Sails for Church and State

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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 Sails for Church and State
Description the gallant yard, the highest working point on a sailing ship and a very dangerous post, which he consistently handled very well. His general quarters station was a deck cannon. His first tour of duty resulted in patrolling hostile waters in the North Sea for almost a year. At this point, a weapons armistice was reached with Germany, and Hans went home thinking his naval career was over. But within six months hostilities once again broke out and he was called back into active duty. Commander Sten Bille, skipper of the Bellona, specifically asked for Hans as a crew member again. This was certainly a tribute to a good young sailor. He was again assigned to the top gallant yard and also vice commander of cannon #7 in the battery. As a sailor for the Danish King, his experien-ces were many and varied and would prove to be invaluable in the years ahead. During the next three years Hans and the other Sanpete missionaries traveled extensively and held numerous meetings and conferences throughout all of Scandinavia. They were very successful in bringing many people into the Gospel. Almost without exception, as these people joined the church their one desire was to emigrate to Zion. It was under this setting when Hans and the other five remaining Sanpete missionaries would be released after serving some three and one-half years. Hans was also given the huge responsibility of organizing and leading a very large company of emigrants to Utah. The next two months were exceptionally busy obtaining travel permits, collecting money and buying needed supplies and equipment. Hans and the other missionaries traveled extensively to have everything in order for the long and difficult journey. By mid-June everything was ready and the emigrants started to assemble. About 150 arrived from Norway and Sweden. An additional 500 Danish people were ready. After numerous short delays by police inspectors and other problems, the ship carrying 630 emigrants left for England on June 18, 1868. 81
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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 326611
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