baptized in Vienna, in the Simmering Canal.
|Feb. 25, 1884||Elder Biesinger goes to Prague.
Elder Hammer remains in Vienna for a time, then goes to
Hirchberg, Silesia, where he gets smallpox.
On his recovery, he returns to Bern to recuperate.
|March 30, 1884||Elder Biesinger is arrested in Prague,
spends 68 days in jail.
|June 21, 1884||After his release, Elder Biesinger baptizes
Anton Yost, one of the police officials
who had accused him.
|Feb. 18, 1885||Elder Biesinger and his new companion,
Elder James E. Jennings,go to Budapest, Hungary
in an attempt to continue missionary work.
|April 1885||Elders Biesinger and Jennings must return to Germany
due to persecution.
|April 27, 1900||Johann Huber is baptized near Haag am Hausruck.
Church meetings are held in Huber's milk barn.
|1901||Branch established in Haag am Hausruck
with seven members.
|1909||Second branch established in Vienna.|
|1909||Missionary work is stopped by Government
|1914||Vienna branch dissolved by government,
all property is confiscated.
|1914||Missionaries withdrawn from Austria
(and all of Europe) due to impending war.
|WWI||Members hold secret meetings in their homes.
While the brethren of the branch are in the army,
Sister Mathilde Either takes charge of the branch.
|post-WWI||After WWI, Church grows in Austria
(now separate from Hungary)
due to greater religious freedom.
|by 1922||Branches in Vienna, Linz,
Haag am Hausruck, and Salzburg.
|1923||Elder Biesinger, now 80 years old,
returns to Vienna as a missionary
in the Austrian Mission.
|1924||At year's end, Austria had:
|Aug. 23, 1925||German-Austrian Mission opened.|
|1936||A number of LDS publications were forbidden in Austria.
Fewer than 100 members were in Austria.
|Jan. 1, 1938||Swiss-Austrian Mission created.|
|1938||Hitler's army enters Austria.
Eight missionaries of the Swiss-Austrian mission
are serving in the Austrian district at the time.
|Summer 1939||Missionaries withdrawn during WWII,
and Austrian district closed,
but members continue work.
|1946||Restrictions lifted, missionaries return.|
|1946||Swiss Austria Mission arranged to include Austria:
Austrian District established by
Elder Ezra Taft Benson of the Quorum of the Twelve.
|1955||Church officially recognized in Austria.|
|1960||Austrian Mission organized.|
|Fall 1960||Mission Home purchased in Vienna.|
|1961||431 people baptized in Austria.|
|1963||The Böcklingstraße chapel is Vienna is completed.|
|1965||President Ezra Taft Benson
of the Quorum of the Twelve
tours the mission.
|1965||Centennial of Church in Austria celebrated
on the Huber dairy farm.
|1965||Chapel in Haag am Hausruck is built.|
|1968||Chapel in Haag am Hausruck is completed.|
|June 1969||Elders Vaughn A. Mason and Mitchell
Daniel Wilson, serving in the Austrian Mission, killed
in an automobile accident in the rain near Innsbruck.
|Aug. 7, 1969||Chapel in Graz is completed,
dedicated by Ezra Taft Benson.
|1970||Chapel in Klagenfurt is completed.|
|1970||Chapel in Linz is completed.|
|June 10, 1970||Austrian Mission becomes the Austria Mission.|
|June 20, 1970||Austria Mission becomes the Austria Vienna Mission.|
|1972||2,680 members in Austria.|
|1973||The Silbergasse chapel in Vienna is completed.|
|April 27, 1975||The Vienna I chapel is dedicated
by President Neil D. Schaerrer.
|1979||2,760 members in Austria.|
|Apr. 20, 1980||Vienna Austria Stake created,
President Benson presides,
Johann A. Wondra called as first Stake President.
|1982||Chapel in Wels is completed.|
|1983||The Gregorygasse chapel in Vienna is completed.|
|July 1, 1987||Mission split to create Austria Vienna East
to cover the Eastern block countries.
|Oct. 1988||Chapel in Wiener Neustadt completed.|
|1990||3,700 members in Austria.|
|Oct. 1992||Austria receives its first live satellite
transmissions of General Conference.
|1995||4,000 members in Austria.|
|July 1, 1996||Mission split to create Austria Vienna South.|
|Jan. 19, 1997||Second stake,
Salzburg Austria Stake, is created.
|July 1, 2001||Austria Vienna Mission
is merged with the Munich, Germany Mission
|about 2001||Steyr branch is closed.|
|about Dec. 2002||Villach branch is merged with the Klagenfurt branch.|
Lise (Moyes) Christiansen