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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Karen Tollestrup
Description Niels sympathetically carried her aboard the Monarch, with their little girls trailing behind. On the 16th of May, 1861, the ship lifted anchor for the voyage to America. While the girls amused themselves, Karen rested, soaked up the warm sunshine, ate well, and soon began to smile again. By the time the ship had reached New York, where they were welcomed by Apostle Erastus Snow in their native tongue, she felt well Four months later on September 12, their wagon train reached Salt Lake. With gratitude, Karen held Yette and Ricky in her arms, thanking her Heavenly Father for their safe arrival. Trained as a stone mason Niels found work dressing stone, which he told Karen would be used in the temple dedicated to the Lord. Karen was often lonesome, but spent her free time watching the surroundmg mountams * Long a so she had accepted the fact she would never see the ocean again; now she wondered if the mountains would someday become as dear. Not until 1863, after Karen had given birth to Niels Christian Ephraim, did they begin their journey to the south. As they traveled, Karen was amazed at the mountains. Would they surround Gunnison, too? When they finally reached their destination, Niels was excited to see the wide valley with its green fields, but Karen had eyes only for lit. llus inia, the Indians shining mountain f fee ling its beauty would give her strength for the hard days ahead. Captain Madsen welcomed them with open arms, hot food and shelter, but in just three days Niels had built his own dugouts It was a simple shelter, true, and theirs, marking the beginning of a building career for Niels C. Tollestrup throughout Gunnison Valley. In 1865, Karen gave birth to her last child, Albert Nephi, The most trying difficulties to worry Karen now was the harrassment of marauding Indians. They had been friendly at first with the newcomers, but as more settlers arrived and more lands were 14
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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