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60), who was born May 25, 1836, in Montgomery county, 111.,
and died Dec. 31, 1897. Their children: Amanda b. April 3,
1868, m. Charles Richardson Oct. 27, 1873; Dexter b. Jan.
28, 1860, m. Mary Jane Trappit Jan. 7, 1884; Martha b. Oct. 12,
1861, m. Frederick Wheeler March 7, 1883; Joseph b. Jan. 4,
1863, m. Julia Waymin Dec. 8, 1887; John F. b. Feb. 8, 1865;
Samuel b. Oct. 9, 1866, m. Maggie Campkin Feb. 10, 1904;
Catharine b. April 29, 1869, m. David Jeremy Dec. 17, 1890;
Emma b. May 23, 1871, m. Robert Warring Feb. 18, 1890;
Mark M. b. June 21, 1877, m. Sarah Rosetta Young- June 26,
1907. Families resided at Plain City, Utah.

High priest; seventy. Teacher.



KNIGHT, JOHN ALLEW (son of James Knight and Charlotte
Allen of Cape Colony, South Africa). Born Jan. 10, 1846,
Eutenaug, South Africa. Came to Utah Sept. 4, 1864, Captain
Patterson company.

Married Isadore M. Atwood July 25, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Miner Atwood and Mary Julie of Connecticut;
pioneers 1850). She was born Oct. 27, 1848. Their chil-
dren: Llllie I.; John M., m. Florence R. Cornell; Adelaide, m.
Frederick J. Hatt; William A., m. Effle Phippen; Mary, m.
Warren Hilton; Jessie; Charles L., m. Elsie Glen; Milford D.;
George H.; Ivey L., m. Harry White; Millan G. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

Patriarch. Carriage manufacturer.

KNIGHT, JOHN M. (son of John Allen Knight and Isadore M
Atwood). Born Sept. 14, 1871, Salt Lake City.

Married Florence R. Cornell Dec. 21, 1893, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Cornell and Helen C. Graves of Salt
Lake City), who was born Jan. 22, 1870, London, Eng. Their
children: Montague b. Sept. 27, 1894; Minnie May b. March
27, 1896; Melvin J. b. April 7, 1899; Florence L. b. Dec 24
1900; Phillis L. b. Oct. 13, 1901; Arthur C. b. May 7, 1903-
Richard K. b. April 4, 1905; Newell G. b. Feb. 11. 1909; Ralph
D. b. Nov. 27, 1911 Family home. Salt Lake City.

Member eighth quorum seventies; missionary to central
states 1895-98; second counselor In presidency of Ensign
stake. Carriage manufacturer.



KNIGHT, JOSEPH (son of Joseph Knight and Polly Peck of
Marlborough, Windham county, Vt.). Born June 22, 1808,
Marlborough, Vt. Came to Utah Sept. 12, 1850, Thomas
Johnson company.

Married Betsy Covert March 22, 1832, at Kirtland. Ohio
(daughter of James Covert of Cuyahoga county, Ohio) who

was born July 27, 1813. Their children: Martha Ann, m.

Windsor; Mary E.. m. C. H. Bassett; Rhoda C., m. Thomas
Moore; Joseph J., Orpha F., Ellen R., all d. infants. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

Acting bishop of Winter Quarters and Council Bluffs
Iowa. Cooper. Died Nov. 3, 1866, at Salt Lake City.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



KNIGHT, NEWEL, (son of Joseph Knight, one of six men
who laid the corner stone of Nauvoo temple and Polly
Peck, of Nauvoo, 111.). Born Jan. 11, 1800; died on plains
on way to Utah.

Married Sally Colburn. Only child: Samuel b. Oct. 14,
1832. Family home Conesville, Broome Co., N. Y.

