Bertrand Branch [Iowa]
created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Bertrand Branch
assertion #3723333 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
is a(n): dual-branch
Bishop Gideon Brownell, president unknown
assertion #3723772 by bplewe on 2019-10-04: confidence 100%.
started: between Aug 1846 and 5 Dec 1847?
assertion #3721605 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 10%.
ended: between 1 Aug 1848 and 1849
assertion #4004544 by bplewe on 2018-02-16: confidence 100%.
description: Probably named after Bertrand, Michigan, where there had been a branch during the early 1840s over which Gideon Brownell had also presided.
assertion #4004450 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
assertion #4003543 by bplewe on 2017-07-29: confidence 100%.
located at: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
assertion #3713187 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
location: 41°20'16"N, 95°47'9"W
On later Joshua Gregg Farm, where Solomon Hancock was apparently buried, 4 miles from Mill Branch and 1 mile NW of later John Mahood farm (center of Section 3).
assertion #4004472 by bplewe on 2018-02-13: confidence 100%.
part of: Pottawattamie (Stake)
entity #480719, assertion #3751025 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 90%.
see also: Brownell's Grove Branch?
PRO: 1. Possible that Brownell's Grove was named after Gideon Brownell. 2. Evidence they are in the same vicinity. CON: Name "Brownell's Grove" doesn't appear for years after G. Brownell has emigrated.
entity #481227, assertion #4004451 by bplewe on 2018-02-11: confidence 50%.
in group: Winter Quarters Era
assertion #3726890 by bplewe on 2012-10-28: confidence 80%.
see also: Pottawattamie High Priest Quorum Roll
Gideon Brownell & Christopher Williams charter members of HP Quorum, Jan 2 1848
entity #850434, assertion #4004444 by bplewe on 2018-02-12: confidence 100%.
see also: Pottawattamie HC Minutes 1:105
Bishop Gideon Brownell, 7/15/1848
entity #850383, assertion #3772568 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Historian's Office Journal (HOJ) (source part: box 1 v.10 p.18)
mentions "The branch over which Elder Brownell presided and where Solomon Hancock resided who died 1 Sept'r & was buried . . . went back 4 miles to the Mill Branch," 5 Dec 1847, context indicate it is in the Mill/Mosquito area
entity #700100, assertion #4004449 by bplewe on 2018-02-11: confidence 80%.
see also: "Rambles around Council Bluffs," Juvenile Instructor, V.11 (July 1 1876) p.151-152
Branch is not mentioned by name, but missionary James Little finds Solomon Hancock's grave in a cove on Joshua Gregg's Farm [north 1/2 of Garner Sec 4 & south 1/2 of Hazel Dell Sec 33] 1 mile NW of John Mahood's Farm [SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Garner Sec 3]
assertion #4004516 by bplewe on 2018-02-13: confidence 100%.
notes: Primary records mention a branch, but not a settlement. Gideon Brownell was bishop, so could it be the same as the later Brownell's Grove? Both are in the same vicinity (Indian Mill/Mosquito region). Many people have been confused because the ''Bertrand'' was a steamboat that wrecked nearby many years later.
assertion #3724987 by bplewe on 2018-02-11: confidence 100%.