- Birth Date
- 19 September 1818
- Death Date
- 2 July 1855
Jacob Foutz Secrist
The Secrist family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Edward Hunter/Jacob Foutz Company in 1847. The family consisted of Jacob Foutz Secrist and Anna Eliza Logan, and their daughter Louisa.
At the end of a mission to Germany, Jacob traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as Captain of the Jacob F. Secrist/Noah T. Guymon Company in 1855. He died of Cholera en route on 2 July, on Ketchum’s Creek, between Kearney and Leavenworth. A tin coffin was made with the intention of bringing his remains to the Valley. However, it was insufficient, and he was buried on 4 July.
- Age at Departure: 28
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 36
- Company Captain
- Died en Route
- 1850 Utah Census.
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