Lewis and Clark County, Montana
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Biographies of the Pioneers of
Lewis and Clark County, Montana


[Source:
"Society of Montana Pioneers", vol. 1, Edited by James U. Sanders, Secretary, 1899
By the Society of Montana Pioneers]

Transcribed by a Friend of Free Genealogy, unknown date; proofread by K.T. July 2011

John A. Keating, born at Liverpool, England, November 5th, 1836. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Cut Off; arrived at Bannack, June 1st, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. G. W. Keeler nee Eleanora, A. Brannin, born in Wisconsin, Place of departure for Montana, Booneville, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off and Bear River Mountains; arrived at Virginia City, September 7th, 1864. Residence, Helena.

John E. Kelly, born in New York in March, 1841. Place of departure for Montana, Galena, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Cut Off; arrive at Bannack in April, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Nickolas Kessler, son of Nickolas and Catharine Kessler; born at Befoot, Canton, Echternach, Grand Duchy Luxemburg, May 26th, 1833. Came to the United States in 1854. Place of departure for Montana, Montgomery, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger and Bitter Creek; arrived at Bannack, September 22d, 1863. Occupation, brewer. Residence, Helena. Member House of Representatives, Tenth Session, 1877, Territorial Legislative Assembly. President Society of Montana Pioneers, 1897-8.

James King, born at Morrisburg, Canada. Came to the United States in 1851. Place of departure for Montana, Galena, Illinois; route traveled, up the Missouri River; arrived at Fort Benton in September, 1862. Occupation, merchant and miner. Residence, Helena.

John Kinna, born in New York. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in 1864. Occupation, merchant. Last address, Helena. First mayor of Helena, 1880-1.

Mrs. J Kinna, nee Janet McGovern, arrived in Montana in 1864, Residence, Fostoria, Ohio
Hugh Kirkendall, son of Andrew and Nancy Kirkendall; born in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, December 21st, 1835. Place of departure for Montana, Leavenworth, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains, with government expedition under Colonel Rollins, exploring headwaters of the Yellowstone River via the Bozeman Route, came up the Missouri River to Fort Union, thence across the country; arrived at Fort Benton in summer of 1858. Occupation, railroad contractor and stock raiser. Last address, Helena. Died, April 18th, 1897.

Henry Klein, son of Gabriel Klein; born in Austria, August 20th, 1842. Came to the United States in 1858. Place of departure for Montana, San Francisco, California; route traveled, overland; arrived at Helena in 1865. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Theodore H. Kleinschmidt, son of Frederick and Louise (Erfort) Kleinschmidt; born at Petershagen, Province of Minden, Prussia, August 2d, 1839. Came to the United States in 1843. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Pass, Laramie Plains, and Soda Springs; at Virginia City, May 12th, 1864. Occupation, banker. Residence, Helena. Treasurer Society of Montana Pioneers, 1889-90, '91-92, '94-8.

William Kloeden, born in Saxony, Germany, November 29th, 1829. Place of departure for Montana, Yankton, Dakota Territory; route traveled, up the Missouri River, with Captain J. L. Fisk's Expedition, starting in April, 1864; arrived at Pipestone in June, 1865. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

John Krohn, son of George and Margaret Krohn; born at St. Cloud, Minnesota, February 14th, 1855. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Montana City in 1864. Occupation, hotel keeper. Last address, Helena.

Adam Krossman, arrived in Montana, September 26th, 1864. Last address, Helena.
Nathaniel Pitt Langford, born in Oneida County New York, August 9th, 1832. Place of departure for Montana, St Paul, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Northern Route in James L. Fisk's Expedition via Fort Abercrombie; arrived at Gold Creek; September 26th, 1862. Occupation, banker. Residence, St. Paul, Minnesota. Collector of internal revenue, 1864--8. First Superintendent Yellowstone National Park, 1872. Bank examiner. Author of "Vigilante Days and Ways".

John Larson, son of Larson and Christine Larson; born at Ringe, Denmark, June 14th, 1839. Came to the United States in 1863. Place of departure for Montana, Racine, Wisconsin; route traveled, across the plains via North Platte River and Bozeman Route; arrived at Virginia City, August 5th, 1864. Occupation, miner and contractor. Residence, Marysville. Commissioner Lewis and Clarke County.

Frederick Lehman, son of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Corann) Lehman; born at Frankfort on the Oder, Germany, November 12th, 1830. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs, Utah; arrived at Virginia City, November 12th, 1864. Occupation, merchant and miner. Residence, Helena.

Charles B. Leith, arrived in Montana, October 31st, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Salt Lake City, Utah.

James H. Lemon, born at Dublin, Ireland, July 13th, 1846. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, St. Louis, Missouri; route traveled, up the Missouri River; arrived at Helena in 1864. Occupation, stock grower. Last address, Augusta. Died, September 15th, 1891.

Marcus Lissner, born in Poland, January 17th, 1834. Came to the United States in 1851. Went to California in 1851 via Isthmus of Panama. Place of departure for Montana, Sierra County, California; route traveled, overland trail via Salt Lake City, Utah; arrived at Alder Gulch, July 25th, 1864. Occupation, hotel proprietor. Residence, Helena. Member of the City Council.

Thomas Jefferson Lowery, son of Thomas Jefferson Lowery; born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania in 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Dodge County, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via the Northern Route with General Alfred Sully's expedition to Fort Union; arrived at Helena, September 15th, 1864. Profession, lawyer. Last address, Helena. Died, November 27th, 1886.