Married Lydia Goldthwaite Nov. 23, 1835, Prophet Joseph
Smith officiating at Kirtland, Ohio (daughter of Jesse
Goldthwaite and Lydia Goldthwaite Knight, pioneers Oct.
3, 1850, Edward Hunter company, Jesse Havens, Captain
10). She was born 1812. Their children: Sally, m. Zemyra
Palmer; James; Joseph, m. Elizabeth Jones; Lydia, m.
John R. Young; Newel, m. Caroline Loveless; Jesse, m.
Amanda Melvina McEwan; Hyrum, died. Family home Salt
Lake City, Utah.

Died Jan. 11, 1847, at Fort Niobrara, Neb. Jesse Knight
has erected a monument at his burial place and that of his
companions. This monument Is seven miles northwest of
Fort Niobrara.

KNIGHT, JESSE (son of Newel Knight and Lydia Gold-
thwaite). Born Sept. 6, 1845, at Nauvoo, 111. Came to
Utah Oct. 13, 1850, Edward Hunter company.

Married Amanda Melvina McEwan Jan. 18, 1869, at Salt
Lake City (daughter of John McEwan and Amanda Higbee,
born May 26, 1826, in Chestnut county, Ohio, pioneers 1848).
She was born Nov. 13, 1851. Their children: Lydia Minerva
b. May 20, 1870, d. 1888; Oscar Raymond b. April 8, 1872,
m. Isabel Smith, m. Lottie Heneger; Jesse William b. Aug.
20, 1874, m. Lucy Jane Brimhall; Amanda Inez b. Sept. 8,
1876, m. R. Eugene Allen; Jennie Pearl b. Nov. 7, 1885, m.
W. Lester Mangum Sept. 6, 1905; Addie lona b. Dec. 18,
1891, m. Knight Starr Jordan Sept. 1, 1913. Family home
Provo, Utah.

High priest. Founder of the town of Raymond, Canada;
built first sugar factory in Northwest territory, being sec-
ond sugar factory in Canada. President of all the Knight
Investment Company's industries: sugar company, power
company, woolen mills, smelter company, Iron Blossom
mining company, Colorado mining company, Beck Tunnel,
Black Jack and Dragon Consolidated Mining Companies; rail-
road, reservoir, light and irrigation companies. Served the
party in many capacities and was unanimously nominated
as democratic candidate for governor of Utah, but refused
to accept. Large contributor to church and charity. Prime
mover and principal contributor in the founding of Maeser
Hall of the Brigham Young University at Provo. Director
Utah Pioneer Book Publishing Co.

KNIGHT, JESSE WILLIAM (son of Jesse Knight and
Amanda Melvina McEwan). Born Aug. 20, 1874, at Payson,
Utah Co., Utah.

Married Lucy Jane Brimhall Jan. 18, 1899, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Henry Brimhall and Alsina Elizabeth
Wilkins of Salt Lake City, Spanish Fork and Provo, Utah,
pioneers of 1849). She was born Dec. 13, 1875.

Missionary to England 1896-98; first bishop of Raymond
ward, Taylor stake, Alberta, Canada; second counselor to
President Allen of the Taylor stake; first counselor Jn
Utah stake presidency. Nominee for governor on demo-
cratic ticket 1908. Associated in the management of the
Knight Investment Companies' Interests.



KNIGHT, WH.LIAM (son of Thomas Sargent Knight and
Charlotte Maires, of Devonport, Devonshire, Eng.). Born
Dec. 2, 1846, Devonport. Came to Utah Nov. 2, 1864, War-
ren S. Snow company.

Married Jane Eliza Holden March 21, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Michael Holden and Eliza Orme of England,
pioneer 1854). She was born July 25, 1848. Their chil-
dren: William T., d. aged 14; Eliza, m. Charles Johnson;
Amy C., m. William J. Burnett; Walter S., m. Emma Drys-
dale; Louis M., m. Florence Smith, m. Lillian Gates; Caro-
line E., m. Ray E. Montrose; Ivy E., m. Clyde E. Miller;
Hazel; Ruby, m. Eugenia M. Clark; Rebecca Gordon, d. in-
fant. Family home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Member of 24th quorum seventies; high priest; block
teacher. Boot and shoe salesman.



