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Neils Rasmus Petersen

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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 Neils Rasmus Petersen
Description On July 19. 1907, their beautiful young daughter, Jessie Caroline, age 19, died. The cause of death was heart disease. On January 5, 1908, Bishop N. R. Petersen asked his congregation if they would support him in building a meeting house for the Manti North Ward. So it was that fifty-nine years after Manti was settled and twenty-one years after the division into two wards, the South and North Wards, they started breaking ground on May 5, 1908. In a letter from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they granted $4,000 to the ward for the new chapel, with the condition that $2,000be raised by the ward for every $1,000 given by the church. It was to be expended before the church gave their $1,000. The building took three years to complete at a cost of $27,808.64. Six thousand dollars was given by the church and $21,808.46 was raised and donated by the saints of this area. July 2, 1911, a Fast meeting was held in the new chapel. It was the first function held there. Bishop Petersen spoke these words: "What a great pleasure it gives me to hold meetings in our new home. But how much better I would feel if it was paid for and dedicated.' Bishop Petersen mortgaged his home on Second East and First North to help pay for the chapel so that it could be dedicated. On November 5, 1911, with Bishop N. R. Petersen presiding, the dedication of the Manti North Ward was conducted. Bishop Petersen spoke about how happy he was to greet the saints in their beautiful new home. His heart was full and he expressed gratitude to the Lord for its erection. His greatest wish was that it would be used and the saints would receive the good from what had been sacrificed to get it. He then told about the erection of the building: the committees (hat were formed, the meetings held, and the willingness of the people lo respond whenever asked. When they started, they had no money. All they had was faith and a willingness to accomplish the task. A house-warming was held the latter part of June. They continued to use the chapel until it was paid for and it could be dedicated. "We are now in a position to turn it over to the Lord. I cannot express all that I feel, so please just accept my thanks, and 45
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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 324583
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324583