A Giant of a Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Giant of a Man
Description dedication and his faith in the work that is done there. When we wondered how he got over to the Temple in the mornings, he told us that he had walked. Asked how he would get home if he were not offered a ride, his answer to that, too, was that he would walk. As we became acquainted with some of his descendants, we were fascinated by the story of this man who had become so independent, and yet was so gentle They tell us that he was not so big physically, but in my mind, he still stands tall and strong, and fully able to tackle any problems or difficulties that might arise From what we have learned, he began early to cany heavy responsibilities. When he left his native Denmark to come to America at the age of eight years, he did not know, nor did his mother, that Elder Jeppson, the LDS Missionary who was to accompany him. would not be coming at that time. Andrew Peter Peterson was born 2 March 1869 at Fredericia, Vejle, Denmark. He was the second son of a family of six, bom to Anders Peterson and Maren Hansen The children were Hans, Andrew Peter, Magdalena(Lena), Hansena (Sena), Lauritz (Lewis), and Minnie Henrietta. Anders Peterson was a section foreman on the railroad, and he lived with his family in Section House 3 about 3 miles out of Fredericia. The train track was just off the hill, and there was a road crossing the track which had gates that had to be closed when the train was due-to stop all traffic. It was Maren's job to see that this was done. At night she would go down to the tracks and close the gates, then wait until the train came along She would wait, waving her lighted lantern to say all was well. Then after the train had passed, she would open the gates again. Anders Peterson died 9 July 1876 Maren and her children had to leave Section House No. 3, but the railroad officials were kind to her. They moved her and her family into Lunderscow, and gave her a 106
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326530
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