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Adelgunda Grover

Adelgunda Grover

Female 1873 - 1944  (70 years)


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  • Name Adelgunda Grover 
    Born 7 Jun 1873  Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Personal History Abt 1940 
    • NOTE: This history was prepared from an old mimeograph sheet that Val Hemming received from Grover Hemming through Jess Hemming. One suspects that this history was copied from some other document written by Adelgunda Grover Hemming, Grover's and Jess's mother. From the internal content of the document it appears to have been written about 1940. Adelgunda died in 1944 - her death certificate from the state of Idaho states that she had endometrial cancer.

      Adelgunda Grover Hemming was born 7 June 1873 in Nephi, Juab County, Utah, the fourth child of Thomas Grover, Jr and Elizabeth Heiner Grover. She had two brothers, Thomas and Wells and two sisters Evelyn and Hannah. Two siblings died in childhood, Pauline and Freeman.

      "When I was seven years old my father moved our family up north to Morgan County, Utah. I can remember the crickets as they crawled over everything. My father was away from home lots of the time, but when he came home we always looked for a treat of some kind. Once he brought up maple sugar; one time a large bag of candy, which he set in the window and let us all help ourselves. You must remember it was very hard times and this was a very fine treat for us.

      When I was nine years old my mother died and left a tiny baby brother. My sister Pauline had died two years before. She was six years old. After my mother's death Aunt Laura, my Father's second wife, moved into our mother's home, and that made quite a large family as she had two little girls. In three weeks after my mother died, Aunt Laura had another baby, a girl they named Rosetta. We always thought lots of her.

      When I was old enough to go to work I did so. I worked for Aunt Martha Heiner quite a long time. I went up to the Heiner's ranch and worked through the summer and then came home for school in the winter.

      My father and brothers built us a home down to Stoddard, three miles south of town where we had a farm. We used to have to walk to everything we attended. I, Hannah and Wells walked to South Morgan to attend the Academy. Professor Tollerstamp was the principal. He was a wonderful man and we all just loved and respected him.

      Here is where I got acquainted with Alfred J. Hemming, whom I married on the 24th of March, 1892, in the Logan Temple. When we were married we had a brick house with two good rooms in South Morgan. Our first baby was born January 20, 1893. When he was three months old we moved to North Morgan down where my home used to be in Stoddard. We had a log house with two rooms. Parley was born May 16, 1895. We were sure proud of our boys. After a while we built a new house, plastered it and finished it up nice. In this house Willie, our third boy, was born August 6, 1897.

      On the 10th day of April 1898 we left Stoddard for Idaho. We went in a wagon. We had old Prince and the small buggy, which I drove to Ogden. We loaded a lot of our things on the train and we fastened the buggy behind the wagon and we all rode in the wagon. We had some very hard storms on the road, got in mud holes and had to have help to get out. We were from Monday morning all that week and the next we arrived the 22nd of April in Salem, Idaho, where we made our home for a number of years.

      Uncle Will and Aunt Eva [Will Worlton & Evelyn - Eva - Grover Worlton, Adelgunda's sister] had moved the fall before and had rented a farm from a man by the name of French. there was a house with four rooms. They had two rooms and we had two. It was logs lined inside with a dirt roof. The wind would blow for days at a time and the mosquitoes were so bad you just couldn't hardly go outside. The first year or two we sure had a hard time to make a living. We bought us a cow. The first summer the sub came up so bad it stood in the potato furrows two or three inches deep. You can guess what kind of potatoes they were. We only had pealings cut deep for sets. The railroad only came to Idaho Falls then.

      I was a Relief Society teacher for a while; also a Sunday School teacher. Ephraim Ricks was Superintendent. I was chosen a Counselor to May Hegsted in the Y.L.M.I.A. I worked until she was released and then I was chosen Councelor to Zylphia Anderson in the Y.L.M.I.A. I worked with her for a number of years, then I worked as Class Leader in the Y.L.M.I.A. with Zylphia Anderson and Lizzie Woods.

      I was chosen First Counselor in the Relief Society of the Salem Ward, December 14, 1904. Martha Ann Jensen was President and Alice Roylance as Second Counselor. I worked with Sister Jensen for eight and one-half years. Our Ward was a big one. It was scattered over a large area. I used to take our team and buggy and visit the sick, take care of the dead, do the sewing for the dead, and look after those in distress. We made lots of quilts and rugs. We gathered hundreds of bushels of wheat. When the price was up we would sell it and then when the price was down we would buy it back again.

      On February 4, 1915 I was chosen First Counselor to Mary Ward and Alice Roylance was Second Counselor in the Salem Ward. I held this position for five years.

      On the 25th of July, 1903 our third son Willy died at the age of six years.

      On the 2nd of January, 1919 my husband took sick in Newdale where he and Parley were working in a blacksmith shop. He passed away after an illness of six weeks.

