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The Story of Salvation Wheat

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4

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Title The Story of Salvation Wheat
Description SECOND PLACE SHORT STORY THE STORY OF SALVATION WHEAT Virginia K. Nielson 321 North Main Ephraim, Utah 84627 It was not unusual during the early days of the church for married men, even with sizeable families, to be called on missions, and such calls were rarely declined. These assignments, particularly in foreign lands, were frequently of several years' duration. The mission-solve various problems as they arose to the best of her valiant families. Peter and Herborg Peterson and their son, Canute, left their homeland in Norway for America in 1836, hoping to better their conditions. They settled in LaSalle, Illinois, where a number of their Norwegian countrymen and former neighbors lived. Many of these had immigrated for the sake of religious freedom because they were Quakers. In this settlement were Cornelius and Kari Nelson and their three children, Sara Ann, Nels and Peter. The parents had lived a few miles from the Petersons in Norway and were good friends. Peter Peterson and Cornelius Nelson died soon after their arrival in the new land, leaving their wives and Canute became interested in the Mormon elder's message and was "ready to join with them," but wanted to talk to his mother about this important step. When he did, to his great joy, his mother confessed that she, too, "was in sympathy with the Mormon doctrine and found nothing but truth in its teachings." ?i
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325205
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325205