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About Homer Call

Twin brother of Omer Call.

Homer Call and Nancy Merrell

Homer Call was born January 9, 1834 at Madison, Lake, Ohio to Cyril and Sally Tiffany Call.

Homer was the younger twin to Omer, his brother. They were inseparable during their entire lives. Homer's parents, respected citizens of Madison, had fourteen children, he and Omer being the last two. His parents embraced the gospel and followed the Saints, suffering the hardships and persecutions for their religious beliefs.

The family emigrated to Utah in the 5th company of 1849. They left Kanesville, Iowa July 4 with Ezra T. Benson as their captain, arriving in Salt Lake October 28th. They settled at Bountiful, Davis, Utah. Soon Omer and Homer obtained a homestead at Willard, Box Elder, Utah where the resided the rest of their lives.

Homer married Nancy Merrell July 10, 1856 at Willard where they set up housekeeping.

Nancy was born November 8, 1838 at Des Moines,Polk,Lee Iowa to Charles and Sarah Fenley Merrell. She and her family crossed the plains when she was eighteen. They came in the same company with Omer's future wife, Sarah Ferrin. Allen Weeks was the captain of their company. They left Kanesville, Iowa in July with 226 saints, arriving in Salt Lake October 12, 1852. Her parents settled in Willard, Box Elder, Utah.

Homer and Nancy had twelve children, all born in Willard. Nancy Henrietta was born December 4, 1857, Homer Charles December 29, 1859, Josiah April 18, 1862, Sarah Elvira August 17, 1864, Alonzo November 17, 1866, Orvis J. June 8, 1868, Amber Jane August 12, 1870, Oel Vesco February 15, 1873, Effie Sabina June 11, 1875, Cyril Sylvester July 31, 1877 and twins, Fanny Armetta and Sophia Orletta, November 30, 1880.

Five children died young. Four month old Sarah Elvira passed away December 22, 1864. She was buried in the Pioneer cemetery at Willard. She was later "transplanted" to the new cemetery on March 22,1907. Five year old Oel Vosco died July 11, 1879. The twins both died when four month old; Sophia Orletta April 7, 1881 and Fanny Armetta April 4, 188l. Cyril Sylvester passed away December 28, 1882 or December 29, 1881? These four were buried in Willard's new cemetery. The other seven grew to maturity and all married.

Homer and his twin brother, Omer, had a partnership with all their property until they were sixty years of age. When they divided their property, they did not have a word of disagreement. They built the first grist mill in Box Elder county. They also bought one of the first threshing machines. Homer was a rancher and farmer all his life.

Nancy Merrell Call passed away September 8, 1883 of cancer. Homer was afllicted with asthma all his life and died at Willard July 12, 1908. They are both interred in the new cemetery at Willard.

Sources: 1. Short Sketch of the Life of Homer Call

4. Family group sheet of Homer Call and Nancy Merrell

5.Compilation by Merlene T. Braegger, Historian of DUP Willow Creek Camp 1996

-------------------- Twin brother of Omer Call.

Homer Call and Nancy Merrell

Homer Call was born January 9, 1834 at Madison, Lake, Ohio to Cyril and Sally Tiffany Call.

Homer was the younger twin to Omer, his brother. They were inseparable during their entire lives. Homer's parents, respected citizens of Madison, had fourteen children, he and Omer being the last two. His parents embraced the gospel and followed the Saints, suffering the hardships and persecutions for their religious beliefs.

The family emigrated to Utah in the 5th company of 1849. They left Kanesville, Iowa July 4 with Ezra T. Benson as their captain, arriving in Salt Lake October 28th. They settled at Bountiful, Davis, Utah. Soon Omer and Homer obtained a homestead at Willard, Box Elder, Utah where the resided the rest of their lives.

Homer married Nancy Merrell July 10, 1856 at Willard where they set up housekeeping.

Nancy was born November 8, 1838 at Des Moines,Polk,Lee Iowa to Charles and Sarah Fenley Merrell. She and her family crossed the plains when she was eighteen. They came in the same company with Omer's future wife, Sarah Ferrin. Allen Weeks was the captain of their company. They left Kanesville, Iowa in July with 226 saints, arriving in Salt Lake October 12, 1852. Her parents settled in Willard, Box Elder, Utah.

Homer and Nancy had twelve children, all born in Willard. Nancy Henrietta was born December 4, 1857, Homer Charles December 29, 1859, Josiah April 18, 1862, Sarah Elvira August 17, 1864, Alonzo November 17, 1866, Orvis J. June 8, 1868, Amber Jane August 12, 1870, Oel Vesco February 15, 1873, Effie Sabina June 11, 1875, Cyril Sylvester July 31, 1877 and twins, Fanny Armetta and Sophia Orletta, November 30, 1880.

Five children died young. Four month old Sarah Elvira passed away December 22, 1864. She was buried in the Pioneer cemetery at Willard. She was later "transplanted" to the new cemetery on March 22,1907. Five year old Oel Vosco died July 11, 1879. The twins both died when four month old; Sophia Orletta April 7, 1881 and Fanny Armetta April 4, 188l. Cyril Sylvester passed away December 28, 1882 or December 29, 1881? These four were buried in Willard's new cemetery. The other seven grew to maturity and all married.

Homer and his twin brother, Omer, had a partnership with all their property until they were sixty years of age. When they divided their property, they did not have a word of disagreement. They built the first grist mill in Box Elder county. They also bought one of the first threshing machines. Homer was a rancher and farmer all his life.

Nancy Merrell Call passed away September 8, 1883 of cancer. Homer was afllicted with asthma all his life and died at Willard July 12, 1908. They are both interred in the new cemetery at Willard.

Sources: 1. Short Sketch of the Life of Homer Call

4. Family group sheet of Homer Call and Nancy Merrell

5.Compilation by Merlene T. Braegger, Historian of DUP Willow Creek Camp 1996

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Homer Call's Timeline

1834
January 9, 1834
Madison, Geauga, Ohio, USA
1845
May 26, 1845
Age 11
May 26, 1845
Age 11
1846
December 7, 1846
Age 12
December 7, 1846
Age 12
1853
June 20, 1853
Age 19
June 20, 1853
Age 19
1855
October 26, 1855
Age 21
Willard,Box Elder,UT
1856
July 10, 1856
Age 22
Willard,Box E,UT
1857
December 4, 1857
Age 23