1864-1868: Immigration/Emigration to Utah-Ships and Companies
|Apr 28||Liverpool||Monarch of the Sea||John Smith||974||New York|
|May 21||Liverpool||Gen. McClellan||Thos. E. Jeremy||802||New York|
|Jun 3||London||Hudson||John M. Kay||863||New York|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jun 25||John D. Chase||85||Sep 20|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jun 29||John R. Murdock||78||Aug 26 abt.|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 8||Wm. B. Preston||400||Sep 15|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 15||Jos. S. Rawlins||400||Sep 20|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul||John Smith||150||Oct 1 abt.|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 19||Wm. S. Warren||400||Oct 4 abt.|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 27||Isaac A. Canfield||211||Oct 5 abt.|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 9||William Hyde||350||Oct 26|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug||Warren S. Snow||400||Nov 2 abt.|
Captain W. S. Warren telegraphed, on the 19th, from South Pass: "My train passed this point at 10 o'clock this morning. All well. Captain Canfield is probably near the South Pass."
Captain Rawlins" train arrived on the 20th of September in fine condition and passengers well.
|Apr 29||Liverpool||Belle Wood||Wm. H. Shearman||636||New York|
|May 8||Hamburg||B.S. Kimball||A.W. Winberg||558||New York|
|May 10||Liverpool||D. Hoadley||Wm. Underwood||24||New York|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 31||Miner G. Atwood||400||Nov. 8|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 12||Henson Walker||200||Nov 9 abt.|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 12||Wm. W. Willis||200||Nov 29 abt.|
The first company of this season's immigration left the frontiers on the 31st of July, composed of about 400 souls, mostly Scandinavian, with Elders M. G. Atwood, Captain; Charles B. Taylor, Assistant Captain; A. W. Winberg, Chaplain, and John Swenson, Commissary. This company was passed by Elder T. Taylor, on the Platte, about 150 miles this side of Nebraska, where it was getting along nicely. The second company, of about 200 souls started on the 12th of August with Elders Henson Walker, Captain and Robert Pixton, Chaplain. The third company, likewise of about 200 souls, also started on the 12th of August, Elders Win. W. Willis, Captain, and F. W. Cox, Chaplain. "These two companies are expected to travel together for protection to each other, and are mostly English with a few American families. Elders George Sims and Alfred Lee started in the last company with a mule team, but they calculate to overtake and pass the first company before it reaches this city."
|Apr 30||Liverpool||John Bright||C.M. Gillett||747||New York|
|May 5||London||Caroline||S.H. Hill||389||New York|
|May 23||London||Am. Congress||John Nicholson||350||New York|
|May 25||Hamburg||Kenilworth||Sam L. Sprague||684||New York|
|May 30||Liverpool||Arkwright||J.C. Wixom||450||New York|
|May 30||London||C. Grinnell||R. Harrison||26||New York|
|Jun 1||Hamburg||Cavour||N. Nielsen||201||New York|
|Jun 2||Hamburg||Humboldt||Geo. M. Brown||328||New York|
|Jun 6||Liverpool||St. Mark||A. Stevens||104||New York|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 6||Thomas E. Ricks||251||Sep 4|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 7||Samuel D. White||230||Sep 5|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 13||Wm. H. Chipman||375||Sep 15 abt.|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 19||John D. Holladay||350||Sep 25|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 4||Peter Nebeker||400||Sep 29|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Jul 25||Daniel Thompson||500||Sep 29|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 2||Daniel S. Rawlins||400||Oct 1|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 8||Andrew H. Scott||300||Oct 8|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug||Horton D. Haight||20||Oct 15|
|Wyoming, Nebraska||Aug 8||Abner Lowry||300||Oct 22|
On Monday October 8, 1866, Captain Andrew H. Scott's ox train, which had started from Wyoming, Nebraska, August 8th, with forty-nine wagons and about three hundred immigrants, arrived at Great Salt Lake City. About thirty of the immigrants died on the journey.
Captain Horton D. Haight's train of sixty-five wagons, bringing the wire for the Deseret Telegraph Company, arrived in the Salt Lake City on Monday the 15th.
|Jun 21||Liverpool||Manhattan Arch||N. Hill||482||New York|
|North Platte||Aug 8||Leonard G. Rice||500||October abt.|
"The counsel which was also given at Conference, to the people to donate means to send for their poor co-religionists in England, came home to the minds of all present as timely and heaven-inspired. The Spirit bore testimony to it. From the feeling already manifested upon this subject we are justified in expecting a hearty response on the part of the Saints. The counsel should call forth a spirited effort. The object to be accomplished is worthy of the attention and exertions of a great people. It is but a few years since we ourselves came here, weary and destitute fugitives from oppression. Subsequent immigration has not added many rich men to our numbers. But we are united. In union we are rich. The emigration, therefore, of so large a number of poor people, as now await in England their deliverance from Babylon, would show to the world what can be accomplished by a united people under the guidance of wise leadership. Everyone, however humble and poor, can do something towards carrying this counsel into effect." -Deseret News, Nov. 20, 1867
|Jun 4||Liverpool||John Bright||James McGaw||722||New York|
|Jun 20||Liverpool||Emerald Isle||H. Jensen Hals||876||New York|
|Jun 24||Liverpool||Constitution||Harvey H. Cluff||457||New York|
|Jun 30||Liverpool||Minnesota||John Party||534||New York|
|Jul 14||Liverpool||Colorado||Wm. B. Preston||600||New York|
|Laramie, Wyoming||Jul 25||Chester Loveland||400||Aug 20|
|Laramie, Wyoming||Jul 25||Joseph S. Rawlins||300||Aug 20|
|Laramie, Wyoming||Jul 27||John R. Murdock||600||Aug 19|
|Laramie, Wyoming||Jul 27||Horton D. Haight||275||Aug 19 abt.|
|Laramie, Wyoming||Aug 1||Wm. S. Seeley||272||Aug 29|
|Benton, Wyoming||Aug 13||Simpson A. Molen||300||Sep 2|
|Benton, Wyoming||Aug 14||D. D. McArthur||411||Sep 2|
|Benton, Wyoming||Aug 24||John Gillespie||500||Sep 15|
|Benton, Wyoming||Aug 31||John G. Holman||650||Sep 25 abt.|
|Benton, Wyoming||Sep 1||E.T. Mumford||250||Sep 24|
On Monday, February 17th, Hiram B. Clawson and William C. Staines, who had been appointed Church emigration agents this season, left Salt Lake City for the East, with $27,000 to be used for the gathering of the poor. This year about $70,000 was raised for the emigration of the poor Saints, mainly from Great Britain, an extra effort being made on the part of the Saints in Utah for that purpose.
