Willet Shave Harder

Willet Shave Harder

Male 1822 - 1902  (~ 79 years)

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  • Name Willet Shave Harder 
    Born Landford Parish, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 7 Jul 1822  Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1902  Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31  Speirs-Taylor
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 

    Father John Harder,   b. 14 Nov 1796, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1845, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Shave,   b. 29 Jul 1803, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1845  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1822  Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Kearley,   b. 17 Jul 1823, Cranborne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1910, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 14 May 1843  England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Henry Harris Harder,   b. 15 Sep 1856, London, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1913, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Spicer,   b. 3 Mar 1840, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1900  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1863  Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Pamilla Ann Harder,   b. 4 Nov 1866, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1945, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Maud Harder,   b. 15 Jan 1871, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1944  (Age 73 years)
     3. John Willet Harder,   b. 27 Jul 1874, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1884, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Landford Parish, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Jul 1822 - Ringwood, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1843 - England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1863 - Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1902 - Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Willet Shave and Sarah (Spicer) Harder
    Willet Shave and Sarah (Spicer) Harder
    Willet's second wife; married 21 Nov 1863
    Willet Shave Harder Family Home - Kamas, Utah
    Willet Shave Harder Family Home - Kamas, Utah
    From L. to R. - Henry Harris Harder, Ellen W. Harder holding Lulu, Alma G. Anderson, Pamela Ann Harder Anderson with Ruby, Gilbert Anderson, Leola Anderson, Willet S. Harder, Maud Harder Carpenter holding Mamie, Meda Carpenter and Ann Kearley Harder
    Children of Willet Shave Harder and Sarah Spicer:
L to R: John Willet, Pamilla Ann and Elizabeth Maude
    Children of Willet Shave Harder and Sarah Spicer: L to R: John Willet, Pamilla Ann and Elizabeth Maude
    Willet Shave Harder and 2nd wife Sarah Spicer
    Willet Shave Harder and 2nd wife Sarah Spicer

    Documents
    1822 Baptism of Willet Harder
    1822 Baptism of Willet Harder
    7 July 1822, Ringwood, Hampshire, England

    Name: Willet
    Parents: John and Elizabeth Harder
    Abode: Ringwood
    Father's profession: Laborer

    FamilySearch.org, Bishop's transcripts for Ringwood, 1700-1865, film 1596319, img 868
    1841 England Census for John and Elizabeth Harder Household
    1841 England Census for John and Elizabeth Harder Household
    Ringwood, Hampshire, England

    In the household:
    John Harder, 46 year old male; born in Hampshire
    Elizabeth Harder, 38 year old female; born in Hampshire
    Willet Harder, 18 year old male; born in Hampshire
    Mary Harder, 15 year old female; born in Hampshire
    Elizabeth Harder, 13 year old female; born in Hampshire
    James Harder, 11 year old male; born in Hampshire
    Robert Harder, 9 year old male; born in Hampshire
    William Harder, 4 year old male; born in Hampshire
    Charles Harder, 3 year old male; born in Hampshire
    1851 England Census for Willet and Ann Harder Household
    1851 England Census for Willet and Ann Harder Household
    Newport, Hampshire, England

    In the household:
    Willet Harder, 28 year old "Latter-Day Saint's Elder"; born in Ringwood, Hampshire
    Ann Harder, 23 year old wife; born in Crambourn, Dorsit
    1861 England Census for Willet and Ann Harder Household
    1861 England Census for Willet and Ann Harder Household
    Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

    In the household:
    Henry Street, Phillip & Jacob Ward, Bristol
    Willet Harder, 39 year old bricklayer; born in Ringwood, Hamts
    Ann Harder, 38 year old wife; born in Vorwood, Dorset
    Henry H Harder, 4 year old son; born in Vorwood, Dorset
    1861 New York Passenger List for Willet, Ann, and Henry Harder
    1861 New York Passenger List for Willet, Ann, and Henry Harder
    Arrival Date: 22 May 1861
    Ship Name: Underwriter
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Destination: Utah
    Occupied: Lower Steerage

    Emigrating:
    Willet Harder, 39, brick layer
    Ann, 37
    Henry, 4

    Ancestry.com, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
    1863 Perpetual Emigrating Fund for Sarah Spicer
    1863 Perpetual Emigrating Fund for Sarah Spicer
    On 15 October 1863, Sarah Spicer and Elizabeth Goulter were given $90 to emigrate to Utah.
    On 23 November 1875, Willet Harder of Kamas began to pay off the loan. It was paid off 31 December 1880.

