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Published: Sunday, Oct. 9 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Utah Girl
Vernal, UT

Your enthusiasm for this topic is very evident in your article. I have heard of John Bernhisel, but did not know anything about his life. A book based on his experiences would be an interesting biography. Good luck with this project.

Ronald Fox
North Salt Lake, UT

John Bernhisel was a great man. Thank you for your encouragement. There is a book there, but it is a year or so off, I have 4 banker Boxes full of information, where to start.

Mike Winder

Another great article, Ron! Bernhisel is probably one of the most important but least known man in Utah history, and certainly deserving of a biography. Go for it!

Kearns, UT

John Bernhisel was a giant in early church history. His story deserves to be told. I've known for years of his great influence in Washington and Utah. I'll buy it.


Very insightful article Ron . Much appreciated

Mary E Petty
Sandy, UT

As we say in genealogy, "Ancestors are the People of History". Would that every family had four bank boxes of family history. The stories that could be told; the lessons learned, the examples led; the real truth of history!

As a side note, a Jim Bell of Fullerton, California was the first Ward Teacher (now called Home Teacher) I can remember. I wonder if he is the same as the Jim Bell you mention in this story. He set the standard for home teaching for me.

Charles Edwin Shipp
San Pedro, CA

This is the first of two great articles on John Bernhisel (that I know of). I have added a comment on the TALK page of the Wikipedia page on John Bernhisel, to give this article as a reference. I can find this first article with a Google search, but the second article, dated Monday October 10th 2011 I am not finding with a Google-search. I have the 10-10-2011 page in my hand right now.

This second article which I am reading shows a photo copy of the letter from US President Willard Fillmore to John Bernhisel (when he served in Congress) thanking him for the Book of Mormon and a series of O. Pratt pamphlets.

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