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Whitmer, Christian


18 Jan. 1798–27 Nov. 1835. Shoemaker. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Married Anna (Anne) Schott, 22 Feb. 1825, at Seneca Co., New York. Ensign in New York militia, 1825. Constable of Fayette, Seneca Co., 1828–1829. Member of German Reformed Church. According to his brother David Whitmer, Christian served as one of several Book of Mormon scribes. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Co. Ordained a teacher, by 9 June 1830. Ordained an elder, 1831. Moved to Geauga Co., Ohio, by June 1831. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, 1832. Served as president of elders in Jackson Co., 1832. Ordained a high priest by Simeon Carter, 21 Aug. 1833, at Jackson Co. Moved to Clay Co., Missouri, 1833. Served as high counselor of church in Clay Co., 1834–1835. Died in Clay Co.