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Life Story of Soren Andersen and Daughter

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6nz85tx
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx

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Title Life Story of Soren Andersen and Daughter
Description made of rabbit brush, which was gathered. Wheat was ground in coffee mills to make graham bread; milkweed, sego lily bulbs, and wild spinach were used for greens. Potatoes, eggs, poultry meat and wild berries comprised their food. Molasses and honey candy were considered luxuries. Inside the enclosure of the fort, church meetings and school were held, as there were no special buildings built for these things. Candles were made for light, and these were made from melted tallow and pieces of cloth. A candle burned only one night. The remedies used for sickness were not candy-coated when one pretended to be sick. Ginger with molasses was given for colds. Senna tea was given for a laxative. Sagebrush tea was a tonic. Assafedity bags were hung around the throat when contagious diseases threatened. Consecrated oil was also kept inside the homes. When babies were bom it was usually to cheers and tears, due to lack of a doctor's assistance. The Elders were called in many times in case of serious illness. In 1856, Soren Andersen married Hannah Nielsen, who was born May 12,1834,at Lindalse, Sovenborg, Denmark, and died May 1,1S73 in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah. She bore him six children; two died at birth. la I860, Soren Andersen was called by Brigham Young to help settle Circleville, in Piute County, Utah. He lived there for two years, but the Indians made it so miserable for them that he moved to Salina, Sevier County. There he stood guard for the Black Hawk War in the years 1865 to 1867. Here a narrow trail was built through the canyon. Because of its narrowness, only one man and horse could come up the trail at a time. The Indians would lie in wait for the man and shoot at him when he came up the trail. Many lives were lost this way. Also, the Indians made raids upon the people in Salina. The people tried to save their cattle, but the Indians knew the canyon too well, and would make it back to the canyon and be there in time to shoot the white man as he came up the trail looking for the cattle. hi 1874, Soren moved to Sterling, being among the first settlers there. He lived in a dugout. Later, he built the first house in Sterling, Utah, which was a one-room log house with a dirt roof. At the time Sterling was settled, the Indians had signed a peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War. The Indians still camped in the foothills and begged for food from the settlers, who always shared their small rations with them to keep peace. Later he moved to 51
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324564
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324564