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John Milton Bernhisel Sr.

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Born: June 23, 1799

Birthplace: Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania

Father: Samuel Bernhisel 1768 – 1817
(Buried: Lebanon Lutheran and Reformed, Loysville, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Susannah Bower 1775 – 1869
(Buried: Lebanon Lutheran and Reformed, Loysville, Pennsylvania)​

1st​ Wife: Julia Ann Haight 1805 – 1865
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​

2nd​ Wife: Melissa Lott Willes 1824 – 1898
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​

3rd​ Wife: Elizabeth Barker 1830 – 1909
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​

Married: Married to seven women at one time, all but one left by 1850.

Children:

John Milton Bernhisel Jr. 1846 – 1920​
(Buried: Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Utah)​
William Henry Bernhisel 1849 – 1884​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Jacob Bernhisel 1852 – 1852​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Isaac Bernhisel 1852 – 1852​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Samuel Bernhisel 1856 – 1858​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Martin L. Bernhisel 1860 – 1913​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
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Mary Lawrence Bernhisel 1864 – 1909​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Edward H. Bernhisel 1866 – 1877​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Cora Bernhisel 1867 – 1940​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
David Morton Bernhisel 1871 – 1956​
(Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California)​

Political Party: Independent Party

Education:

1827: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania Medical School​

Occupation before War:

1827 – 1843: Medical Doctor in New York City, New York​
1843 – 1848: Medical Doctor in Nauvoo, Illinois​
1844: Accompanied Joseph Smith to Carthage Jail​
Spent time with Joseph and Hyrum Smith in Carthage Jail​
Followed Brigham Young and Latter-Day Saints to Utah Territory​
1848 – 1851: Medical Doctor in Salt Lake City, Utah​
1851 – 1859: Utah Delegate to United States Congress​
1858: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination as Delegate​
1859 – 1861: Medical Doctor in Salt Lake City, Utah​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Utah Delegate to United States Congress​
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination as Delegate​
1863 – 1881: Medical Doctor in Salt Lake City, Utah​

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1881: Medical Doctor in Salt Lake City, Utah​
Regent for University of Utah​

Died: September 28, 1881

Place of Death: Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

Age at time of Death: 82 years old

Burial Place: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
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