Ancestors of Joseph Gale and Rula Dalley Houston

Fifth Generation


16. John HOUSTON was born 16 Jul 1776 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. He died 1830 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. John married Mary DEMPSTER on 6 Jan 1805 in Paisley, Middle Parish, Renfrew, Scotland. [Parents]

17. Mary DEMPSTER was born 1772 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. She died 4 Nov 1856 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland and was buried 1856 in Gaelic Church Burying Ground. [Parents]

[Child]


18. James CRAWFORD was born 4 Dec 1794 in Dunshire, Lanark, Scotland and was christened 21 Dec 1794 in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland. He died 1848 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England and was buried in Manti City Cemetery, Manti, Carbon, UT. James married Elizabeth BROWN on 1824 in Peebleshire, Scotland. [Parents]

19. Elizabeth BROWN was born 1796 in Walston, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She died 17 Feb 1844 in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was buried in Le Biggar Churchyard Lanarkshire, Scotland. [Parents]

Burial Place:  Biggar Church Yard

[Child]


20. Niels Christian Anderson SCHOW [scrapbook] was born 9 Feb 1816 in Sck. Mortens, Randers, Randers, Denmark and was christened 26 Jul 1816 in Randers, Randers, Denmark. He died 2 Feb 1879 in Panguitch, Garfield, UT and was buried 5 Feb 1879 in Panguitch City Cemetery, Garfield, UT. Niels married Marie PEDERSDATTER on 5 Apr 1839 in Budolfi, Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark. [Parents]

He was a tailor, was fairly well educated, and was musically talented serving as a choir leader and playing in a band.

He was ordained a teacher in Aalborg, 1850. He was one of the first 12 converts of Denmark to hold the Priesthood. Ordained an Elder 4 Jan 1852 and presided over Aalborg Branch. He became president of the Vendsyssel Conference on 12 Aug 1852. He did missionary work north of Aalborg.

Helped found Mantua, Box Elder, Utah, in the spring of 1863.  He was the first Superintendent of the Sunday School there. Moved to Panaca between 1866 and 1869 to help start the settlement. Released from Panaca, and called to Panguitch in 1871.

IGI lists Father as Anders Stubsgaard Or
On Ancestral File, his parents were also listed as Anders Christensen (Studsgaard) and Anne Pedersen.  (#3774 and 3775)

Birth and marriage records in possession of Delbert Schow, 415 E 6620 South, Murray, UT; Temple Index Bureau Records; deceased members file

Panaca Ward Records:  His parents were Andrew and Anna Schow, and arrived in the Panacca, Nevada, ward sometime before 1869.

Sailed from Copenhagen 22 Dec 1853 on the steamship "Slesvig," under the presidency of Christian J. Larsen. To Liverpool by way to Kiel, Gluckstadt, and Hull, where they arrived 28 Dec 1853, and left 3 Jan 1854 on the "Jesse Munn" for the Mississippi River (16 Jan 1854), and New Orleans (20 Jan 1854 or 16 Feb 1854). Continued up the river to Kansas City, Missouri. Crossed the plains with Captain Hans Peter Olsen on 9 May 1854. Arrived in Salt Lake 5 Oct 1854. Settled in Bountiful, Utah. Later moved to Brigham City, where he was part of a band in the early 1860s.

1993 ARIZO, from Elaine McIver

The couple was among the first 8 baptized in Aalborg on 27 Oct 1850. The others were Hans Peter Jensen (who was their Baptist leader before joining), Sarah Josephine Katrine Jensen, Ole Christian Nielsen, Else Katrine Nielsen, Hans Frederik Petersen, and Helene Nathilde Petersen.

Niels was one of the first 12 converts of Denmark to hold the Priesthood.  On January 4, 1852 Niels was ordained an Elder and appointed to preside over the Aalborg Branch.

Married Anne Marie Kristine Rasmussen less than a month after Anne's family arrived in Brigham City. He was 26 years her senior, and living with a wife and seven children already.

Niels Christian Schow
—By Iris W. Schow, Granddaughter of Michael Juel Schow

Niels Christian Schow, our ancestor and the founder of our family in America, was born on the 9th of February 1816, in Randers, Denmark. He was a son of Anders Jensen Schow, who was born in 1786 in Hebra, Randers County, Denmark, and Anne Christensen Ericksen, born in 1790, in Viborg, Denmark. (Viborg Co., N. C. wrote). Niels Christian Schow had one brother, James who was born the 3rd of December 1813.

