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
ID 326649
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Title A Giant of a Man
Description After Pete and Annie Christena were sealed in the Temple they continued to do Temple Work whenever he was home They were very interested in genealogy work and he continued in this great work after her death in July, 1944, often walking to and from Manti He would stay for three sessions until the last year, when he cut down to two because of his health. At the time of his death he had done 6,663 names that he had recorded, just since Stena's death Pete had no forma] education. He was taken to school one day when he first arrived here The teacher, L.M. Olsen, told him to go home and learn to talk, then return Pete told him he'd never return and he didn't He read constantly-the church books most frequently, but all kinds interested him. He wrote a neat, concise hand and kept a record of the names of people for whom he did temple work and the date, in a book used just for that purpose. He seldom missed a meeting, and was always prompt, never late. He had many serious illnesses, including major surgery, but recovered in spite of the serious nature of the illness He continued to herd sheep for about twenty years. Then worked for the railroad, then in the quarry, then helped erect the pea cannery and worked there for a few years after it started. Sources: -From notes written by Ila Mary Peterson Olsen Mother of Betty Alila Olsen Erickson and Leon Olsen, who has the original records. Taken from four different accounts, which seem to have been written pretty much by Ila Mary Peterson Olsen. Andrew Peter Peterson was the second son of Andes Peterson and Maren Hansen Peterson Wickman. Peter is the Grandfather of Betty Alila Olsen Erickson. 'Grandpa told Leon that the place he came to when he first came to Moroni was about where Chester is now.(B.E.) 112
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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 326536
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