Springville - Mapleton Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Springville - Mapleton Daughters of Utah Pioneers We are a small museum made up of volunteers. We close during the winter months December - February. Come step back into the past. Mostly pre-1900.
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This is one of the unknown photos we have at the museum. Anyone know who he is?
10/07/2019

This is one of the unknown photos we have at the museum. Anyone know who he is?

Had a request to find Beardall family info that was placed in the Jubilee box in 1892. The box was opened 50 years later...
07/03/2018

Had a request to find Beardall family info that was placed in the Jubilee box in 1892. The box was opened 50 years later and then reused when it was opened in 1942. The personal items were returned to their families apparently. The box still contains church magazines and newspaper articles. We do have a book that has lists of members of Relief Society and Primary from 1892 but that’s about it.

Found this treasure. DUP ladies standing by the new marker, erected in September 1949 and dedicated at the Springville’s...
06/27/2018

Found this treasure. DUP ladies standing by the new marker, erected in September 1949 and dedicated at the Springville’s Centennial Celebration Commemoration September 17, 1950.

06/27/2018

Working on Eagle Project. Digitizing Pioneer histories and stories. Great job guys! Maybe half way done.

Brendan Murphy is digitizing this top row of books for an Eagle Project. The books are a single print copy of pioneer hi...
06/24/2018

Brendan Murphy is digitizing this top row of books for an Eagle Project. The books are a single print copy of pioneer histories and stories about early Springville such as the curfew bell. Even a story about a pet cow.

Johnson family reunion at Museum last Saturday.
06/24/2018

Johnson family reunion at Museum last Saturday.

Aaron Johnson and Mary Scott descendants are coming to museum today. Here are a few pages from the Bible telling of marr...
06/23/2018

Aaron Johnson and Mary Scott descendants are coming to museum today. Here are a few pages from the Bible telling of marriages, births, deaths in the family.

06/20/2018

Wayne Childs telling about his ancestor Richard James Burraston's hand gun.

06/20/2018

Anyone know what this is? Was just donated to museum. Appreciate any help with this.

We just released 5 new videos on our YouTube channel.  2 more still to come.  Special thanks to all involved in our litt...
06/09/2018
Springville Pioneers

We just released 5 new videos on our YouTube channel. 2 more still to come. Special thanks to all involved in our little video project. Special thanks also to the Springville Arts Commission for the grant that enable us to do this project. Thanks to Lauren Whiting and Brendan Murphy our filmers and editors. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXxGlim1Yz1-BVXESq6TKg

06/01/2018

A little history of Nannie Henrietta Dahlstrom who married Richard Palfreyman (found on FamilySearch.org): "Nannie Henrietta Dahlstrom was born in Watstane, Linkjoping, Sweden, March 23, 1860. She was the eldest of nine children born to John Henry Dahlstrom and Augusta Frederika Carloon.

When she was 9 years old she came to America with her mother and three brothers... Her father had come to America some time before to prepare a place for them. The family were passengers on the first train that came to Utah May 10, 1869. The completion of the railroad had been celebrated by the driving of the "Golden Spike.""

Pretty cool that they were on the first train! Find the rest of her story at:

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KWJJ-KC8

06/01/2018

Here's a couple of paragraphs from the history of William Morgan Clyde written by himself found on FamilySearch.org. (This is after they left Kirtland and went to Missouri.): "They were having troublesome times when we arrived in Missouri. The mob met us and told us that we would have to go back out of the state because they were going to send all the Mormons out. We got into Missouri as far as Haun's Mill and were fortunate or unfortunate enough to be there when the massacre took place. The hardships and suffering of the women and children were beyond pen to describe. I saw mobs pillage, burn and kill, seeming to defy all law. Women fled to the woods with their crying children. My mother, having heard nothing of my father, and a sister, having heard nothing of her husband, determined to stay together and try to find their husbands, if alive. If not, they would leave the state together. However, my father, after being held a prisoner at the mill, succeeded in getting away and my uncle who was wounded at the mill, after much wandering and a great deal of suffering, found their families near Keetsville on their way out of the state. Upon learning the situation of these women, an old farmer offered them a house to use until their husbands returned. With our money and clothing all gone, we made our way out of the state. We landed in Quincy, Illinois in 1839, and stayed there the remainder of that year.

