||When Neils arrived in Manti on August 7, 1880, be helped his parents on the farm and herded sheep to pay tbe money back: he had borrowed from H. P. Hansen to emigrate to Zion. The building of the Manti Temple and a Tabernacle had commenced simultaneously, putting a double burden upon the people. In 1881, he began work in the Manti Tithing Office as assistant clerk. Neils Christian, their first child, was born December 29, 1881. It was on April 15, 1884, that Andrew J. Moffitt deeded a home and property to Neils R. Petersen, described as being the west half of Block 79, located at 201 East 100 North in Manti, for the price of $275.00. Kirstine (Kesly) Margaret was born there on January 4, 1885. Over the next five years, three more children joined their family circle: Jessie Caroline born December 9, 1887; Erastus Henry bom May 2, 1890; and Grace bora on March 7, 1892. In 1887, Neils R. was promoted to Tithing Office Clerk over all of Manti, including those who were building the Temple. Many of the Saints had been gathered from the countries of the old world through means furnished by the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company, a company organized for the gathering of the poor. Neils R. Petersen helped many Danish emigrants financially. After they arrived in Utah, some lost their faith, and with it all sense of honor, and ignored (heir obligations. In most cases he was never reimbursed. Ida was bom in October 1894 and died in June 1895 with measles. David was bom and died the same day, August 19, 1896. Jensine's brother, Hans Hansen, had two little girls who were left motherless when quite young. Margaret and Evelyn. The Petersens took them into their home and cared for them. Hans came as often as possible from Salt Lake to see his little girls. "We the undersigned, Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hereby certify that on the Eighth day of May 1904, Neils R. Petersen was duly chosen and appointed Bishop of the Manti North Ward." He was ordained and set apart by Anthon H. Lund. "In testimony whereof we hereunto subscribe our names, on this day. the 26th day of May 1904. Signed Jos. F. Smith, John R. Winder, Anthon H. Lund."