Category Archives: Family History

Information about those who came before me.

Louisa Mary Phillips Pace b. 19 January 1847, Cardiff, Wales

Mrs. Louisa M. Philips Lewis Pace was born January 19, 1847 in Cardiff, Wales. She writes: My father died when I was six months old. The first I can remember was when I was crossing the ocean with my mother. … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Turley Cook renounces allegiance to the Queen, 1895

by Mary Ann Clements This year (2020) marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote in the United States. It’s also the 150th anniversary of the first woman to vote in Utah. We know … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Degen Bushman’s Errands of Mercy: Midwife to 357 Babies in Lehi

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 6, p.485-486 Elizabeth Degen Bushman was born September 12, 1802, in Holstein, Basselland, Switzerland. Her father was John Casper Degen. Her mother died in childbirth when Elizabeth was four years of age and a year later … Continue reading

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Ernestina Friedericka Rappolt Laemmlen b. 9 September 1764

On the 9th of September 1764, my 4th Great-grandmother, Ernestina Friederika Rappolt Laemmlen was born in Brackenheim. She was the 4th of 9 children born to Georg Friedrich Rappolt and Maria Magdalena Godelmann of Brackenheim. On 20 September 1798 she … Continue reading

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Autobiography of Harriett Barker Chase b. 1835, England

I was born August 29, 1835, in LeRay, Jefferson Co., New York. My parents came from Shelfanger Norfolk, England. My father’s brother George and family left England with my father’s family March 23, 1830. They sailed on the old warship … Continue reading

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Silk in Dixie from the Family History of Olive Strong Tenney (1818-1916)

  One of the funniest experiences of Olive’s life was the raising of silkworms at Toquerville. Like the women of all ages of history, Olive loved the touch of fine silk and in her extraordinarily large and beautiful home, her … Continue reading

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Obituary for Sarah Ermine Bushman Fowles, d. 17 July 1947, Salt Lake City, UT

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Elna Brinkerhoff Haught b. 16 May 1923, Holbrook AZ

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 175-176 Elna is the daughter of Levi Brinkerhoff and Rhoda Turley Elna was born May 16, 1923 in Holbrook, Arizona. She married Arlin LaVarre Porter Nov. 24, 1942 in the Arizona Temple. Their first … Continue reading

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John Bushman takes an active part in the upbuilding and development of the resources of the country.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.553 Bushman, John, Bishop of St. Joseph Ward, Snowflake Stake, Arizona, is the seventh son of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Dagen, and was born in Nauvoo, Hancock county, Ill., June 7, 1843. He … Continue reading

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John Bushman b. 7 June 1843

The Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, pp. 133-136 John Bushman was born 7 June, 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois. In September 1846 when the Latter-day Saints were finally expelled from Nauvoo he went with his parents across to Hyland … Continue reading

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