Lorenzo Branch Lyman, son of Enoch and Margaret Lyman; born in Lewis County, New York, September 6th, 1828. Place of departure for Montana, Waukesha, Wisconsin; route traveled, via Platte River, Sweetwater River, South Pass, and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Alder Gulch in September, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Helena.

J. H. Manlove, son of Mark and Jane Manlove; born in Highland County, Ohio, in 1824. Went across the plains to California in 1849, and returned in 1852. Place of departure for Montana, Fort Dodge, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Colorado; arrived at Last Chance Gulch in 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Helena.

James Mason, arrived in Montana in 1864. Occupation, contractor. Residence, Helena.
C. Mathias, born at Hellenthal, Prussia. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Meriden, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via the North Platte; arrived in Montana, July 3d, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Helena.

William Mayger, son of John and Elizabeth (Chessman) Mayger; born at St. Louis, Missouri, November 24th, 1842. Place of departure for Montana, St. Louis, Missouri; route traveled. up the Missouri River on steamer Yellowstone; arrived at Cow Island, June 21st, 1863. Fort Benton, July 4th, 1864, and Silver Creek, July 17th. Occupation, miner. Residence, Marysville. Member Constitutional Convention, 1889. Twelfth District, Lewis and Clarke County.

William R. McComas, born at New Richmond, Indiana, January 5th, 1845. Place of departure for Montana, Jackson County, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Virginia City in July, 1863. Occupation, livery stable proprietor. Residence, Helena.

Jefferson McDermott. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Montana in July, 1862.

M. P. McDonald. Place of departure for Montana, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Montana, in 1864. Occupation, miner. Last address, Nelson Gulch.

James P. McEvily, son of Patrick and Catherine (Lize) McEvily; born at Louisburg, County Mayo, Ireland, in September, 1835. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, San Francisco, California; route traveled, overland via Virginia City, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah; arrived in Virginia City in fall of 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Eli W. McNeal, born near Niagara Falls, New York, August 28th, 1835. Place of departure for Montana, Denver Colorado; route traveled, via Missouri River; arrived at Fort Charles, July 4th, 1863. Occupation, miner and farmer. Residence, Helena.

Hugh McQuiad, arrived in Montana in March, 1864. Occupation, printer and miner. Residence, Spokane, Washington.

William F. Mellen, born at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, September 9th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, Atchison, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake and Portneuf Canyon; arrived at Deer Lodge, September 10th, 1860. Occupation, miner. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Thomas Gale Merrill, son of Thomas W. and Sarah A. (Oakes) Merrill; born at Comstock, Michigan, June, 9th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, St. Paul, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Northern route and Milk River; arrived at Prickly Pear Valley, August 5th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Ellen Merritt, arrived in Montana in 1864. Residence, Helena.
Theodore B. Merritt, born at Honesdale, Pennsylvania, March 1st, 1831. Place of departure for Montana, Dubuque, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in September, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Helena. Died, August 6th, 1899.

John Merry, son of Robert and Sarah Merry; born at Sowden, Yorkshire, near Scarborough, England, in 1832. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Platte River and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Bannack in August, 1862. Occupation, miner and stock raiser. Residence, Helena.

E. M. Mifflin, arrived in Montana, May 10th, 1864. Residence, Helena.
Wallace L. Millegan, son of James A. and Eleanor (Mead) Millegan; born at Cairo, Greene County, New York, February 4th, 1837. Went to Pike's Peak in 1859. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Forts Collins, Halleck, and Bridger, Bear River, Soda Springs, Fort Hall, Snake River, Pleasant Valley divide, and Red Rock; arrived at Bannack, May 28th, 1863. Occupation, farmer, Prickly Pear Valley. Residence, Helena. Commissioner Lewis and Clarke County.

Mrs. W. L. Millegan nee Martha A Rockfellow, daughter of Theodore and Ann (VanDorn) Rockfellow; born at Newark, New Jersey, November 14th, 1840. Place of departure for Montana, Council Bluffs, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Omaha, north side of North Platte River, Fort Laramie, Red Butte, Bridger Cut Off, and Wind and Yellowstone Rivers; arrived at Bannack City, July 29th, 1864. Residence, Prickly Pear Valley.

Anton E. Miller, arrived in Montana, May 10th, 1864. Residence, Helena.
Henry Miller. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Montana in July, 1863. Occupation, miner and hotel keeper. Last address, Spokane House.

Ignace Miller, born in France. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Cincinnati, Ohio; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off; arrived at Bannack, August 25th, 1863. Occupation, brewer. Residence, Helena.

Hubert Alphonse Milot, son of Francois and Catharine (Hubert) Milot; born at Yamachiche, Canada, December 25th, 1846. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off; arrived at Deer Lodge, October 9th, 1861. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

James Ming, son of Wollery and Dorothea P. Ming; born in Virginia. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Montana in 1864. Residence, Washington, Franklin County, Missouri.

John Hollins Ming, son of Wollery and Dorothea P. Ming; born near Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, February 6th, 1831. Went to California in 1849 and returned. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Halleck, Green River, Bitter Creek, Bridger Pass, and Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City in fall of 1863. Occupation, merchant and cattle raiser. Last address, Helena. Territorial auditor, 1866-7. Died, December 27th, 1887.

