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The Danes Flee for Their Lives

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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 Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title The Danes Flee for Their Lives
Description The only food the Hansen family brought with them was a pan of frozen potatoes. For the next few months, frozen potatoes served three times a day with smutty wheat and bran was the usual fare. The Manti people were also short of food supply as the grasshoppers had taken most of their summer crops. Insufficient clothing, however, caused greater suffering than the pangs of hunger Under these conditions, on March 30, Charlotta gave birth to her fourth child, a girl, who was given the name nf Dorthea, For people who had known the comforts of life in Denmark, this environment must have been very difficult. 'Then spring arrived, many of the Allred Company returned to the settlement and rebuilt their homes. Others moved back about seven miles to the creek where they had built a bridge and called the stream Cottonwood Here they built homes and a fort in February 1854. The name Cottonwood was dropped and Fort Ephraim came into being. Jens Hansen remained in Manti where he raised a large family. His descendents are now scattered throughout Utah and in inany places in the United States. Andrew Jensen, an assistant Church Historian, paid the following tribute to the early Scandinavians of Utah: "No strain or race has contributed more to the upbuilding of this great western section than the Scandinavians, with their sturdy, hardy traits of character that make men of high purpose and dependable will a splendid reserve power. It made them fit into the great task of building an empire where skill, toil and pluck are the requisite. 1 These Our Fathers, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers„ Family History of Jens Hansen, Joseph Hansen, 19 38"! A copy in the tianti library. Song of a Century, Centennial Committee of '¦Iant i, 191*$ . Utah in Her Western Settings, Milton R, Hunter, Stories told by my rather, Jens Peter Hansen. 9 3
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323336
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323336