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John Mathis

Traveled with Casper and Barbara Bryner; married Barbara soon after arriving in Salt Lake City. They crossed the Atlantic on the ship Juventa (his surname is spelled "Mathes" on the passanger list. On the handwritten roster of the Ballentine Company his name appears immediately before the Bryner's (spelled Breener); John's surname appears to be spelled "Mottese." His birth is listed as 10 Nov. 1832 in the Ninth Ward record of members.

In some sources his name is "Johannes Mathys."

Birth and death dates are confirmed by his gravestone.


Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 22


  • "Immigration List," Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Sep. 1855, 214-15.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ninth Ward, Record of Members
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City