KNIGHTON, GEORGE (son of George Knighton and Kath-
erlne Rigley of Derbyshire, Eng.). Born April 23, 1846,
Derbyshire, Eng. Came to Utah 1873, on railroad.

Married Eliza Johnson May 15, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Johnson and Martha Collough of
Bountiful. Utah, who came to Utah 1874, on railroad). She
was born Nov. 22, 1858. Their children: George T., m.
Mamie Gilbert; Samuel H., m. Hazel Levitt; Katherlne, m.
Herman A. Gardner; Mary E., m. Oliver A. Penrod; Martha
H., m. William C. Penrod; Elizabeth M., m. William H.
Oram; Daniel W.; Myrtle A., d. Infant.

Elder and ward teacher. Farmer. Served In Civil war 18
months. Died Jan. 4, 1899, Benjamin, Utah.



KNOWL.ES, EDWAHD AUSTIN (son of Samuel Knowles.
born July, 1811, Kingsnorth, Eng., and Ann Austin born
March, 1812, Parish of Wye, Kent, Eng.). Born March 4,
1848, at Parish of Wye. Came to Utah 1869, last company.
Married Elizabeth Jane Smith Nov. 9, 1892. in temple at
Logan, Utah (daughter of William Smith and Hannah
Dufosee, married April 23, 1862, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.,



pioneers 1862, Henry Miller company). She was born Feb.
13, 18G8, Mill Creek, Utah. Their children: Emily L. b.
Sept. 18, 1895; Elizabeth A. b. May 14, 1897; Hannah D. b.
Nov. 1, 1900; Edward S. b. July 13. 1903; Nellie I. b. Oct. 4,
1904; James W. b. Sept. 5, 1908. Family home Avon, Utah.
Priest. Settled at Salt Lake City; moved to North Ogden,
1873; Avon, Cache county, 1895. President Y. M. M. I. A. at
North Ogden; missionary to England 1892; bishop's coun-
selor. Farmer.



KNOWLES, THOMAS (son of Richard Knowles and Sarah
Roster, of Lancashire, Eng.). Born May 11, 1823, at Man-
chester. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Eliza Osborn, Dec. 27, 1844, at Bristol, Eng., who
was born March, 1820. Their children: Henry Thomas;
Emma Eliza; Emiline Louisa; Alva Gowin; Unity Ann;
Sarah Maria. Family home Nephi, Juab Co., Utah.

Member 47th quorum seventies; teacher. Farmer. Died
Dec. 30, 1887.

KNOWLES, HENRY THOMAS (son of Thomas Knowles
and Eliza Osborn). Born April 10, 1847, Lowell, Mass.
Came to Utah with parents.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Stewart, Dec. 23, 1875, at Nephl
(daughter of John Stewart and Mary Crawshaw, of Man-
chester, Eng.), who was born Feb. 1, 1853. Their children:
Henry Franklin b. Sept. 26, 1876; Gertrude Stewart b. Feb.
15, 1879; Florence Elizabeth b. April 12, 1881, died; Thomas
William b. June 14, 1883, died; Oscar Dennis b. Sept. 4,
1886, died; Ida Stewart b. Sept. 29, 1887; Leo Osborn b.
March 21, 1890; Alva Raymond b. Dec. 15, 1892; Mary Stew-
art b. April 27, 1895, died. Family resided St. Johns, Ariz,
and Nephi, Utah.

Member 47th quorum seventies; missionary to Arizona
1876-88; teacher. Coroner. Carpenter.



KSTOWLTON, SIDNEY ALCARNER (son of Ephralm Knowl-
ton born Oct. 3, 1773, and Jemima Farnham of Ashford,
Conn.). Born May 24, 1792.

