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A Tribute to Maren Anderson Hansen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
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 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title A Tribute to Maren Anderson Hansen
Description A TRIBUTE TO MAREN ANDERSON HANSEN Lillian H. Armstrong Fox Senior First Place Essay years before I was born, but like other pioneer women showed great courage. strength, and determination in solving problems She helped to shape this wilderness area, known as "The Sanpitch" into a comfortable, livable homeland Maren was born June 8. 1833. in Sellerup. Denmark Her family lived in a collage by the sea and her father was a fisherman by trade At the age of five. Maren had a severe sick spell, perhaps meningitis, which impaired her left side She walked with crutches the rest of her life and was unable to attend school convened to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints She was baptized in the ocean September 12, 1860 Her conversion so outlawed her family especially her mother, that she left home Being an excellent seamstress, she earned a living for herself and saved a little money to emigrate to Utah She joined a company of converts who were nine weeks on the ocean in a sailing vessel. "The Albion " They continued westward b\ railroad to Far West and traveled the remaining miles by on learn education, few acquaintances, arriving in a wilderness area threatened by Indians and with no understanding of the English language These problems seemed sufficient to break the strongest heart, but her faith was strong Jens Hansen, also a Danish convert living in Manti with his wife and several children, was asked by his bishop to go by ox team to Wyoming and meet this train of emigrants, many of whom were women, and help them through the mountains and into Utah Jens brought this young lady to his home to be cared for After about a year, with the consent of his wife. Sophie. Jens married Maren in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City He was eleven years her senior He secured a little adobe house for her two blocks west of his family home in Manti (This corner is now identified as 196 N 300 W ) This humble home with a din roof contained three small rooms, each with a factory cloth tacked on ridge poles for a ceiling The lot. however, proved to be one of the best. as evidenced by the splendid orchard and vegetable and flower gardens that were later grown there 15 I never knew my grandmother Maren Anderson Hansen She died twenty-six
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326235
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326235