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Herman Henry Oviatt, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Smithport, Mckean, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Elmo, Emery, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: CLEVELAND,Emery,UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Ira A. Oviatt and Ruth Fellows Oviatt
Husband of Sally Ray Oviatt
Father of Adelaide Rasmussen; Henry Herman Oviatt, Jr.; Ruth Adeline Oviatt; Andrew Adelbert Oviatt; Mary Angeline Oviatt and 4 others
Brother of Judith Wilcox; Mary Jane Jenkins; John Franklin Oviatt; Sarah Jane Oviatt; Zera Oviatt and 3 others

Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About Herman Henry Oviatt, Sr.

1856 OVIATT HENRY H. Davis County UT Census.

Oviatt, Henry Herman, a faithful Church worker and pioneer, was born June 17, 1832, in Pennsylvania. Becoming a convert to "Mormonism" he was baptized in 1847; was ordained a Priest by James Allred, in 1853; ordained a Seventy about 1857 and later ordained a High Priest.

While very you ng he moved with his parents to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1838, and thence we nt to Nauvoo, Ill., in 1843, where he first met the Prophet Joseph Smith. During the exodus, in 1846, he came West with the Church, and in 1848 d rove a team for Heber C. Kimball as far west as the head of the Sweetwater, but returned to the Missouri river the same year.

In 1851, together with his parents, he migrated to Utah, arriving in Salt Lake City Oct. 5, 1851. The next year he located at Farmington, Davis county, and went out to Green river where he helped to build a ferry boat.

In the fall of 1852 he settled in Sanpete valley, where Spring City now stands, and here he married Sally Ray Whitlock in 1853. This year the Indians drove all the settlers away from their location and compelled them to move to Manti, and during the winter of 1853-54 he did considerable guard duty at Manti.

In 1854 he became one of the first settlers of Ephraim. In 1864 he was called to assist in the settling of Circle valley, and while residing at that place he acted as treasurer of Piute county. In 1866 the people were driven out of Circle valley by the Indians, when Bro. Oviatt returned to Ephraim, where he took anactive part in the Black Hawk war, and resided there until 1883. On one occasion, while on an expedition against t he Indians to recover some horses that had been stolen by the savages, four horses were shot, his being one of the four.

In 1883 Elder Oviatt settled on the San Rafael river, in Emery county, where he resided about one year, but not being able to control the water of the stream, he moved to Huntington the next year. Being one of the men who located the Cleveland canal, he changed his residence in 1888 to Cleveland, where he has acted as president of the Cleveland Canal Company, served ten years as a member of the canal board, acted as school trustee, been postmaster for seven years, and otherwise helped to build up the place. In 1913 he moved to Elmo, Emery county, Utah, where he still resides. Bro. Oviatt is the father of nine children, seven of whom are still alive. His wife died in 1905.

Herman Henry Oviatt's LDS Church Records:

Oviatt, Henry Herman

Birth: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Date: June 17, 1832 - Place: Smethport, McKe an, PA, USA

Parents: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Father: Oviatt, Ira A. - Mother: Bennet t, Ruth Fellows

Death: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Date: April 8, 1919 Place: Elmo, Emery, U T, USA - Burial Date: April 11, 1919 - Buried: Cleveland, Emery, UT, USA

Marriage Information: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Spouse: Whitlock, Sally Ray R ogers - Date: February 1, 1853 - Place: Spring City, Sanpete, UT, USA

Children: Oviatt, Henry Herman

Name: Birthdate: Place:

1. Oviatt, Amanda Azelia Rogers (adopted) October 28, 1849 Council B luffs, Pottawattamie, IA, USA

2. Oviatt, Henry Herman December 1, 1853 Spring City, Sanpete, UT, USA

3. Oviatt, Ruth Adeline (twin) July 19, 1856 Farmington, Davis, UT, U SA

4. Oviatt, Hannah Adelaide (twin) July 19, 1856 Farmington, Davis, UT, U SA

5. Oviatt, Andrew Adelbert September 7, 1859 Ephraim, Sanpete, UT, US A

6. Oviatt, Mary Angeline September 21, 1861 Ephraim, Sanpete, UT, USA

7. Oviatt, Beamon Lewis December 12, 1863 Ephraim, Sanpete, UT, USA

8. Oviatt, Agnes Eveline May 17, 1866 Circle Valley, Piute, UT, USA

9. Oviatt, George Travis October 18, 1868 Ephraim, Sanpete, UT, USA

10. Oviatt, Nora Emmeline May 4, 1871 Ephraim, Sanpete, UT, USA

Church Ordinance Data: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Baptism Date: April 1847

