Mormons -- Utah
Found in 5 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.
Edgar F. Kleiner was a professor of Biology at UNR from 1969-1983. He collected publications on early Mormon history in the United States and Utah. Collection contains six Mormon-related publications purchased by Kleiner in Salt Lake City in the early 1950s.
Letters by Wise to the American Israelite newspaper, of which he was publisher, while on his honeymoon to the American west.,The letters were written at Salt Lake City, Utah, and Palisade and the Humboldt Desert, Nevada and describe the plains, Salt Lake City, Palisade, the Nevada desert, Carson City, Virginia City, and Gold Hill, Nevada, and Sacramento, California. He comments on Mormonism in Utah and the lack of interest in Judaism in the west.