|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1845|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1923|
Bear Lake County
Taken from BIOGRAPHY OF GRANDMOTHER SUSANNAH JUCHAU PRICE
compiled by Alvira Price during the winter of 1934-35 from what her children could remember.
Grandmother was born Dec. 6, 1845 in London, St. Johns, England. She was the daughter of Charles Juchau and Susannah Deighton, the eldest of 3 children, who were Susannah, Charlotte, and Mary Ann.
Her father and mother joined the LDS Church in England and her father became President of a branch in England. Susannah was baptized by her father in Nov. of 1855, just before she was ten years of age.
Her mother died on 21 June 1854. Her father married again, taking Ann Wagstaff for his second wife, and of this union a little girl, Annie, was born. In 1856 she came to America with her father and step-mother.
Grandmother lived in Brooklyn, New York with her father, stepmother and sisters for seven years. Her father was an ivory turner, made unbrellas, fans and other things. He had his shops in New York. Grandmother loved to read, but only had schooling to the age of 13, when she went out doing housework for other people.
Grandmother came to Utah at the age of 15 with Brother Lashbrook Laker and his wife in 1861. They came with the Milo Andrus Company and arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 16, 1861. Her father, stepmother and sisters remained in New York. She was expecting them to come the following year, but trouble arose and her father was excommunicated from the church. So her father, stepmother and sisters never came west of New York.
She drove an ox team across the plains for Brother Laker and so she walked most of the way. She had only one pair of shoes, and they were soon worn out. From then on she went barefoot. Much of the way they came through cactus-covered land and her feet bled much of the time.
When they arrived in Utah, they settled in Grantsville and later moved to Skull Valley. She lived with the Lakers until her marriage on Mar. 2nd, 1862 to Robert Price as his second wife. The marriage took place in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, the marriage being performed by Heber C. Kimball. After her marriage, she lived in Salt Lake in the same house with Matilda, who was the 1st wife. Aunt Matilda was a very sickly woman, so Susannah did all the hard work, which included washing, milking cows, and housework.
Her first child, a boy, was born Nov. 19, 1864 and was named Charles Juchau Price in honor of her father. On the third day after the birth of this baby, she got up and did her own washing. Before she was strong enough to go outside to milk, the cow was driven up to the door so she could milk it. The baby died at the age of two weeks, and Grandmother washed it, laid it out and prepared it for burial.
About a year later, Grandfather built her a little room of her own and she was very happy to get into a home of her own even though she had very little to put in it. Grandfather made her a table, bench, and a bunk, all of rough lumber. She put a tick, filled with straw, in the bunk for her bed. Susan was born Jan. 7, 1887 in this new home.
In the spring of 1869 she moved to Bear Lake Valley with Grandfather and Aunt Matilda. In Paris, Idaho some property was given to them on the far eastern side of town, but they had no house. Grandfather, Grandmother, and Aunt Matilda lived in John Humphrey's dugout until they could get a house built. Aunt Matilda's house was built first, and Grandmother moved into the house with Matilda for the first winter until her home could be built.
The following spring Grandmother helped lay up the logs for a house of her own. It had only one room and a fireplace, but it was shingled and was the first shingled roof in Paris. Grandfather was a carpenter, so all furniture was home-made.
Her second daughter, Mary Ann was born Jan. 12, 1872. Three months before the child, Aunt Matilda's baby, Grace, was born. As she was unable to nurse the baby, Grandmother took Grace and nursed two babies.
Joseph Stanners, her second son, was born Mar. 22, 1874; then Katy May was born Mar. 9, 1876. The following year Grandfather built her four rooms, two upstairs and two down. A little later Grandfather married Christina Shepherd. Two weeks after his marriage Aunt Matilda died, and from then on Grandmother kept and raised Grace along with her own children.
George Benjamin, the third son, was born Sept. 4, 1878 and Emma Charlotte was born Sept 7, 1880. On the 19th of Nov. 1882 her 4th son was born and named Arthur David. Melvina Charlotte (Lottie) was born Aug. 18, 1884. Mercy Isabell was born Jan. 16, 1886. The following year she and all her children moved down to the Nounan Dairy where she cooked for twenty-five men during the summer.
Her last boy, Heber James was born Oct. 4, 1888. When he was two weeks old, two of her daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Ann and her adopted daughter, Grace were married in the Logan Temple. Then she was left with very little help and six children to care for. She did all her own sewing and cooking.
Two of her sons filled missions. When they took Joseph to Salt Lake for his mission in Nov. of 1896, it took them eight days to make the round trip because of snow.
She was an active member of the Relief Society since its organization in 1878 and was a member of the presidency for 14 years. She was loved by all who knew her and many people called her Aunt Susan, as an expression of their love for her.
All her children, except one, were married in the temple. At the time of her death, Jan. 10, 1923, she was 77 years of age. Nine of her 12 children were still living. Elizabeth had died in May of 1914, leaving a husband and 12 children. At the time of her death, she had 78 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was also survived by a sister, Mary Ann Wright and a half-sister Annie Juchau, both of Brooklyn, New York.
Grandmother was a woman of exemplary character, loyal and true to her convictions and her friends.
Robert Price (1835 - 1910)*
Charles Juchau Price (1864 - 1864)*
Susan Juchau Price Law (1867 - 1939)*
Mary Ann Price Taylor (1870 - 1926)*
Elizabeth Price Hymas (1871 - 1914)*
Joseph Stanners Price (1874 - 1972)*
Kate May Price Rich (1876 - 1955)*
George Benjamin Price (1878 - 1958)*
Emma Charlotte Price Clayton (1880 - 1957)*
Arthur David Price (1882 - 1921)*
Melvina Charlotte Price Ringel (1884 - 1933)*
Mercy Isabell Price Kelsey (1887 - 1961)*
Heber James Price (1888 - 1958)*
Note: Wife of Robert Price
Bear Lake County
Maintained by: Merlyn Cook
Originally Created by: bcw
Record added: Jun 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14665400
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