- Birth Date
- 3 February 1802
- Death Date
- 6 December 1891
John Wheeler traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young Pioneer Company in 1847 and was part of the 11th Company of Ten led by John S. Higbee. He was re-baptized in the Salt Lake Valley on 8 August 1847.
- Age at Departure: 45
- 1850 Utah Census, Utah County.
- Albert P. Rockwood journals, 1847-1853, Journal, 1847 April-July.
- Heber C. Kimball journal in Heber C. Kimball papers, 1837-1866.
- John S. Higbee reminiscences and diaries, 1845-1866. Transcriptions from volumes 1 and 2.
- “Life and Journeys of John Somers Higbee,” Iron County Record, 16 February 1929.
- Norton Jacob reminiscence and journal, 1844 May-1852 January, 47-85.
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- Thomas Bullock journals, 1843-1849, Journal, 1847 April-June.
- William Clayton diaries, 1846-1853, Folder contents: (2) Volume 2, 1847.