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William Elmer

William initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as Captain of First Ten in the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

Companies

Uriah Curtis Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 31
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 36

Sources

  • "16th Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Obituary Notes," The Deseret News [Weekly], 19 Jan. 1895, 159.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, Supp. to 1852, p. 101