Fremont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes
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
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′ 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. Marker is located at the L.D.S. Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Walnut Avenue, Fremont CA 94536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
Also see . . . 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 to the Church's missionary work in the 1850s. (Submitted on March 16, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,104 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.