John Moffitt, son of Thomas and Eleanor (Riddle) Moffitt; born at Island Bridge Barracks, Dublin, Ireland, June 27th, 1836. Came to the United States in 1851. Place of departure for Montana, Topeka, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route, Fort Laramie, Tongue, Big Horn, and Yellowstone Rivers; arrived at Virginia City, July 10th, 1864. Occupation, miner and deputy collector of internal revenue. Residence, Helena.

Henry Monroe, son of Alfred and Susan Emeline (Crawford) Monroe; born in Oakland County, Michigan, August 14th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch in 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Helena.

Patrick Moran, born in Ireland in 1846. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, California; route traveled, overland via Umatilla, Oregon; arrived at Alder Gulch in April, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

William Henry Moran, son of Patrick and Katharine (Mulligan) Moran; born in Jackson, Dakota County, Nebraska, in 1862. Place of departure for Montana, Omaha, Nebraska; route traveled, across the plains via Platte River and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, September 11th, 1864. Occupation, stock raiser. Residence, Helena.

Julius F. Morley, son of S. G. and Annie (Day) Morley; born at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, July 31st, 1829. Place of departure for Montana, St. Louis, Missouri; route traveled, up the Missouri River on steamer Spread Eagle; arrived at Fort Benton, June 21st, and Gold Creek, July 20th, 1862. Occupation, miner. Residence, Marysville.

David Morris, son of Joachim and Esther (Schlesinger) Morris; born at Kempen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia, November 8th, 1849. Came to the United States in 1862. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off and Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City in October, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Moses Morris, son of Joachim and Esther (Schlesinger) Morris; born at Kempen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia, May 5th, 1844. Place of departure for Montana, Pike's Peak, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Denver, Bridger Pass, and Salt Lake City; arrived at Virginia City, May 1st, 1864. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Theophilus Muffly, born in Centre County, Pennsylvania, October 22d, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Burlington, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, July 10th, 1864. Profession, lawyer. Last address, Helena. President Madison County Pioneers, 1889; Secretary Society of Montana Pioneers, 1896-8. Deceased.

J. J. Muller, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Bolinger) Muller; born in Switzerland, October 18th, 1824. Came to the United States in 1854. Place of departure for Montana, Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch in 1863. Occupation, butcher, brewer, and hotel keeper. Last address, Helena.

Martin Muller, arrived in Montana, January 16th, 1859. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Henry Munckmeier, arrived in Montana, July 29th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, East Helena.

John T. Murphy, son of William S. and Amelia (Tyler) Murphy; born in Platte County, Missouri, February 26th, 1842. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, July 12th, 1864. Occupation, merchant, banker, and stockman. Residence, Helena.

Thomas Neill, arrived in Montana in 1864.

Mrs. A. J. Nelson nee Arvie J Smith, daughter of Robert and Margaret Smith; born at Black Hawk, Gilpin County, Colorado, November 18th, 1863. Place of departure for Montana, Black Hawk, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in June 1864. Residence, York.

Jerome, Norris, son of Jacob and Mary (Brown) Norris; born at Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont, April 26th, 1832. Place of departure for Montana, Idaho; route traveled, overland; arrived at Last Chance Gulch, May 27th, 1863. Occupation, merchant and miner. Residence.

James E. Norris, son of Everet West and Frances Camille (Adams) Norris; born at Bannack (Idaho) Montana in 1863. Occupation, mail clerk. Residence, Helena.

William Edward Norris, son of Everet West and Frances Camille (Adams) Norris; born on the plains, July 10th, 1862. Place of departure for Montana, en route California trail; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake City, Utah; arrived at Bannack, August 14th, 1863. Occupation, architect. Residence, Helena.

John Oaks, son of John and Eva Oaks; born in Somerset County Pennsylvania, April 10th, 1831. Place of departure for Montana, Muscatine County, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Bannack in 1864. Occupation, miner and farmer. Residence, Canyon Ferry.

Andrew O'Connell, arrived in Montana, September 8th, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. Andrew O'Connell nee Elizabeth Logan, daughter of Robert Logan; born in Ireland in1837. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs; arrived at Nevada City, Alder Gulch, in June, 1864. Last address, Helena. Died, May 14th, 1889.

Thomas O'Conner. Place of departure for Montana, Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, July 6th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena

Terrence O'Donnell, son of James and Annie O'Donnell; born near Mechanicstown, Carroll County, Ohio. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via North Platte River, Fort Bridger, Echo Canyon, and Salt Lake City; arrived At Virginia City, May 23d, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Gabriel Houston Oldham, born in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1815. Place of departure for Montana, Fair Play, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs and Snake River; arrived at Virginia City, November 14th, 1863. Occupation, locksmith. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

James Albert Oldham, son of Gabriel Houston and Sarah Oldham; born at Fayette, Howard County, Missouri, in 1848. Place of departure for Montana, Fair Play, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City in October, 1863. Occupation, locksmith and miner. Residence, Helena.

Joseph O'Neill, son of Charles and Hannah O'Neill; born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, December 5th, 1842. Place of departure for Montana, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via St. Louis, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Pass, and Sublette's Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, June 18th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. J. O'Neill, nee Eliza P. Thompson, daughter of Thomas S. and Eliza M. Thompson; born at Niagara, Ontario, Canada, May 3d, 1839. Came to the United States in 1845. Place of departure for Montana, Uniontown, Kentucky; route traveled, across the plains via Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and the Black Hills; arrived at Virginia City, September 9th, 1864. Residence, Helena.

Henry Martin Parchen, son of George and Maria (Ruehling) Parchen; born in Prussia, June 13th, 1839.. Came to the United States in 1848. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains by stage to Salt Lake City, thence by own conveyance; arrived at Virginia City, July 2d, 1864. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena. Member House of Representatives, Twelfth Session, 1881, Territorial Legislative Assembly. Treasurer Society of Montana Pioneers, 1890-1. Commissioner, Lewis and Clarke County.

James B. Patch, arrived at Virginia City, October 12th, 1863. Occupation, teacher. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

John Walker Patrick, son of William Jefferson and Jemima (Walker) Patrick; born near Crab Orchard, Boone Licks, Lincoln County, Kentucky, August 17th, 1809. Place of departure for Montana, St. Louis, Missouri; route traveled, up the Missouri River; arrived at present eastern state line near old Fort Union, between July 15th and 20th, and at the mouth of the Marias River, September 3d, 1836. Occupation, trader, miner, freighter, and farmer. Residence, Augusta. Mr. Patrick on his first trip from St. Louis in 1836, was in charge of five Bateaux, five ton boats, and twenty men, as follows: Peter Arnett, St. Louis; Samuel Carter, St. Louis; Edward Coleman, St. Louis; Frank Conner, St. Louis; James C. Faine, Virginia; Dr. Gibson, St. Louis; Henry Green, Mississippi; Tom Hardy, St. Louis; Michael Hickey, Tennessee; George Johnson, Knoxville, Tennessee; Samuel Johnson, Knoxville, Tennessee; Francis Layden, Virginia; James Newman, St. Louis; Frances Paine, Buncombe County, North Carolina; William F. Parmer, Tennessee; Henry Robare, St. Louis; James Sinclair, St. Louis; John Tipton, Tennessee; William Tipton, Tennessee; and John Webb, St. Louis. An independent party of five came from St. Louis the same season and came up the Missouri River about the same time, camping frequently near Mr. Patrick's party; it consisted of Charles F. Parmer, Louis Grevel, Tom Clark, ? Belman, and another. They went up onto the Madison River and remained two or three years and returned to St. Louis. Parmer afterwards returned to this county. In the spring of 1837 Mr. Patrick went to Vancouver, Washington Territory, through the Lo Lo Pass to Lapwai (Lewiston) Idaho, going on horseback from the mouth of the Marias River; reached Vancouver June 14th; came back to Whitman's Mission on the Walla Walla River, twelve miles from Walla Walla, and went to Salt Lake in September, 1837. In 1837 Mr. Patrick and Barney Ward established a trading post at Provo City, Utah, fifty miles south of Salt Lake, and kept until 1848. Mr. Patrick traded to Sante Fe from 1842 to 1845, acted as guide for the government and for different parties, and has crossed the plains to and from St. Louis and other points about forty times. In 1846 he joined General Sterling Price and was at the Battle of Buena Vista, remaining in Mexico until 1848. In 1849, he crossed the plains to California in a party of twenty-two, packing mules to Sacramento and returned to the trading post near Salt Lake in 1850; he came to Fort Owen in the Bitter Root Valley and in March, 1851, took 150 head of Indian (Flathead) horses to South (Pacific) Pass, on the old Emigrant road to California and Oregon. On October 1st, he left for Portland, Oregon, and stopped at the government post at The Dalles; was married November 28th, 1851, to Nancy Ann Morton, at Portland, where his family remained for three years. He went on horseback to California in 1852, and settled in Rogue River Valley, Jackson County, Oregon, where he remained until 1859, fighting Indians every year while there. Mr. Patrick made his headquarters at Walla Walla from 1859 to 1869, freighting from there into Montana from 1863 to 1869. He was a guide for Mr. T. H. Canfield for the Northern Pacific Railroad Company three years, and was settled at Horse Plains, Missoula County, until 1872. Lived at New Chicago from 1872 until 1876; at Helena a short time.; at Fort Benton Until 1882; at Barker Until 1884. Went to Mineral Springs on the North Fork of Sun River and lived there and at Augusta ever since. Mr. Patrick has had thirteen children, nine living, and he has forty children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Christopher L. Payne, son of William M. and Eliza (Hamilton) Payne; born near Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, July 31st, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Omaha, Nebraska; route traveled, up the Missouri River on steamer Shreveport, thence overland from old Fort Charles; arrived at Montana City, November 1st, 1862. Occupation, hotel keeper. Last address, Helena.

Edward Warren Payne, born at Richland, Oswego County, New York, June 15th, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Denver Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Cut Off and Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City, November 1st, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Helena.

Woodman S. Paynter, arrived in Montana in 1864. Occupation, merchant. Last address, San Francisco, California.

Robert A. Pelkey, arrived at Hell Gate in August, 1861.

Otto Peterson, born in Holstein, Germany. Place of departure for Montana, Salt Lake City, Utah; route traveled, via Portneuf Canyon; arrived at Alder Gulch, March 20th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

John Potter, son of Joseph and Ellen (Wheeler) Potter; born at Athens, Maine, February 17th, 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Northern Route, Red River of the North, Fort Abercrombie, and Mouse and Milk Rivers; arrived at Fort Benton, August 27th, 1862. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena. First postmaster of Helena, 1865-70.

James Quirk, arrived in Montana, April 16th, 1863. Residence, Virginia City, Nevada.

