Hans Jensen, A True Missionary and Pioneer

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Hans Jensen, A True Missionary and Pioneer
Description in the last days when the great trials thai the prophets had written about would take place...I received a testimony that Cod had begun this work." On Feb. 18, 1852, two missionaries came to see Hans, and he was baptized that evening. When he came home his parents were against him, The same was true of his friends. He had patience with people, returning good for evil, and two months later his parents were baptized. He began doing missionary work in the area. Late in the year 1853. Hans and his parents prepared to emigrate. He father became ill and died in Hull, England, were he was buried. Haas helped supervise the handling of the members' belongings until they boarded the ship in Liverpool that would bring them to America. They set sail on January 3, 1854. for New Orleans. They were on the ocean eleven weeks. Five couples were married on March 15, 1854. Hans married Maren Ericksen that day, and the ship reached America two days later. The company sailed up the Mississippi River to New Orleans, then on to St. Louis. Many died of cholera on this pan of the trip. From St. Louis they travelled on to Kansas, a nine-day sail up the Missouri River. Again, many died of cholera. Hans recorded, "The power of God was made strongly manifest among us as many who were ill became well through administration." The company received wagons in Kansas, bought provisions for the trek West, and made ready to leave for Salt Lake City. Again, many died of cholera, among them, his mother. She was buried in the Kansas forest. "The whole company was moved out upon the plains on the western side of the State. Here we received four oxen, two cows to each wagon, and we began to set them in yoke," recorded Hans. "There were several companies of English Saints here also, and a large number of Mexicans. My bother, Lauritz, became acquainted with a merchant from Mexico, or Santa Fe, and was talked in to [ravelling with him, to my great sorrow. Their company went and we didn't know it." Hans didn't see Lauritz, or even know where he was, for seventeen years. Hans wrote. "We now began our trek in the plains with 73 wagons. Hans Peter Olsen from Zion was captain. The company was well organized all me way through. We made a new road for 330 English miles, through grass as high as our knees...Shortly after we reached the old road, we came to Fort Kentucky. Two days later we killed 22 buffalo. When the company reached Fort Laramie, the Indians shot two cows from our company." Fearful of more Indian trouble, Hans' company joined with 44
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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 326098
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