Romance by Firelight

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
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Title Romance by Firelight
Description The gospel of Jesus Christ had brought these young people together. How did it happen? One day as young Morten delivered freight for his uncle Lars Jensen on the Island of Fyn near Odense, he met two young Momon Elders, Jens Hansen and William Anderson. He stopped his cart and invited them to ride. As they told Morten of their work and shared with him their religious message, he became very interested He asked them to return with him to the home of his uncle where they proceeded to tell the family the thrilling story of Joseph Smith and to leave them a Book of Mormon. Lars Jensen, his daughter Carrie and his son Jens, along with Morten, were baptized in November 1851, just five weeks after Morten's eighteenth birthday. On December 23, 1952, they left Copenhagen and crossed the North Sea and arrived at Liverpool, England, where they boarded the ship Jessie Manm with about 500 Scandinavian saints for their voyage to America. Their trip was most difficult. After a voyage of about eleven weeks they landed at New Orleans, where tragedy befell them as the young daughter of Uncle Lars, Carrie, died from the many hardships and discouragements. They continued their journey up the Mississippi to St. Louis. They purchased supplies, including two cows and three yoke of oxen. With Morten acting as driver, they joined the H. P. Olson Company and began their journey across the plains The company was stricken with cholera and many lives were lost. On October 5, 1854, nine long months after leaving their homeland, the company arrived in the Salt Lake valley. Karen Marie's trip was much easier. She and her parents left Liverpool in April 1857 on the ship Westmoreland under the leadership of Matthias Cowley, arriving at Philadelphia on May 31, 1857. Along with 300 Saints, they boarded the train for Iowa City. Here they 73
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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 326605
Reference URL