Married Harriet Burnham June 30, 1816 (daughter of John
and Sarah Burnham). She was born March 7, 1797. Their
children: Ruhamah B. b. Sept. 6, 1817, m. Erastus H. Derby
Aug. 10, 1834; Harriet Virginia b. March 30, 1820; Martha
Jane b. June 3, 1822, m. Howard Cory Feb. 6, 1841; Julian b.
Aug. 17, 1824; Ephraim b. March 22, 1827; Mary Ann b. Sept.
11, 1829, m. William H. Hooper Dec. 24. 1852; George
Washington b. July 4, 1832; John Quincy b. July 9, 1835, m.
Margette Vanderhoof Feb. 8, 1857; Benjamin Franklin b.
Jan. 30, 1838, m. Rhoda A. J. Richards Oct. 31, 1863; Marcia
Eliza b. Dec. 19, 1841.

Married Charlotte Artegren at Salt Lake City, Utah
(daughter of Allen Artegren), who was born Dec. 25, 1825, In
Sweden. Their children: Abraham B. b. Oct. 30, 1863, m.
Nettie D. Horsley May 13, 1891. Farmer and stockraiser.

KNOWLTON, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (son of Sidney Algar-
ner Knowlton and Harriet Burnham). Born Jan. 30, 1838,
at Bear Creek, Hancock county, 111.

Married Rhoda A. J. Richards Oct. 31, 1863, at Salt Lake
City, Utah (daughter of Willard and Jennetta Richards).
Their children: Wilhelmlna b. Feb. 13, 1865; Benjamin
Franklin b. Sept. 11, 1866, m. Sarah Clark April 14, 1886:
Jennetta b. Oct. 12, 1868; Harriet b. Nov. 23, 1870, m. Daniel
T. Miller June 27, 1897; Sidney b. March 4. 1873; William
Hooper b. Dec. 27, 1874; Ida b. Nov. 4, 1876, m. S. Norman
Lee Sept. 11, 1899; Heber John b. Sept. 20, 1878; George
Quincy b. June 19, 1880, m. Rozilpha Jepson Sept. 11, 1907;
Willard Richards b. April 8, 1882.

Farmer and stockraiser.

KNOWLTON, GEORGE QUINCY (son of Benjamin Franklin
Knowlton and Rhoda A. J. Richards). Born June 19, 1880,
Farmington, Utah.

Married Rozilpha Jepson Sept. 11, 1907, at Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of James Jepson born Oct. 13, 1854, Center-
ville, 'Utah, and Lucinda Stratton born Jan. 12, 1857, Cedar,
Iron Co., Utah). She was born July 27, 1883, at Virgin,
Utah. Their children: Jessie Jennetta b. Sept. 20, 1908;
Dorothy b. Nov. 1, 1911.



KNOX, WIIXIAM (son of William Knox and Dorothy
Carlisle of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Eng.). Born July 5, 1816,
Splttal. near Berwick, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 3, 1855.

Married Kate Team 1856. at Salt Lake City (daughter of
William Team of Ferryhill, Eng., pioneer 1860). She was
born Dec. 25, 1840. Their children: John, m. Agnes Roper;
Sarah, m. Charles Host; Peter; Katherine, m. Arthur D.
Springall; Helen, m. Samuel Pollck; Hannah, m. John Ward;
Matilda, m. John Thomas; Mary, m. George Kemp; James, m.
Nora Booth. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Seventy; high priest; block teacher; home missionary.
Worked as carpenter on Salt Lake temple. Contractor and
builder. Died Feb. 22, 1891, Salt Lake City.



KNUDSON, WIL.L.IAM (son of Jense Knudson and Juliane
Maria Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark). Born Jan. 26, 1834,
Copenhagen. Denmark. Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1852.

