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Fremont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
1. Mormon Pioneers Marker
Side A
Inscription.
[Side A:]
Mormon Pioneers
Mormon pioneers traveled far in search of a land where they could worship God in an environment of religious tolerance. Named below are some of the pioneers who settled in Washington Township. They sailed here aboard the ship Brooklyn (1846), trekked west with the Mormon Battalion (1847), or came shortly thereafter by land or by sea. Many of these settlers became prominent citizens. Local streets, schools, and landmarks bear some of their names.
Charles Allen Jonathan and Caroline Barnes Crosby Zacheus and Mary Ann Fisher Cheney Amanda Evans Cheney Isaac Goodwin Harvey (Hervey) Green William and Elizabeth Ann Homer Hopkins Stacy and Sarah Johnson Horner John and Elizabeth Imlay Horner Earl and Letitia Dorsey Marshall Origin and Delina Cheney Mowry John C. and Louisa Kepple Naile (Naegle) Isaac and Hester Poole Nash Joseph and Jerusha Bull Nichols John J. and Helen Allen Riser Horace A. and Laura Ann Farnsworth Skinner Daniel and Ann Cook Stark Simeon Stivers Thomas and Jane E. Rollins Tomkins

[Side B:]
Mormon Pioneer Adobes
The first local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) arrived on the ship Brooklyn on July 31, 1846 at Yerba Buena
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By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
2. Mormon Pioneer Adobes Marker
Side B
(San Francisco). Several families traveled to Washington Township, the present area of Fremont, Newark and Union City, and established their homes.

The Mormon Battalion arrived in Southern California, January 29, 1847. Some men from that group traveled north and settled here. One of them, John Conrad Naile (Naegle), arrived in 1848 and built a large adobe home about 1/5 mile east of this marker. School, dances, and other social gatherings were held there.

On April 23, 1850, Apostles Charles C. Rich and Amasa Lyman organized the first branch of the L.D.S. Church for this area in the adobe home of Earl and Letita Marshall, located approximately 3/5 mile southwest of this marker. Church services were held on the second floor of the Naile adobe until 1850. At this time, John M. Horner built a schoolhouse in Centerville, which served as the first structure built especially for L.D.S. services in this area. The local congregation grew during the Gold Rush until 1857-58, when Brigham Young gathered members to Utah.
 
Erected 1996 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, John M. Horner Camp, Mission Peak Camp, Alameda Company. (Marker Number 490.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.658′ 
Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
3. Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes Marker
Side A
N, 121° 58.083′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Gallaudet Drive, on the right when traveling east on Walnut Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the L.D.S. Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Walnut Avenue, Fremont CA 94536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of First Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); “The Bankers Building” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Essanay Studio Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vallejo Flour Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Essanay Film Studio (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Journey of the Ship Brooklyn. Details of the six month journey of the Brooklyn from New York to San Francisco in 1846. (Submitted on March 16, 2010.) 

2. Mormon Pioneer Settlements in California. One of the Brooklyn Saints, John M. Horner, became a wealthy farmer at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. He helped found eight towns in the area and made substantial financial contributions
Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
4. Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes Marker
Side B
to the Church's missionary work in the 1850s. (Submitted on March 16, 2010.) 
 
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Site Map Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
5. Site Map Displayed on Marker
This map shows site locations of the Marshall and John Naile Adobes.
 
 
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