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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
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Title Peter Madsen, Pioneer
Description this time Peter also did work on the Noyes Building al Snow College, helping gel lumber and rocks from the canyon and doing more mason work Always active in church affairs. Peter was chosen as the First Counselor of the Stake High Priests and records that he attended many meetings He also went to General Conference in Salt Lake City in April and October for many years He was very much interested in doing the ordinance work in the temple for his deceased relatives, and with his family went often to do this work, spending twenty-tour days there a! one time He kept in touch with his Scandinavian heritage by attending the Scandinavian Jubilee in Salt Lake City and also attended the State Fair there a number of years He raised a large family In compliance with the advice from President Brigham Young, he took a second wife. Catherine Thomson, to the Endowment House in Salt Lake City 21 November 1863 Because of polygamy problems, he had to build a seperate house for Catherine. which he paid for with a yoke of oxen, a wagon and some money- and Daniel Fredrick. Some 70 family members gathered to celebrate Peter's 90th birthday anniversary at his home A family dinner with tributes and song helped to make the day memorable He received a woolen blanket and bought a new black suit for $4 for the occasion He wrote his autobiography and kept a diary In his last days he writes much of gratitude and thanks to his Heavenly Father that his life has been preserved, staring that he is feeble but not sick, and that he is glad he is able to read, to study, and to prepare himself for the life beyond His concluding words read. "I am thankful to God for my life and existence, that 1 can learn something more for my salvation I can walk slowly, work a little. I can eat and drink and sleep and see to read and write and understand what I read also " Truly this pioneer made a difference in the lives of many and left an example for all to follow 100
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326297
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