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Jean Michel Rochon

He crossed the Atlantic Ocean with his wife, Susanna and four children (Elizabeth, Pierre, Margarita and Michele) via the ship John J. Boyd, arriving in New York on 15 February 1856. It is uncertain how many of the children actually made the overland journey. On ship records, he is listed with the given name of "Giovanni." Though two separate promissory notes seem to indicate that 3 of the children survived the journey, most likely Elizabeth, Pierre and Margarite.

He died en route.

Companies

Edmund Ellsworth Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 46

Sources

  • Italian map of early branches. (M274.5 I88 1982)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oakley, John, Journal excerpt 1856 June-Aug.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Bonds and Promissory Notes, reel 8, fd. 28.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Piedmont Project family group sheets.
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Walters, Archer, Diary 1856 Mar.-Sept., 9-16.

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