Ammon Gayzelem Wheeler

23 October 1836–about 1875 (Age 38)
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Ammon Gayzelem

When Ammon Gayzelem Wheeler was born on 23 October 1836, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Henry Ammon Wheeler, was 22 and his mother, Elvira Teeples, was 16. He married Delarriet Laird from January 1859 to December 1859, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. He died about 1875, in Idaho, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Ammon Gayzelem Wheeler
Mary Frew
Marriage: April 1870
John Avery Wheeler
Charles William Wheeler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1870Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Michigan is the 26th state.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 3
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1847 · Moving the State Capital
    Age 11
    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a wheelwright, a maker of wheels (primarily for carts and other vehicles, but also other kinds of wheels, for use in spinning or other manufacturing processes), from Middle English wheler, whegheler, a derivative of Old English hweogol, hweowol, hwēol ‘wheel’.History: A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • Ammon Wheeler (6 August 1870, Franklin, Cache, Utah) in household of William Dowdle, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ammon Wheeler in entry for John A Wheeler and Fawn C Aldridge, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Amley Wheller in entry for John Avery Wheeler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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