John Henry Schmutz, the son of Johannes and Clorinda Schlappi Schmutz, was born October 26, 1878 in St. George, Utah. He began his schooling in his teacher's home before there was a school building in St. George. He helped build, and was one of the first students at the Woodward School. He attended the Dixie Academy, later he was a student at the Agricultural College in Logan. He was a cattleman and rancher all his life.
On June 25, 1905 he married Maggie Morris, and in 1913 he was called to Bern, Switzerland as a Church Missionary. He was called home from his mission when his wife became gravely ill. She passed away May 13, 1914. On April 27, 1916 he married Ada Cornelia Snow. To them were born two sons, Stanley M.(Mahonri) and Ray S. (Snow) Schmutz, both of St. George, Utah. Ada passed away March 10, 1956.
On Feb. 9, 1957 John married Ruth Ford Bunker. She passed away April 19, 1971. He was an ordinance worker in the St. George Temple for more than 40 years, probably the oldest living temple worker in the world. (From Under Dixie Sun:Supplement 1978, pg 7 Our Centurians)
Schmutz died on January 18, 1982 in St. George, Utah.