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       The members of the Donner Party are listed both by family or group (first table) and by individual (second table) below. For more information about Donner Party members, click on the individual or group names.
      
In the informational pages, Donner Party members
names are given in italic type to distinguish them from other individuals and to clarify their relationships with others in the group.
       Ages are calculated as of July 31, 1846, the day the Donner Party set out on Hastings Cutoff, and are reckoned from known dates of birth wherever possible. Estimated ages are given in brackets; uncertain ages are also marked ?, and unknown ages are given as [?].
      
Although the information in the genealogical section is as accurate as possible, errors will undoubtedly slip in. These pages will be updated and corrected as new information becomes available. Readers are invited to send corrections, comments, or questions to Kristin Johnson.
       For information about the rescuers of the Donner Party, see the Rescuers page.

If you've been told your ancestor was in the Donner Party but he/she isn't listed here, please see the FAQ page.
 

Family/Group Number members Survived Perished
Breen 9 9 0
George Donner 7 5 2
Jacob Donner 9 3 6
Eddy 4 1 3
Graves, Fosdick 12 8 4
Keseberg 4 2 2
McCutchen 3 2 1
Murphy, Foster, Pike 13 7 6
Reed, Keyes 7 6 1
Wolfinger 2 1 1
Teamsters and others 21 5 16

 

Individuals Age P=Perished
S=Survived
Antonio [23] P
Breen, Edward [13] S
Breen, Margaret Isabella [1] S
Breen, James Frederick [5] S
Breen, John 14 S
Breen, Margaret Bulger [40] S
Breen, Patrick [51] S
Breen, Patrick, Jr. 9 S
Breen, Peter 3 S
Breen, Simon Preston [8] S
Burger, Charles ("Dutch Charley") [30] P
Denton, John [30] P
Dolan, Patrick [35?] P
Donner, Elitha Cumi 13 S
Donner, Eliza Poor 3 S
Donner, Elizabeth Blue Hook [38?] P
Donner, Frances Eustis 6 S
Donner, George [60/62] P
Donner, George, Jr. 9 S
Donner, Georgia Ann 4 S
Donner, Isaac [5] P
Donner, Jacob [56] P
Donner, Leanna Charity 11 S
Donner, Lewis [3] P
Donner, Mary 7 S
Donner, Samuel [4] P
Donner, Tamzene Eustis Dozier 44 P
Eddy, Eleanor Priscilla [25] P
Eddy, James [3] P
Eddy, Margaret [1] P
Eddy, William Henry [30] S
Elliott, Milford ("Milt") [28] P
Fosdick, Jay [23] P
Fosdick, Sarah Graves 21 S
Foster, Jeremiah George 1 P
Foster, Sarah Ann Charlotte Murphy 19 S
Foster, William McFadden 30 S
Graves, Eleanor (Ellen) 14 S
Graves, Elizabeth Cooper 45 P
Graves, Elizabeth [1] S
Graves, Franklin Ward [57] P
Graves, Franklin Ward, Jr. [5] P
Graves, Jonathan [7] S
Graves, Lovina 12 S
Graves, Mary Ann 19 S
Graves, Nancy 9 S
Graves, William Cooper 17 S
Halloran, Luke [25] P
Hardcoop, Mr. ---- [60] P
Herron, Walter [27] S
Hook, Solomon Elijah 14 S
Hook, William [12] P
James, Noah [16] S
Keseberg, Juliane Karoline ("Ada") 3 P
Keseberg, Elisabeth Philippine Zimmerman 23 S
Keseberg, Johann Ludwig Christian (Louis) 32 S
Keseberg, Louis, Jr. [1] P
Keyes, Sarah Handley [70] P
Luis [?] P
McCutchen, Amanda Henderson [25] S
McCutchen, Harriet [1] P
McCutchen, William [30] S
Miller, Hiram O. [30] S
Murphy, John Landrum 16 P
Murphy, Lemuel B. 12 P
Murphy, Levinah W. Jackson 36 P
Murphy, Meriam Marjory (Mary M.) 14 S
Murphy, Simon Peter 8 S
Murphy, William Green 10 S
Pike, Catherine [1] P
Pike, Harriet Frances Murphy 18 S
Pike, Naomi Levina 2 S
Pike, William M. [32] P
Reed, James Frazier 45 S
Reed, James Frazier, Jr. 6 S
Reed, Margret Wilson Keyes Backenstoe 32 S
Reed, Martha Jane ("Patty") 8 S
Reed, Thomas Keyes 4 S
Reed, Virginia Elizabeth Backenstoe 13 S
Reinhardt, Joseph [30] P
Salvador [?] P
Shoemaker, Samuel [25] P
Smith, James [25] P
Snyder, John [25] P
Spitzer, Augustus [30] P
Stanton, Charles Tyler 35 P
Trudeau, Jean-Baptiste [16] S
Williams, Baylis [25] P
Williams, Eliza [31] S
Wolfinger, Doris or Dorothea  ---- [20] S
Wolfinger, Mr. ---- [?] P

Breen | George Donner | Jacob Donner | Eddy | Graves | Keseberg | McCutchen
Murphy | Reed | Wolfinger | Teamsters and Others | Rescuers

If you've been told your ancestor was in the Donner Party but he/she isn't listed here, please see the FAQ page.

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