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Perpetual Emigration Fund

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  • Catherine Ettleman (1796 - 1888)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Joel Edmunds Company (1852) Age at Departure: 56 Perpetual Emigrating Fund Find a Grave Birth: May 25, 1796 Washington County Maryland, USA Deat...
  • Phillip Ettleman (1791 - 1854)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Joel Edmunds Company (1852) Age at Departure: 61 Perpetual Emigrating Fund Find a Grave Birth: Mar. 2, 1791 Beach City Stark County Ohio, USA De...
  • Isaac John Wardle (1835 - 1917)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Edward Martin Company (1856) Age at Departure: 21 Perpetual Emigrating Fund Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Mar 12 2016, 16:09:03 UTC
  • Elisabeth Howarth (1830 - 1873)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Daniel Thompson Company (1866) Age at Departure: 36 Traveled With John Howarth, Peter Howarth, Ann Kay The Howarth family arrived in New York on 6 Ju...
  • Pvt Charles Jameson (1803 - 1886)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Levi W. Hancock/Jefferson Hunt/James Pace/Andrew Lytle Company (1847) Age at Departure: 44 Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Age at Depart...

The Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company was organized in October 1849. The "donations to the fund" helped outfit members "for the trek west" from 1850 to 1887. It also funded voyages to America starting in 1856. The fund was dis-incorporated in 1887 under the provisions of the Edmunds-Tucker Act. Approximately 30,000 people were assisted with all or part of their transportation expenses during the thirty-seven years of the Fund's operation.

There is no complete list of members who used PEF. Many members used the fund, and paid their debt; enabling other members to emigrate. However, in 1877 a list called Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company from 1850 to 1877 was created. This was a list of everyone who used PEF but had not paid their debt. Then as part of the Jubilee year of the Church, the "Worthy Poor" were forgiven their debt.

You can find this list in the document area "Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company"

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