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A Giant of a Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title A Giant of a Man
Description While the company of about seventy-five members were waiting in New York for arrangements to be made to come on to Utah, they went on a sight seeing tour, but the company was too slow for the two little boys, so they started on alone, and of course, became lost. Toward night a policeman found them and took them back to the company of immigrants. They came to Salt Lake by train and then to Nephi, where they stayed for two or three days. A Mr. Peacock from Manti came to get a large group. Peter rode as far as Moroni in a wagon with one horse. It was dark when he arrived in Moroni. Mr. Peacock let him out in the street. He saw a light and went to the house, where he was welcomed, fed and housed for the night. The missionary he was searching for, Sern Simonsen, was in bed asleep. He had been a friend of Peter's family in Denmark. He was caring for the lady's farm work while her husband was on a mission. They stayed that night with Mrs. Peter Lauritzen. This was in the latter part of October, 1877. That fall Brother Simonson got married and moved to Ephraim, and they took Pete with them. Brother Simonson drove an ox team and a wagon loaded with hay and the cow was tied behind the wagon Peter and Mrs Simonsen walked from Moroni to Ephraim. The boy carried a large wooden chime clock and Mrs. Simonson carried her dishes all the way. Peter lived with the Simonsons until the next summer, and they were good to him Peter's oldest brother, Hans, came over to America the year after he did, but he only came as far as Ogden. All the saints in Denmark wanted to come to Zion where you were safe. The following year, 1879, his oldest sister, Lena, came. She came to Ephraim and she also lived with the Simonson family when she first arrived. When his mother and the other children finally arrived, "Pete" was working in the fields. Mrs Knute Peterson sent Olivia Peterson to the fields to tell him that his mother was here. He said that 109
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326533
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326533