Eliza Augusta Welker

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Eliza Augusta Welker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: Died in Heyburn, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Stoker Welker; Jacob Stoker Welker; Harriet Angeline Welker and Harriet Angeline Welker
Wife of John William Prescott and John Willam Prescott
Mother of William Jacob Prescott; Polly Ward; John Levi Prescott; Clifford Heber Prescott; Claude Welker Prescott and 4 others
Sister of Jacob Stoker Welker, Jr.; Harriet Ann Welker; Charles Wesley Welker; Joseph Lyons Welker; John Quincy Welker and 7 others

Occupation: Eliza married John William Prescott, 9/23/1891, Logan, UT and had 8 children. He died in 1904. Then Eliza married Harland Edward Loveland in 1929, Cache County, Utah. He was the widower of Eliza's sister Amelia Jane.
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About Eliza Augusta Welker

Eliza Augusta Welker was born to Jacob Stoker Welker and Harriet Angeline Lish Welker January 6, 1873, while the family was living in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho. They were pioneers who had come to that area ten years earlier in 1863 at the request of the Mormon Church. In the 1880 census, Eliza was living with her parents and siblings in Bloomington, and in the home were: Jacob, 50, Harriet, 40, Charles W., 20, Joseph L., 19, John Quincy, 18, Louiza M., 16, Orlana E., 14, James M., 11, Amelia J., 9, Eliza A., 7, Alvy A., 5, and Alzada, 1 year old. Eliza's father was working as a carpenter, her mother was keeping house, her brothers, Charles, Joseph and John were working as laborers, and the rest of the children were at school, except for Louiza M., w ho was at home, probably helping her mother with the household chores for their large family. Living nearby was Jacob's younger brother, Adam Welker, 39, his wife, Agnes, 36, and their children, James. R., 14, Agnes, 12, Adam D., 10, Margene, 8, Mary E., 8, William B. 6, John A., 4, and Euphemia, 2 years old.

Eliza married John William Prescott in Cache County, Utah, in 1891. By 1900, John, 31, and Liza A., 27, are living in Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, with their children, William Jacob, 7, Polly, 6, John Levi., 4, Clifford Heber, 2, and Claude Welker Prescott, 1. They had been married for 9 years, had 6 children, all still living. Both of John's parents were born in England, and he was born in Idaho. John was working as a farmer on his own farm which he owned free from a mortgage.

Three more children were born to them, Eliza Angeline in 1901, Charles Albert in 1903, and Velma Prescott in December of 1904. Sadly, two months before Velma was born, John William Prescott passed away on October 8, 1904, at the very young age of 35 years of age. He was born February 16, 1869, the son of John Sephton Prescott and Saloma Leann Hammon Prescott. He was buried in the Liberty Cemetery. How Eliza could go on to raise all of their eight children is unknown! Especially with the oldest, William Jacob, being only 11 years old at the time of his father's death! More sadness came to the family when John and Eliza's son, Claude Welker Prescott, passed away on May 20, 1907, at the young age of only 8 years old.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Sharon, Bear Lake, Idaho, Eliza was a 37-year old widow living with six of her children, Polly, 16, John L., 14, Clifford H. 12, Eliza, 8, Charles, 7, and Velma, 5 years old. Eliza is listed as a farmer and her son, John, as a farm laborer. In 1911, Polly married Abram Ward. In 1913, William Jacob, married Eveline Annie Hansen in Bannock, Idaho. In 1917, John Levi married Ida Lucille Wixom. In 1919, Eliza and John's daughter, Eliza Angeline, married Sterling Walls Judd in Cassia, Idaho. Around 1922 their son, Clifford Heber, married Hannah Margaret Hansen.

The year before, on August 24, 1918, when Clifford Heber completed his U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, he described himself as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and light brown hair. He was born June 19, 1897, in Cleveland, Idaho, and was 21 years old at the time. His nearest relative was his mother Eliza Prescott, who was living in Liberty, Idaho, and Clifford was living in Sharon, Idaho. He was working for John C. Christensen, but his profession was not given.

By 1920, Eliza was 46 and living with her son, Clifford, 22, who was working as a common laborer per the census record. No occupation is listed for Eliza. More sadness came when Eliza and John's son, Charles Albert, passed away on June 29, 1920, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery in Bear Lake, Idaho. He was born April 22, 1903, and was only 17 years old when he died.

Even more sadness came to Eliza on July 25, 1928, when her sister, Amelia Jane, two years older than Eliza, passed away at the young age of 57 years old. The following year, Eliza Augusta Prescott married her brother-in-law, Harland Edward Loveland in Cache County, Utah, who had been married to Eliza's sister, Amelia Jane, for 40 years at the time of her death. They had 13 children together before Amelia passed away, and tragically, 6 of their children died as infants.

