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Carl Christian Anton Christensen

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
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 Carl Christian Anton Christensen
Description mother. Elise's stepfather refused to allow the couple to marry, if it meant Elise would emigrate to America. This mission extended to several years, a portion of which time he served as Mission President. He organized the first branch in Christiana and felt inspired in his assignments. He received instructions in English and, in turn, taught the language to the members. The congregation was so poor, they could not support the missionaries. To provide for himself, CCA painted houses, a baby carriage, a sign and a marbleized fireplace. Elise's stepfather finally gave consent for her to emigrate with CCA and a Scandinavian Company. They traveled by steamer to Liverpool, where they and four other couples were married by a Mormon elder, 20 April 1857, in the harbor aboard the sailing vessel, Westmoreland. The ship's captain hosted a party to celebrate the occasion. CCA served as the ships' steward and composed a jolly handcart song in anticipation of their future mode of travel. The sea voyage lasted eight weeks; several births and deaths were recorded. Upon their arrival in the United States, the company went by rail to Philadelphia. There was much sickness on the crowded train, and three children and one man died. In Iowa City they were greeted and given instruction by a church leader. They were housed in several large round tents, then were given three days for preparation to begin their journey. Many of their precious belongings were discarded to conform to the fifteen pounds allowed on the handcarts. Nevertheless, the group left in good spirits, singing, dancing and always supportive of their revered leader, Christian Christensen. While crossing the plains, they were often hungry and thirsty. Johnston's U.S. Army traveled on the opposite side of the river and, realizing their need, gave them an ox that had an injured 95
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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 326397
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326397