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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title My Grandparents
Description In 1868 Peter left his sweetheart, Eunice Ann Brown, in Manti and drove his team of oxen and covered wagon back 10 Iowa to get emigrants who had joined the church. He bade Eunice Ann goodbye prior to the trip and she often told me that was the last time she saw Peter with a shaved face and without a beard When he arrived to meet the emigrants, they were not there so he had to wait. and not wanting to waste his time, he got a job with a nearby farmer and thus was able to bring back to Manti a wooden bedstead, a lamp, and a gallon of coal oil I asked him about driving the oxen, and he replied, "We went in a company, each driving our own learn and wagon, and the wagon ahead of me was taking cured pork back east to sell The sun was hot. and the fat in the pork melted on the boards of the wagon box My oxen found the grease tasty and hurried on to the lead wagon to lick the melted Grandpa and Grandma were married in the Endowment House, November 24, 1868 It took them, along with three other couples, five days to drive their teams and wagons to Salt Lake City Each young man had his own horses and outfit In the daytime each couple rode in their own wagon, but at night each two girls slept in the two wagons and their fiancees kept guard and slept in the other two wagons The reason they went to Salt Lake City that late in the year was that they had to wait until the Indians had settled in their winter campgrounds After marriage. Peter Mikkel and Eunice Ann lived for a time with his folks In feet, my mother carried me in her arms to watch the Indians pass along First West Street to sign the Treaty Of Peace with the settlers Soon they bought the half block between Main and First West on Fifth South, where Peter built their first home with a north room of rock and a lean-to kitchen on the south Here their first three children were bom. Grandmother became ill for 15 years, and laser their only son William Peter was bom By that time the Manti Temple was being built, and Grandpa bought refuse rock from the Temple to build onto the east side of their home. There May remembers playing on the rocks Grandma Eunice Ann Brown Munk was born 16 months after Manti was settled Her birthdate was March 13, 1851 She attended school, at first, in various homes of the settlers In second grade, 1857. she was given a "Reward of Merit" by her teacher, AM Lowry In the 1860's her father was called by the Church to help settle the Dixie Country to the south It was there he received the letter from President Brigham Young inviting him to come to Salt Lake for the Mormon Battalion reunion He invited his daughter to go with him to the City Grandma was very excited and often told me about the dance in the Social Hall and its starting early in the afternoon, with the dancing stopping while they ate their supper, then continuing on until midnight, then another meal and more dancing 41
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326291
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