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  • Name John Kartchner  [3, 4, 5
    Born 26 Nov 1851  San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Christened San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer and Cattle Raiser  [3
    Died 3 Feb 1946  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Cause: Respiratory failure 
    John Kartchner death certificate
    Buried 8 Feb 1946  Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    John Kartchner grave marker
    John Kartchner grave marker
    Person ID I159275  Full Tree | Boulter, Palmer, Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2016 

    Father William Decatur Kartchner
              b. 4 May 1820, Haverford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 May 1892, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Margaret Jane Casteel
              b. 1 Sep 1825, , Cooper, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Aug 1881, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1844  Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 9
    • Mom had sealed to spouse date of "8 Feb 1851"
    Family ID F61640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Lydia Amelia Palmer
              b. 20 Jan 1856, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Aug 1896, Colonia Juárez, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 11 May 1874  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Theda Kartchner
              b. 29 Apr 1875, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Mar 1962, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Emma Jane Kartchner
              b. 3 Sep 1877, Long Valley Junction, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 May 1963, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. John Howard Kartchner
              b. 1 Nov 1879, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 May 1971, Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Rhoda Kartchner
              b. 24 Nov 1881, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Aug 1884, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Elzada Kartchner
              b. 25 Apr 1885, Colonia Díaz, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jun 1957, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +6. Mark Kartchner
              b. 13 Oct 1887, Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Aug 1962, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Arza Royal Kartchner
              b. 6 Feb 1890, Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jun 1979, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +8. William Zemira Kartchner
              b. 14 Aug 1892, Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Dec 1977, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F61652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Nancy Jane Mann
              b. 7 Feb 1864, Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Nov 1961, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1884  Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Lydia Matilda Kartchner
              b. 6 Mar 1889, Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Aug 1973, Crescent, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Lelia Kartchner
              b. 4 Nov 1890, Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Nov 1983  (Age 93 years)
    +3. Franklin Spencer Kartchner
              b. 16 Oct 1892, Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jan 1991, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +4. Henry Zundle Kartchner
              b. 4 Jun 1895, Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Oct 1965, Price, Carbon, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. Arnold Grant Kartchner
              b. 16 Aug 1897, Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Jun 1950, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +6. Silas Decatur Kartchner
              b. 1 Sep 1899, Colonia Dublán, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Apr 1968, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Vanetta Kartchner
              b. 4 May 1902, Colonia Dublán, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 May 1909, Colonia Dublán, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +8. Harvey John Kartchner
              b. 30 Jan 1904, Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Nov 2000, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +9. Pearl Kartchner
              b. 30 Sep 1906, Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Jan 1998, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F85938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1851 - San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 May 1874 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Theda Kartchner - 29 Apr 1875 - Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Emma Jane Kartchner - 3 Sep 1877 - Long Valley Junction, Kane, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Howard Kartchner - 1 Nov 1879 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rhoda Kartchner - 24 Nov 1881 - Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1884 - Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elzada Kartchner - 25 Apr 1885 - Colonia Díaz, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mark Kartchner - 13 Oct 1887 - Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lydia Matilda Kartchner - 6 Mar 1889 - Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Arza Royal Kartchner - 6 Feb 1890 - Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lelia Kartchner - 4 Nov 1890 - Cave Valley, Galeana, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Zemira Kartchner - 14 Aug 1892 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Franklin Spencer Kartchner - 16 Oct 1892 - Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry Zundle Kartchner - 4 Jun 1895 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Arnold Grant Kartchner - 16 Aug 1897 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Silas Decatur Kartchner - 1 Sep 1899 - Colonia Dublán, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Vanetta Kartchner - 4 May 1902 - Colonia Dublán, , Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harvey John Kartchner - 30 Jan 1904 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Pearl Kartchner - 30 Sep 1906 - Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Respiratory failure - 3 Feb 1946 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Feb 1946 - Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Kartchner
    John Kartchner
    John Kartchner
    John & Lydia's Family
    John Kartchner
    John Kartchner with daughter Elzada and her husband David Black
    John Kartchner
    John Kartchner
    5 Generations
    Kartchner reunion

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  • Notes 
    • Bap. also shown as 10 Apr 1860
      (2) md. 20 Mar 1884 Nancy Jane MANN
      DEATH: State File #223 Registrar's #252

      Our Black Family in America, by Chester & Sara Black  pg 42 & 218

      The Descendents of George Palmer & Phebe Draper by Sara P. Collinwood  pg 444 & 582

      The Kartchner Family by Sara P. Collinwood p. 53

      First white child born in San Bernardino, California.

      Ordained High Priest 29 Jun 1879 by Wilford Woodruff

      Moved from Colonial Juarez to Cave Valley to Pacheco
      Pacheco in the Corrales Basin consisted of a School house and meeting house.
      They raised apple trees, strawberries, blackberries, sorghum cane, vegetables, corn and oats.

