On the 10th we made a pilgrimage to Logan for our own time while living on Darwin Avenue. We certainly miss our time at Utah State University and in Cache County, Utah.
We all know that people are just dying to get into Utah State, almost quite literally. The campus now completely surrounds the Logan Cemetery, although not technically on campus. Since we were driving around the school, I had to stop and at least pay homage to my ancestors buried in the cemetery.
John and Anna Wanner are my 3rd great grandparents, 4th to Aliza and Hiram. I have written of them before. Their son, John Jr, his daughter Regina, her daughter Mary, her daughter Colleen (Lillian’s middle name), her daughter Sandra is my mother. I have to note that this post will post on John George Wanner’s 170th birthday, who was born 18 October 1845 in Germany.
John (Johannes) and Anetta (Agnetta) Nelson (Nilsson) are my 3rd Great Grandparents. Their daughter, Annetta, her son Joseph, his son Wilburn (Norwood is his middle name but what he went by, his daughter Sandra is my mother. I have yet to write their history, but you can read quite a bit from their son’s autobiography, Nels August Nelson. Note that this month, John was born 188 years ago on 7 October 1827 in Norway.
How thankful I am that Logan Cemetery maintains its graves in such a dignified manner. May it continue to do so. Other cemeteries in which my ancestors repose (like Richmond and Preston) have done far less in reverential treatment of these sites.
In the background you can see part of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. A location of MANY memories while at Utah State University.