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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6154f64
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64

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Title Come to Zion
Description other pioneers in 1864 and Karen gave birth to a son enroute. The next day she was up mixing bread and looking after the needs of her family. This son was named John, after his father. After a long and tedious journey they reached Zion, and their dreams had come true. How happy they were to see the valley of Sanpete! They chose Mt. Pleasant as their new home. They traded a feathertick and a bed for a city lot at 3rd South and 2nd West where they built a little adobe house, which was added upon through the years. They managed to buy some land and settled down to be earnest hard-working farmers. Everything went well until their little Marie became ill and passed away; but John and Karen had faith in God and knew they had done the right thing by embracing the gospel and coming to Zion. They still had little John and were soon blessed with another baby girl they named Annie. She was a joy of their saddened hearts and grew into a lovely young woman. She was talented in music and played the organ and sang very well. She married Magnus Rolph on the 28th of March, 1888 in the Logan Temple along with some friends, Mr. and Mrs. Amasa Aldrich. Magnus and Annie set up housekeeping in the upstairs above his store on Main Street. Within a few years they were the proud parents of three daughters, Etta Althea, Edna Lucille and Anna. When Anna was only 3 weeks old death came and snuffed out the life of her beloved mother, Annie, John and Karen's last girl. They had promised their daughter, Annie, that they would take the little girls and rear them together. This they did, even though they were sixty-four years old. Karen always counted her blessings by saying "The Lord had been so good to me. He gave me three girls and took them away, but He gave me three more." They had another son, Anderw, after their arrival in Mt. Pleasant, and when he and John were grown and moved away they still had their three little granddaughters to bless their home. Karen knew the Bible well and spent much time attempting to open the eyes of her relatives to the beauties of the gospel she had found and loved so dearly, but to no avail. John and Karen loved their religion as life itself, and their prayers at all times were that they might be true to the end, which they proved to be. John did some tailoring in Mt. Pleasant, but he did not make much money. Most of the time he did his work for nothing or accepted very little pay. He was always helping the sick and those who had death in the family, but he never brought a disease home. Karen and John did not have much of this world's riches, but enjoyed good health, service to others and their Heavenly Father. These riches could not be bought with money. Karen was a good cook and made the best butter in the valley. Her chicken dinners on Sunday and tapioca pudding with whipped eggwhites on top served in the long-stemmed bowl was a family favorite. She was a good housekeeper and wanted things in order. After her beds were made-and that was early--nothing could be laid on them, not even a hat. She insisted on everyone wearing an apron. When she cooked a meal, her cooking utensils were always washed and put away before the meal was served. -68-
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Identifier 077_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 325255
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64/325255