Fiddles and Fiddlers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Title Fiddles and Fiddlers
Description Janes Hansen died in Mount Pleasant on 12 September 1899. His brother, Bent Hansen, Sr., bad purchased the first buggy hearse used in the city, and James* was the first corpse to be taken in it to the cemetery.1-> Thus a life of service and nusic for his family and the people of Mount Pleasant was ended. About three miles west of Mount Pleasant a grove of lorn- bardy poplars had been planted near where James' last house had been-after Brigham Young instructed him to become a farmer, one talent he was never able to really develop. In that grove a dance hall was built, one much used by the people of the area for many years. The grove was called "Fiddler's Green" in honor of the man who had given so nrach of his life for the enjoyment of othersi James Hansen, first musician in the now-growing community of Mount Pleasant. 1Pamily records} his father wa3 Hans Jensen and his mother was Ane Kirstine Basmusdatter. 2Eamily records. 5james was first baptized on 16 April 1853 in Denmark by C. C. A. Christensen. 4iamily records. 5lbid. &Ibid. 'Family tradition. %ilda Madsen Longsdorf, Mount Pleasant 1859-1959 (Salt Lake City, Dtah! Stevens and Wallis, 1939), P. 47. Tlbjjl. p. 62; also family knowledge, 'family records; she was born 4 January 1845 or 1846 in Kornheddinge, Kyrkheddings, Halmohoa, Sweden, daughter of Andrew Bielson and Soel A. (Bothilda) Peru son. ^Longsdorf, v. 55. I^Ibid.. d. 82. 1>Ibid.. pp. 126-127* Author's note: Basmus Frandsen and Andrew Madsen, mentioned in the account, were also great-grandfathers of the author, as was Jaaea Hansen of whoB this account was written. }&4- P. 63-1?IfrM.. p. 161. Ha-
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