In the 1930 U.S. census for Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, H.E. Loveland is 65, Eliza, 57, and his daughter, Elizabeth, 16. They are living in a home located on Lincoln Street, which H.E. owns and was valued at $4,500. H.E. was working as a farmer. Next door is Eliza and John's son, Clifford Heber, 32, and his wife, Hannah H., 33, who have been married for eleven years, and their children, Fern, 9, Vilda, 7, Albert H., 5, and Robert C., 3 years, 9 months old. Charles is working as a farm laborer.

In the 1940 census, Harlan and Eliza are 75 and 67 years old, still living in Lincoln, Idaho in the same home where they were living in 1935. Both Harlan and Eliza had a 4th grade education. Neither of them were working at the time of this census, obviously due to their ages. Even more sadness befell Eliza the next year when her husband, Harlan, passed away on January 23, 1941, at the age of 76. Then just four years later, on December 17, 1945, Eliza Augusta Welker Prescott Loveland passed away in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, and is buried in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, with her first husband, John William Prescott. -------------------- Eliza Augusta Welker was the daughter of Harriet Angeline Lish and Jacob Stoker Welker. Both the Lish and Welker families were early Mormon Pioneers, coming to Utah in 1850 and 1852 respectively. Eliza was born January 6, 1873, after the family had removed to Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho in about 1865. They were listed in the 1880 census as follows:

Jacob, 50, Harriet, 40, Charles W., 20, Joseph L., 19, John Quincy, 18, Louiza M., 16, Orlana E., 14, James M., 11, Amelia J., 9, Eliza A., 7, Alvy A., 5, and Alzada, 1 year old. Eliza's father was working as a carpenter, her mother was keeping house, her brothers, Charles, Joseph and John were working as laborers, and the rest of the children were at school, except for Louiza M., who was at home, probably helping her mother with the household chores for their large family. Living nearby was Jacob's younger brother, Adam Welker, 39, his wife, Agnes, 36, and their children, James. R., 14, Agnes, 12, Adam D., 10, Margene, 8, Mary E., 8, William B. 6, John A., 4, and Euphemia, 2 years old.

Eliza married John William Prescott, in Cache County, Utah in 1891, who was the son of John Prescott and Saloma Leanna Hammon Prescott, and they had 8 children, William Jacob in 1892, Polly in 1894, John Levi in 1895, Clifford Heber in 1897, Claude Welker in 1899, Eliza Angeline in 1901, Charles Albert in 1903, and Velma in 1904. But sadly, John William Prescott, passed away in Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, on October 3, 1904, two months before their last child, Velma, was born on December 31, 1904. He was only 35 years of age at the time of his death.

Previously in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, their family was listed as follows: John, 31, Liza A., 27, William Jacob, 7, Polly, 6, John Levi, 4, Clifford Heber, 2, and Claude Welker Prescott, 1 year old. They had been married for 9 years. Both of John's parents were born in England, and he was born in Idaho. John was working as a farmer on his own farm which he owned free from a mortgage.

By the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Sharon, Bear Lake, Idaho, Eliza was a 37-year old widow living with six of her children, Polly, 16, John L., 14, Clifford H. 12, Eliza, 8, Charles, 7, and Velma, 5 years old. Eliza was listed as a farmer and her son, John, as a farm laborer. In 1911, Polly married Abram Ward. In 1913, William Jacob, married Eveline Annie Hansen in Bannock, Idaho. In 1917, John Levi married Ida Lucille Wixom. In 1919, Eliza and John's daughter, Eliza Angeline, married Sterling Walls Judd in Cassia, Idaho. Around 1922 their son, Clifford Heber, married Hannah Margaret Hansen.

By 1920, Eliza, 46 was living with her son, Clifford, 22, who was working as a common laborer per the census record. No occupation was listed for Eliza. Sadness came again to Eliza when her son, Charles Albert, passed away on June 29, 1920, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery in Bear Lake, Idaho. He was born April 22, 1903, and was only 17 years old when he passed away.

According to Find A Grave.com, Eliza August Welker Prescott married Levi Henry Long (1867-1922), and later Harlon Edward Loveland (1865-1941). Harlan Edward Loveland was the husband of Eliza's older sister, Amelia Jane, two years older, who passed away on July 25, 1928, at the relatively young age of 57 years old. Harlan and Amelia Jane had been married for 40 years and had 13 children together, although tragically, six of their children died as infants.

