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About Job Welling

Job Welling, Jr. (1854 - 1856), son of Job Welling (1833 - 1886) and Frances Elizabeth Yeoman (1830 - 1865), was born 20 October 1854 at Portsmouth, England. He died at the age of 18 months on 17 June 1856 at Poweshiek County, Iowa Territory, and was buried at Oakland acres, Jasper County, Iowa. His family was enroute to Utah along what would later be called the Mormon Handcart Trail.

Gravestone Inscription

This stone marks the grave of Job Welling, Jr.

October 20, 1854 - June 17, 1856

The son of Job and Frances E. Welling. He

died approximately 10 miles east of here,

and was buried Wednesday, June 18. From

the camp journal of the First Company of

Handcarts crossing the plains from Iowa

City to Salt Lake City in the summer of 1856.

Edmund Ellsworth, Captain

Andrew Galloway, Secretary

First Company

Handcarts to Zion


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Job Welling's Timeline

October 20, 1854
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
June 18, 1856
Age 1
Poweshiek County, Iowa Territory, United States
Oakland Acres, Jasper County, Iowa, United States