John Ambrose Quirk, son of John and Joanna (Courtney) Quirk; born at Boston, Massachusetts, May 20th, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Galena, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via North Platte, Bridger Cut Off, Wind, Big Horn, and Yellowstone Rivers, and Three Forks of the Missouri; arrived at Virginia City, July 10th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

John Rahn. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch in November, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

George Raush. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Montana in 1864. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Thomas A. Ray, born in Kentucky, March 27th, 1829. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in August, 1864. Occupation, miner and stock raiser. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. T. A. Ray, nee Sophia Byers. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Virginia City in August, 1864. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Emma L. Ray, daughter of Thomas A. and Sophia (Byers) Ray. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in August, 1864. Residence, Helena.

Verena L. Ray, daughter of Thomas A. and Sophia (Byers) Ray. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in August, 1864. Residence, Helena.

Charles Reahm, born in Germany, March 23d, 1834. Came to the United States in 1845; went across the plains to California in 1855. Place of departure for Montana, California; route traveled, overland via Austin, Nevada; arrived at Virginia City in 1863. Occupation, baker and miner. Last address, Helena.

George W. Reed, son of Morris and Nancy (McDonald) Reed; born at Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, May 29th, 1832. Went to California in 1852 via Isthmus of Panama. Place of departure for Montana, California, 1861; route traveled, overland via Nevada, 1863, and Salt Lake, 1864; arrived at Bannack in March, 1864. Occupation, mason. Residence, Helena.

George W. Reed, arrived at Virginia City in November, 1864. Residence, Helena.

Henry J. Reed, arrived in Montana, August 15th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Helena.

Frederick Reese, arrived in Montana, July 28th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Michael Reinig, son of Jacob and Frances (Schwartzwelder) Reinig; born at Deidesheim, Rhenish Bavaria, March 31st, 1835. Place of departure for Montana, New York City; route traveled, via Havana, Acapulco, Panama, California, Portland, Walla Walla, with Mullan Expedition; arrived at Hell Gate (Missoula), July 20th, 1859. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Charles Rennert, arrived in Montana, June 6th, 1858. Residence, Helena.

C. K. Riale, arrive in Montana, August 4th, 1864. Occupation, merchant and miner. Residence, Helena.

C. W. Ridnour, born in Tennessee. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via South Pass; arrived at East Bannack in 1862. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

V. Charles Rinda, son of Antone Rinda; born at Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States in 1853. Route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger and Soda Springs; arrived in Montana, July 10th, 1864. Occupation, hotel Proprietor and miner. Residence, Helena.

Joseph S. Roberts, son of W. Kemp and Mary J. (Rohrer) Roberts; born in Andrew County, Missouri, December 15th, 1856. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived Alder Gulch in August, 1863. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

W. Kemp Roberts, son of Joseph T. and Mary Ann Roberts; born at Louisville, Kentucky, November 13th, 1830. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived Alder Gulch in August, 1863. Last address, Helena. Sheriff and treasurer, Lewis and Clarke County. Deceased.

James Ross, born at Eaton, Quebec, Canada, February 28th, 1846. Went to British Columbia in 1861. Place of departure for Montana, British Columbia; route traveled, overland; arrived in Montana in 1864. Last address, Dearborn.

Charles Rumley, son of Charles and Martha (Wood) Rumley; born at New York City, New York, May 10th, 1824. Went to England in 1829, and was educated in France; returned to the United States in 1840. Place of departure for Montana, Onarga, Illinois; route traveled, up the Missouri River; arrived at Fort Benton, June 17th, 1862. Occupation, Jeweler. Last address, Helena. Mr. Rumley was elected an active member of the Historical Society of Montana in 1873, and was librarian of the same from 1875 to 1885. Assayer in charge United States Assay Office at Helena. Died, August 6th, 1897.

William Ashley Rumsey, son of Joseph Elliot and Lucy M. (Ransom) Rumsey; born at Batavia, Genesee County, New York, November 4th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Denver Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route, Meek's Ferry, and Gibson's Cut Off; arrived at Bannack, May 17th, 1863. Occupation, miner and merchant. Residence, Helena.

J. S. Russell, arrived in Montana, July 7th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

James M. Ryan, arrived in Montana, June 4th, 1863. Occupation, contractor. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Wilbur Fisk Sanders, son of Ira and Freedom (Edgerton) Sanders; born at Leon, Cattaraugus County, New York, May 2d, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; route traveled, via Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Quincy, St. Joseph, Omaha, Elkhorn, Ranche, Fremont, Columbus, Lone Tree Ranche, Fort McPherson, Fort Laramie, Independence Rock, South Pass, Fort Snyder, Lander Cut Off, (Oneida) Salt Springs, Ross' Fork, Blackfoot Butte Ferry, Market Lake, Pleasant Valley, Williams' Junction, Red Rock, and Horse Prairie; arrived at Bannack, September 17th, 1863. Profession, lawyer. Residence, Helena. Republican candidate for Delegate to Congress, 1864-67-80 and '86. Delegate to Republican National Conventions, 1868-72-76 and '84. President Historical Society of Montana, 1865-90. Member House of Representatives, Eighth (extra) Session, 1873; Regular Session, 1874; Ninth Session, 1876; Tenth Session, 1877; Eleventh and Extra Sessions, 1879, Territorial Legislative Assembly. Grand Master A. F. & A. M., 1868, Division Counsel Northern Pacific Railroad Company, 1880-9. United States Senator, 1890-3. President Board of Trustees Montana Wesleyan University, 1889-1900.