Married Lauria Amelia Christensen March 20, 1854, at
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Christensen of Holbek, Denmark). She was born Feb. 14,
1834. Came to Utah 1863, John Forsgren company). Their
children: Charles William, m. Emily Clarke; Joseph, m.
Josephine Carlson; Peter, m. Dlniah Hanson; William O., m.
Alice Larsen; James, m. Amelia Kaiser; Lauria Amelia, d.
Nov. 8, 1864; Juliane Fatlme, m. August Valentine; Jonathan
C., m. Jennie Prichard; Lorenzo, d. July 16, 1869; Franklin,
d. April 29, 1871; Rozella, m. Oluf Petersen; Williamine
Dosine, d. Feb. 11, 1876; Hanna Lorinda, d. Dec. 29, 1877.
Family home Brigham City, Utah.

One of the first nine converts of the L. D. S. church to sail
from Copenhagen to America, Jan. 31, 1862. Settled at
Brigham City 1864. Took part in Echo Canyon trouble.
Guard during- Indian troubles. Farmer and fruitgrower.
Died April 20, 1900.

KNUDSON, CHARLES WILLIAM (son of William Knudson
and Lauria Amelia Christensen). Born Jan. 18, 1865, at
Brigham City, Utah.

Married Emily Clarke Oct. 23, 1879, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of John H. Clarke and Elizabeth Heaver of
Weston, Idaho, pioneers October, 1866, Richard Ballantyne
company). She was born March 12, 1860. Their children:
Charles Albert b. July 8, 1880, d. Infant; Orville b. June 13,
1881, d. Nov. 18, 1882; Lylla Emily b. Sept. 19, 1883, m. C. C.
Clayton; Vinna b. June 16, 1886, d. Jan. 29, 1890; Louella
Emeline b. Sept. 16, 1888; Ethel Elizabeth b Dec. 1, 1890;
Earl John b. Sept. 16, 1893; Ray Evelln b. Nov. 17, 1896;
Opal b. Oct. 9, 1898; Baby girl b. June 4. 1906, d. same day.
Family home Brigham City, Utah.

One of council 68th quorum seventies; missionary to Scan-
dinavia 1883-85; ward clerk seven years; city councilman.
Fruit and produce dealer.



KNUTSON, II v\s (son of Knud Kokenson and Eli
Neilsen). Born Oct. 24, 1819, Finstadsveen, Lorten, Hede-
marken, Norway. Came to Utah Oct. 1, 1864, John Smith
independent company.

Married Bergite Larson Loken (Johnson) 1850, In Norway
(daughter of Lars Loken of Elverum, Hedemarken, Norway).
She was born Dec. 23, 1816. Their children: Chrlstena, m.
Christian Nelson; Andrew, m. Chasty Sward; Herman, m.
Amanda Evert; Bertha, m. Peter Madsen; Ellen, died. Fam-
ily home Provo, Utah.

Bergite Larson Loken first married John Johnson, pioneer,
Oct. 1, 1864. Their children: Ingere b. March 14, 1844, m.
J. P. R. Johnson; Lena b. Dec. 9, 1846, m. Peter Madsen;
John b. June 7, 1849, m. Ingere Sward.



KOEEN, SVANTE JOHAN (son of Svante Anderson, born
1798 at Kil, Sweden, and Brita Anderson of Rada, Sweden).
He was born Dec. 30, 1836, at Rada, Sweden. Came to Utah
Oct. 8, 1866.

Married Anna Arvidson 1868 at Salt Lake City, who came
to Utah with Captain Scott company. Only child: Oscar b.
Sept. 22, 1872.

Married Johannah Louisa Karlson 1888, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Anders Karlson). Their children: Frances b.
July 17, 1789. d. 1906; Isaac b. Nov. 11, 1891; Ruth b. Sept. 14,
1893; Esther b. April 29, 1895; Mary b. Feb. 24, 1897; Enes b.
April 1, 1899; Svean J. b. May 15, 1901.

Missionary to Sweden twice; high priest. Tailor; farmer;
stockralser.



KOFFORD, WILLARD.

Married Christena Nellson Nov. 14, 1881, at Mount Pleas-
ant, Utah (daughter of Hogan Neilson and Johannah Larson).
Their children: Anna Christena, died; Wlllard Hogan, m.
Veda Mieling; Clarence Louis, m. Elnora Millett. Family
home, Provo, Utah.

