- Birth Date
- 25 March 1845
- Death Date
- 14 January 1910
Samuel arrived in New York on 19 July 1864 via the ship Hudson. His biography indicates that he arrived in the Valley that same year before settling in California in 1867. Further research is needed to identify the name of the company he traveled with. The his PEF record indicates that he left his company somewhere along the Weber River.
- Age at Departure: 18
- "Death of Former Riversider," Riverside Independent Enterprise, 15 January, 1910, 5.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger C, p. 253.
- "Samuel Alder," In An Illustrated History of Southern California (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1890), 712.
- Seventeenth Ward, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.