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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 Taking passage on a larger ship, "Forrest Monarch", and with more converts, they set sail across the Atlantic Ocean Perhaps they were caught in the doldrums of the Carribean with no wind to fill their sails, which hung lifeless Water stored m the hold of the ship became rancid in the heal, and food was scarce Peter's baby sister became ill, so ill that her mother knew that she was going to die and pled with the Lord to let the baby live until she could be buried on land She was buried on a sandbar at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The company then traveled up the river to Keokuk, Iowa, where they spent the winter of 1852-53 making harnesses for their American oxen, which they planned to buy, but these American oxen knew nothing of harnesses They understood about yokes and so with the harnesses on, they ran away, and harnesses were broken into nothings Here they also bought supplies and wagons to continue west along the Mormon Trail to the territory of Deseret/Utah. Peter helped drive the cattle, walking most of the way across the plains Arriving in Salt Lake City. President Brigham Young in his wisdom divided these Danish-speaking converts, sending half of the families north to the Cache settlements and the other half south to Sanpete They arrived at the .Allred Settlement (Spring City) only to find it vacated The settlers had fled to the Manti Settlement for safety from the Indians These Danes did find potatoes still in the ground A dry summer produced very small potatoes, but they were still food So the Danes dug potatoes Arriving in the Manti Settlement in the late fall of 1853, they found refuge with the Millet family in the little fort That winter Peter remembered eating frozen potatoes and being thankful Sometimes he watched the little Indian boys as they raced their ponies or swam their ponies in the Warm Springs, always holding onto the ponies' tails to cross the ponds The Munk family was assigned the south half of the block between 2nd and 3rd West in Manti Not knowing about Utah weather, they built their house to have a continuous roof ( See The Other 49ers, page 78,479) It was a Sunday when John Lowry, Jr. pulled the Indian off his horse Chief Black Hawk was attending church in Manti when an Indian came and notified him what had happened Black Hawk immediately left Grandpa said that the settlers knew the Indians were angry They had had an outbreak of smallpox and several Indians had died as a result They blamed the White man Early the next morning, Peter and Pete Ludvigson rode their ponies south to gather scattered cattle belonging to the settlers. As they came near where the Nine Mile reservoir is now, Pete Ludvigson was killed by some Indians He was the first casualty of the Black Hawk War The other boys scattered because they were unarmed Grandpa traveled home by way of Pettyville. 40
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326290
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326290