    A connection between the Spicer family and Elizabeth Goulter has not been found.

    Church History Library, Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company financial accounts, 1849-1886, Ledger C, 1861-1871, call no. CR 376 2
    1870 US Census for Walter Harder Household
    1870 US Census for Walter Harder Household
    Rhodes Valley, Summit, Utah

    In the household:
    Walter Harder, 47, Farmer, born in England [Willet]
    Adaline, 47, Keeping House, born in England [Ann]
    Harvey, 14, at Home, born in England [Henry]
    Sarah, 27, Keeping House, born in England
    Prescilla, 3, at School, born in Utah [Pamilla]
    Mary, 78, Keeping House, born in England
    Samuel Spicer, 65, Laborer, born in England [Stephen]

    Some names in the household are correct, but most do not match quite right. However, the ages and places of birth line up as they should. Willet Harder was living with his 2 wives (Ann and Sarah) and 2 children (Henry and Pamilla). Also in his household is Stephen [Samuel] Spicer, who is the father of Sarah. Stephen dies in Summmit County in 1872.
    1880 US Census for W S Harder Household
    1880 US Census for W S Harder Household
    Kamas, Summit, Utah

    In the household:
    W S Harder, 58, Married, Farmer, born in England
    Ann, 57, Wife, Married, House Keeping, born in England
    Sarah, 40, Wife, Married, House Keeping, born in England
    Henry, 23, Son, Single, At home, born in England
    Pamilla A, 13, Daughter, Single, At home, born in Utah
    Maud E, 9, Daughter, born in Utah
    Jno W, 5, Son, born in Utah
    1900 US Census for Willet and Harry Harder Households
    1900 US Census for Willet and Harry Harder Households
    Kamas, Summit, Utah

    In the households:
    Harder, Ann; head of household; born in England in July of 1823; immigrated in 1861
    Harder, Willet; husband of 47 years; born in England in June of 1822; immigrated in 1861

    Harder, Harry; head of household; born in England in September of 1856
    Harder, Ellen E.; 40 year old wife; married 4 years; born in England in October of 1859
    Harder, Loula M.; 1 year old daughter; born in Utah in June of 1898
    Sarah Spicer Harder Funeral Poem
    Sarah Spicer Harder Funeral Poem
    She was wife of Willet Shave Harder and a poem written for his funeral is also included.
    1902 Biography and Obituary of Willet Shave Harder
    1902 Biography and Obituary of Willet Shave Harder
    The Coalville Times, Friday, May 23, 1902

    Willet labored as a traveling Elder for over ten years in England before immigrating with his wife, Ann Kearly, to the United States. "He possessed the gift of healing to a remarkable degree, and was always a favorite among the sick in administering to them."

    Headstones
    The Headstone of Willet Shave Harder in the Kamas Cemetery
    The Headstone of Willet Shave Harder in the Kamas Cemetery
    Birth: Jun. 7, 1822
    Hampshire, England
    Death: May 13, 1902
    Kamas
    Summit County
    Utah, USA

    Histories
    Willet Shave Harder
    Willet Shave Harder
    Letter stating the Chronology of events in his life.
    The LDS Membership Record of Willet Shave Harder
    The LDS Membership Record of Willet Shave Harder
    Willet was a Patriarch in the Summit Stake in Utah; he had two wives and four children.

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data:
    Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915.
      Name: Willet Harder / Ann Kerley
      Registration Year: 1845
      Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
      Registration district: Southampton
      Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
      Inferred County: Hampshire
      Volume: 7
      Page: 257