From: Shirl McNeely
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 09:46:03 EDT
Subject: [CA-GOLDRUSH-L] Most Wanted: Peter WHISENAND
My second great grandfather Peter WHISENAND (sometimes the surname varied in spelling) was supposed to have gone to CA for the gold rush, according to family stories. He was in Monroe Co, Indiana in the 1850 census and had a son born there in 1851. He was sending gold home. Finally in 1857 the family received a letter from him saying he made his fortune and was going to come home the overland route.. The letter got to Monroe but Peter did not. The family story continues that they did some searching and traced him as far as the Mountain Meadow Massacre in Sept 1857 in Utah.. We are trying to find evidence that he was in CA and also at the Massacre. Some gold claims have been searched but not all counties in CA at this time.. It is hard when we are not living in CA to do hands on research.. Some think Peter may have known some in the wagon train and stopped to talk to them. He may even had back tracked a little to see them and was mistaken for one of the people on the train.. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.. Thank You, Shirl McNeely
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