Ordained Priest Date: 1853

Officiator: James Allred

Ordained Seventy Date: 1857

Ordained High Priest

Temple Ordinance Data: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Endowment - Date: March 3, 1 858 - Temple: Endowment House, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Sealed to Parents Date: May 21, 1959

Baptism Date: November 3, 1967 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, U T, USA

Sealed to Spouse Date: March 3, 1858 Temple: Endowment House, Salt La ke City, UT, USA

Places of Residence: Oviatt, Henry Herman (Male) Ephraim, Sanpete, UT, US A; 1860

Vocations: Oviatt, Henry Herman - Farmer; 1860, Stockraiser

Comments: Oviatt, Henry Herman: In 1860, Henry had a household of 7, a re al wealth of $100, and apersonal wealth of $200.

Comments:

Henry came to Utah on October 5, 1851 with the Captain Kelsey Company.

2. He was a member of the 56th Quorum of Seventy.

3. He settl ed in Circle Valley; 1864.

4. Henry served as treasurer of Piute County in 1864 and was a member of the Ephraim City Council; 1878-82.

5. He w as a veteran of the Walker and Black Hawk Wars.

Comments:

Henry was a faithful Church worker and pioneer. While very young, he moved with his parents to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1838 and then to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1843. Here he first met the Prophet Joseph Smith, During t he exodus, in 1846, he came West with the Church, and in 1848 drove a team for Heber C. Kimball as far west as the head of the Sweetwater, but ret urned to the Missouri River the same year. In 1851, together with his parents, he migrated to Utah. He arrived in Salt Lake on October 5, 1851. The next year he located at Farmington, Davis, Utah and went out to the Green River where he helped to build a ferry boat. In the fall of 1852, he settled in Sanpete valley, where Spring City now stands, and here he married Sally Whitlock. This year the indians drove all the settler away from their lcoation and compelled them to move to Manti. During the winter of 1853 and 1854 he did considerable guard duty at Manti. In 185 4, he became one of the first settlers of Ephraim. In 1864 he was called to assist in the settling of Circle valley, and while residing at that place he acted as treasurer of Piute county. In 1866 the people were driven out of Circle Valley by the Indians. When Bro. Oviatt returned to Ephraim, he took an active part in the Black Hawk War. On one occasion, while on an expedition against the Indians to recover some horses that had been stolen by the savages, four horses were shot,his being ne of the four. In 1883, Elder Oviatt settled on the San Rafael River in Emery County where he resided for one year, but not being able to control the water of the stream, he moved to Huntington the next year. Being one of the men who located the cleveland canal, he changed his residence in 1888 to Cleveland, where he acted as president of the Clevela nd Canal Company, serving ten years as a member of the canal board. He also acted as school trustee, postmaster for seven years, and helped to build up the place.


He came to Utah Oct. 5 1851. Family home was Ephriam, Utah. He was a member of the 56th Quorum Seventies High Priest. He settled in Circleville, Utah 1864. He was Treasure of Piute County 1864, and a Member of Ephriam City Council during the years of 1878-1882. Heis a Veteran of Walker Black Hawk War. He was a Farmer, Stockman, and Stockholder. He married Sally Ray Whitlock Rogers 01 Feb 1853 in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah. They were sealed 03 Mar 1858 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. They had nine children together. Sally was pregnant with Amanda Azelia Rogers when Mark Rogers passed away 11 May 1849. Henry raised her as his own daughter. Some records show her as Amanda Azelia Rogers or Oviatt. (bio by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood)

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Herman Henry Oviatt, Sr.'s Timeline

1831
June 17, 1831
Smithport, Mckean, Pennsylvania, United States
1847
April 1847
Age 15
1853
December 1, 1853
Age 22
Spring City,Snpt,UT
1856
July 19, 1856
Age 25
Farmington,Davis,UT
July 19, 1856
Age 25
Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA
1858
March 3, 1858
Age 26
1859
September 7, 1859
Age 28
Ephraim,Sanpete,UT
1861
September 21, 1861
Age 30
Ephraim,Sanpete,UT
1863
December 12, 1863
Age 32
Ephraim,Sanpete,UT