Karen Tollestrup

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Karen Tollestrup
Description 7. Ephraim Enterprise - October 25, 1935. 8. Deed Records, Sanpete County Recorder's Office -Church Transfer, p. 107. 9. Ephraim Enterprise - January 27, 1894. 10. Manti Messenger - March 8, 1935. KAREN TOLLESTRUP Jenny Lind M. Brown 239 Hampton Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Professional Division Honorable Mention Historical Essay Born August 10, 1831 Died December 24, 1867 Peaceful be thy silent slumber, Peaceful in thy grave so low, Thou no more will join our number Thou no more our sorrows know. My great-grandmother's grave is marked by a lovely, old stone engraved with this wistful little verse, but even today the cemetery where she lies is arid in many spots, quite unlike those in the beautiful, green country she left for the sake of the gospel. Each year as we drive to Gunnison on Memorial Day to honor our dead, I think of Karen, whose life was so short, and select my loveliest flowers for her, thinking of the day she passed away leaving a husband and four small children. I am very proud of my Danish ancestry. When I was a young girl someone would often mention my name, remarking how different it was. I would laugh and think it fun to say, "Oh, I'm Danish. What else could I be with grandparents named Myrup, Fjeldsted, Tollestrup and Christensen?" Today I realize my Scandinavian heritage means much more to me than having an interesting Danish name. 11
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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