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Jacob Foutz Secrist

The Secrist family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Edward Hunter/Jacob Foutz Company in 1847.  The family consisted of Jacob Foutz Secrist and Anna Eliza Logan, and their daughter Louisa. 

At the end of a mission to Germany, Jacob traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as Captain of the Jacob F. Secrist/Noah T. Guymon Company in 1855.  He died of Cholera en route on 2 July, on Ketchum’s Creek, between Kearney and Leavenworth.  A tin coffin was made with the intention of bringing his remains to the Valley.  However, it was insufficient, and he was buried on 4 July.

Companies

Edward Hunter - Jacob Foutz Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 28
Jacob F. Secrist/Noah T. Guymon Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 36

Sources

  • "Deaths of Missionaries," Deseret News [Weekly], 8 Aug. 1855, 173.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Blair, Seth Millington, Reminiscences and journals, 1851-1868, vol. 2, 104-34.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Hansen, Peter Olsen, Journal [ca. 1876], 121-24.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hunter, Edward and Jacob Foutz, Letter, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17 Aug. 1847, 5-6.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Johnson, Hans I. (Mrs.) [Inger K.], Autobiography [1909], 11-12.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 23

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 7 Sep. 1855, p. 1

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Neilson, Peter. Family record, 11.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, Charles, Reminiscences and diary, 1842 Mar.-1905 June, 31-42, 333.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stevenson, Edward, Diary, in Edward Stevenson, Collection, 1849-1922, reel 1, fd. 2, vol. 5, 1-9.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wright, William Brockerman, Diary, in Papers 1855-1871; 1914.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah