Faith of Our Fathers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Faith of Our Fathers
Description FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Sherrie Ahlstrom Hundley 443 North 750 East Orem, UT 84057 Professional Division First Place Historical Essay How fortunate we are to be descendants of a great and noble people-not great, perhaps, by worldly standards of well-known accomplishment, but great because of their coura-geous and enduring efforts in helping to build up the king-don of God here upon the earth. We are heirs to the worthy examples of these dedicated Saints who left their hones in far-off countries and brought us the glorious heritage which we possess. Peter Ahlstrom was one of these. After having bean converted to the gospel as a young man in Sweden, he came with his family to America to join with the main body of the Church. Historic records indicate that he was not only a stalwart and industrious pioneer of Utah, but a spiritual and devout man of God. While crossing the ocean on an old sailship, the John J. Boyd, he and over 500 others were called upon to endure many extreme hardships. A fire broke out and nearly suffo-cated the passengers, and violent storms were encountered most of the way, making the December cold almost unbearable from the time they left England until they reached America. At one time the ship collided with another vessel and almost sank. The captain was a cruel man who punished his crew severely for their negligence, and it was only through the prayers and faith of the passengers that those who survived were able to endure their hardships and sorrows, for many of their loved ones died during the journey. They spent sixty-six days on the violent sea and arrived in New York in February, 1856. Only after working at various jobs to earn money was Peter then able to continue the jour-ney west, leaving his father buried in Iowa after an accident while felling trees. More hardships were encountered in crossing the plains, but determination and perseverance seemed to be present in Peter's character, He and his young wife, Mary-whom he had -72-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325368
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