The Isaac R. Goodwin Family

Goodwin, Isaac Richards b. 1810

Our Pioneer Heritage
Volume 3
The Ship Brooklyn Saints, Part II
The Isaac R. Goodwin Family
A Tribute

Isaac R. Goodwin, a descendant of the Ozias Goodwin family who came to America and settled in Connecticut in 1632, was born at New Hartford, Litchfield county, Connecticut June 18, 1810. He was the son of Isaac Goodwin and Rhoda Richards. Rhoda Richards was a daughter of Elisha Richards who was killed in the Wyoming massacre July 6, 1778, and whose wife, Sarah Cornwall Richards and children escaped the Indians and walked two hundred miles. Laura Hotchkiss, daughter of Benjamin Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Tyrell, became the wife of Mr. Goodwin and of this union seven children were born, four boys and three girls: Isaac, Lewis, Edwin A., Albert S., Emmerett, Nancy and Lucinda.

Goodwin, Isaac family. Albert, Lucinda, Nancy, Edwin, Lewis

Isaac early learned the mason trade at which he worked in New Haven, Connecticut and neighboring towns before his conversion to Mormonism by Elder Elisha Davis. By 1846, he was so thoroughly imbued with the Latter-day Saint spirit, that when the call came to move west he sold his property for almost nothing and, on February 4, 1846, at about the same time the Nauvoo Saints were first ready to cross the plains, Isaac and family took passage on the ship Brooklyn.

Goodwin, Ship Brooklyn at sea

These converts did not know exactly where they were going, only that they were to join the Saints from Nauvoo somewhere in the West. Unfortunately, during a storm on this voyage, Isaac’s wife, Laura, who was an expectant mother, was thrown down a hatchway and after a prolonged illness, died May 6, 1846 just as the ship rounded the Horn. They were close enough to the Isle of Juan Fernandez when death occurred, so that Laura was buried there on Goat Island.

Her death left Isaac with the problem of caring for seven motherless children, the eldest of whom was only thirteen years of age. After a short stop at Honolulu, the ship sailed on reaching her destination, California, the last day of July, 1846.

san francisco 1848san francisco during gold rushsan fransicso 1850 waterfront

For the first six years after he reached California, Isaac lived part of the time in San Francisco and part of the time with the Saints near the American River. He did masonry work in San Francisco and near Rush Creek. Some of his children, in the absence of a mother, were allowed to work in families of other Saints, Lucinda being with Mr. Marshall at the American River colony.

In 1852 Isaac again responded to the call of the Church to gather in colonies. He sold his property near San Francisco, took his family and belongings to the Mormon settlement of San Bernardino, five hundred miles southward. Here he purchased a farm and largely devoted himself to agriculture. He aided many missionaries on their way to the coast for foreign countries and was an active member in other Church work.

While at San Francisco, Isaac hired a saddle maker, William Coons, a member of the Mormon Battalion, to help him, and young Coons soon fell in love with Isaac’s daughter, Emmerett, a girl of fifteen. Isaac refused to give the girl in marriage, so Coons bribed Lucinda, then nine years of age, to assist him in an elopement, which succeeded. Emmerett was never again seen by her family. This elopement started Isaac to thinking seriously about the family responsibility, for on December 22, 1855, Isaac Goodwin married Mary Cox of New Haven, England. She had received the gospel on January 10, 1850 and emigrated to America, coming overland to Utah, then had gone on to California with the Charles C. Rich company.

Mary Cox proved a devoted mother to the Goodwin children. She never had any children of her own. According to an interview in 1878 reported by John Codman, a journalist, Isaac was one of the men who went with Samuel Brannan to meet the overland Saints under Brigham Young to try to persuade them to continue on to California. When President Young called the Saints to Utah in 1857, Isaac left all his wealth behind and brought his wife and children to Utah. They traveled by covered wagon, the boys and girls each taking turns driving the stock.

When Isaac reached Utah there was probably an order to aid the emigrants coming from the southwest and to help protect the southern settlements from a surprise attack by U.S. troops from that direction, although the known troops were then at Fort Bridger. At any rate, Isaac spent nearly the whole year between December, 1857 and November, 1858 at Santa Clara near what is now St. George.

