Jacob Donner


  • Born: about 1790
  • Died: before Dec 20, 1835 Alder Creek Camp
  • He died at 56
  • April 1846 Jacob and his wife Elizabeth and 7 children moved to California and became known as the Donner Party
  • He traveled with the Donner party through Sutter's Fort around the Great salt lake, Hastins Cutoff, Humboldt River in Nevada, and many other place
  • The leader of the Donner Party
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    Jacob Donner

  • It was likely that he was married before Elizabeth
  • He was the first to die at Prosser Creek
  • He died while sitting on a table in his tent with his head in his hands
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