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
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 Hans Jensen, A True Missionary and Pioneer
Description In 1867, Hans helped make arrangements to help a group of converts who were emigrating to Utah. Hans wrote his life story in April, 1868. And in June, he prepared to return home. On June 12, he held a meeting for the emigrants. There were 300-100 in the company, and he had been asked to lead them. Two hundred English joined the group, too. He held a second meeting this day his 518th in Denmark. Hans handled the paper work, exchanged money, took care of the members belongings, and helped them board the ship "Emerald Isle." This was one of the largest companies to come to America. It was a hard crossing. There was trouble with the crew. Hans talked to the Captain about the passengers' rights. He recorded, "1 did a little good for our people." The ship clocked in New York City, August 11, 1868. The company took the train to Council Bluff, then wagons across the plains. Hans arrived in Salt Lake City, September 28. 1868. He wrote, "In the evening my family came...We were glad to be together again after three and a half years of separation." Hans helped the emigrants on their ways, and then headed for Manti. Hans Jensen & Sidsel Marie Rasmussen Jensen. Manti, Utah He found things in Manti not going well. Grasshoppers had eaten the garden and part of the wheat crop. "Provisions were so low that it was difficult to survive... The people were in the midst of a four year war with the Indians. They had lost a number of their cattle, and they were low in other things, also careless with their meeting and the serving of God. It changed shortly after 1 arrived as Pres. Young visited us and encouraged 46
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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 326100
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