On the latter date he started for Lehi, but was forced by severe snowstorms to stop at Payson until February, 1859, when he finished the journey. In Lehi, he first settled near the Jordan River at Cold Springs, about a mile north of the bridge directly west of Lehi.

Here he spent some time raising livestock but soon purchased land within the city limits, where he thereafter made his home. The history of Lehi states that Isaac Goodwin was the man who introduced alfalfa seed into that settlement. He came to Lehi in 1859, bringing with him a little of the precious alfalfa seed from the Pacific coast.


In the spring of 1860 Isaac planted the first alfalfa seed that Utah soil had known. From this seed only seven plants sprouted. These he nourished tenderly until they yielded more seed. This seed was saved and planted the following spring. The process was continued for a number of years, a coffee grinder was used to clean the husks. On one occasion a neighbor was watching Goodwin clean the seed and picked up a pinch of it. “Put it down,” said Isaac, “I would as willingly give you as much gold dust.”

In a few years Isaac was able to sell a little seed to his neighbors for one dollar a pound which scarcely paid for the cleaning of it. As Isaac grew older he seldom left home except to attend the Latter-day Saint conference in Salt Lake City. It was at one of these meetings that a very important announcement came for him. It was about a little girl who had been left with some people and who said, “Isaac Goodwin is my grandfather.” Her mother was dead.

When Isaac saw her he knew he was looking at his grandchild. She was the image of his long-lost daughter, Emmerett, who had named her baby Laura after her mother, Laura Goodwin. Little Laura had a brother, John William Coons, but no further record of him has been found. Emmerett’s husband, William Coons, left her after the birth of the second child. She then married a man by the name of Edward Morehead. One child was born to them. Isaac reared Laura to young womanhood when she married Thomas B. Cutler, Bishop, and also manager of the Z.C.M.I in Lehi and later General Manager of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company. He tried hard to locate Emmerett’s second husband and child but without success.

Isaac Goodwin was elected mayor of Lehi on February 13, 1865. He was re-elected October 31, 1874 to fill the vacancy of William Winn who resigned. On February 8, 1875, Mr. Goodwin was again elected to the office of mayor carrying on the responsibilities on each occasion with honor and fidelity. He held many other positions of trust, both civic and religious. In 1872 he went on a mission to his native state of Connecticut.

On April 25, 1879, Mr. Goodwin passed away at his home in Lehi, Utah. Mary Cox Goodwin died December 13, 1898. Isaac H. Goodwin, pioneer of 1858, was born August 25, 1834 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a lad of twelve years when he accompanied his parents, Isaac R. and Laura Hotchkiss Goodwin on the Brooklyn. His mother met a tragic death on the voyage and was the only person who died en route to be buried on land, her final resting place, Juan Fernandez.

California was young Isaac’s home for another twelve years, then he accompanied his father, stepmother, Mary Cox Goodwin, and several brothers and sisters to Utah. Betsey Smith, daughter of Alexander Smith and May McEwan became his wife December 1, 1859 in Salt Lake City. She was born March 7, 1843 in Dundee, Scotland and came to Utah with her mother in the James G. Willie handcart company in 1856. Isaac H. and Betsey were the parents of nine children. The family resided at various times in Lehi, Smithfield, Escalante, Thurber and Beaver where Mr. Goodwin engaged in merchandising and farming. He was an active member of the Latter-day Saint Church.

Bushman, Lucinda Goodwin headstone, Lehi

Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin was born April 4, 1843 at North Hartford, Connecticut. Being only three years of age when she made the voyage on the Brooklyn with her parents, brothers and sisters, she did not remember the tragedy which surrounded this family in the death of the mother. Her brothers and sisters were put out to live in various homes after their arrival in San Bernardino from Yerba Buena, the first stopping place of the Brooklyn Saints. Lucinda lived for a time with the Marshall family.

