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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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Setname snowc_sts
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 Maren, though crippled, became the mother of four children. Her first child, Hansine, died of scarlet fever when a year old. Her second child, Jens Peter, was bom in 1866 during the Black Hawk War Maren often took him to the large stone fort for protection from the Indians Two daughters, Albina and Mary Ann, were bom later. Maren, like other pioneer women, worked hard to help her family survive At that time, nearly all the necessities of life were " home made", and Maren never shirked her responsibilities She hauled water used in her home from the creek two blocks away Being unable to balance herself with a crutch and a hoe, she crawled up and down the furrows of her garden, planting seeds and pulling weeds She drove a few sheep to Crystal Springs, about a mile and a half south of town, where she scrubbed the wool in the warm water Then she spun their wool into yarn, wove it into cloth, and made clothing for her family She gathered thistle stems and sego lily bulbs to help the food supply when the cupboard was bare. She attended Church callings and made burial clothing for the deceased women of the settlement She gathered "Sunday Eggs" and sewed clothing for the workers when the Manti Temple was under construction Her husband, Jens Hansen, died in her home of pneumonia at the age of sixty-two. Maren followed him in death a year later, dying from black canker, known today to be a lack of Vitamin C Jens Peter, age nineteen, then cared for his nine-year-old sister, Mary Ann, until she was grown and married to James O. Braithwaite of Manti. Jens Peter later married an emigrant girl from Denmark, who was also crippled. Her name was Karen Reenberg, who became my mother He then replaced the Little adobe house with a two-story brick dwelling A climbing vine, planted by Maren Hansen 125 years ago, is still growing at the north end of this porch How proud Maren would be today if she could associate with her many off-spring. Among them are more than a dozen returned missionaries, bishops, doctors, lawyers, teachers, business-men, and worthy, industrious citizens How grateful we are to her for joining the church and laving a firm foundation for us in this beautiful Sanpete Valley Thank you, Grandmother Maren, for your life of selfless devotion Personal knowledge Word of mouth Family history Joseph Hansen 1938 Cover picture Vol 20. 1988 16
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326236
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326236