Category Archives: Ann Lewis Personal History

Information about the life of Ann Laemmlen Lewis

Joseph Smith Prophecy: No Guns Would Be Fired By the Saints During Nauvoo Strife

Joseph Smith 20 June 1844: “I gave directions to Theodore Turley to commence the manufacture of artillery. He asked me if he should not rent a building and set some men to repairing the small arms which were out of … Continue reading

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The Isaac R. Goodwin Family

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 … Continue reading

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A China Journal –Ann Laemmlen Lewis 17 April to 1 May 1989

This week is the 30th Anniversary of the uprisings at Tiananmen Square, Beijing. I was there 30 years ago, having a very Grand Adventure. I left Beijing just days before the violence on the Square broke out. Here is a … Continue reading

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Katharina Rathgeber b. 1 June 1821, Grossgartach

Today is the birth day of my 3rd Great-grandma, Katharina Rathgeber.  Her mother was Anna Susanna Rieker b. 1796 in Grossgartach and her father was Christian Rathgeber from Jagsthausen.  They did not marry.  Katharina was born 1 June 1821 in … Continue reading

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Theodore Turley found in the Account Book of the Deseret Iron Company 1858-1859

A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah’s Iron Mission  Author Morris A. Shirts, Author Kathryn H. Shirts “Iron we need and iron we must have”—so said Brigham Young in 1855. Utah’s pioneers depended on it for survival. Necessities, such as nails, stoves, plows and sawmill … Continue reading

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Life Sketch of Jane Barbour b. 20 May 1816, Scotland, wife of Frederick Barker

JANE BARBOUR JOHNSTON BARKER  (1816 – 1862) by LaDean L. Lee Jane was born 20 May 1816 at Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland and died 6 December 1862 in North Ogden, Weber, Utah. Her father was Peter Barbour born 24 November 1766 … Continue reading

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June Adele Smith Harker b. 5 May 1922

Unflinching Courage pp. 243-244 June Adele Smith was born May 5, 1922, at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She is the granddaughter of John and Lois A. Smith Bushman. At the age of eight she moved from Canada with her family to … Continue reading

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