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My Grandparents

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
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 My Grandparents
Description MY GRANDPARENTS Ruth D Scow Non Professional Second Place Essay When 1 was growing up my maternal grandparents. Peter Mikkel and Eunice Ann Brown Munk. built and lived in the rock house on the intersection of Main and Fifth South in Manti Their four children, Eunice Minerva. Lily May, Clara Maria, and William, when they married, built or bought homes around the block of Fourth to Fifth South Main and First West Thus.) grew up within a small radius of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins, and they became my growing-up world My grandparent were Pioneers in even sense of the word Grandpa Peter was born on the island of Bornholm located in the Baltic Sea. September 21, 1844, and came with his father Christian Ipsen and wife Ane Marie Rassmussen Munk and a younger sister on a sailing ship to Copenhagen Theirs was the firs! shipload of Mormon converts to come to the promised land of Zion Peters father had lost one eye when, as a small child, he found a lump of lime Not knowing what it was. he put it in his wooden shoe and added some water The mixture exploded and some popped into his eye All of his life, his sight was limited Times were hard, and the Munk family became the brunt of much hatred and antagonism The cellar for their anticipated new home was filled with water, and it was there that the Munk family were baptized After joining the hated Mormon Church, they sold their property and sailed for Copenhagen There they joined more Mormon converts This time they took sail for Hull. England, and later rode the train to Liverpool During the crossing of the North Sea. a terrible storm arose The passengers were herded into the depth of the ship and the door was battened down Now all was dark, and they could feel the ship being tossed this way and that the entire night Next morning the sun shone, the door was lifted open, and Peter remembered the good feelings they had as their lives had been saved during that awful, dark, prayerful night He remembered the sight of the ship's deck as he came up the stairs Boxes of apples had been lashed to the ship's railings, and during the storm the boxes had broken open and now the deck was strewn with apples The ship's captain called, "Folks, help yourselves to the apples" And Peter did 39
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326289
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326289