Name: John Edward KENDALL
Given Name: John Edward
Birth: 27 Sep 1814 in Warrington, Upholland, Lancashire, England
Christening: 27 Sep 1814 Warrington, Upholland, Lancashire, England
Death: DEAD of Cholera
Reference Number: AFN:1RDL6C
Immigrated by himself.
Change Date: 14 Jan 2003 at 16:43:09
Ship: Berlin; Date/Departure 5 Sep 1849; Port/Departure: Liverpool, England; LDS Immigrants 254; Church Leader: James G. Brown; Date/Arrival: 23 Oct 1849; Port/Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana; Sourses: BMR, Book #1043, p. 56 (FHL #025,690); Customs (FHL #175,608); Notes:"...The ship Berlin sailed for New Orleans on the 5th day of September, carrying 253 souls of the Latter-day Saints..."
"FOURTY-FOURTH company.-- Berlin 253 souls. The ship Berlin sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans with two hundred and fifty-three Latter-day Saints on board, September 5th, 1849, under the presidency of James G. Brown. (Millenial Star, Vol. XI, page 363.) The company had a tedious voyage, during which the passengers suffered much from cholera and forty-three deaths occured on board, of whom thirteen adults and fifteen children belonged to the Saints. The other deaths were among passengers and aspostates of where there were a number on board... This was the greatest loss of life up to that time that had been experienced among the Saints wending their way to Zion, since the emigration from Europe commenced in 1840. As some of those who died had no relatives on board, their property was left with Elder McKenzie, the church agent, at New Orleans, subject to orders from their relatives in England. Their bedding and other goods that were thought affected with cholera were thrown overboard. The Saints were well pleased with Brother Brown as their presiding officer, but were highly dissatisfied with Captain Smith's conduct toward them. (Millennial Star, Vol. XI, page 363.) On the twenty-second of October, 1849, on the same day that the James Pennell reached port, the Berlin arrived at New Orleans, with that part of the company who had escaped a watery grave. The largest portion of the Saints emigrating in the Berlin was sent up the Mississippi River by the church agent, Thomas McKenzie, but some stopped at New Orleans, where they found employment for the winter. (Millennial Star, Vol. XI, page 284, 363; Vol. XII, page 14.)"