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
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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 three smaller companies. They met another company that had lost most of their oxen. Many oxen Hans' company had also died, it was necessary to take one oxen from each wagon to help this company through. Provisions ran out, but 16 wagons loaded with flour from Zion arrived. Before they arrived in Salt Lake, another small company arrived with provisions. The company reached Salt Lake City on the 5th of October, 1854. Hans chose to go to Sanpete valley. Twenty-six wagons under the leadership of F.C. Sorensen left for Sanpete. This trip took two weeks. The company stopped in Ephraim, but Hans knew P. Domgaard, so he came on to Manti. Hams established himself in Manti. He obtained land and farmed. Sometimes there were good crops,but often the grasshoppers would destroy as much as half of the harvest. He built several homes, and hauled stones for the foundation of the Temple in the center of town. This stopped when Brigham Young came to Manti, and said the Temple was to be built atop the stone mountain. The foundation thai had been started in the center of the town became the tabernacle. Hans was chosen to fence the Danish field. He helped get water and electricity in town, and to build a dam South of town for Funk's Lake, now Palisade State Park. He helped survey the route for a railroad that came from Nephi through Sanpete County. During this time he was active in Church work, talking in meetings, holding leadership callings, and always doing missionary work. Hans' first wife. Maren Erickson, had a son, Christian Eilert Kjaerulf, whom Hans adopted. In 1855. Hans officiated at the marriage of Christian to Sidsel Marie Rasmussen. On the 4th of June, 1858, an unfortunate incident occurred when the Indians shot four people in Salt Creek Canyon. Among them was Christian Kjaerulf. This brought much sorrow for the Jensens. Later Hans married Sidsel Marie. In 1859. Cecelia Marie Jorgensen began working for the Jensens. Hans married her in December 1859. An addition was built on the house and Haas wrote. "We had lots of room." In April 1865. Hans was called on a mission to Denmark. This call came from Brigham Young, who asked this group of 21 to meet in Salt Lake City the first of May. His family numbered 7 at this rime, included Hans. The call was delayed until May 18, when Hans told his family goodbye. The mission lasted three years. He had good success. He also contacted relatives, but they were not friendly to him. When he tried to hold meetings in Hals, no one would give permission to hold meetings anywhere 45
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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 326099
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