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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 in the Salt Lake area; and, since many were skilled artisans and craftsmen, they were sent to Manti to help work on the Temple. The early Swiss-German residents had surnames like Alder, Brox, Frischknecht, Garbe, Buehler, Keller, Kenner, and Reusch Many of these names are still prominent in Manti. Mr. Buehler was a sash and door-maker, and had a shop where Manti Elementary School Playground is now located. The Kenners had a sawmill powered by a waterwheel near the mouth of Manti Canyon for many years. It was later owned and operated by Andrew Anderson and subsequently Andrew Madsen. Andersons would deliver the rough lumber, cement, and nails around town with a one-horse wagon. Rough-hewn lumber was hauled to the Buchanan Planing Mill east of Main Street on First South between Will Nielson's Blacksmith Shop and the Creek. Thad Buchanan's father was a furniture, casket, and carriage maker, and was also one of the early settlers. (Gerald purchased the Mill from Thad Buchanan in 1942 and operated it until 1969.) The first permanent houses built in Manti were made of logs, but when the rock-quarry was opened up for Temple construction, the lesser grade rock became available for the construction of houses, barns, walls, and many other structures. It was originally intended to build terraces around the Temple Hill using the limestone rock for retaining walls, and this was actually done, However, the decision was later made to remove the walls and plant lawn instead. The rock in the retaining walls was later used to build the high walls on the east side of the Temple; and, the remainder was hauled away by Manti citizens to build houses, barns, and walls, some of which are still standing. Another early craftsman was Hiram Thygerson (Scandinavian) who was a carpet weaver. He would weave carpets out of old rags and make them about three feet wide and several feet long. He eventually went blind and was called The Blind Carpet Weaver. 74
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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 326411
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326411