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Early Swiss-German, Scandinavian Ancestors

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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 Early Swiss-German, Scandinavian Ancestors
Description 22 January 1866 in Manti. Gerald's father, J Hatten Carpenter, was an emigrant from England by way of Australia, arriving in Salt Lake City 24 February 1887 On August 1888, J Hatten visited Manti where he went to the Temple for his endowments, and it was while he was in the Temple that he met Matilda Alder. They were eventually married on 12 June 1889 in the Manti Temple, and Gerald was the first child born to them 23 May 1890. John Alder was a tailor, and his daughter Matilda was one of the first cooks in the Manti Temple. She was also the first person to sleep overnight in the Temple She, along with others, would cook and make up the beds for Church Leaders as they came to stay in the Manti Temple for as long as a month. This was during the time of trouble with the U.S. Marshals who were pursuing polygamist church officials in 1888 and 1889. Matilda was also a temple ordinance worker, and often recalled hearing the chorus of angels singing at the time of the Temple Dedication. Wedding Photo - J. Hatten Carpenter and Matilda Sophia Alder June 1889 There was quite a large group of Swiss-German people living in Manti, and they held their own meetings in the old South Ward Relief Society Hail for many years (now the site of the Manti Stake Center). Gerald recalled attending many of those meetings as a young boy. The first Swiss-German Saints arrived in Salt Lake City in the late 1850's, and later arrivals were sent to Manti because it was believed by the Church Authorities that there were too many
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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 326410
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326410