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Peter Madsen, Pioneer

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title Peter Madsen, Pioneer
Description They had four children, Josephine Ephremine, Mads Peter, Ellen Cathrine, and Niels Joseph Josephine was bom and died while they were en route to Utah All did not go smoothly at times as Peter had a number of serious accidents which could have taken his life While building his barn he fell six feet While sustaining no broken bones, he was in a great deal of pain and was unable to work for some time Another time he fell under the harrow and was dragged some distance. While in the mountains getting lumber, he suffered a broken arm The forces of nature had 10 be reckoned with, such as an early frost destroying the wheat crop that first year. They planted again and this time grasshoppers invaded the fields, leaving them with only potatoes to eat They were glad for the potatoes, as some pioneers only had sego roots or dandelion greens to subsist on Peter sold a yoke of oxen, a wagon, and some clothing in exchange for wheat, making a trip to Salt Lake City for the exchange He sowed the wheat with a peck to an acre, but raised a good crop that year Many immigrants were still making their way to Utah Those who were here showed hospitality by taking them into their homes until they could establish homes of their own Peter and Ellen welcomed a number of families into their homes for a time. They also helped others along the trail by sending a yoke of oxen, a bushel of oats, clothing and other items to them Peter continued with his building trade, helping others build homes, constructing wagons, repairing machinery and tools and making weaving looms He also built fences, canyon roads and dug ditches to bring the mountain streams down into the valleys During the Indian war he served as a guard for seven days, with the camp being stationed in Wales In addition to building and making a living for his family. Peter served as City Treasurer for Ephraim and as a petit juror He was also a stock-holder in six corporations, having to do with cattle, sheep-herding. tannery, sawmill and waterworks In 1860 Peter built a home, the first house outside the fort on 300 East and 100 North in Ephraim The lintel above the door read,"P Madsen 1860." This was preserved and transferred to a DUP marker which now marks the location of his first home. He was called on a mission to St George in 1879 to assist with the building of the temple and spent sixty-nine days there He also worked on the Manti Temple for an equivalent of three months, hauling sand and rock and doing mason work He donated money each month to the temple in Manti and gave funds to the St George and Salt Lake Temples as well. He attended the dedication of the Salt Lake and Manti Temples During 99
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326296
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326296