KOFFORD, WILLARD HOGAN (son of Willard Kofford).
Born May 24, 1858, at Bornholm, Denmark.

Married Veda Mieling July 20, 1909, at Provo, Utah (daugh
ter of James Christena Mieling and Hanna Peterson both
of Mount Pleasant, Utah). She was born Aug. 31, 1888.
Their children: Evelyn Viola b. April 3, 1910.

KOFFORD, CLARENCE LOUIS (son of Wlllard Kofford
and Christena Nielson). Born July 31, 1887, Mt. Pleasant,
Utah.

Married Nancy Lanora Millett Sept. 26, 1906, Provo Bench,
Utah (daughter of Artemus Millett and Nancy Beal of
Provo), who was born Feb. 8, 1890. Their children: Berla
b. April 6. 1907; C. Clarence b. Dec. 17, 1908; Ned Millett b.
Oct. 2, 1910.



KOTTER, HENRY HERMAN LUDVICK (son of Frederick
Kotter born Nov. 22, 1806, of Housten Beck, Lippdetmoltd,
Germany, and Johana Held born March 13, 1807, at Lage,
Germany, who were married Jan. 25, 1835). Born Nov. 20,
1837. Came to Utah Oct. 8, 1866, Andrew H. Scott company.
Married Patrenna Henrietta Boasroup August, 1866,
Wyoming, Neb. (daughter of Redellck Christian Boasroup
and Anna Christen Mons). She was born Nov. 8, 1840, d.
Aug. 3, 1890. Their children: William Fredrick b. Jan.
14, 1868, m. Ellen Jensen; Johana b. March 8. 1870, m. J. Z.
Stewart; Henry Ludvlc b. Feb. 19, 1872, m. Alfreda Larsen
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(died), m. Jean Bott; Patrenna b. Jan. 18, 1874, m. J. H. Sel-
ley; Ludvick Boasroup b. Oct. 29, 1877, died; Christena
Sophia b. Feb. 21, 1876, died; Frederick Oscar b. Jan. 16,
1880; Elnora Henrietta b. Aug. 21. 1882.

Married Wihelmlna Erlckson Feb. 22, 1893, at Logan,
Utah (daughter of Carl Victor Erickson and Bertha Eliza-
beth Erickson; former came to Utah 1894). She was born
April 6, 1868, in Sweden. Their children: Henrietta Wilhel-
mina b. May 4, 1894; Ruby Viola b. Aug. 4, 1896; Victor Mc-
Kinley b. Nov. 3, 1896; Herman Bernard b. July 20, 1897;
Homer Clifford b. Nov. 26, 1900; Gertrude Almina b. April
22, 1903; Norma Elizabeth b. Jan. 2, 1905; Elmer Henry b.
Aug. 24, 1907; Vendell Carl b. March 31, 1909. Families re-
sided at Brigham City, Utah.

Member city council of Brigham six years; superintend-
ent of water works two years. Brickmaker; farmer, gar-
dener and fruit grower.



KUHRB, MARTIN PEDERSEN (son of Peder Hansen
Kuhre, born 1803, and Gundel Kristine Pederson, born May
26, 1802, both of Ronne, Bornholm. Denmark). Born Sept.
16, 1838, at Ronne. Came to Utah Sept. 26, 1862.

Married Hansine Katrine Jensen Feb. 1, 1862 (daughter
of Hans Jensen and Ane Kjerstine Hansen), who was born
July 27, 1838, and came to Utah with husband. Their chil-
dren: William Dobbie b. Jan. 21, 1863, m. Alice A. Drown
April 14, 1886; Kristine Maria b. Jan. 16, 1864. Family home
Ephraim, San Pete Co., Utah.

KUHRE, WILLIAM DOBBIE (son of Martin Pedersen
Kuhre and Hansine Katrine Jensen). Born Jan. 21, 1863,
at Ephraim, Utah.

