Simeon Cooke Drollinger

Started by Danny Franklin Drollinger on Sunday, December 18, 2011


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12/18/2011 at 7:47 AM

Is there someone who could help me verify and note the status of my Rachel Drollinger and Samuel (the younger one) Drollinger, Jr., the mother and brother of Simeon, my 2nd great grandfather as Mormon Pioneers? I found them on an 1852 wagon train and added them to the project a few months ago, but don't have the expertise to verify their Mormon heritage, and give them the "picture."

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12/18/2011 at 7:55 AM

Hello Danny Franklin Drollinger, maybe it's an idea to make a subproject of the Pioneers of 1852 just for the Thomas C.D. Howell Company.

Just by curiosity, for I do know little about Mormones, i searched the database and saw this information:

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Thomas C.D. Howell Company (1852)

Departure: 7 June 1852
Arrival: 2, 11-12, 27 September 1852

Company Information:

293 individuals plus 10 families and about 65 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

View a list of individuals known to have traveled in this company.
View a list of sources to learn more about this company.

So you can make a project with all the travelers in geni too and then maybe you get in touch with other descendants of people who made this journey.
Succes. and you know, if necessary, I can be of help, ofcourse, for I have some experience in publishing, it's my profession, you know. groeten van jeannette uit holland, europe.

12/18/2011 at 8:07 AM

Danny, I am working on the Mormon lines and will be glad to help you. There are a lot of great sources for the Mormons. Please post a link to the persons in question. I am going away for a few minutes but will see what I can do when I get back

12/18/2011 at 8:30 AM

Samuel Dudley Drollinger
Rachel Drollinger//Samuel Dudley Drollinger

Thanks Eldon, but I can't seem to make the @ symbol work for me. This is my 3rd great uncle, and Rachel is his mother.

12/18/2011 at 8:33 AM

It worked for these two, lets go to work!

12/18/2011 at 8:53 AM

Danny Franklin Drollinger Look at Samuel now and see what about 10 minutes work can do.

12/18/2011 at 9:05 AM

Great! did you use Find a Grave?

12/18/2011 at 9:09 AM

Eldon, how do you do that? I've been cutting and pasting the URL or whatever it's called.

Nothing on Rachel yet huh!

12/18/2011 at 9:37 AM

Sometimes the at symbol works but I usually just use the copy link location. Working on Rachel now

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12/18/2011 at 11:10 AM

Tagging Randy Stebbing

Danny, Randy is a curator who does a lot of work with the Mormon pioneers. He has projects for each of the years that the pioneers crossed the plains to Utah. I'm sure he can help answer your questions.

12/18/2011 at 11:28 AM

Hi Jennifer, Randy was the person who helped me find my pioneer 2nd great grandfather in July, through his work I found his mother and brother, and today Eldon Clark helped me improve their profiles. Thank you for reminding me though.


12/18/2011 at 3:51 PM

Simeon Sr. and Jr. are done

12/19/2011 at 11:07 AM

Drollinger Family in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842.


More info on the Drollinger family can be found here on pages 28-29


12/19/2011 at 4:26 PM

Thank you Randy, and Eldon,
One question: could Simeon Sr. have travelled west twice? The reference shows him in 1853, while he is listed on the roster of Thomas CW Howell in 1852, also with mother and brother.
I'm not as much concerned about accuracy, what's done is done, just curious.


12/19/2011 at 5:09 PM

He most certainly could have traveled west twice. Those employed as freighters, returning missionaries, family visits, and those called by church leaders to assist later immigrants were all motivations for multiple trips.

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