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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
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 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title Andrew
Description ANDREW Mary Louise Seamons Non Professional Second Place Biography Andrew was pensive as he reflected on the past twenty years: his birth at the Madsen farmhouse in Svinninge, the births of his brothers and sisters, the schooling he had received at the village school; laboring with his father, Lars, on the farm which had been in the family for generations, working for an uncle at a salary of $ 1 25 per month including room and board, later learning the carpentry trade, receiving no pay and boarding himself, his faithful attendance at meetings of the Lutheran church in Asmendrup, a walk of about two miles. Then in 1853 the family had heard missionaries who taught the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believed their message, and in 1854 became baptized members. A year later, Lars had determined they should emigrate to Utah and began arrangements for their departure from Denmark.' Their home was now a beehive of activity as Andrew, two brothers and both sisters were preparing to leave their homeland. Their parents and two other brothers would follow as soon as business arrangements were concluded. Andrew was reluctant to leave, yet looked forward to joining others of their new-found faith in far-off Utah. He shuddered slightly, partly from anticipation and partly from knowing his life was changing, that he was beginning a new adventure. Early the following morning, Niels Peter, Andrew, Margrethe, Jacobine, and Niels left for Copenhagen, their father accompanying them to see them off as they left their homeland There they bade Lars goodbye, unaware that this was the last time they would see him.2 In Copenhagen they joined other young Scandinavians, Knute Peterson being chosen to preside over them, and on 29 November 1855 set sail for Kiel, Germany. Traveling by train to Gluckstad, Germany, they then boarded a vessel for England, 81
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326383
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326383