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George Mayer

The Mayer family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848.  The Family included George and his wife Ann Yost, and their daughters Rachel Ann, Mary Ann, Catherine, Mariah Yost, and Sarah Jane.  Not long after the family arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, Ann gave birth to another daughter, Diantha Mayer. 

In the fall of 1852, George left to serve in the Swiss-German mission.  At the end of that mission, George returned home with the Richard Ballantyne Company in 1855.  He was a Captain of ten.

Companies

Heber C. Kimball Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 43
Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 50

Sources

  • "Immigration List," Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Sep. 1855, 214-15.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Mrs. Mary Ann Rogers Utah Pioneer Passes Away," Washington County News, 24 May 1923, 1.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1860 Utah Census, Salt Lake County

  • Ballantyne, Richard, Diaries and reminiscences, 1852-1896, box 1, fd. 3, vol. 6.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ballantyne, Richard, to Brigham Young, 22 July 1855, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 33, box 23, fd. 18.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Coombs, Isaiah Moses, Diary, in Collection 1835-1938, reel 1, box 1, fd. 1, vol. 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Jacob, Norton, Reminiscence and journal 1844 May-1852 Jan., 110-15.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1848, p. 14

  • Source Location
  • Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mayer, George, Reminiscences and diary, 1853 Jan-1896 Apr., 25-27.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mayer, George, Reminiscences and diary, 1853 Jan.-1896 Apr., 239-49.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • 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).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rogers, Mary Ann Mayer, Reminiscence.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah