Emma Amelia Eskelsen (1850 - 1921) Profile

Emma Amelia Eskelsen

The Eskelson family sailed to America in 1857 on the ship Westmoreland. The ship manifest shows their surname as "Eskildsen." 
 
Their travel on to Utah is confirmed by the obituary of Roasanna.  However, secondary sources differ on the year of their arrival in Utah.  Some say that they came to Utah in 1860, and others state that they came in 1859 with the Edward Stevenson pioneer company.  Unfortunately, there is no roster for that company, so further research is needed to determine the year of the family's arrival and the name of the pioneer company with which they came to Utah.

FamilySearch gives her birth year as 1851, but this is the year of her christening.  Her birth date is confirmed by the inscription on her gravestone and her death certificate.  Her name is shown as "Emma Davies Woodard on her death certificate.

Her name is shown as "Emma Davies Woodard" on her death certificate.

Read More
Media
Emma Amelia Eskelsen (1850 - 1921) Profile
Emma Amelia Eskelsen (1850 - 1921) Profile