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Gilbert Henry Van Schoonhoven [Spencer]

Captain of Ten In the 1847 Daniel Spencer/Israel Eldredge Company and the 1856 Dan Jones/John A. Hunt Company, he traveled under the name Gilbert H. Spencer.

Companies

John A. Hunt Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 28

Sources

  • "Death of a Pioneer. Gilbert Henry Van Schoonhoven Stage Driver of Early Days, Passes Away," Salt Lake Herald, 15 June 1903, 8.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Dan Jones Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Dec.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Journal History, 15 Dec. 1856, p. 15
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Pay, Mary G. to S. S. Jones, 18 Oct. 1908, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Spencer, Hiram Theron, Reminiscences, 5. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah