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Born May 31, 1846(1846-05-31)
Near Mount Pisgah, Iowa
Died November 26, 1909(1909-11-26) (aged 63)
Colonia Dublan, Galeana Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Known for Mexican LDS Ministry
Children Rey Pratt
Parents Parley P. Pratt
Relatives George W. Romney (grandson), Mitt Romney (great-grandson)
Helaman Pratt (31 May 1846 – 26 November 1909) was an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah and later in Mexico.
2 Church leader in Nevada
3 Church leader in Utah
4 Missionary in Mexico
6 See also
8 External links
 FamilyHe was the son of Parley P. Pratt and Glasgow-born wife Mary Wood, the father of missionary Rey Pratt, the grandfather of Michigan governor George W. Romney, and the great-grandfather of Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. He was born in a covered wagon during a one-hour stopover on the Mormon Trail near Mount Pisgah, Iowa.
 Church leader in NevadaIn 1869 when the first LDS branch was organized in Overton, Nevada Pratt served as branch president.
 Church leader in UtahPratt served from 1872-1873 as president of the Glenwood Branch in Glenwood, Utah. He then was the head of the group who founded Prattville, Utah.
 Missionary in MexicoPratt was one of the first missionaries to Mexico, and in 1876 at Hermosillo, Sonora, Pratt and Meliton Trejo performed the first baptisms recorded by the LDS Church in that country. Pratt latter served as president of the Mexican Mission based in Mexico City from 1884-1887. Pratt succeeded Anthony W. Ivins in this postion and was succeeded by Horace S. Cummings. After his release he moved to Colonia Dublan in Galeana, state of Chihuahua, Mexico. He also for a time owned and resided at the Cliff Ranch outside of Cave Valley, Chihuahua. In 1895 when the Juzrez Stake was organized in Mexico, Pratt was called to serve as one of President Anthony W. Ivins counselors along with Henry Eyring. Pratt served in the Juarez Stake presidency until 1908 when the stake was reorganized with Pratt's son Junius as president.
 FamilyHe married in Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 April 1874 German Anna Johanna Dorothy ("Dora") Wilcken (Dahme, Zarpin, Rheinfeld, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, 25 July 1854 – Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico, 22 June 1929), daughter of Carl Heinrich "Charles Henry" Wilcken (Eckhorst, Holstein, Schleswig-Holstein, 5 October 1831 – Salt Lake City, Utah, 9 April 1914) and the first of at least four additional wives (m. Neustadt in Holstein, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, 10 August 1853) Eliza Christina Carolina Reiche (Neustadt in Holstein, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, 1 May 1830 – Salt Lake City, Utah, 13 August 1906), both of whom also became LDS Church members. He was also a polygamist.
Dora Wilcken's father had first come to Utah as part of Johnston's Army but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.