In 1857 the Goodwins started the journey to Utah where they spent the winter of 1857-58 in St. George. Early in 1859 they arrived in Lehi where they established a permanent home. It was here that Lucinda met Martin Bushman, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and after one year of courtship the young couple were married March 21, 1863 in Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young.

By 1864 they were financially able to buy a city lot and build a small home of their own. Ten children, eight girls and two boys were born to them which included two pair of twins. Both sons filled missions, one, Lewis, dying in the mission field. Seven of her children preceded Lucinda in death. She passed away December 6, 1906 at the age of 63 years. Lucinda was a large woman weighing 200 pounds, 5 ft. 9 in. in height with gray eyes and brown hair. She was of a kindly disposition and happiest when performing loving service for her husband and children. She did not participate in public life and left home only to attend to religious duties or to do some kind deed for a neighbor.

The Goodwin Family, Lucinda L., Edwin A., Albert S., Nancy E; Lewis Lewis Goodwin was born October 26, 1836. He married Maria Dolores Noe and remained in California where they made their home in the Sacramento area. He is buried in California. Edwin Abiah was born November 30, 1839. He married Annie Hatwood and later Hannah Marie Peterson became his wife. He resided at various times in Lehi and Beaver, Utah. Nancy Ellen was born September 13, 1841. She became the wife of William Evans in Payson, Utah in 1858. They lived for a time in Ophir, Tooele county. She was the mother of eleven children. Burial was in the Lehi cemetery. Albert Story Goodwin was born October 29, 1844. He married Mary Joyce Cooper. They also made their home in Lehi and Beaver, Utah.

Posted in Ann Lewis Personal History | Leave a comment

Isaac Richard Goodwin b, 1810

Goodwin, Isaac Richards b. 1810

History of Lehi
Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee
Written by Hamilton Gardner
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913
pp. 262-263

Isaac Goodwin, a descendant of Ozias Goodwin, who came to America from England and settled in Connecticut in 1632, was born June 18, 1810, in New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He married Laura Hotchkiss February 2, 1833, from which union seven children were born, four boys and three girls: Isaac, Lewis, Edwin A., Albert S., Emmerett E. (Coons), Nancy (Evans), and Lucinda (Bushman).

Isaac Goodwin and family embraced the faith of the Latter-day Saints in the year 1844. Two years later in company with other Saints they concluded to go west and took passage at New York on the sailing vessel “Brooklyn,” her destination being California. Leaving New York on February 4, 1846, they sailed around Cape Horn at the southern extremity of South America, which point they passed in the latter part of April, finally landing at San Francisco on July 24, 1846, the voyage consuming a little less than six months.

At the beginning of the voyage, Mrs. Goodwin met with an accident and being in delicate health, never recovered from the shock, passing away on May 6, 1846, shortly after the ship had rounded Cape Horn. She was buried on Goat Island, one of the Juan Fernandes Group, (Robinson Crusoe’s famed islands).

Isaac Goodwin and children lived for some time at San Francisco and later moved to San Bernardino, where he met and married on December 22, 1855, Mary Cox of New Haven, England, who received the gospel on January 10, 1850, and emigrated to America, coming overland to Utah with Charles C. Rich’s company and then going on to California. No children were born of this union. Mary Cox Goodwin died December 13, 1898, at Lehi, Utah.

After living at San Bernardino for several years, they decided to move to Utah, traveling the southern route, making a short stay in “Dixie,” also in one or two others places, and finally settling in Lehi in 1859.

Isaac Goodwin was the first to introduce alfalfa (lucern) in Utah, the hay from which has been such an important factor in the agriculture of this State.

He was elected mayor of Lehi City on February 13, 1865; was appointed mayor on October 31, 1874, to fill the vacancy made by William H. Winn, who resigned; was again elected mayor on February 8, 1875; and filled the office with honor and fidelity on each occasion.