A year after Amelia Jane's death, Harlan and Eliza were married. In the 1930 U.S. census for Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, they were listed as follows: H.E. Loveland, 65, Eliza, 57, and his daughter, Elizabeth, 16, and were living in a home they owned located on Lincoln Street valued at $4,500. Harlan was working as a farmer. Next door was Eliza and John's son, Clifford Heber, 32, and his wife, Hannah H., 33, who had been married for eleven years, and their children, Fern, 9, Vilda, 7, Albert H., 5, and Robert C., 3 years, 9 months old. Charles was working as a farm laborer.

In the 1940 census, Harlan, 75, and Eliza, 67, were still living in Lincoln, Idaho, in the same home where they were living in 1935. Both Harlan and Eliza had a 4th grade education. Neither of them were working at the time of this census, obviously due to their ages. Even more sadness befell Eliza the next year when her husband, Harlan, passed away on January 23, 1941, at the age of 76. Then just four years later, on December 17, 1945, Eliza Augusta Welker Prescott Loveland herself passed away in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, and was buried in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, with her first husband, John William Prescott.

Levi Henry Long was buried in the Bloomington Cemetery, and Harlon Edward Loveland was buried in the Parker Memorial Park Cemetery in Parker, Idaho, probably with his first wife, Eliza's sister, Amelia Jane Welker Loveland.

Following is information about Eliza's mother and father from Family Search.org:

HARRIET ANGELINE LISH by ANGELINE W. HANSEN, Granddaughter: Harriet Angeline Lish was born the 25th of July 1839, in the little town of Greenwood, Stuben County, New York. She was the eighth child and first daughter of Joseph Lyons Lish and Harriet Ann (Tripp) Lish.

Four years before her birth her parents had accepted the gospel and been baptized by George A. Smith. They were his first converts and were baptized the 11th of July 1835.

About 1843, the Lish family moved to Michigan. Two of their children were born there. Later they moved to Nauvoo, Illinois to be near the body of the church. They were among the Saints who were driven out of Nauvoo and settled for a time in Winter Quarters. The Lish family lived in Pottawattamie Flatts about six miles west of Winter Quarters.

In 1848, the name of Joseph L. Lish was listed with the names of the High Priests. His name is also found on a petition asking the government for a post office.

Most of the Lish family came to Utah in 1850 and lived in Ogden, Utah. While living in Ogden, Grandmother's father was made a high councilman to President Lorin Farr of Weber Stake. We also find his name on a petition (as a committeeman) approving the actions of Brigham Young in preserving peace with the Indians.

On December 21, 1850, Grandmother's brother Peter left Salt Lake with a company of Saints under the leadership of George Am Smith to pioneer in Iron County. When they were nearing the end of their journey they had become separated into three groups. The last group was so joyful over their safe arrival and finding the soil rich and conditions generally good; they asked permission to fire a few rounds of ammunition by way of celebration. When the volley of shots were heard by the first group, who were some distance ahead, they were fearful that the last group had been attacked by Indians. Peter Lish and Zachariah Decker, who were on horseback, rushed back full speed to help fight off the Indians.

Grandmother and her older brother, Everett, did not come to Utah in 1850 with the rest of the family. They came in 1853 with a company of Saints under the leadership of John W. Cooley and John A. Miller. They arrived at the Temple Square at four o'clock in the afternoon.

The wagons were overloaded so most of the people walked all the way across the plains. Grandmother was one of those who walked all the way.

In February of 1855, Harriet Angeline Lish married Jacob Stoker Welker of Willard, Utah. To his union was born six sons and seven daughters: Jacob Welker, Jr. born May 25, 1856; Harriet Ann Welker born December 3, 1857; Charles Wesley Welker born May 4 1859; Joseph Lyons Welker born February 9, 1861; John Quincy Welker, born September 10, 1862; Louisa Mahala Welker, born July 12, 1864; Arlena Emeline Welker born April 6, 1866; James Myron Welker born November 1, 1868; Amelia Jane Welker born April 19, 1871; Eliza Augusta Welker born January 6, 1873; Alvah Alexander Welker born August 15 1874; Rachael Melvina Welker born November 19, 1876; Alzada Angeline Welker born September 9, 1878.

They lived in Willard, Box Elder County, Utah for a short time and then in Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho for the rest of their lives. Some of the things the grandchildren remember about Grandmother are a sweet disposition, a high regard for her husband's wishes, her strong testimony of the gospel and her wonderful fervent prayers as they kneeled in family prayer. She died the 6th of October 1914 and is buried in the little cemetery on the hill in Bloomington, Idaho.

