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Bigler, Henry William, 1815-1900



  • Existence: 1815 - 1900

Biographical History

Henry William Bigler (1815-1900) was a pioneer and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Henry William Bigler, 1998: CIP t.p. (soldier, gold miner, missionary, chronicler, 1815-1900)

Find a Grave, website viewed 1 October 2013 (Henry William Bigler; Henry W. Bigler; Henry Bigler; born Aug 28, 1815, Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia; died Nov 24, 1900, Saint George, Washington County, Utah; was baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838 and migrated with his family to Far West, Missouri; moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in winter of 1838-1839; joined the Mormon Battalion; working at Sutter's Fort in northern California when gold was discovered; served 2 LDS missions to Hawaii between 1850-1854 and 1855-1858)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Henry William Bigler diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329697]
Identifier: MSS SC 3095
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is "extracts from missionary experiences. Copied from original diary owned by Delbert Bigler, Provo, Utah." The extracts start in 1853 when Bigler was on a mission for the Mormon Church in Hawaii. He writes about a smallpox epidemic and missionary experiences. He returned to Utah in 1855. He married Cynthia Jane Whipple in November of 1855. He went on another mission to Hawaii in 1857 and returned in 1858. He talks about his...
Dates: 1853-1899

Henry William Bigler diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3132
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Bigler wrote about his early life from 1815 to 1846 when his diary began. He was born in West Virginia, had encounters with Indians in that state, and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837. He moved to Far West, Missouri, in 1838; met Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church; suffered persecutions in Missouri; moved to Qunicy, Illinois, in 1839; and served on a mission for the...
Dates: 1846-1899

Joseph W. Jones letter to H. W. Bigler

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233284022]
Identifier: Vault MSS 112
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 1894, and addressed to H. W. Bigler of St. George, Utah. Jones writes about relatives and family genealogy.

Dates: 1894

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Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Hawaii 2
Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Hawaii 2
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