He held many other positions of trust, both secular and religious. In 1872 he went on a mission to the Eastern States. Isaac Goodwin died April 25, 1879, at Lehi, Utah.
–Samuel I. Goodwin

Posted in Bushman Family, Family History | Leave a comment

Grace Honor Bushman Lundquist b. 15 June 1873, Lehi Utah

The Theodore Turley Family Book, p. 503

Written by daughter, Elsie Lundquist McNabb

Grace Honor Bushman, daughter of Charlotte Turley and Jacob Bushman, was born June 15, 1873 in Lehi, Utah. She married Emanuel Richard Lundquist at Thistle, Utah on Jan. 6, 1892 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1897. Emanuel’s parents were Carl Gustaf and Carolina Erickson Lundquist.

My father, Emanuel, built the home on Fifth Avenue in Salt Lake City where all of us children were born. He ran a grocery store, which was attached to the home. Our father and mother were very religious, and we were all raised in the Church and taught the principles of the Gospel. We had many happy times in this home. Our mother raised chickens to supplement the family income and gave us the opportunities of music and cultural refinement. She had a remarkable gift of sewing and did fine needlework. She died at an early age of 38 from pneumonia. Our parents both worked in the Church and were faithful in every calling.

Children of Grace Bushman and Emanuel Richard Lundquist:
Clarence Richard Lundquist, b. April 13, 1893
Leo Ivan Lundquist, b. Dec. 4. 1894; d. March 25, 1975
Ruby Grace Lundquist Smuin, b. Jan. 6, 1898; m. Sept. 11, 1924, Salt Lake Temple, Franklin Smuin; d. Feb. 19, 1959. Children: Grace Helen, Marilyn Ruby
Carl Jacob Lundquist, b. March 13, 1900; d. June 25, 1918
Roy Emanuel Lundquist, b. Sept. 23, 1902
Elsie Gladys Lundquist, b. Oct. 3, 1904; m. Nov. 29, 1928, Donald 0. McNabb Nov. 29, 1928, they were sealed Oct. 8, 1940, he died Nov. 1, 1939; Children: Frances Mildred, Gordon Donald; m. (2) Aug. 22, 1974, James M. Saye.
Lucille Beatrice Lundquist, b. Dec. 15, 1907; d. June 11, 1909 (she died while still a baby when her clothes caught fire)
George Bushman Lundquist, b. Nov. 10, 1908; m. Sept. 18, 1936, Mildred Pugmire; Children:
Nancy, Fred.

Posted in Family History, Lundquist Family | Leave a comment

Obituaries for Margaret Zimmerman Bushman of Lehi

Bushman, Margaret Zimmerman

Margaret Laura Zimmerman Bushman d. 14 June 1933

The Lehi Sun
Thursday, June 15, 1933

Mrs. Margaret Bushman Passes to The Great Beyond
Mrs. Margaret Bushman, 75, one of Lehi’s beloved citizens, passed away to her reward Wednesday morning at her home following a two months illness of gall trouble, she was bedfast but two weeks.

Sister Bushman was born March 26, 1858, in Lehi, Utah, the daughter of John and Harriet L. Zimmerman.  She married Elias A. Bushman on March 26, 1879 in the Old Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Mr. Bushman passed away seven years ago. To this union eleven children were born, three daughters having preceded her in death.

Sister Bushman spent her entire life in this city. Having a kind and loving disposition, she was dearly loved by all who were associated with her in any way. She was a faithful wife and a wonderful mother to her children. She was a staunch church member and especially liked the Relief Society work in which organization she labored for forty years.
The surviving children are: E. A. Bushman, Mrs. Byron L. Beck of Magna; Mrs J. F. Bradshaw; Mrs. George Lewis, John M. Bushman, Mrs. Oliver Kirkham, Mrs. E. H. McAffee of Salt Lake, and Suel Bushman.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 o’clock in the First ward chapel.


DUP Obituary Scrapbook ( June 17
LEHI–Mrs. Margaret Zimmerman Bushman, 75, died at her home here Wednesday morning of carcinoma of the pancreas, following a month’s illness. She was born March 26, 1858, the daughter of John and Harriet Lamb Zimmerman of Lehi. She married Elias A. Bushman, March 26, 1879, in the Salt Lake Endowment House. Her husband died Oct. 15, 1925. She has been a loyal L. D. S. Church worker.

