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The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County
Description THE DAUNTLESS DANE OF SANPETE CGUNU Donald F. Kraack Salt Lake City, Utah Professional Division Honorable Mention Short Story Early in 1857, a trim sailing vessel under full canvas, glided stately out of a bay in Denmark, bound for America. For one individual aboard, young Andrew Bjerregaard, born June 6, 1851, in Aalborg, the embryo of a destiny and varied brief period of re-grouping and outfitting, then in the year of 1 Ob/ or IBbS, they joined a creaking wagon-train of Voung's newly found, and so called "Land of Zion." Many were leaving the east for the west to avoid religious persecution, which flourished at that time, and to a new way of life, some to find financial security, and a few for just plain adventure. For the Danish immigrants, the thought of establishing a home in a new land with all the opportunities afforded, was recently established Salt Lake City, in the territory of Utah, or "Deseret" as the Mormons chose to call it. After many wearisome weeks filled with numerous adversities, the wagon-train reached the Mormon stronghold, with six-year old Andrew. enjoyed and welcomed in Salt Lake, while the next move for sotne of the members was be i no evaluated by the Church leaders. Finally the decision was made and the Ejerregaards, along with others, were dispatched to one of Brigham Young's far away areas to colonize and help build the little settlement of Ephraim, which was established in 1354, about 110 miles south and east of Salt Lake City. It is only speculation, and an uncertainty of reason, as to why his parents would 1eave a child with another family, -31-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323712
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323712