Danish Friends

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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
Format application/pdf
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
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Title Danish Friends
Description came to Manti with missionaries while her leg was in a cast. She was crippled all her life. Karen and my mother had much in common. She had also been baptized in Denmark in the ocean on a cold night, January 25, 1902. Christian Larsen, a missionary from Mayfield, Utah, had sponsored her. She had lived in Mayfield with his family, sewing to pay back her sponsorship. Annual Conference of the Church was held in the Tabernacle in Manti. People from the surrounding towns came to the meetings Among them were the Larsens and Karen. My grandfather asked Karen if she would like to move to Manti where she could find more employment as a seamstress. Karen consented, so a room was prepared for her in the Miller home. From then on she and my mother were the best of friends. Two years later my grandmother passed away. Grandfather was getting along in years and decided to move to Park City and live with his daughter. Before he left he filled the woodshed with wood, the coal bin with coal and the flour bin with flour. He then gave Karen a bankbook containing all the money she had paid him for her board and room. He told my mother to do the cooking and housework and Karen to continue sewing for their support. He then left them on their own. They did a good job and loved each other like sisters. A young man named John Peterson and my mother fell in love and were married February 14, 1906. They moved into a home of their own. Karen moved across the street into the home of John Squire and family. She continued to sew for a living. One warm day, Karen took her hand stitching into an orchard south of the house where she enjoyed the outdoor weather as she worked. Here she met a man named Peter Hansen who lived in the north part of Manti. He had fine horses and took them out 10
Format application/pdf
Identifier 020_Danish Friends.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326407
Reference URL