She served 42 years as teacher in the Relief Society organization. Surviving are eight sons and daughters: Albert Bushman, Mrs. J. F. Bradshaw, Mrs. George Lewis, John M Bushman, Mrs. Oliver Kirkham, Suel Bushman, all of Lehi; Mrs. Byron Beck of Magna; and Mrs. E. H. McAffee, of Salt Lake City; also 30 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Lehi First ward chapel. Interment will be in the Lehi cemetery.

Obituary Scrapbook, p.12
LEHI–Mrs. Margaret Zimmerman Bushman, 75, died at her home here Wednesday of carcinoma, following a month’s ness. She was born here March 26, 1858, a daughter of John and Harriet Lamb Zimmerman. She was married to Elias A. Bushman, March 26, 1879, in the L. D. S. Endowment house at Salt Lake. Her husband died October 15, 1925.

She had been a loyal L. D. S. church worker all her life. Eight sons and daughters survive: Mrs. J. F. Bradshaw, Mrs. George Lewis, Mrs. Oliver Kirkham, Albert. John M. and Suel Bushman, Lehi; Mrs. Byron Beck, Magna, and Mrs. E. H. McAffee, Salt Lake; also 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the L. D. S. First ward chapel. Interment will be in Lehi City cemetery. Thurs. June 15.

Posted in Bushman Family, Family History | Leave a comment

Thomas Kimberley (1765-1832) Last Will and Testament, Birmingham, England

Thomas Kimberley is my 4th Great-grandfather.   His daughter, Frances Amelia Kimberley “Fanny” married Theodore Turley in 1821.  Here is the text and a copy of Thomas’s Last Will and Testament.

Thomas died on this day, 14 June 1832 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.

kimberley, thomas last will & testament (1)kimberley, thomas last will & testament (2)kimberley, thomas last will & testament (3)kimberley, thomas last will & testament (4)kimberley, thomas mark

Posted in Family History, Turley Family | Leave a comment

Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen Memorial Service, 9 June 1988, First Mennonite Church

Grandma Elsa Schaefer was born 30 March 1895 in Grossgartach.  She married Rudolf Laemmlen in September 1929, and they emigrated to America shortly after.  They settled in central California where they raised their 4 boys on a fruit farm.  Elsa was a hard-working, quiet farmer’s wife who knew how to do just about everything with her own hands.  She lived to be 93 years old, dying peacefully on 6 June 1988 in Reedley, CA.  Her memorial service was held on Thursday, 9 June 1988 in Reedley.

Laemmlen, Rudolf & Elsa July 1977 (4)Laemmlen, Elsa Funeral Memorial Program

Here is the family tribute by Arthur Laemmlen, son of Elsa:

Laemmlen, Elsa Funeral Memorial - Art (1)Laemmlen, Elsa Funeral Memorial - Art (2)Laemmlen, Elsa Funeral Memorial - Art (3)

Here are the remarks made by Pastor Ralph D. Bowman:Laemmlen, Elsa Funeral Memorial 1

Laemmlen, Rudolf & Elsa's 50th Anniversary 1979.

Rudolf & Elsa’s 50th Anniversary, 1979

Posted in Family History, Laemmlen Family | Leave a comment

John Bushman b. 7 June 1843, Nauvoo, ILL

Bushman, John age 21

From Unflinching Courage, pp. 103-106
John Bushman and Lois Angeline Smith

John Bushman, son of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degan, was born on June 7, 1843, at Nauvoo, Illinois. When he was three years old the Saints were driven from their homes in Nauvoo and lived in western Iowa at Highland Grove and Kanesville until the spring of 1851, when the family started for Utah. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley in October and went to Lehi, south of Salt Lake City, to establish a home.

During the winters for a few months, during his childhood, John would attend a subscription school and in that way obtained a fair education. In the autumn of 1861 he hauled stone for the Salt Lake Temple. He also drove an ox team to the Missouri River for emigrants in 1862.

