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  • Frederick Kesler, Sr. (1816 - 1899)
    Obituary from Find A Another Utah Pioneer Dead - Bishop Frederick Kesler Passes Away After a Long Sickness. Had Been Ill for Months. Was Well and Widely Known Throughout Utah and Elsewhere. ...
  • David Orson Willey (1849 - 1929)
    John G. Smith Company (1851) Age at Departure: 1 Immigration : Sep 23 1851 - Utah, United States Immigration : Sep 23 1851 Residence : Moved to Utah with the John G. Smith pioneer company. - 18...
  • William Wallace Willey, Sr. (1841 - 1915)
    John G. Smith Company (1851) Age at Departure: 9 Find a Grave Pvt William Wallace Willey Birth: Oct. 20, 1841 Warsaw Hancock County Illinois, USA Death: Jun. 2, 1915 Salt Lake City Salt Lake Co...
  • Samantha Willey (1814 - 1905)
    John G. Smith Company (1851) Age at Departure: 36 Find a grave Samantha Call Willey Birth: Nov. 15, 1814 Fairfax Franklin County Vermont, USA Death: Nov. 13, 1905 Salt Lake City Salt Lake Count...
  • Jeremiah Willey (1804 - 1868)
    John G. Smith Company (1851) Age at Departure: 46 Find a Grave Birth: Nov. 6, 1804 Merrimack County New Hampshire, USA Death: May 21, 1868 Davis County Utah, USA Son of Isaiah Willey & Sarah ...


This project is a sub project of the Mormon Pioneers (1847-1868) Master Project

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1851 only.

Finding Aids

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

Chronological Company List

Pioneer Index Search

How to Participate

Please collaborate on a specific year's (1847-1868) project page. If you have an ancestor who was a Mormon pioneer consult the link listed under finding aids to verify the year of your ancestor's migration. Then after getting yourself added as a collaborator for that year navigate to your ancestor's profile and under the "More Actions" link choose "Add to Project" and select the Mormon Pioneer project to which your ancestor should be included on.

  • Include in the "About Me" section of each person a brief biographical sketch of their lives. See any of the pioneers on the 1847 Brigham Young project as an example.
  • Include a photograph of your ancestor if one exists.
  • Your pioneer's profiles should be marked as "public" and not "private".
  • All included profiles should include full identifying information including birth and death dates as well as birth and death locations. It would also be very helpful if the immediate family of your pioneer ancestor, (their parents, siblings and children) profiles were public profiles also.