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John Thomas Hickenlooper

John initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company in 1847. 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.

Birth date is confirmed by Camp of Israel document.

Companies

Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 10
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 20

Sources

  • "Another Pioneer Gone," The Standard, 27 Mar. 1900, 7.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "First 100, second 50, returns, 1847 June," In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849, Spring 1847 emigration camp. (MS 14290, Reel 2, Box 1, Fd. 36)

  • 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
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 14