      During that summer and the next I went to the Teton Basin to help the boys on a farm we had bought. On the 9th of October, 1920 our home took fire and burned to the ground leaving us homeless. In December of the same year Mr Taylor foreclosed the mortgage on the farm in Teton Basin and took the crop and everything we had up there.

      We went to Rexburg to my Brother Wells Grover for ten days. Our house was insured and we got the money and bought a home in the Second Ward in Rexburg. I worked as a Relief Society teacher for some time. On the 11th day of March I was set apart as an officer in the genealogical work with N.H. Hallstrom as President.

      March 11, 1923 I was chosen one of the Sewing Committee in the Rexburg Second Ward Relief Society.

      On the 28th day of May I went to the Logan Temple. I was baptized for ten of Jacob Brenner's people. I stood for the sealing of May Hunt's mother to be sealed to her parents and did six endowments for Sister Helen Archibald, as I did not have any record of my own. In September 15, 1924 I went again to the Logan Temple and did work for Sister Walz's people, five endowments. In December 1924 I had the work done for six men of our people, the Grover record.

      I was set apart as First Counselor to Jane Hendricks; Sister Sarah Nelson, Second Counselor in the Second Ward of Rexburg by President James Blake. We had four inches of snow at this time. In January, 1926, I had the temple workd done for ten men on the Grover record. I was released from this office April 1, 1930 on account of sickness.

      During all these years I enjoyed to the fullest extent this wonderful privilege that had come to me. I never turned down a call, or let my work hinder me from doing whatever I was called to do. I never got behind with my work. I had eight boys and no girls to help. I had everything to do, except what the boys could do to help. After I was left alone I took boarders. I did washings. I tended a small baby one winter while the mother worked at sorting peas. I rented part of my house when I got tired of taking boarders. On the 15th of May, while house cleaning, I fell and broke my arm. I had four summer school teachers boarding. Dr. Rigby said at my age it would take a year for it to get strong, but in three months time I could use it and do most anything. I was surely blessed.

      Christmas, December 25, 1928 I am all alone home. Thomas is working for Mr. Hartman's grocery store. Grover has gone to Rulon's to help during the holidays. Jesse is in Salt Lake and Leland is in California. The weather is quite cold, especially nights.

      January 10, 1929 I put in the telephone. February 18, 1929 I took sick. I was down for three weeks and I had five boarders: Glasteno, Mrs Leon Thornick, Ephraim Miller, and Willard Burton. Mrs Eschler did the work for three weeks and then Grover did it for a while. Jesse and Grover went to California to school, March 1929. Leland joined the Navy in September 1928. At this time he is now in Hampton Roads, Virginia going to school. We put new linoleum on the kitchen floor before the boys went to school in March. I painted the house on the outside. Grover went to work on the railroad. Thomas went to Chicago with the basketball players from Madison County High School March 29, 1930 and was gone 11 days.

      June 13, 1933 I went to Logan on a Temple excursion with the John Pearsons. It cost me three dollars for the trip. I did three sessions each day. I did seven endowments for Grandma Walz and two for Brother Pfiffer. In July I had a sick spell and fell in a dead faint to the floor while canning pears.

      October 21, 1933 I went to Salt Lake to the Temple. This winter my health was not very good. I could stand for only one session a day. Elva and I rented a room of Sister Caldwell. We paid eight dollars a month for the room. In the spring Rulon and Joe Evans came down and took us home.

      On the 21st of July we went to Logan to a Grover Reunion. There was one hundred fifty there. We had a very good time, met many relatives I had never seen before. On the 29th of July I went to Jackson Hole with Rulon and Grover's families, saw some wonderful scenes, Jenny's Lake, Teton Peaks, and beautiful canyons lined with pines.

      I went back to Salt Lake September 1, 1934 to work in the Temple. November 16, 1934 Leland and Mable came up to see us and we went to Idaho to see the rest of the family. When Leland went back home he took Jack to California to the hospital. This last year I did endowments for two hundred and thirty-five women and had two hundred baptisms performed on the Hemming records.

      On September 5, 1935 I went back again to the Temple work. I couldn't get my room at first so I went up to Aunt Hannah's and stayed for a while. While there Hannah and I went to the Capitol to Governor Dern's reception. We shook hands with Governor Blood and wife and Governor Dern and wife. I began work in the Temple November 11, 1935, one session two days a week as they were remodeling the Temple. Lizzie Grover came down on the 2nd of December and had her own endowments. The 9th of December she went and did endowments for twelve people. She went home the 11th of January 1936.

