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Isaac Behunin - Truly a Pioneer Builder

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s66w9876
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876

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Title Isaac Behunin - Truly a Pioneer Builder
Description A few years later Isaac fell In love and married a beautiful girl by the name of Mariba. They had three children and were very happy, but Marlba's health was very poor, and in a few years Isaac was left alone Co care for his young family. They had joined the Mormon Church and the kindness shown them by ics members was really appreciated. When the Saints were compelled to leave, and moved Co Nauvoo, Isaac and his Family were with them. The church brought a great deal of comfort to Isaac and his children and they attended the meetings regularly. One Sunday morning at Sunday School, he was introduced to an attractive girl by the name af Elmena Tyler. She was one of the teachers. They became good friends, and as time at the Nauvoo Temple. This was In 1834, and his first wife, Mariba and her children were sealed to him on this occasion. a comfortable home Co live in, for Isaac was a good carpenter and had a happy way of life. The persecution of the Saints seemed to from their homes. It was a difficult decision to make, but laaac and Elraena felt it best for them to leave also, and the trip to Iowa was finally proposed, and plans made to go with one of the companies. Elmena's heart was broken to leave her home and the things she loved so much. There were tears in her eyes as the wagon pulled out of the yard. She bowed her head in her hands and refused to look back, even though she knew they must flee the mob as the other people were doing to find a safe place to raise their families. stopped while the women and children gathered soda that had formed on the large alkali flats. They could use this soda when they had a chance to wasb their clothes azid bedding. The Pioneers always made their own soap. They had a few spinning wheels to use in own clothing. Flax was often processed to make various fabrics also. At Council Bluffs it was necessary for Isaac's family to leave the wagon train for a while, and they settled in a small cabin to when she and the baby were able to travel again, they joined another company that happened along, and they continued the journey West. Many trials and hardships were experienced by the Behunlns and the other members of this independent group, as they trudged along their way across the dreary plains in all kinds of weather and many other obstacles. It was not uncommon for the weary campers to wake up in the morning to find that a blanket of wet heavy snow had fallen during the night. It would be a saddened group that would crawl
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Identifier 077_Isaac Behunin - Truly a Pioneer Builder.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323126
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323126