- Birth Date
- 4 April 1813
- Death Date
- 23 February 1907
Jacob George Bigler
Although Bigler states in his autobiography that he came to Utah in Gardner's company, Davis Clark states in his autobiography that Bigler was a counselor (with Lorenzo Johnson) in William West Lane's company in 1852. Pioneers and Prominent Men states that Bigler was in the Lane-Johnson company. The evidence is accumulating that the Bigler family may have been in the Lane company, but further research in primary sources is necessary before we can be certain (given Bigler's assertion late in life that he crossed the plains in Gardner's company).
In 1863, at the end of a mission to Europe, he traveled home with the Peter Nebeker Company in 1863, as indicated in Peter Nebeker's letter on 25 August 1863.
- Age at Departure: 39
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 50
- Returning Missionary
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- Bigler, Jacob G, Autobiography, 1907.
- Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), 754.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Nebeker, Peter, Letter, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25 Aug. 1863, 1.
- Oscar F. Lyons autobiographical sketch, 1. Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
- Peacock, George, Journal and reminiscences, 1851 Nov.-1861 Apr., vol. 3, 22-23.
- Presiding Bishopric immigrant location committee minutes, 1852 September 20-October 13.