Henry and Naomi Sager, along with their 7 children, began their journey on the Oregon Trail in April 1844. He and his wife did not survive, and their children arrived in Oregon Territory as orphans to be adopted by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman (see yesterday's post). This is a fascinating story as I've been reading both the Whitman and Sager Pringle accounts. So much of the story of U.S. history can be read in this opening line, "My father was one of the restless ones . . ."
For more of Sager Pringle's journal, click here.