Jay I. Hadley is an asp.net web site development professional. He started
his education on the subject in 2001. This web site was first published in 2005.
Jay Irvin thought a family history web site would be a good place to keep
busy learning and using emerging web development technologies such as CSS3 and HTML5.
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This is a story of Jay Irvin's family's history, his ancestors travels to
this country, as early
The Shaw's and the Five points Meat Markets and Grocery Stores.
Myrtillo Shaw Jr. established the Shaw Mercantile Store at Five Points with his
two sons and a nephew, William D. Shaw in about 1890. The business was located
on the SW corner of 2nd St. and Washington Avenue, and the post office was also
established at the rear of their store. After a few years he sold the successful
business to his nephew, William Shaw, who built a home on 2nd Street to the rear
of the store. The name of the store changed from Shaw Mercantile to W. D.
Harold Bramwell’s father bought stock in the Cardon Brother’s Market in about 1909,
and Harold, age 15, was given a job there and taught how
to cut meat. After two years the Cardon Brothers sold the meat market to Harold’s father and the grocery
their store to David Shaw. Harold’s father called his new store Bramwell Meat Market.
In 1919 Peter and Mary Wangsgard opened Wangsgard's Grocery on the north side of Bramwell Meat Market,
and the David Shaw Grocery was still located on the south side.
After serving in World War l and working in Oregon, Harold returned to the meat market at Five Points
taking over the store.
He put his brothers to work and entered the competition with several other meat markets that were
starting up. The Shaw's added a meat market to their grocery store so the Bramwells added groceries
to their meat market. Wangsgard’s also put in meat, and there was much competition.
Pete Wangsgard and Harold Bramwell each tried to outdo the other by cutting prices.
Harold remembers one day selling butter
15 cents under cost. David Shaw went out of business and sold Harold his store.
Harold enlarged and renamed his enlarged store Bramwell Cash Market in 1933.
Their are thousands of people living in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah today that
have no idea what happened there in the mid 1800's when my ancestors, Shaw's,
Hickman's, Utah Pioneers, migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, built cabins ditches, grew crops and raised
List of Utah Pioneers
Pioneers that traveled west with the Mormon pioneer wagon trains.
Brigham Young company 1848
Shaw, Francis 6 years old
Shaw, Harriet Orilla age 4
Shaw, Harriet Orilla Austin age 28
Shaw John Sr. age 57
Shaw Myrtillo age 33
Poly Maria Fox age 58
Shaw, Poly Mariah infant
Shaw, Robert R. 3 years old
Shaw, William Montgomery 21 years old
When the saints were driven from Illinois in 1846, John and Polly Shaw and four
of their sons started west. Pamela and Ambrose Shaw were married on June 22, 1846,
near Mt. Pisgah, Iowa.
Ambrose and Pamela's parents fitted them out with an ox team, a wagon and supplies for the
trip across the plains. They joined the second company, the Lorenzo Snow company, to start
for the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, arriving in the Weber Valley in September 1847.
William Montgomery Shaw 1806-1902 William Shaw (Ambrose's brother) came on the overland trail 1855 with the Seth M. Blair/Edward Stevenson company. Company Information: 89 individuals and 38 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Mormon Grove, Kansas (Near Atchison). Blair became ill and was
succeeded by Edward Stevenson.
Loranzo Snow one of the Twelve Apostles was the Captain of the Company of one hundred
wagons called the Pissgay [Pisgah] Company. They were chiefly poor Saints who had not
been able to get as far as winter quarters to winter but had traveled as far as they could
and then stopped and formed a camp which they called Mount Pissgay [Pisgah]. They were
generally very poorly fitted out and were put first on the road so that they might have
the better Chance to kill all the Game they could.
The van der Hoeven family (My Vanderhoof descendants) made the journey to America on the ship
"De Bever", also known as "De Vergulde Bever" - the "Gilded Beaver".
She was operated by a private company and is known to have made several trips to New Netherland in the period 1656-1664.
The Vanderhoof project De Bever
The story of Jay Irvin's ancestors, some pioneers, are within this web site.
Job Shaw |
John Shaw |
"By Knowing who my ancestors were, I am better able to know who I am. I have
taken the time to learn the history I am connected to through the people who lived
before me. There is indeed a part of them in me that I have connected with. The
age of computers has mostly made this possible, and of course a little help from
my friends." jih
Much of Jay Irvin's history can be down loaded on pdf in the pdf directory
and more files and documents in downloads
and Media Gallery. MediaGallery
Interestingly enough many of Jay Irvin's pioneer ancestors were around when Joseph Smith founded the Mormon church. They were in the Nauvoo temple before the angry Illinois mobs forced them out and destroyed there temple after killing there prophet.
I am proud to be a descendant of Mormon Pioneers John & Poly
Shaw, Diana & Harriet Shaw and William Adams Hickman.
I myself am not a Mormon (member of the LDS church).
My fathers mother, Dagmar Rasmussen, was of Danish decent. She
immigrated from Denmark when she was a teenager. After a boat ride to America
and a train ride to Utah, she settled in Ogden and later Brigham city.
Danish Immigration: Denmark supplied more immigration to Utah
in the nineteenth century than any other country except Great Britain.
Most of these Danes nearly 17,000 were converts to the LDS Church,
heeding an urgent millennialistic call to gather to "Zion." ...
Thank you great aunt Valborg for bringing grandma to America!
Had you not helped her
I would not be here now. I owe you my life to my beloved Danish aunt.
May you rest in peace
and never be forgotten. Read Valborg's story,
"My Journey to Zion".
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