Following is information about Eliza's father, Jacob Stoker Welker, written by a granddaughter, Eva Thornock Burrows:

My grandfather, Jacob Stoker Welker, was born in Bloomfield Township, Jackson County, Ohio, and 8 January 1829. His father, James Welker, was born in Rowan County North Carolina 19 August 1803,his mother, Elizabeth Stoker was born 22 February 1806 at Ashe County, North Carolina.

Grandfather, Jacob Stoker Welker, was baptized by Franklin Vanload in 1843 when fourteen years of age. He saw the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith when he was quite young. He lived near where they lived and could remember when the Prophet and his brother were Martyred. It was a very tragic and sad experience for him and all others at that time. He and his Mother and her family came to Utah in 1852. They crossed the plains in the Isaac Stewart Company. Grandfather had one wagon, three cows, six oxen and two loose cattle. They came first to Salt Lake City but within a very short time they went to Willard, Utah, which at the time was called "Willow Creek". Here grandfather met, courted and married grandmother, Harriet Angeline Lish. They were married in February 1855, the first marriage performed in Willow Creek, later they received their endowments and sealing in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 31, 1857.

Grandfather was a handsome man with black hair and kind smiling eyes. He was five feet eight inches tall and weight about 160 pounds.

At Willow Creek, now known as Willard, they acquired through hard work and careful planning quite a lot of fertile land, animals and other property and they got along real well. Six of their children were born there.

Grandfather was ordained to the office of a Seventy by Elisha Malory February 8, 1859.

Grandfather madr two trips to Arizona. The first one to visit relatives who had settled there; a while later grandfather's health was not too good so he was advised by a doctor to go to Arizona again. This he did, selling all of his property, machinery and cattle in order to make the journey and care for his family. They made these trips with a team and wagon. It was a long hard tiresome journey. This second trip to Arizona for grandfather's health lasted for two or three years. Through exposure and hard work his body had become infected with rheumatism. These few years in the warmer climate improved his health very much, so they returned north going back to Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho.

They filed on a homestead located in Worm Creek Canyon, near Bloomington. Some of grandfather's older sons settled on small farms in Worm Creek Valley near their parents. Grandfather raised hay and grain but specialized in growing currants and berries of all kinds, and some hardier fruits such as plums and apples. He had a very beautiful vegetable garden and lovely flowerbeds. He also had cows, horses, pigs and chickens. He loved his work in his gardens, orchards and fields.

He was ordained to the office of High Priest by John Stucki on 16 December 1906. We really enjoyed visiting with our Grandparents. They were so cheerful and always seemed pleased to have us come to their house. Grandfather was a farmer, mechanic and carpenter by trade. He made furniture of all kinds. My parents used a table and chest of drawers (we called it a bureau) he made in our home all during my parent's lives. My youngest sister is still using this chest of drawers in her home. It is still beautiful and almost as good as new. Modern furniture is not made to endure through the years as it was then.

Grandfather loved music very much. He played the large and small drums, the fife and the flute and also the violin. Grandmother sang well so they had many happy times together with their families in their humble home. It was while working in his garden and orchard that grandfather had his first stroke, from which he never entirely recovered.

It was necessary for him to give up hard work because of his poor health. By this time he was quite an old man. He sold his land and property to his sons and moved into the town of Bloomington. By this time the children were all married and some of them lived in town. They bought a home on and a half blocks from out house. I was a small child at the time and spent a great deal of time with my grandparents helping them in every way I could. Grandfather had, because of his stroke become quite helpless. He sat in a chair or walked around a little by using a cane. He was always quite cheerful and we loved to visit and talk with him or to help in every way we could. He was unable o do any physical labor, so whenever, he felt well enough he read and studied good books and magazines. His families and friends called often to give him a word of cheer.

He was loved and honored by all who knew him. He loved the gospel and had lived it well. He was very proud of his family. He visited with all of us and encouraged us to live the gospel and in everything do what was right. We surely missed him when he was called home. He had another stroke, the third one, if I remember correctly and passed away 20 April 1911, after spending ten years in a wheel chair.

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Eliza Augusta Welker's Timeline

1873
January 6, 1873
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
1892
July 19, 1892
Age 19
Liberty, ID, USA
1894
January 18, 1894
Age 21
Liberty, ID, USA
1895
September 29, 1895
Age 22
Sharon, ID, USA
1897
June 29, 1897
Age 24
Franklin County, Idaho, United States
June 29, 1897
Age 24
Bannock, ID, USA
1899
March 29, 1899
Age 26
Sharon, ID, USA
1901
July 28, 1901
Age 28
Sharon, ID, USA
1903
April 22, 1903
Age 30
Sharon, ID, USA
1904
1904
Age 30