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    Elijah Funk Sheets

    Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania

    • September 1842–May 1844
    • Age Called: 21
    • Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania
    • Departed From Home: 4 September 1842
    • Arrived At Home: 4 May 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois


    • Arrived In Field: 24 August 1844
    • Departed From Field: 16 January 1846
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

    Iron county, Utah

    • December 1850–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Iron county, Utah
    • Departed From Home: December 1850
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Latter-day Saint Biographical Encylopedia- December, 1850 he was called on a mission to Iron county as one of Geo. A. Smith's company of pioneers to that part of the country. He became one of the first settlers of Parowan. He remained on that mission about six months, then returned to Salt Lake City.

    United States

    • October 1869–March 1870
    • Age Called: 48
    • United States
    • Set Apart: 23 October 1869
    • Arrived At Home: 16 March 1870
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: Geo A Smith

    Stories and Documents

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 18 June 1843, p. 1.

    June 18, 1843-Elder Elijah F Sheets wrote from Chester county, Penn. that he and Joseph A. Stratton had been preaching in Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania since September 4, 1842; had baptized 32, and many more were convinced of the truth of the work, and that the Elders were continuing their labors.

    Nauvoo Restoration, comp., High Priests of Nauvoo and Early Salt Lake City, M251.33, p. 117, Church History Library.

    Ordained High Priest: 11 May 1856Enrolled in H.P. Quorum, SLC: 6 Oct 1856 Source: High Priest Qrm Rec, orgnzd 23 Apr 1848, SLC, Utah LDS Arc.

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 3, P-Z, 392, Church History Library.

    Sheets, Elijah F. [Funk]Birth: 22 Mar 1821; Pikeland, Chester Co., PennsylvaniaParents: Frederick and HannahBaptism 5 Jul 1840Ordained Seventy: Manchester, 7 Apr 1845 by Wilford WoodruffReceived into Quorum 1847Ordained and/or received into Quorum: Salt Lake City, 2 Jan 1853, by A. [Albert] P. Rockwood and L. Robins [Robbins]Remarks: President 2nd Quorum, 2 Jan 1853Residence: Utah Source: 70's Rec, 2 Qrm, 1845, LDS Arc, pg. 21; 2nd list, c1850's, LDS Arc, pg. 21.

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-1971, LR 1140 2, Church History Library.

    LR 1140 2 Image 41 Arrived in England: 24 Aug. 1844 Departed: 16 Jan. 1846.

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travels Database, Elijah Funk Sheets.

    Daniel Spencer / Perrigrine Sessions Company (1847)Departure 18 June 1847Arrival 24-25 September 1847Captain of Ten

    Elijah F. Sheets, Cemeteries and Burials Database, Utah Division of State History, Department of Heritage and Arts, Salt Lake City, UT.

    Cemeteries and Burials:Date of Burial - Elijah F. Sheets, 6 Jul 1904, cemetery Salt Lake City Cemetery, death Rexburg, Idaho

    Joseph Smith Jr., History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1973, vol. 5, p. 436.

    Reports: Preaching in Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania since September 4 1842.

    Early Church Information File, FamilySearch, image 1294, card393.

    Birth: 22 Mar 1821, Pikeland Twp, Chester Co., Pa; Father: Frederick Sheetz Mother: Hannah

    Elijah F. Sheets, Improvement Era, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p. 811.

    Early Church Information File, FamilySearch, image 1302, 401.

    Born: 22 Mar 1821, Charlestown (Pikeland), S. Chester, PennsylvaniaFather: Frederick Sheets Mother: Hannah Ordained: Seventy 2nd Quorum7 Apr 1845 by W. WoodruffPresident 2nd Quorum: 2 Jan 1853 Ordained by A.P. Rockwood