How old was Robert Donner when he died?
Who was the last person in the Donner party?
The last survivor, Lewis Keseberg, who had supported himself during the last weeks by cannibalism, did not leave camp until April 21. Five of the emigrants died before reaching the mountain camps, 34 at the camps or on the mountains while attempting to cross, and one just after reaching the settlements.
What happened to the Donner Party children?
The two Donner families suffered greatly; all four of the parents perished. The surviving children reached Sutter’s Fort as orphans, but they all found good homes. Like the Breens, all of the Reed family members escaped the disaster alive.