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George Albert Donner, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rowan, NC, USA
Death: Died in Alder Creek, Nevada, California, USA
Place of Burial: Clear Lake, Sangamon, Illinois, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Donner, Sr. and Mary Margaret Donner
Husband of Susannah Donner; Mary Donner and Tamsen Donner, Donner Party
Father of Mary Weaver; Elizabeth Harmon; Susannah Blue; Albert Donner; Isaac Donner and 6 others
Brother of Jacob Donner, Donner Party; Samuel Danner; Lydia Walters; Elizabeth Walters; Ann Mary Dick and 4 others

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About George Donner, The Donner Party

The Donner Party was the worst disaster in wagon train history. Forty-two emigrants and two Indian guides had died. However, the remaining forty-seven travellers survived.

George and Jacob were repairing a wagon when a chisel slipped and gashed George’s hand, wounding him seriously. The storm descended and the Donners and their dependents, about twenty-two people in all, were caught in the Alder Creek Valley, about seven miles north and east of the lake where the rest of the emigrants camped. The Alder Creek camp consisted of three crude shelters made from tents reinforced with branches, quilts, buffalo robes, and whatever else was on hand. The huts were cold, wet, and drafty. "Uncle George’s" hand became infected and he spent the winter bedridden, unable to help his family, until he died in March 1847.

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George Donner, The Donner Party's Timeline

1786
March 7, 1786
Rowan, NC, USA
1809
1809
Age 22
1817
1817
Age 30
1818
April 18, 1818
Age 32
IN, USA
1819
1819
Age 32
Jessamine Co., KY
1829
1829
Age 42
Sangamon Co., IL
1831
1831
Age 44
Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
1834
December 5, 1834
Age 48
Sangamon, Illinois, USA
1839
1839
Age 52
Sangamon Co., IL
1840
1840
Age 53
Sangamon County, Illinois, USA