Huntsville, Utah

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Quick Facts

Aldous Cabin
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Hunstville spreads out in the beautiful Ogden Valley in Weber County. In the fall of 1860 seven families went into the valley to make a permanent settlement. The settlers consisted of Jefferson Hunt and his family along with 5 more families. They valley was home to Little Soldier and other Shoshone Indians helped themselves to the settler’s stock and other various things to irritate the newcomers. Using the advice of Brigham Young to "feed rather than fight the Indians" the little group paid an annual tax of beef, flour and vegetables to keep the peace. The first settlement was known as Hawkin’s Grove. [1] In 1861 more settlers moved into the valley, the town was laid out and called “Huntsville”. Many Danish converts immigrated from Denmark in 1864. Scottish converts also made the Ogden Valley home. 1903 was the year Huntsville was incorporated.

City Hall

Neighboring Communities

Eden | Liberty


Biography & Genealogies


  • Huntsville Cemetery
    100 South 5900 East
    Hunstville, Utah 84317
  • Abbey of Holy Trinity Trappist Cemetery
    1250 South 9500 East
    Huntsville, UT 84317

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Huntsville Ward (organized June 1877, formerly Huntsville Branch, Ogden Stake [3]
  • Record of members, 1861-1941
  • Form E (annual genealogical report), 1907-1948
  • Huntsville Ward history, by Andrew Jensen [4]

Emigration and Immigration

Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records $, 1892-1924, listing passengers who stated they are going to Huntsville.



  1. USGS GNIS FID 1428949
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator
  4. The Roads to Huntsville


Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Ogden Pioneer Museum.jpg
  • Stewart Library ~ Weber State University
    3750 Harrison Blvd.
    Ogden, Utah

Suggested Reading

  • History of Weber County [7]
  • Wangsgaard/Wangsgard roots and branches, 1866-1989 [8]

Vital Records




  • 1903-... - Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • 1904-1956 - Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records. Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
  • 1905-1951 - $ Utah Death Index 1905-1951 Hint Keyword: enter the year of death and enter the name of county if known.


Sources and Footnotes

  1. Huntsville Official History
  2. "FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966).
    Vol. 1 part 1 (Family History Archives)
    Vol. 1 part 2 (Family History Archives)
  3. (FHL)
  4. (FHL)
  5. Remember my valley FHL 243891>
  6. McKay, Donald D.; The founding of Huntsville: its people and projects WorldCat 5759860 FHL 74489
  7. Wiggins, Lou Jean S Wiggins; Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Weber County WorldCat 58465373
  8. Wangsgaard/Wangsgard roots and branches, 1866-1989 FHL 532330