A company of sixty-one immigrants, who had been left from some of the companies, in New York, because of sickness, arrived in Salt Lake City, in charge of Fred C. Anderson, having left New York October 3, 1868.
Emigration from the Islands of the Pacific
Miscellaneous Immigration From Non-European
Addison Pratt and his companions answered a mission call to the South Sea Islands as early as 1843. When they reached their destination, they did manual labor in order to carry on the work of spreading the gospel among these people. The opening of the Australian Mission began October 30, 1851, when Elders John Murdock and Charles Wandell were called upon to carry the gospel message to that country. In 1854 it was decided by the Church authorities to open a mission in New Zealand, and from all these faraway countries came many converts eager to join with the body of the Church established in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.
On June 16, 1852, the ship Calao sailed from Tahiti; June 2, 1852, the ship Harmony; November 24, 1852, the barque Abyssinia left Sydney Australia, all carrying Saints to the New World. April 6, 1853, a company of thirty converts with Elder Wandell in charge sailed on the ship Envelope; the Julia Ann sailed March 22, 1854 from New Castle with sixty-three souls aboard under the direction of William Hyde; April 27, 1855, a company numbering seventy-two sailed from Melbourne, Australia on the brig Tarquenia; the Julia Ann made another voyage September 7, 1855, dashed against a coral reef with a loss of five adults and three children; May 28, 1856, the Jenny Ford sailed from Sydney with a company of emigrating Saints under Augustus Farnham; June 27, 1857, the American ship Lucas, sailed from Sydney with sixty-nine Saints, Elder William Madison Wall, president; September 14, 1857, a company of Saints bound for Utah left Sydney with Joseph A. Kelting in charge; January 1, 1859, about thirty converts sailed from Sydney on the ship Milwaukee, Elder S. Johnson, supervising, and on October 17, 1865, the barque Albert sailed from Melbourne for San Francisco with a small company in charge of Elder J. D. Spencer. Missionary labors continued in the South Sea Islands, Australia, and New Zealand, and many more converts, during the next few years, made their way to Utah by sea and land. Emigration from South Africa
The greater number of people who accepted the teachings of the Mormon elders in the Union of South Africa were members of families who went there at the time England offered land grants to new settlers. Since it was the plan of the Church to send missionaries to every land, Jesse Haven, Leonard I. Smith and William Walker were called to perform a mission to South Africa, at a conference held in Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. Traveling by way of England they arrived at Cape Town, April 19, 1853, and at once began proselyting among the white settlers. On June 15, 1853, Henry Stringer of Mowbray, was baptized, the first fruit of their labor. A branch of the Church was organized at Mowbray, August 16, 1853; in September another branch at Newlands, and January 23, 1854, a branch at Beaufort. These branches were known as the Cape Conference. Later other branches were organized in this mission.
The first ship, the Unity, left South Africa November 27, 1855, with fifteen emigrating Saints under the supervision of Elders Walker and Smith, for their final destination, Utah. During the next few years other converts sailed on the Alacrity, Mexicano, Race Horse, Henry Ellis, Susan Pardeux and probably others. Some went by way of England, while others came directly to the east coast of the United States. Still others sailed to Australia, thence to San Francisco, proceeding from there to the headquarters of the Church in Salt Lake City.
Each succeeding year brought further immigration which necesitated further colonization throughout Utah and the adjoining states. The pioneer soon learned to meet existing conditions with courage. They knew land which could produce sagebrush and sunflowers also gave promise that crops would mature and there were canyon streams to bring in the life-giving water. The homes they built were humble but they meant security. Public buildings, sawmills, grist mills and manufacturing plants were erected. Churches and schools were established, for there had always been a great desire in the hearts of the Mormon people to give their children educational as well as spiritual guidance.
Those men and women, many with children, coming from other lands and aiming for a home in the far west, were conscious of the many changes that would take place in their way of living. The majority looked forward without fear-the weak turned back while the strong went on-hoping. They believed with Bailey who said: "Walk boldly and wisely-there is a hand above that will help thee on."Source: Our Pioneer Heritage © Carter, Kate B., ed. 20 vols. Salt Lake City: International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977. All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. Documents and images are exerpted by permission from the LDS Family History Suite CDROM from Ancestry.