Mormon Pioneer Adobes - 490
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N 37° 33.659 W 121° 58.084
10S E 591139 N 4157607
Estimate location of the adobe home built by John Conrad Naile.
Waymark Code: WM33Q0
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 02/04/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 31

Marker Name: Mormon Pioneer Adobes

Marker Number: 490

Marker Text:
The first local member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) arrived on the ship Brooklyn on July 31, 1846 at Yerba Buena (San Francisco). Several families traveled to Wasthington township, the present area of Fremont, Newark and Union City, and established their homes. The Mormon Batallion arrived in Southern California, January 29, 1847. Some men from that group travled north and settled here. One of them, John Conrad Naile (Naegle), arrived in 1848 and built a large adobe home about 1/5 mile east of this marker. School, dances, and ohter social gatherings were held there. On April 23, 1850 Apostles Charles C. Rich and Amasa Lyman organized the first branch of the L.D.S church for this area in the adobe home of Earl and Letitia Marshall located approximatley 3/5 mile southwest of this marker. Church services were held on the second floor of the Naile adobe until 1850. At this time, John M. Horner built a schoolhouse in Centerville, which served as the first structure built especially for L.D.S services in the area. The local congregation grew during the Gold Rush until 1857-58, when Brigham Young gathered members in Utah.

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