Early in the spring of 1840 my father moved his family into Nauvoo, Illinois, where we shared all the suffering, sickness and poverty in starting to build that city. No one but those who were there could realize. I helped break ground for the foundation of the Temple, working out my tenth-day as tithing. I acted as a drummer boy in the Marshall Band of the Nauvoo Legion. As a small boy living in Nauvoo, Illinois, I often romped and played with the Prophet Joseph Smith, as he loved to mingle with the children. My father acted as a guard for the Prophet and his brother Hyrum. While on duty he contracted pneumonia which resulted in his death on September 7, 1844, leaving my mother with a family of seven to care for. We were still living in Nauvoo at the time of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum. Smith."

Thank goodness they recorded these experiences. We have his big drum at the museum, his cane and pictures of him and other family members.

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KW6C-QKF

05/23/2018

A little funny pioneer story from the life of Bergita Larsen Johnson Knudson, born 1816 in Hedmark, Norway as written by Naomi Smith Beardall, Camp Union member:

"...John Olsen, a member of the company went for the water and on the way he saw the prettiest cat he had ever seen. It was black with a white stripe. The animal seemed very friendly so John picked it up and brought the animal to camp. Captain John Smith had to explain the difference to the poor fellow and John laughed so hard that he fell off the tongue of the wagon. Both Johns had to bury their clothes in the dirt and leave them on the plains."

Camp Union brought in some pioneer histories months ago.  Just came across them again.  One is written by Zina Binks Dib...
05/22/2018

Camp Union brought in some pioneer histories months ago. Just came across them again. One is written by Zina Binks Dibble a member of Camp Union. Here's her picture from FamilySearch.org. She wrote about her grandfather John Ashton Binks (born 1830) who was born in Lancashire, England. He came to America with his mother and stepfather. They settled near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His mother and stepfather returned to England leaving him alone here. He met and married Sarah Lyons and had 3 children. They joined the LDS church and in 1862 started for Utah. While crossing the plains he buried his wife and baby and his wife's sister. He made it to Utah with his two sons then settled in Bountiful, Utah. He married Sarah Holt. They ended up coming to Springville in 1875. He went on a mission back to England and then returned to Springville where he was a Sunday School teacher, and choir leader for the Third Ward for a number of years. Sure glad Zina wrote this little history... You can find it on FamilySearch.org. Oh, she wrote another history on her grandfather Philo Dibble. Very interesting history. Find it also on FamilySearch.org. Scanned them and posted them there. You can find both of them under Zina Elizabeth Binks. https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KWZS-2Z8

A gentleman by the last name of Elder, came into the museum yesterday telling that he had family arrive in Springville s...
05/09/2018

A gentleman by the last name of Elder, came into the museum yesterday telling that he had family arrive in Springville shortly after the original 8 families that were called here by Brigham Young. Got me interested in learning about the earliest settlers.

A couple of the earliest settlers were Sylvanus Cyrus Hulet and Catherine Stoker. Catherine is the sister of the gentleman's direct ancestor. (He comes through Michael Stoker and Polly Hughes.) Sylvanus and Catherine came across the plains with the James Pace Wagon Company that departed on 11 June 1850 and arrived in Salt Lake between 20-23 September, 1850.

They, with parents Charles Hulet and Margaret Ann Noah, were called by Brigham Young to help settle Hobble Creek, later named Springville, Utah. They arrived a short time after the original eight families arrived in Hobble Creek. It was at this place that their first child was born on 27 February 1851.

The pictures are of Michael Stoker and Polly Brittann Hughes - our museum visitor's ancestors. They were married in Springville in 1854. (Wow, what would Springville have been like in 1854?) Their daughter Elmina Stoker married Claybourn Lorenzo Elder. We have had several Elder families in Springville/Mapleton that most likely descended from them. (These pictures were found on FamilySearch.org.)

If you had early settlers, when did your ancestor(s) come to Springville and what were their names?

