Daniel Lantz

Daniel Lantz
Sweetwater County,Wyoming


Daniel Lanz was California-bound with a group of gold seekers from Wayne County, Indiana in 1850 when he became ill. The wagon train stopped for several days in hopes that Daniel’s condition would improve, but he died of “bloody flux” on July 12 and was buried at sunset by his companions. Daniel was a 45-year old wagon maker and left behind his wife Mary and five children in Indiana.


Three and a half miles northeast of Granger, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

From Granger, turn west on US 30. Proceed under the railroad overpass and in about ¼ mile, turn north on a gravel road. The grave is on the right, about 3 miles northeast.

The site is open to the public on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


Source: Randy Brown and Reg Duffin, Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails, OCTA 2nd edition, 1998, pp 66-67

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