Mrs. W. F. Sanders, nee Harriet Peck Fenn, daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Carruthers) Fenn; born at Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, April 25th, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; route traveled, via Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Quincy, St. Joseph, Omaha, Elkhorn, Ranche, Fremont, Columbus, Lone Tree Ranche, Fort McPherson, Fort Laramie, Independence Rock, South Pass, Fort Snyder, Lander Cut Off, (Oneida) Salt Springs, Ross' Fork, Blackfoot Butte Ferry, Market Lake, Pleasant Valley, Williams' Junction, Red Rock, and Horse Prairie; arrived at Bannack, September 17th, 1863. Residence, Helena.

James Upson Sanders, son of Wilber Fisk and Harriet Peck (Fenn) Sanders; born at Akron, Summit County, Ohio, July 12th, 1859. Place of departure for Montana, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; route traveled, via Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Quincy, St. Joseph, Omaha, the North Platte, Sweetwater, South Pass, Lander Cut Off, Ross' Fork, Blackfoot Butte Ferry, Market Lake, Pleasant Valley, Williams' Junction, Red Rock, and Horse Prairie; arrived at Yankee Flat, Bannack, September 17th, 1863. Profession, Lawyer. Residence, Helena. Secretary Society of Montana Pioneers, 1886088, '98-9. Active Member Historical Society of Montana, 1890. Secretary Board of Trustees Montana Wesleyan University, 1893-1900.

Wilber Edgerton Sanders, son of Wilber Fisk and Harriet Peck (Fenn) Sanders; born at Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 21st, 1861. Place of departure for Montana, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; route traveled, via Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Quincy, St. Joseph, Omaha, the North Platte, Sweetwater, South Pass, Lander Cut Off, Ross' Fork, Blackfoot Butte Ferry, Market Lake, Pleasant Valley, Williams' Junction, Red Rock, and Horse Prairie; arrived at Yankee Flat, Bannack, September 17th, 1863. Occupation, mining engineer. Residence, Helena, Montana. Librarian Historical Society of Montana, 1985-7.

John B. Sanford, born at Somerset, Maine, in July, 1835. Place of departure for Montana, La Crosse, Wisconsin; route traveled, across the plains via Omaha and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City in 1864. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

John R. Sanford, born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 13th, 1835. Place of departure for Montana, Faribault, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Garry, Northwest Territory; arrived at Marias River in February, 1859. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Samuel Schwab, son of Joseph M. and Metta Schwab; born at Rimpar, Bavaria, Germany, August 28th, 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Denver Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake by stagecoach; arrived at Bannack in August, 1863. Occupation, hotel proprietor and merchant. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. F. J. Shaffer, nee Amy Eva Plummer, daughter of Amariah and Amy Ellen Plummer; born at Augusta, Maine, September 5th, 1856. Place of departure for Montana, Salt Lake City, Utah; route traveled, overland over the Bannack Mountains; arrived at Summit, Pleasant Valley Divide in November, 1864. Residence, Helena.

John H. Shober, son of George and Susan (Sanbauer) Shober; born at Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, January 5th, 1832. Place of departure for Montana, Bon Homme County, Dakota; route traveled, across the plains via Northern Route with General Sully's Expedition; arrived at eastern state boundary in August, 1864. Profession, lawyer. Residence, Helena. Member Constitutional Convention of 1866. Member House of Representatives, Fourth Session, 1895, State Legislative Assembly.

James Ezekiel Sites, son of John and Hanna (Teter) Sites; born at Moorefield, Hardy County, (West) Virginia, February 28th, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Cherokee trail, Fort Bridger, Bear River, Soda Springs, and Gibson's Ferry; arrived at Bannack, June 11th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

John C. Sloss, son of James and Mary Ann Sloss; born in Harrison County, Ohio, April 14th, 1840. Place of departure for Montana, Central City, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Pass, Bitter Creek, Fort Bridger, and Soda Springs; arrived at Bannack, July 20th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

James M. Smith, son of John and Martha (Shields) Smith; born in North Carolina, March 30th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Tennessee; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch, July 1st, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Helena. Died, February 4th, 1896.

Robert Smith, son of Robert and Rebecca Smith; born in Ireland, May 15th, 1833. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Highland mining district, May 6th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Canyon Ferry.

Mrs. R. Smith, nee Margaret Shortley. Place of departure for Montana, Canada; route traveled, via Chicago, Illinois, and across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, May 6th, 1864. Residence, Canyon Ferry.

Robert W. Smith, son of Robert and Margaret Smith; born at Chicago, Illinois, June 20th, 1858. Place of departure for Montana, Black Hawk, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, May 6th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, York.

Charles H. Snell, son of Thomas and Sally (Philbrick) Snell; born at Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine, December 11th, 1827. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via North Platte, South Pass, Fort Bridger, Sublette's Cut Off, and Snake River; arrived at Bannack, May 30th, 1863. Occupation, librarian. Residence, Helena.

J. C. Somerville, born in Ireland, February 24th, 1810. Came to the United States in 1827. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Northern Route with Sully's Expedition; arrived at Last Chance Gulch, September 29th, 1864. Occupation, miner and farmer. Last address, Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota.

Henry F. Sonnefield, born in Prussia, Germany, June 13th, 1828. Place of departure for Montana, Indianapolis, Indiana; route traveled, via New York City, ocean steamer, across the Isthmus of Panama, Oregon, Umatilla, and West Bannack (Idaho City, Idaho); arrived at Bannack, May 25th, 1864. Occupation, carpenter and builder. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

William M. Sprague. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch, April 1st, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Joseph V. Stafford, son of Jesse and Parmelia Stafford; born in Greene County, Indiana, January 31st. 1831. Went to California in 1852 and returned. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Yellowstone Valley, August 4th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Canyon Ferry.