Bushman, John b. 1843.2

In 1865, on February 11, he married Lois Angeline Smith. During the next two years participated in the Indian wars of Utah.

In 1876 he was called with 200 others to leave home and go to the Little Colorado River valley of northern Arizona to colonize. He was assigned to the William C. Allen company which settled on the north side of the river just east of the present site of Joseph City.

In August 1876 he returned to Lehi and upon his return to Arizona took with him Mary Ann Petersen, whom he married in the St. George Temple on March 2, 1877, as his second wife.

Coming with her to Allen’s Camp was Lois, four year old daughter of John’s first wife, who with the rest of her family had remained in Lehi. In 1878 John returned to Lehi again. He sold his home and other property there and took his wife Lois and their five children with him to Arizona. John Bushman was a leader in his community, having been made supervisor of farming for the United Order company soon after it was organized on January 1, 1879.Bushman, John 1880, 1891

He made brooms from broom corn which was raised in the colony, and was a stockman. With the others of the community he helped to build the many dams across the Little Colorado River to obtain water for irrigation of their crops.

He was counselor to Bishop Joseph Hill Richards from January 12, 1879, to May 29, 1880. He was set apart as a counsellor to Lot Smith, President of the Little Colorado Stake, by President Wilford Woodruff on July 1, 1879. On December 18 of 1887 he was set apart as bishop of the St. Joseph Ward, Snowflake Stake, which position he held until April 30,1916.Bushman, John children born in St. Joseph

He served for many years on the board of education for Snowflake Stake Academy, and also served several terms as justice of the peace at St. Joseph.

Upon being released as bishop he moved back to Lehi, after selling his property in St. Joseph to his children.

Bushman, John and Lois .

He and wife Lois bought a small home and traveled daily to Salt Lake City where they worked in the temple.

John Bushman died in Salt Lake City May 30, 1926. The funeral was held in the Salt Lake 18th Ward and his body sent to St. Joseph to be buried beside his two wives.

Lois A. Smith, who married John Bushman on February 11, 1865, was the daughter of John Smith and Maria Foscue. She was born January 25, 1844, at Little Rock, Arkansas. Her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just after her birth while living in Texas. Her father, Dr. Smith, died of cholera while camped on the Platte River with a company of pioneer saints, and she and her mother and others in the family went westward with the others in the company. They built a nice home in Salt Lake City, and after a year and a half Mrs. Smith married Preston Thomas.

They moved to Lehi, Utah, later. At a leap year ball in Lehi, Lois invited John Bushman to be her escort and thereby started the romance that culminated in marriage. She moved with her husband and family to St. Joseph, Arizona, during October and November 1878, arriving Dec. 7.

Here she at once became active in the affairs of the community. She served as president of the Ward Relief Society from 1885 to 1902. Her home was the center of activity for the young people as well as the older ones. She had a- fine library and was interested in music and literature.

When her husband was released as bishop in 1916, she went with him back to Lehi, and worked in the temple at Salt Lake City.

Death came to her September 19, 1921 at Lehi. Her body was sent to St. Joseph for burial. Mary Ann Petersen, second wife of John Bushman, was born May 24, 1857 at Winstrup, Denmark, daughter of Jens Petersen and Maren Sorensen Frost. She was five years old when she came to the United States and settled with her parents in Lehi. It was here that she became acquainted with John Bushman, and was married to him, as his second or plural wife, on March 2, 1877, at the St. George Temple.

They continued to northern Arizona and she made a home for him in the pioneer colony of St. Joseph while his first wife remained in Lehi with her family because of ill health. Mary took an active part in community affairs, serving as treasurer of the Relief Society at St. Joseph from 1877 to 1885, and sharing in the duties of the wives of the colony during the time of the United Order.

About 1883 she developed a tumor under her arm which caused her much discomfort and pain. In the spring of 1885 it became so bad that her husband took her to Salt Lake City for medical treatment, but the doctors could not give her hope of cure, so she returned to St. Joseph, where she died on July 5, 1885, leaving three small children.

Posted in Bushman Family, Family History | Leave a comment