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Christopher Merkley

Christopher initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Allen Taylor Company in 1849. 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

Allen Taylor Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 40
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 47

Sources

  • "Allen Taylor's 100, report, circa 1849 October." In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849. (MS 14920, Reel 3, Box 2, Folder 41)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 13 May 1893, 672.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887. (CR 376 1, box 2, folder 1) 

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census, Salt Lake County

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 4
  • Merkley, Christopher, Biography of Christopher Merkley [1887], 28-30.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merkley, Christopher. Biography of Christopher Merkley. (Salt Lake City: J. H. Parry & Company, 1887), 39-40. (M270.1 M563m)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Moore, David, Writings [ca. 1860], 45-54.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site