Reginald Stanley, son of Jacob and Susannah (Jenkins) Stanley; born in England, May 2d, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, via Northern Route with Capt. James L. Fisk's Expedition, via Milk River; arrived at Bannack in 1862. Occupation, gold miner. Residence, Nuneaton, England. Mr. Stanley, with D. J. Miller, John Cowan, and John Crab, discovered the first gold in Last Chance Gulch, was the first recorder of the district, and helped to lay out the name of the town of Helena.

William L. Steele, son of William Steele; born at Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, February 17th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Central City, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Bannack, April 24th, 1863. Profession, physician. Residence, Helena. Member Constitutional Convention, 1866. Mayor of the City of Helena. Member Senate, Third Session, 1893; Fourth Session, 1895, State Legislative Assembly. Treasurer Lewis and Clarke County.

Mrs. W. L. Steele, nee Agnes Forbis, daughter of Jonathan F. and America A. (Perrin) Forbis. Place of departure for Montana, Atchison, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains via South and North Platte, Bear River, and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, September 27th, 1864. Residence, Helena.

John Stewart, arrived in Montana, September 20th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

Charles W. Sutton, born at St. Louis, Missouri. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, August 5th, 1864. Residence, Bartold, St. Louis County, Missouri.

John M. Sweeney, son of Hugh and Bridget Sweeney; born at Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, January 18th, 1842. Place of departure for Montana, Racine, Wisconsin; route traveled, across the plains, via Lander Cut Off; arrived in Gallatin Valley in September, 1864. Occupation, merchant in agricultural implements. Residence, Helena. Died, May 10th, 1887.

William C. Sweet, born in New Hampshire, January 3d, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Colorado, 1859; arrived in Montana in 1863. Occupation, stock raiser. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Harry Nathaniel Sykes, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Seeber) Sykes; born at Pendleton, Niagara County, New York, December 4th, 1830. Place of departure for Montana, Newark, Knox County, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Northern Route with Capt. James L. Fisk's Expedition; arrived at Virginia City, February 28th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Helena. Died, October 27th, 1896.
William Y. Simonton, arrived in Montana, June 15th, 1864. Occupation, carpenter. Residence, Helena.

A. B Taylor, son of Samuel and Amy (Bells) Taylor; born at Leroy, Genesee County, New York, in 1827. Place of departure for Montana, Rockford, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, August 16th, 1864. Occupation, carpenter. Residence, Helena.

Harry H. Thale. Claimed to have entered present eastern boundary of State near mouth of Yellowstone River, June 17th, 1863. Not sustained and name erased from register.

John Thorburn, son of Grant Thorburn; born at New York City, New York, September 4th, 1806. Arrived at Virginia City in 1863. Occupation, gardener. Last address, Helena. Died, May 16th, 1889.

Ann Tierney. Place of departure for Montana, Maryland; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Emigrant Gulch in 1864. Last address, Helena.

John Tierney, Sr. Place of departure for Montana, Maryland; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Emigrant Gulch in 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Helena. Died, August 4th, 1883.

Edwin Warren Toole, son of Edwin and Lucinda Shepard (Porter) Toole; born at Savannah, Missouri, March 24th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Denver; arrived at Virginia City in August, 1863. Profession, lawyer. Residence, Helena. Democratic candidate for Congress, 1871.

Charles Troplett, arrived Montana in 1863.

Thomas Tweedy, arrived in Montana, October 7th, 1863. Occupation, miner, Last address, Helena.

Mrs. C. P. VanWart, nee Sarah Jane Simonton, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Cameron) Simonton; born at Canton, Ohio, February 20th, 1840. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Platte River, Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake, Utah; arrived at Virginia City in September, 1864. Residence, Helena.

James M. Vivion, son of James and Mary Vivion; born in Missouri, April 29th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Denver Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger, Sublette's Cut Off, and Snake River; arrived at Bannack, April 24th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Cripple Creek, Colorado.

John Wagener, arrived in Montana, May 15th, 1863. Last address, Helena. Deceased.
M. E. Walton, son of Josiah and Latitia Walton; born at Nashville, Tennessee, June 10th, 1824. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Helena in 1864. Occupation, miner and ranchman. Last address, Trinity. Deceased.

F. J. Wasweiler, born in Germany, April 28th, 1836. Came to the United States in 1848; went across the plains to California in 1853. Pace of departure for Montana, Leavenworth, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in 1864. Occupation, miner and hotel Proprietor. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. F. J. Wasweiler, nee Caroline Warrel. Pace of departure for Montana, Leavenworth, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in 1864. Residence, Helena.

John Randolph Watson, born at Portland, Maine, may 29th, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Denver Colorado; arrived at Virginia City in October, 1864. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

Newell Harland Webster, son of Jesse and Susan C. (Newell) Webster; born at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, November 29th, 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs and Bridger trail; arrived at Bannack, October 17th, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena.

John F. Wegner, born, Newstadt, Germany, in 1848. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, June 15th, 1864. Occupation, stock raiser. Residence, Craig.

August Weisenhorn, son of Silas Weisenhorn; born at Baden Germany, January 29th, 1842. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Quincy, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via Denver; arrived at Aldrer Gulch, October 21st, 1863. Occupation, carriage manufacturer. Residence, Helena.

