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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Courtship
Description COURTSHIP Clara J. DeGraff Senior Division Third Place Personal Recollection Lewis Martin en en bom and raised in Manti. Utah, married Annie Westenskow, she also from Manti, and they immediately moved to Imbler Oregon. He was the son of Hans Jensen and Sidsel Mane Rasmussen. Many others from Manti and Sanpete County joined the group to Oregon, forming a strong L.D.S. nucleus which flourished. Lewis was a bishop twice and then was called on a mission to the Eastern States., his wife joining him the last six months as his companion - this at the time when couples did not Lewis M. Jensen - Manti, Utah Courtesy Helen Wilson serve as missionaries, as they currently do. A few months after their return, Annie died, having suffered ill health for years. Lewis was a counselor in the Union Stake presidency, and at a subsequent conference shortly after Annie's death. Elder Rudger Clawsen was the visiting authority. He strongly counseled Lewis to marry again immediately. Rather stunned with this admonition, he nevertheless, respected what he bad been (old. As he sat on the stand at various meetings, he studied his audience, It was unthinkable to look for a wife just anywhere: she must be a staunch Church member. But the people were mostly young couples with small children or they were elderly. He could see no one eligible. At last his thoughts turned back to Manti, and Jessie Wintch came into his mind. Sitting down, he penned a missive to her, asking that she reply. In Manti, when the strange letter arrived, Jessie's father picked up the mail. When he delivered it to her. his question was. "Whom do you know in Oregon?" "1 don't know a soul." she replied, ripping open the envelope. Reading rapidly she was very amazed. Why, out of the blue, was this man writing, asking her to correspond with him. She remembered him well. 23
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326076
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