Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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John Bushman sent from Lehi to Assist Poor Immigrants in their Trip to Utah, May 1862

In 1862 John Bushman was a young 19-year-old man ready for adventure.  He and other young men from Lehi were sent to help assist poor immigrants crossing the plains.  Here is an interesting account of their adventures: Lehi Centennial History … Continue reading

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Peter, James and John (Bushman) Colonize St. Joseph, Arizona, 1877

Here is a fascinating life story of Peter Julius Christofferson, who worked with John Bushman to colonize St. Joseph Arizona.  His details and descriptions give us a good feel for life in these new frontier towns in Arizona. John Bushman … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters Sexton’s Records 26 April to 6 May 1847: Deaths of Hyrum Smith Turley 29 April and Sarah Ellen Clift Turley 4 May 1847

Theodore Turley lost 5 dear ones in Winter Quarters.  Here is the sexton record showing the deaths of his son, Hyrum Smith Turley and his wife, Sarah Ellen Turley:

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A little piece of advice from Bishop Finis F. Buchanan to a young Ann Laemmlen

When I was a student at Reedley High School, I was extremely busy with sports, school and extra curricular activities.  We lived a few miles out of town, and driving back and forth also used valuable time.  I remember going … Continue reading

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Johann Gottfried Widenmaier b. 23 April 1796, Nordheim, Germany

Johann Gottfried Widenmaier is my 3rd Great-grandpa.  He was born 23 April 1796 in Nordheim, Germany.  [Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen < Christof Wilhelm Schaefer < Susanna Widenmaier < Johann Gottfried Widenmaier] Birth entry for Johann Gottfried Widenmaier b. 23 April 1796 … Continue reading

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Elias Albert Bushman, Jr. b. 20 April 1881

History of Lehi, pp. 697-698 Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee Written by Hamilton Gardner The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913 Elias Albert Bushman, Jr., son of Elias Albert Bushman and Margaret Zimmerman was born April 20, 1881, … Continue reading

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Biography of Alonzo Daniel Rhodes b. 17 April 1853, Lehi, Utah

Alonzo Daniel Rhodes was born on 17 April 1853 to Alonzo Donnell and Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes. His father, Alonzo Donnell Rhodes was born 2 September 1824 in Fowler, Trumbull,Ohio to Erie and Eunice Wright Rhodes. His father first married … Continue reading

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