Photo identified as Ernest M Boyer home.  Photo donated to Springville - Mapleton Pioneer Museum by Marie Jensen Whiting...
05/05/2018

Photo identified as Ernest M Boyer home. Photo donated to Springville - Mapleton Pioneer Museum by Marie Jensen Whiting. Home was located at the southwest corner of 200 West 100 North, Springville, Utah. Springville/Mapleton Pictures 1A-1B, page 26.

Found a note, from years ago, that someone wanted pictures of these two people.  Jeremiah Harrison was born 1837. He was...
05/05/2018

Found a note, from years ago, that someone wanted pictures of these two people. Jeremiah Harrison was born 1837. He was a corporal in the 13 West Virginia Infantry, Company K.. He married Keziah Herbert Gabbitas 22 Jun 1893. He died at Springville, Utah in 1905. Keziah Herbert Gabbitas Harrison Whitney was born 7 Feb 1855 at Coventry, Warwickshire, England to Thomas and Elizabeth Miles Herbert. She first married 1) George William Gabbitas 31 Jul 1871; he died 1892; then 2) Jeremiah Harrison 22 Jun 1893; he died 1905; and 3) Leonard Jotham Whitney 4 Feb 1907. Keziah died 8 Jan 1942 at Springville, Utah. So hopefully this will benefit someone out there - even if it isn't the one that originally requested them. We have these pictures in a higher resolution if anyone is interested.

The Blanchard Family sitting with their instruments. Achilles Blanchard, who, like his Father the violinist, wrote poetr...
05/03/2018

The Blanchard Family sitting with their instruments. Achilles Blanchard, who, like his Father the violinist, wrote poetry and songs. He made the harp in the picture from a bicycle frame. Grandma Margaret Goff (far right) lived to be 106. She died in 1915. Also pictured is her daughter Margaret Sylvia, wife and mother of the two musicians.

A Grandmother's Party held in celebration of Springville's 101st Birthday.  "On 17 September 1951, a group of lady frien...
04/28/2018

A Grandmother's Party held in celebration of Springville's 101st Birthday. "On 17 September 1951, a group of lady friends got together for a social afternoon and a picture. The picture is taken in front of Zebina Starr Alleman's house on northeast corner of 400 S and Main." (Springville's actual birthday was the day after.) Found in the Aaron Johnson DUP History Book, Vol 3, inside back cover. (Names are listed on bottom of picture. Click on picture to enlarge it.)

The first white boy born in Springville, just two months after his family arrived.  Franklin Austin Crandall born 21 Nov...
04/26/2018

The first white boy born in Springville, just two months after his family arrived. Franklin Austin Crandall born 21 Nov 1850. His family was one of the original 8 families that settled here. Downloaded from Familysearch.org, photo contributed by Dixon Ferrin Larkin.

Springville Old Folks 1906.  Found in a loose leaf binder at our museum entitled "Early Springville Pictures Taken by Ge...
04/26/2018

Springville Old Folks 1906. Found in a loose leaf binder at our museum entitled "Early Springville Pictures Taken by George Edward Anderson" courtesy of Rell G Francis.

Someone came into the museum today asking to see a picture of the Grant School, where she attended.  Thought somebody el...
04/18/2018

Someone came into the museum today asking to see a picture of the Grant School, where she attended. Thought somebody else might want to see it...

Ran across this beautiful "Cross Stitch Square" in the Camp Kolob Histories Folder.  Stitched by Merlene Taylor Beardall...
03/26/2018

Ran across this beautiful "Cross Stitch Square" in the Camp Kolob Histories Folder. Stitched by Merlene Taylor Beardall. Donated to the DUP Museum by her family. Been posting the histories of our daughters (deceased ones) on FamilySearch.org to share them with their families. This was a little added bonus...

03/15/2018

One of my favorite parts about helping at the museum are the stories found here. Been reading through little biographical sketches of DUP ladies. Here's a story about herding the family cow to the "city pasture".

"When I was young, most families had their own milk cow. During the summer months, the cows were taken to the City pasture each morning and brought home at night. The pasture was down below the tracks, northwest of town.

For about three years it had been my job to be the cow girl. I believe I got $1.00 per month for doing it. I was getting awfully tired of the job so one night I brought the wrong cow home from the pasture. It wasn't easy to do.