Simeon G. Weller, son of Peter R. and Margaret A. (Albright) Weller; born at Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, January 8th, 1841. Place of departure for Montana, Lake Gulch, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Denver, Fort Bridger, Soda Springs, and Snake River; arrived at Bannack, June 15th, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington.

William F. Wentworth, son of John Jay and Susan Elizabeth (Austin) Wentworth; born at Lebanon, Maine, in 1831. Place of departure for Montana, Charlestown, Massachusetts; route traveled, across the plains via St. Joseph; arrived at Virginia City, July 9th, 1864. Occupation, merchant. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Daniel H. Weston, son of Isaac and Mary Weston; born at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, April 8th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Central City, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger, Sublette's Cut Off, and Soda Springs; arrived at Bannack in June, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Helena. Territorial treasurer for twelve years.

Edmund Whitcomb, son of John and Mary (Draughbaugh) Whitcomb; born in Ashland County, Ohio, November 23d, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, Atchison, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains via Pike's Peak, Colorado, Fort Bridger, and Salt Lake, Utah; arrived at Bannack, April 27th, 1863. Occupation, farmer and stock raiser. Residence, Helena.

Mrs. E. Whitcomb, born in Maine. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Northern Route with James L. Fisk's Expedition; arrived at Bannack in September, 1862. Last address, Helena. Died in 1888.

James Whitlatch, born in Pennsylvania, September 12th, 1843. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Nevada and Idaho; arrived at Helena, September 17th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Last address, Helena. Made Mineral Entry No. 1, October 15th, 1867, for 200 feet on the Park Lode in Edgerton County. Deceased.

Alvin H. Wilcox, son of Lansing H. and Miranda (Holmes) Wilcox; born at Napoli, Cattaraugus County, New York, January 21st, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Elk Point, Dakota; route traveled, up the Missouri River on steamboat Spread Eagle; arrived at Fort Benton, June 20th, 1862. Occupation, surveyor, civil engineer, and lumberman. Residence, Frazee, Minnesota.

Timothy Wilcox, son of Hustin and Julia Wilcox; born at Madison, Connecticut, December 26th, 1830. Place of departure for Montana, Independence, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, July 9th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman and miner. Residence, Helena.

Ezekiel S. Wilkinson, son of Joseph and Nancy (Stewart) Wilkinson; born at Harrisville, (West) Virginia, September 28th, 1817. Place of departure for Montana, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch, August 15th, 1864. Occupation, editor and publisher. Last address, Helena. Commissioner Lewis and Clarke County. Deceased.

John Barnes Wilson, son of James and Sarah (Barnes) Wilson; born at West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, March 25th, 1828. Went across the plains to California in 1852, to Oregon in 1862. Place of departure for Montana, Umatilla, Oregon; route traveled, across the mountains via Mullan road, St. Regis de Borgia; arrived at Frenchtown in October, 1865. Occupation, miner. Residence, Helena.

John F. Wilson, son of J. F. and Eliza Wilson; born at Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, May 22d, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, St. Paul, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains via Manitoba, Saskatchewan Valley, across the Rocky Mountains, and down the Kootenai River; arrived at St. Mary's Lake in October, 1859. Occupation, miner. Residence, Rimini.
Ann F. Woods, nee Ann F. Burruss, daughter of Harris D. and Elizabeth T. Burruss; born in King William County, Virginia, March 26th, 1815. Place of departure for Montana,St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via South Platte River, Cache la Poudre, and Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City, Sept. 10th, 1864. Residence, Helena.

Joseph Pedrick Woolman, son of James and Mary Ann (Pedrick) Woolman; born at Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey, February 5th, 1841. Place of departure for Montana, Woodstown, New Jersey, May 10th, 1864; route traveled, across the plains via Philadelphia, St. Joseph, Fort Kearney, Julesburg, Forts, Laramie and Bridger, and Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City in May, 1865. Occupation, stockman. Residence, Helena. Territorial Auditor, 1879-87. United States Marshal, 1898-.

Samuel Word, son of William and Sarah Boyd (Bouton) Word; born at Barboursville, Knox County, Kentucky, January 19th, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via the Platte River, Laramie Plains, Salt Lake City, and Snake River; arrived at Virginia City, September 27th, 1863. Profession, attorney at law. Residence, Dawson City, North-West Territory. Member House of Representatives, Fourth and Extra Sessions, 1867; Council, Sixth Session, 1869-70; House, Ninth Session, 1876; Tenth Session, 1877; Speaker, Eleventh and Extra Sessions, 1879, Territorial Legislative Assembly. Member Constitutional Convention, 1866. President of Society of Montana Pioneers, 1891-2.

Frank Zeigler, son of John A Zeigler; arrived in Montana in 1864. Occupation, N. P. Railway, freight department. Residence, Helena.

John A. Zeigler, arrived in Montana in 1864. Occupation, store keeper. Last address, Helena. Deceased.

Edward I . Zimmerman, son of Aaron and Charlotte Zimmerman; born at Ortenberg, near Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, March 20th, 1838. Came to the United States; went to California in 1855. Place of departure for Montana, William's Creek, Cariboo, British Columbia; route traveled, via Victoria, Vancouver Island, Portland, Oregon, Walla Walla, Washington, and across the mountains via Mullan road; arrived at Blackfoot City in 1864. Occupation, hotel keeper and miner. Residence, Helena.

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