Married Alice Adella Drown April 14, 1886, at Logan,
Utah (daughter of David T. Drown and Sarah O. Newell),
who was born Dec. 18, 1865, West Jordftn, Utah. Their
children: Leon William b. May 10, 1887; Helen b. May 12,
1889; Kenneth Drown b. Feb. 21, 1891; Martin Grover b.
March 4, 1893; Alice b. June 12, 1896; Ella b. July 16,
1898; Newell John b. July 7, 1900; Thelma b. Sept. 9, 1903;
Udell Jensen b. Aug. 21, 1908. Family resided Mantl, Salt
Lake City and Sandy, Utah.

Member bishopric 1892-1900; bishop of Sandy, Utah; mis-
sionary to Denmark. Member of school board; mayor of
Sandy.



KCNZ, JOHN (son of John Kunz and Roslna Catharine
Klossner). Born Jan. 20, 1823, Dlemtigen, Canton, Bern,
Switzerland. Came to Utah Aug. 5, 1870, Karl G. Maeser
company.

Married Rosina Knuttt Oct. 20, 1842 (daughter of David
Knutti and Catharine Mani), who was born June 21, 1819.
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: John b.
Feb. 7, 1844, m. Magdaline Straubhaar Nov. 11, 1863, m.
Sophia Straubhaar Oct. 26, 1874; m. Magdalena Linder Nov.
2, 1874; m. Louisa Weibel; m. Margerette Lauener; m.
Elizabeth Boss; Roslna b. Oct. 21, 1845, m. Jesse Dredge
Oct. 22, 1866; Christian b. Dec. 26, 1846, m. Eliza Buhler
Oct., 1870; Catharine b. Sept. 20, 1848, m. James Chlvers July
1903; Samuel b. May 18, 1851, m. Eliza Hannl 1872; Gott-
fried b. June 30, 1863; David b. Oct. 30, 1856. m. Louise
Jacobs Oct. 10, 1878; Jacob b. Aug. 5, 1859, m. Rosa Hlrschi
April 1883; William b. Dec. 5, 1860, m. Eliza Eschler May
4, 1882; Robert b. Dec. 16, 1862, m. Caroline Eschler May 4,
1882.

Married Catharine Zemp Oct. 29, 1884. Logan, Utah
(daughter of Peter Zemp and Barbara Stadelmann), who
was born Oct. 6, 1837, In Canton, Luzerne, Switzerland.
Families resided at Bern, Idaho.

KUNZ, JOHN, JR. (son of John Kunz and Rosina Knutti).
Born Feb. 7, 1844, Diemtigen, Switzerland. Came to Utah
July 2, 1873.

Married Magdellne Straubhaar Nov. 11, 1863 (daughter of
Peter Straubhaar and Johanna Eggen). Their children:
William John b. March 14, 1865, m. Anna Schmld May 6,
1887; Jacob b. April 17, 1866; Rose b. May 16, 1867, m. Gott-
fried Eschler May 4, 1882; John b. July 14, 1869, m. Mary
Schmld April 11, 1894; Magdelina M. b. Oct. 11, 1871.

Married Sophia Straubhaar Oct. 26, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Peter Straubhaar and Johanna Eggen). No
children. ,

Married Magdalena Linder Nov. 2, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Peter Linder). Their children: Mary M. b.
Oct. 16, 1875; Catharine b. Jan. 30, 1878; Eliza R. b. June
14, 1880, m. Jesse H. Dredge Sept. 20. 1898; Wilford J. b.
Sept. 24, 1883.

Married Louisa Weibel (daughter of Jacob Weibel and
Louisa Kaufman). No children.

Married Margerette Lauener (daughter of Christian
Lauener and Margerette Gertsch). Their children: Charles
C b May 21, 1892; Lovina H. b. July 28, 1893; Abel C. b.
Aug 23, 1896; Heber C. b. Dec. 7, 1898; Melvin b. June 21,
1900- Milton L. b. Jan. 6, 1902; Jesse A. b. Oct. 6. 1903;
George S. b. Sept. 20, 1906; Ursula G. b. March 8, 1908; Louisa
b. Feb. 16, 1910.

