Come to Zion

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
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Title Come to Zion
Description Love for the Indian was always retained by Willard Frandsen. After his marriage he did custom butchering for towns-people and the Indians were given the liver, kidney and other parts of the animal. Many times they camped in his yard and fed their horses from his hay stack. As long as he lived and the squaws came asking for food, he gave liberally of whatever he had. He was truly a friend of the Indians, and they were friendly Indians. (Tululu Nelson, born December 6, 1891.) COME TO ZION Lucille Seely Mt. Pleasant, Utah Senior Division Second Place Short Story Long, long ago in the far-away country of Denmark lived a happy family; a father, a mother and two small daughters. The father, John Knudsen, was born in Oslo, Norway October 17, 1828. The mother, Karen Anderson Knudsen was born January 28, 1829. John was a tailor by trade and a good one at that. He could mend a tear in wool or any fabric, and when he had finished the mend could not be found. Karen was religiously inclined but was not satisfied with her reli-gion. Shortly after their marriage two Mormon missionaries visited their home, and Karen knew this new religion was the answer to her prayers. At first John refused to listen to their message and said, "Those missionaries are just trying to break up my family." Karen pleaded with the Lord to open John's eyes and heart to this true message, and as John began to treat the missionaries with more kindness she knew her prayers had been answered again. Karen was overjoyed one morning when John very seriously told her that he knew they were true messengers from God, and as soon as it could be arranged they would both be baptized. After their baptism they could think of nothing except, "Come to Zion." Their many friends and relatives thought they had taken leave of their senses, but both were willing to face anything that might come to them for the sake of the Gospel. In later years Karen often spoke of her beloved Vaile, where lily-of- the-valley and other beautiful flowers grew wild in profusion. The decision they made to come to Zion was the greatest choice they ever made. As they disposed of their home and beloved belongings, they chose only the necessities to bring on the sailing ship. Karen was expecting her third child when she embarked on this perilous journey. When about midway on the ocean, many of the children became ill, and little Hannah passed away and had to be lowered into the mighty Atlantic. Days and weeks passed and finally, after sailing the calm and rough sea for six weeks, they landed in New York. They crossed the plains with -67-
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Identifier 076_Come to Zion.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325254
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