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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Giant of a Man
Description job as a janitor at the railroad station. She would clean the station and when the trains came she would clean, sweep, mop and dust the train cars. It was very hard work cleaning and polishing passenger cars. The benches were all of wood and ran lengthwise along the sides of the cars. At first they lived in an apartment house with three other families. Each family had two rooms. The owner also had a shop, as he was a carpenter, and his stable, where the cows and animals were kept. The house was located quite a distance from the depot and Maren had a long way to walk each day, going and coming from work, so she moved into another house closer to her work. They had this house to themselves, but the children were left alone and had to care for each other all day Occasionally they got into mischief. There was an orchard near by and they would sometimes go over there and help themselves to the different fruits that grew there. One day Peter got caught by the owner He didn't say much to the boy, but he told his mother and she surely told him. Maren worked hard all day, but if she ever heard of a meeting being held by a missionary of the LDS Church, she was never too tired to go. When she went to these meetings, she took Hans or Peter with her. Later in his life, Peter said he thought she already belonged to the Church before her husband died, and that he did too, but that he got in with the wrong crowd and didn't follow its teachings Maren's folks were quite unhappy about her joining the LDS Church, but they didn't quit coming to visit them. Missionaries called often on the family, and in 1877, about a year after Anders died, this good mother had saved up enough money to send one of her children to Utah. Hans was to have come, but at the lime, he had a job (herding cows), so Peter, who was eight years old at the time, was to go in his place. He was to travel with a missionary by the name of Elder Jeppson. 107
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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 326531
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