Peter Madsen, Pioneer

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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 Peter Madsen, Pioneer
Description and was apprenticed to a fanner where he teamed to make wagons and to build farm houses He received his board but no money Peter embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at an early age when he traveled the two miles to Copenhagen to attend meetings He was baptized 29 December 1851. then did some missionary work in the vicinity where he lived He married Ellen Nielson 9 May 1852. and they saved money to go to America. They were able to save money to also loan money to others for this purpose it was difficult to leave his mother, his two brothers and three sisters as he and Ellen joined the John E. Forsgreen company and set sail for America in January 1853 The vovage across the Atlantic Ocean on the Forest Monarch sailing vessel was rough, with poor food and water and much sickness The 293 passengers, half of them children, landed in New Orleans after nine months on the ocean Peter and Ellen went on from there to St Louis where they stayed for a month to acquire provisions before undertaking the long trek across the plains Peter obtained two yoke of oxen and provisions for the seven people who traveled for six days to acquire more provisions to last them for the rest of their journey Peter's diary records that there were many rivers to cross and some Indian encounters with the friendly Indians begging bread and sugar He also records that he had an accident, being caught with his leg in a rope and being dragged for some distance by the o\en He had to ride in the wagon for ten days but then was able to walk again, and he walked much of the way to Salt Lake City where they arrived September 30. 1853 Peter and Ellen came nest to the Allred Settlement in Spring City, in December 1853 but due to Indian troubles were advised to go to the Manti Fort They spent the winter there and then went to Ephraim in the spring where they stayed the remaining years of their lives One of the first tasks Peter did in Ephraim was to help build a small fort Since the people wanted a name for the Fort, Peter suggested that it be called Fort Ephraim The name was accepted and later changed to Ephraim Peter helped haul rock from the mountain to build the small fort He built homes, churches and school buildings, being a carpenter and mason by trade His work on the farms in Denmark helped prepare Peter for the difficult task of subduing the sagebrush-cove red land, with farm-work being done by hand with the help of the oxen Ellen worked by Peter's side, grubbing brush, raking hay and binding wheat 98
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326295
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