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The Christian Frandsen House

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title The Christian Frandsen House
Description The Christian Frandsen House McKay Andreason Non Professional Honorable Mention Historical Essay Christian Andersen Frandsen, bom 10 March 1849 in Bindslev. Hjorring, Denmark, was in 1896 building a fine red brick house for himself and wife and seven children. The house was completed in 1899. just after his wife died. Shortly before Mrs. Frandsen died at age 45, she asked her second-oldest child. Lena, at the age of 17, to promise to be the mother to the family. Lena felt obligated to keep her promise, so it was very hard for her. at age 22. to marry and live her own life. Originally, the house had two rooms downstairs and two upstairs. An addition on the north side was built later. The original paint on the wood trim was several shades, and there was once a little balcony around the upper front window, as well as a fancy wood railing around the front porch. There was a patch of lucern north of the house and an orchard and vegetable garden to the east. On the west and south was caraway from which the children had to pick seed, but they said they didn't enjoy it very much. There were all sorts of apples; Early June, which were ready in July; Golden Sweet; Crabapple; Porter; Water Core; Winesap; and two others they did not know the names of. but called them strawberry apples. There were two plum trees (blue), a row of red currants, and one or two gooseberry bushes. Beyond the fruit orchard was a nice barnyard, sheds, corral, a stockyard, pigeons, and a small chicken coop. The Frandsen family always had a few cows, two or three horses, a sheep or two, a pig or two. and a few chickens. Frandsen was a farmer, grist mill operator (east of town), and a glazier and. as such, glazed unknown numbers of windows in the Manti Temple. Frandsen was on the Ephraim City Council for three or four terms and was a councilman when McKinley became President of the United States. He celebrated by taking home an orange for each of his children. He sold some trees and shrubs to the city for the beautification of its central area. He sold al! the trees and shrubs for just 80 cents. 71
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326765
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326765