- Birth Date
- 19 November 1826
- Death Date
- 3 September 1880
Catherine Elizabeth Woolley
Catherine Elizabeth Mehring
Catherine initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young Company in 1848 with her husband, Samuel Amos Woolley, according to Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons’ Biography. They traveled with his brother, Edwin Dilworth and his wife Mary Wickersham, and their children, Rachel Emma, Franklin Benjamin, and Mary Louisa. Mary Louisa was born on July the fifth, while the company was camped at Goose Creek.
When the family made it to the Salt Lake Valley, they ate with Samuel’s brother, John Mills Woolley, who had traveled to the Salt Lake Valley the year before with the Abraham O. Smoot/George B. Wallace Company in 1847, according to Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons’ Biography.
- Age at Departure: 21
- Brief Biography of Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons, 11-14. Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
- Catharine E. Mehring Wooley's journal transcribed by J. Cecil Alter and printed in serial in "In the Beginning: Diaries of Mormon Pioneers," Salt Lake Telegram. 7 Jan. 1935; 8 Jan. 1935; 9 Jan. 1935; 10 Jan.1935; 1 Jan. 1935. (Link will direct to the first installment of the serial.)
- First 100, report, 1848 June.
- "Journal of Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons," Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 11, pp. 161-63.