They Came by Ship and Ox Team

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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 They Came by Ship and Ox Team
Description The ocean trip was long and tragic. They spent three months on rough seas and many storms. Their health was soon impaired by lack of good food and enough drinking water. Measles broke out among the passengers and quickly spread among the children. Augustus grieved with his parents and family as three of his brothers and sisters were lovingly wrapped in blankets and carefully slipped into their watery graves, at night to spare the family and others watching as their loved ones slipped away One sister, Mary, was left almost blind, while Augustus and his brother Nels recovered their health. Arriving in the United States, they made the trek by ox team and wagon across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. They soon found their way to Mt. Pleasant, arriving here in 1863 Augustus helped his father as they made use of the knowledge and experience they brought with them from Sweden to till the earth, taking up farm ground here in Sanpete Valley. Their trials with the Indians and nature were much the same as those of their neighbors. Augustus continued to grow in both stature and knowledge. On 19 April 1876, Augustus and his bride-to-be, Ann Catherine Porter, made the two-day trip by wagon and mule team to Salt Lake to be married in the Endowment House. Augustus's sister Mary accompanied them. Ann carried a basket of dried apples and plums to Eliza R. Snow, whom she admired very much Augustus soon took up a quarter-section of land three miles west of Mt. Pleasant, called the Bottoms, with Christian Peel. Chris took the south half and A.G. took the north half. They each built a log house and a log granary on their half, hauling the logs by ox team from the mountain east of town. They carried water from a spring at the bottom of the hill until a pipe could be driven into the ground to make a 36
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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 326634
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