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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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 the people to faithfulness in the practical things of the Kingdom, which we had accomplished. New life and better feelings were brought about through the work of the Priesthood, and by the influence of the Holy Spirit of the Lord," he recorded in his journal. Lauritz Petersen wrote a letter to the County Clerk in 1871. and asked about Hans. The letter was read in the School of the Prophets when Hans was present. He began to correspondence with this long-lost brother, who had sealed in Colorado. He felt great joy in making this contact with his brother. Hans made many trips in Sanpete County as a missionary, together with several of the brethren, and held two days' meetings in every town, and visited all the towns on Sunday and preached. He often went south of the County to preach. After the exchange of many letters, Han's brother, Lauritz decided to visit Manti. Hans met him in Salt Lake City on June 4, 1875. It had been 21 years since they had seen each other. His brother, wife, and servant were in Manti for two months. His brother and wife were baptized while there. In 1877 a new meeting house was built. Manti was divided into two Wards. Hans Jensen was chosen to be Bishop of the new South Ward. In 1878. Hans was called on a mission to Colorado. Here he visited with his brother, and helped locate two new towns. Manasseh and Ephraim. He returned to Manti in September 1879. Hans was arrested and sent to prison for practicing polygamy in August 1888. There had been an arrangement to have someone look out when the deputies were coming. Hans had always gone to the west mountains to hide, but this time he was sick in bed and couldn't hide. He was given a half hour to get ready to go. He was held for five months. While in prison he received word that his son Marinus had been murdered for his team and money. The man who had done this was caught and hanged, but Hans took this death very hard. He was released from prison February 3, 1890. In 1903, Hans wrote, "Sickness came upon me and with my much labor and all, I felt it was wisdom and right to ask for my release from the Bishopric office, having fulfilled this position for 26 years." During these years, his children. 19 in all, though 5 did not grow to maturity, married and raised families of their own, and in 1904, Hans wrote about those who died. Hans continued to travel and preach until 1910. He died June 10, 1911. 47
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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 326101
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