Marzetta Willardson

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Marzetta Willardson
Description to the housekeeper would lead them through huge open double-doors into the hall where a large candle-trimmed tree, two stories high, would be grazing the ceiling. Singing, they would all clasp hands and dance around it on the marble floor. The glowing candles on the tree were hand made by the candle-maker of the estate. When they sat down on chairs in a cir-cle around the tree, the lady of the house handed out presents. With a gracious nod and wave of her hand, she invited them all to the dining hall where they had hot choc-olate and cake before going to their homes. On Christmas morning, the "Lady of the House", Fruin, took baskets containing nuts, cakes, meat and wine by buggy to all the employees. Then they all attended church where the preacher gave a Christmas sermon and everyone sang "Glad Day" songs. Later, when Paul and his bride-to-be joined the Mormon church, they had to sign papers denouncing the State Lutheran Church before they could leave the country. All members of the counties were taxed to run the churches. In 1920, they were married in the courthouse and sailed for the United States, neither knowing a word of English, but assured they would soon be welcomed by a Danish-speaking family. Here they were, a long journey soon far behind them. He lived with Peter Christensen for six months while he worked on the railroad with Pete, who was a foreman. He then rented a home which was east of Guy Young and across from the home of William Schultz. Here they lived for six months also. They bought a little house from Mary Canute Jenson for $550.00. In this home they reared four boys and one girl. Paul returned to his trade as a shoemaker, at which he was a most talented craftsman, and at which he worked for 22 years. All the while he made adobe, although he missed the kilns he had used as a tile-maker in Denmark. He taught many natives the way to construct and handle " 'dobes" for making their homes or to use as inner walls for brick homes. He was always anxious to help plan methods for better construction when his neighbors were undecided and under- directed. He didn't end his working days here among the soles and heels and clay, but worked on the Snow College campus as a landscape artist for 12 years. He started the first blooming annuals and received medals and a plaque for his dedication. The inscription on the plaque which was given to Paul for his dedication reads: "A plaque for services rend-ered at Snow College, Your heart as well as your know-how -56-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324851
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