Married Elizabeth Boss (daughter of John Boss and Mary
Ann Gertsch). Their children: Agnes R. b. July 23, 1890,
m A. H. Dansle; Julia E. b. Jan. 20, 1893, m. A. Schmid;
Parley P b. Oct. 28, 1894; Hedwlg H. b. Sept. 29. 1896; Lucy
M. b. Nov. 13, 1898; Lydia b. May 13, 1900. Families re-
sided Bern, Idaho.

Bishop of Bern ward 1890-1913.



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L.4IRD, JAMBS (son of Edward Laird and Sarah Barr of
Bonebefore, County Antrim, Ireland). Born Dec. 25, 1825.
Came to Utah Nov. 9, 1856, Captain Willie handcart company.

Married Mary Rainey Aug. 20, 1847, in Scotland (daugh-
ter of Hughey Mickle Rainey and Elizabeth Creelman of
Scotland). She was born July 3, 1826. Their children:
Joseph Smith, m. Persls McKee; Edward; Elizabeth, m.
Richard Windmill; Almina, m. William Wright; Mary;
James; Harriett Ann, Sophia, and Sarah, died; Alexander
(died), m. Clarisa Riley. Family home. Salt Lake City.

One of the first settlers at Spanish Fork 1867, Heber
City 1869 and Parley's Canyon 1862. Farmer.

LAIRD, EDWARD (son of James Laird and Mary Rainey).
Born Feb. 12, 1852, at Anet Lodge, Irvin Parish, Scotland.
Came to Utah Nov. 9, 1856, Captain Willie handcart com-
pany.

Married Valeria Ann Flint Jan. 15, 1872, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Flint 1848 and Mary Jane Goodrich
1860. pioneers 1848, Heber C. Kimball company). She was
born Jan. 14, 1853, Farmington, Utah. Their children: Ed-
ward William b. Oct. 27, 1872, m. Annie McKean; Valeria
Ann b. May 31, 1874, m. James Taggart; Mary b. Oct. 8,
1875, m. Henry Taggart; James b. May 14, 1877, m. Mayme
Harris; Joseph Albert b. Sept. 12, 1878, m. Louie Davidson;
Harriett Jane b. May 27, 1880, m. Howell H. Harries; Eliza-
beth Elmira b. Dec. 30, 1882, died; Rhoda Lois b. Dec. 6,
1883, m. Frank Naylor; Fidelia Flint b. March 6, 1886, m.
Charles F. Snelgrove; Royal Martin b. March 6, 1888, died
1892. Family home 820 East Twelfth South, Salt Lake City.

Farmer; freighter; general contractor; sheepman. Early
settler to Idaho.



LAKE!, WILLIAM (son of John and Nancy Lake of Bramp-
ton, Eng.). Born March 11, 1812, Brampton. Came to
Utah in 1862, Milo Andrus company.

Married Maria Wight. Their child: Ann Maria b. July 9,
1844.

Married Ellen Grimes, Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was
born April 16, 1840. Their children: John William b. April
13, 1862, m. Annie Elizabeth Everett; Robert b. Oct. 2, 1863,
m. Lilly Coats; Emma Jane b. March 22, 1865, m. Mr.
Thornstensen; James Henry b. March 2, 1867, m. Maggie
Coats; Annie b. Aug. 2, 1868, deceased; Mary Ellen b. Sept.
23, 1870, m. John William Truscutt; Sarah Elizabeth b.
Dec. 25, 1872, m. George Farnsworth; Edward b. Sept. 28,
1874; Rossie b. Dec. 16, 1875, m. Herbert Farnsworth; Ella
b. Aug. 11, 1878, died. Family home Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Settled at Ephraim; moved to Circleville where he took
an active part in the early Indian troubles. Physician.
Died Nov. 5, 1891, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.



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