John Wimmer – 1850

John Wimmer

John Wimmer, Dean’s 3rd great-grandfather, traveled to the Salt Lake valley in the John Pace company with his wife and children as well as with his parents and other family members.  See his father’s page HERE.

-John Wimmer was born on 1 Mar 1808 at Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania to Peter Wimmer and Elizabeth Shirley.  See history from an old family newsletter HERE.

-Elizabeth Hendricks was born on 6 Nov 1810 in Randolph County, North Carolina to William Hendricks and Margaret Buck.

-John & Elizabeth were married on 5 Feb 1828 at Henry County, Indiana.

First child, Margaret, was born on 24 May 1829 at New Castle, Henry, Indiana.

-Listed in the 1830 US Fed Census was John Wimmer with a wife and one child, living in Henry County, Indiana.

-Second child, Elizabeth, was born on 3 Dec 1831 at New Castle, Henry, Indiana.

-Third child, Dean’s 2nd great-grandmother Susannah, was born on 20 Dec 1833 at New Lisbon, Henry, Indiana.  She married into the “Crandall” family.  See page for Spicer Wells Crandall HERE.

-Fourth child, Martha Ellen, was born and died in 1837 (approximately) at New Castle, Henry, Indiana.

-Fifth child, William, was born on 6 Jan 1840 at New Castle, Henry, Indiana.

-Sixth child, Peter, was born on 23 Mar 1842 at Columbus, Adams, Illinois.

-Seventh child, Julietta, was born on 23 Dec 1845 at Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

-Eighth child, Rebecca, was born on 1 Nov 1850 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

-Listed in the 1850 US Fed Census were John and two daughters (Elizabeth & Susannah), living in Salt Lake with John’s parents (Peter & Elizabeth) and John’s sister (Ellen).  John was listed again in this census with his wife (Elizabeth) and the four younger children as well as a divorced daughter (Margaret) and her children, living in Weber County, Utah.

-Listed in the 1860 US Fed Census were John & Elizabeth with their four younger children and one son-in-law, living in Springville, Utah, Utah.

-Listed in the 1870 US Fed Census were John & Elizabeth living with their married daughter (Elizabeth) in Parowan, Iron, Utah.

-John died on 22 Apr 1876 and was buried at Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.

-Elizabeth died on 7 Sep 1879 and was buried at Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.

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