      Grover and Cora and Sharen came and stayed with me while he went to the Mission School. He left for his mission on the 24th of January 1936. Cora went home the next day. I went home again for a visit during the summer. During this last year I did endowments for three hundred women. I came back to Salt Lake City August 21, 1937 after a visit of two months at home. This year I did three hundred and twenty-six endowments the winter of 1938 to 1939. I moved from Sister Caldwell's the 12th of June 1938 to the Kelly house. On the 9th of April I started to take care of Sister Pettigrew. I took care of her for three weeks. She died the 4th of May. I went home with Martha and Joe [Brown] in June for three weeks. Grover brought Eva and me to Pocatello and Parley brought us down to Salt Lake on the 19th of July 1939.

      I have done quite a lot of research during his winter. I hae been able to do women's work for a man and he did my men's work, which I have very much appreciated. I have not done as much work in the Temple this winter. They have taken John up to the hospital again, April 22, 1940. John did the research work for me when I first started in Temple work. Then he got so he could not work and I took over that work. I have done the research work for hundreds and hundreds of names, and I have had the men baptized right along with the women's name. I have at this time, May 1940, 150 sheets for baptism and endowments, all the female names done and several hundred of the men's work done also. I have over a hundred names ready for baptism. Also I have sealed three families and 279 couples. I have done about three hundred endowments on the Grover record and stood as proxy for sealing thirty couples. I have also done a good number of charity names and endowments. From August 1939 to July 2, 1940 I did three hundred and ten endowments for the women. I am going home for a few weeks vacation."

      Here ends Adelgunda's record.

      Obtained from Ancestry.com
    Died 24 Jan 1944  Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 70 years 
    Buried 26 Jan 1944  Rexburg Cemetery, Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Adelgunda Grover Hemming HS.jpg
    Adelgunda Grover Hemming HS.jpg
    Notes 
    • !BIRTH-PARENTS-SPOUSE-DEATH-GENEALOGY: Stephen E. Grover, THOMAS GROVER HIS
      ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS; 1537-1966; Phoenix, Arizona, Tyler Printing, 1966;
      page 261; copy is possession of Val Adair Grover, Morgan, Utah, 1995.
    Person ID I175  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 May 2013 

    Father Ancestors Thomas Grover 3x ,   b. 17 Nov 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1931, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth Heiner,   b. 4 Apr 1848, Thomastown, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1882, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family Group Picture Abt 1865  Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grover. Thomas and Elizabeth Heiner Grover About 1865
    Grover. Thomas and Elizabeth Heiner Grover About 1865
    Married 10 Feb 1865  Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family Group Picture Abt 1880 
    Sisters Hannah and Adelgunda Grover 
    Hannah and Adelgunda-daughters of ElizHeiner&Thomas Grover.jpg
    Hannah and Adelgunda-daughters of ElizHeiner&Thomas Grover.jpg
    Family Group Picture Abt 1882  Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elizabeth not present 
    Grover. Thomas and Elizabeth Grover Family, grown children About
    Grover. Thomas and Elizabeth Grover Family, grown children About
    front - Evelyn Grover Worlton, Thomas Grover Jr., Thomas Martin Grover;
    back - Hannah Grover Hegsted, Daniel Wells Grover, Adelgunda Grover Hemming. (Picture probably after 1882 as Elizabeth is not present)
    Family Group Picture Abt 1890  Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Back- Evelyn Worlton, Thomas Martin, Thomas Grover-father, Hannah Hegsted, Adelgunda Hemming,
    Front - James Picton Grover and Daniel Wells Grover 
    Grover. Thomas Grover Jr Adult Children
    Grover. Thomas Grover Jr Adult Children
    Back- Evelyn Worlton, Thomas Martin, Thomas Grover-father, Hannah Hegsted, Adelgunda Hemming,
    Front - James Picton Grover and Daniel Wells Grover
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Alfred John Hemming,   b. 1 Jan 1869, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1919, Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1892  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Family1. John Sanford Hemming,   b. 20 Jan 1893, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1953, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Family2. Parley Hemming,   b. 10 May 1895, South Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1967, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. William Thomas Hemming,   b. 6 Aug 1897, South Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1903  (Age 5 years)
    Family4. Rulon Hemming,   b. 27 Jun 1900, Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1967, Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family5. Jesse Grover Hemming,   b. 25 May 1903, Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family6. Leland Alfred Hemming,   b. 21 Nov 1907, Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family7. Freeman Grover Hemming,   b. 7 Aug 1910, Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2000  (Age 89 years)
    Family8. Melvin Thomas Hemming,   b. 2 Sep 1912, Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1996, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Photos
    Hemming, Alfred John and Adelgunda Grover
    Hemming, Alfred John and Adelgunda Grover
    Wedding day 24 Mar 1892
    Last Modified 3 May 2008 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1944 - Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Jan 1944 - Rexburg Cemetery, Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Adelgunda-do ElizHeiner&Thomas Grover jr.jpg
    Adelgunda-do ElizHeiner&Thomas Grover jr.jpg