Two Ships that Sailed to Zion

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Two Ships that Sailed to Zion
Description more than 40 deaths during the voyage, the bodies being cast into the sea-Water was stored in barrels which often caused the water to turn black Foods listed for those sailing might have included beef, pork, beans, potatoes, soup, fish, and hard tack biscuits During storms the quarters were hatched down to prevent water from flooding the hold Being hatched down was terrifying to the occupants. They could hear the creaking noise of the ship, the flapping of the canvas, and the whistling of the wind through the shrouds and rigging as they lay in their berths. This was accompanied by the children's crying, the retching of the seasick, and the waves crashing around the boat. It was a long, difficult voyage, but Mouritz and Dorthea knew they were doing the right thing by heeding the Prophet's call to "Come to Zion." They endured the hardships without murmuring, trying to buoy up the spirits of other passengers aboard They landed in New York A later entry from the Church Immigration records says, "Relating to Captain Wm B Preston's church train of 50 wagons, drawn by oxen, consisting of about 400 passengers, left Wyoming, Nebraska, July 8, 1864 They passed Ham's Fork Sep. 7 All well." Although Mouritz had sung the words to the beloved hymn many times with his company, he now wondered if all was well Just a few days before they were to enter the valley. August 31, 1864, his beloved Dorthea was overtaken by illness and fatigue and was buried in an unmarked grave along the way But Mouritz must continue on He arrived with the company in the Salt Lake Valley, September 15, 1864. He then, with a number of other Scandinavian Saints, made his way to Mt. Pleasant, Utah, where he spent the remainder of his life. 98
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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 326645
Reference URL