      From the book "The Kartchner Family" compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood.  Written by his daughter Pearl Robertson.
           "John was a large, good looking proud man; he weighed about 200 lbs.  He always walked with his shoulders back and his head high.  He was very honest and his word was as good as his bond.  When the U.S. passed a law against polygamy, he with many other men took their families and went to old Mexico to live.  They lived there about 25 years and the Mexicans drove them out with nothing but a team and wagon;  they went to Blanding, Utah and made their home.  All the other men became Mexican citizens, but he never would.  This saved his children lots of trouble when they moved back to the U.S.
           In Mexico he played the violin for all the dances and some of his sons would chord on the piano.  John, being strong, one day was crossing the street and his little 5 year old girl came following him.  He saw a bull running toward his daughter. He could not get to the girl before the bull, so he just grabbed the bull by the horns and threw it to the ground and held it until the girl got away.  John could sing and recite and was always ready and willing when asked to do something.  At 95 he could sing well.  When he was 70 years old he moved to Salt Lake City and worked on a farm; and when 80 he milked 6 cows, bottled the milk and delivered it in the town of Sandy, Ut.
           He worked in the Temple for two winters.  He had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He was in the bishopric at one time.  He loved to dance and he did lots of it and he loved it when his family got together and we always had fun.  His favorite song was "Angry Words", and "The Unknown Grave" which he sang often.
           John loved life and he dreaded death but when he was 96 years old he took the "Flu" and in 3 weeks he died.  He was living in Salt Lake at that time.  He used to say, "We are above average people, we Kartchners; always be proud of your Kartchner blood and keep it good."  At 96 he always had an interesting story to tell whenever I went to see him, and he would always say to me, "Come in, you are welcome."

      The following is excerpts from the Pioneer History library on the Ancestry LDS Family History Suite 2 CD.  These were extracted from the books, Heart Throbs of the West by Kate B. Carter Vol. 7; An Enduring Legacy; Our Enduring Legacy Vol. 11; Andrew Jenson, Church Chronology and Encyclopedic History of the Church.

      "The year 1878 was climactic for the northern Arizona settlements.  Two years of colonization had seen a flow of pioneers enter the valley of the Little Colorado, and others leave to return to Utah or elsewhere.  One group of eight families headed by John Kartchner, mainly from Panguitch and Beaver, Utah, arrived January 22, 1878, and built a small settlement about three miles below Allen's Camp, naming their community Taylor (not to be confused with the present Taylor).  But by July of the same year water problems had forced them to leave.

      "In 1876 the Mormon colonists began to settle in the lower Little Colorado Valley, and early in 1878 William J. Flake and others settled at Old Taylor (about four miles below Joseph City and on the opposite side of the river).

      "On the 24th of January, the company organized with John Kartchner, Pres. W. J. Flake and Albert Minerley, counselors, and began cutting timber for a United Order house, kitchen and corral.  A conference was held at Sunset on the 3rd of February with John W. Young presiding, and on the 4th a Stake of Zion was organized, (the first Stake of Zion in Arizona), when our place was called Taylor and John Kartchner appointed, Bishop.  He retained his counselors.  On February 15th L. Smith and George Lake, also Bro. Wilcken visited Taylor and held a meeting attended with some encouragement.  On the 16th, Joseph Knight, Jr. fell from the water wagon and tore loose three inches of his scalp above the right ear.  On the 17th, home missionaries, Dobbin Porter and Fields, gave us some encouragement.  Under the United Order they built a dining hall a quarter-mile back from the river and organized a ward, with John Kartchner at its head.  February 21st, we dedicated the dining room and kitchen and had the first dance; 22nd, Brother West and children arrived and wished to join the Order; 25th, W. D. Kartchner bought of Brother Bushman 2 pigs for $12.00, also sent for the Deseret News.

      Except for the stockade and dining hall, there had been little improvement, and most of the time the people lived in their wagons.

      "Taylor Ward, Little Colorado Stake, Navajo Co., Arizona, consisted of a colony of Latter-day saints located in a small settlement on the Little Colorado River, about three miles below the present St. Joseph.  But as the dams built in the Little Colorado River washed out, one after another, the people became discouraged and vacated the place in the fall of 1878.  William J. Flake and others went up to Silver Creek, where they purchased the Stinson Ranch, on which the town of Snowflake was afterwards built. 

      "High water repeatedly took away their dam, so Mr. Flake took a trip up the Little Colorado River, over into New Mexico and back through the Showlow and Silver Creek valleys, looking for a more favorable place to settle.  After seeing the Stinson ranch, he bargained for the rights to the land and water for $11,000 in cattle (200 cows, 150 two-year olds and 200 yearlings....550 head in all).  Mr. Stinson said, "There is enough land and water for you and your family.  Don't let anyone else in."  But William J. Flake had visions of a Mormon colony there.  He considered himself the representative of an organized group of religious worshipers.

      "On July 21, 1878, William J. Flake, James M. Flake, and James Gale and their families moved into the valley.  Alexander Stewart, Jesse Brady, Thomas West and their families came with them.  About three weeks later the second company arrived.  William D. Kartchner, John Kartchner, Ninian Miller, A. Z. Palmer, Don C. Clayton and their families.  They located at the upper end ofthe valley.  A number of these settlers were Arkansas immigrants." [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] Theda Laws or Irene Louise Potter, Personal Genealogical Research, Compiled.

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S41] Utah State Board of Health, Utah State Divisions of Archives & History, Digital Images of Death Certificates Utah State Archives  (http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/index.html :n.d.), death certificate 223 252 (1946), John Kartchner, accessed 23 Aug 2014..

    4. [S1098] Sarah P. Collinwood, The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper  (Provo, UT: J. Grant Stevenson, 1962.), 444..

    5. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    6. [S2913] Compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood, The Kartchner Family  (1974, Hiller Bookbinding, Salt Lake City, UT Published by J. Grant Stevenson 230 W. 1230 N. Provo, UT 84601).

    7. [S1098] Sarah P. Collinwood, The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper  (Provo, UT: J. Grant Stevenson, 1962.), 455..

    8. [S2899] Marriage License.

    9. [S1130] "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900," database, Illinois State Archive    ((http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html)), accessed 26 Mar 2009)..


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