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Re: MaryMagdalenaWiekelHuff

Posted: 1216496518000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wiekel, Huff
Mavis Moore,

Did you find any information on Mary Magdalene Weikel Huff? I saw your post today (from Sept. 2000).

I would like to get more information about her also, she is my great, great, great, grandmother. I have a picture of her daughter, Caroline Sarah Huff (attached) and I have children's information, but the only info I have on her is this note:

Mary W. Huff, a widow with five children coming from Pottawattamie County, Iowa, came into the Salt Lake Valley. Mary had been a member of the Uriah Curtis company and while crossing the plains they were married.

Henry Huff either died, or left Mary before she reached Iowa on her way to the Valley.

Her daughter, Lavina married Henry Folsom, who was the church Architect during the Manti temple construction. Here is a note I have about Lavina:

The Huff children became very fond of "Aunt Mina" and sometimes stayed a day or two with her. Following the move south at the coming of Johnston's Army Mary and her family remained in Springville, but her daughter, Lavina Huff, was permitted to return to Salt Lake with Almina Farr. Here Lavina continued her attendance at school and assisted her foster mother with the care of some of her patients. The young girl appreciated the love and care "Aunt Mina" gave to her and Almina was truly grateful for the comfort which Lavina brought to her lonely abode.

On the 13th of October, 1865, Lavina, now twenty years of age, was married to William H. Folsom as third wife. Almina Farr cared tenderly for her foster daughter during the delivery of her first five children who were born in Salt Lake City. Then, in 1877, Lavina and her family bade Almina goodbye for they were moving to Manti where they were to live while Mr. Folsom took charge of the construction of the Manti Temple.
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