Our cow was a light colored Jersey and there wasn't too many of that kind but I finally found one. She was quite a bit smaller but the same color. I made sure that our cow was safe in a grassy lane, then I proceeded to drive the other cow home. She didn't want to go the way I wanted her to go so I had to switch her really hard to make her go the direction I wanted.

I finally got her home and put her in the corral. I then went down to the house. In a short time, Dad came home and saw the strange cow. He immediately came down to where I was and said, "Did you know you brought the wrong cow home tonight?" I said, "I did?" He said, "You sure did and after all this time, you can't tell our cow, you don't have to go the the pasture any more." This time my scheme worked."

History of Oralyn Beardall Ash (1908--2002) Camp Koda

We have many "Crayon Portraits" at the museum.  "The crayon portrait was a weak solar enlargement of a photographic nega...
03/14/2018
Crayon Portrait | Early Photography

We have many "Crayon Portraits" at the museum. "The crayon portrait was a weak solar enlargement of a photographic negative image that provided the base for extensive handwork by an artist in charcoal or pastel. These were usually done on matte surface paper and were often near life size. The finished piece often gives the appearance of a drawing or painting." They are quite amazing. Seems to have been a popular thing at the time. Thank goodness - we have many portraits of early settlers. And there may be many more out there. Some of them were done by John Hafen as his initials are included in the corner. Come take a peek at our portraits.

http://sgarwood.com/node/16

Name of the process: Crayon PortraitExample: (Source - Florida Memory Project) The crayon portrait was a weak solar enlargement of a photographic negative image that provided the base for extensive handwork by an artist in charcoal or pastel. These were usually done on matte surface paper and were.....

Plat Maps of Early Springville 1851 and 1900. If you had early Springville settlers, you might find them on here.
03/09/2018

Plat Maps of Early Springville 1851 and 1900. If you had early Springville settlers, you might find them on here.

03/02/2018

We will be opening Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. We've been closed for the winter. Open 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

We have a few Bibles at our museum.  Most don't have any family history recorded in their pages.  Here's the Family Reco...
02/23/2018

We have a few Bibles at our museum. Most don't have any family history recorded in their pages. Here's the Family Record from the Bible of William Morgan and Eliza McDonald Clyde family.

A cool picture of Lyman Stephen Wood, born in Springville in 1892.  Apparently served in World War I.  Anyone have his s...
02/22/2018

A cool picture of Lyman Stephen Wood, born in Springville in 1892. Apparently served in World War I. Anyone have his story about the war or anything else?

Chair made by Joseph Robinson husband of Sarah Hutchinson. Sarah and Joseph brought orphaned eight year old Robert Alexa...
02/05/2018

Chair made by Joseph Robinson husband of Sarah Hutchinson. Sarah and Joseph brought orphaned eight year old Robert Alexander Hutchinson from England and all the way across the plains to settle in Springville. Robert was Sarah’s youngest brother. The chair was a gift to him.

02/03/2018
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Photo of Benjamin Freeman Bird home in Nauvoo, Illinois, which Jonathan Browning purchased from them and established a gun shop.

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The Springville Pioneer Museum will be closed until further notice, due to the corona virus. Please stay healthy and safe.
Hi, I've recently found out that my 3rd gt uncle George Carter who lived in Utah was one of the Utah Pinoneers. Very proud of him indeed. Can I get more information please? Ellen
Hi my name is Wendy C ( Webb) McNees. I started my Genealogy in May 2016 to learn more about My Grandmother Virginia Brown Lyman I only new she died in Ventura, California when my Mother Meredith was 15 and my Aunt Linda was 19. Doing my Genealogy I founded out she was born in Springville Utah and she was a Teacher in Ogden, Utah before she got Married to my Grandfather C F Lindsay Green. She was a Teacher when moved to Ventura too. My Grandmother Virginia's father was John Callister Lyman and his father was Francis Marion Lyman Sr and his Father was Amasa Mason Lyman. I liked learning who her family was. My Mother only has one picture of her parents I would appreciate any pictures you can find of My Grandmother Virginia Brown Lyman I just want to have my own picture of her. Here's my email address [email protected]. Thank you sign Wendy McNees
I would like to become a member of the DUP. I live in Mapleton Utah. What do I do?
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