Mormons -- Nevada
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Frances Shellenberger describes her Mormon parents' emigration from England to Utah, father's work in pioneer Utah, childhood in a Mormon family, move to Lund and Preston, Nevada in about 1898 with a Mormon colonizing group, marriage to Walter Shellenberger in 1903, married life in the mining town of Ruth and in Ely, ranching in the Snake Valley, raising ten children, and involvement in Mormon church activities.,A brief genealogical chart is included.
Typescript personal account, 1898, describes early life in Nephi, Utah; experiences with Indians; freighting in Utah, Idaho, and Montana; smelting in San Francisco; freighting in Toano, Nevada in 1887; owning a hotel and acting as postmaster in Toano; and cattle ranching near Wells, Nevada. Also included is an account by "Uncle David" (Nephi, Utah, 1925) of the life of John Cazier, 1821-1890, father of John Henry Cazier and an early member of the Mormon Church.
Biographical essay about Selina Walker Hammond, 1841-1921, a Mormon who pioneered in the Eagle Valley of southern Nevada with her husband John.