Of Niels Christian Schow's boyhood we have no known record, but we do have some letters and records which he wrote. These indicate that he was educated to read and write well in the Danish language. He must also have received some instruction in music at some period in his life, as he served later as a choir leader, and also played in a band. He was skilled in the trade of tailoring clothing, and during his life in Denmark he earned his living at that occupation. His Granddaughter, Ane Henrie Excell states, "Grandpa used to tie and dye yarn, and it was very pretty." Mother Gedske said, "Mother said he tied and dyed yarn." (the 6th N. C. wrote)

On the 16th of January 1836, Niels Christian's mother died in Viborg County, Denmark. His father died in 1847 in Aalborg County, and his brother James died the 23rd of April 1848 in Slevich, so that there is no record that any of his immediate family were still living at the time of his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Niels Christian Schow's first wife was Marie Christensen, sometimes known as Marie From, because of the use of her step-father's surname. She was born on the 9th of June 1809 in Aalborg, Denmark, the daughter of Kristen Kristensen (Chresten Christensen, N. C.'s spelling) and Kerstine Rasmussen (Sonichsen, wrote N.C.).

The children of their family, born before their conversion, were:

Aalborg Erich (Ira) Christian From Schow, born 7 October, 1837 in Aalborg. (Ira was the son of Marie's former marriage, adopted by Niels Christian.)
Kirstine Rasmine Schow, born 1 January, 1842, and died 5 October, 1843, in Aalborg.
Kirstine (Christina) Rasmine Schow, born 19 January, 1844 in Aalborg.
Michael Joel Schow, born 16 September, 1848, in Aalborn (N. C. wrote September 12th).
Jens (James) Schow, born 12 September, 1848, in Aalborn, (N. C. wrote September 16th).
Before the coming of the Mormon Missionaries, according to The History of the Scandinavian Mission, by Andrew Jensen, "In Aalborg, as well as in Copenhagen, there were in 1830, quite a number of Baptists who seemed to be very sincere in their worship, and the success following the preaching of the gospel in the capital of Denmark was undoubtedly the main reason why the attention of the first Elders was drawn to the same class of people in the city of Aalborg. Among the leading Baptists in the vicinity of Aalborg was Hans Peter Jensen, the owner of a large mechanical establishment in Norre Sundby. He was also "Forstander" or president of the Baptists in Aalborg and vicinity. This Mr. Jensen and other influential Baptists were evdeavoring to adjust some differences of opinion existing among the members of that denominiation concerning certain doctrinal points, when Elder (George Parker) Dykes, unexpectedly to them, arrived in Aalborg."

This was the situation in Aalborg when Elder Dykes arrived. William Niels Schow, son of Michael Joel Schow, told Iris W. Schow the following account of the conversion of Niels Christian Schow to the L.D.S. faith as he remembered having heard it in his family:

Niels Christian Schow and his friend, Hans Peter Jensen went to the meeting held by the Elders in Aalborg. They made up their minds they would get the missionary into the Jensen home and show him where he was wrong. Hans Peter Jensen invited the missionary to dinner, and Niels Christian Schow hastened to get his own dinner over with and rush to the Jensen home. When he arrived, H. P. Jensen was sitting leaning his head on his hand and listening intently, while the missionary was doing all of the talking. Niels Christian could see that Hans Peter was being convinced by the missionary. He did not last long himself in the discussion with the missionary. The two friends were converted, and they and their wives were among the first 8 baptized in Aalborg.

Continuing to quote from The History of the Scandinavian Mission (p. 17, col. 1), Mr. Jensen became one of his first converts and he, together with his wife, Sarah, Josephine Katrine Hensen, and six others were baptized on 27 October, 1850, as the first fruits of the gospel in the province of North Jutland. The names of the six others were: Niels Christian Schow and wife (Marie), Ole Christian Nielsen and wife (Else Katrine), and Hans Frederik Petersen and wife (Helene Nathilde). Some of these first converts in Aalborg subsequently became prominent and active in the Chruch, especially Hans Peter Jensen.

Niels Christian Schow's wife's mother and step-father, Erich Christian From and Kirstene From were baptized in November of 1850 in Aalborg. (N. C.'s record)

According to the History book quoted, there were about 100 Church members in Copenhagen and 30 in Aalborg and vicinity by the close of 1850. Twelve of the local brethren had been ordained to the lesser Priesthood, ten in Copenhagen and two in the Aalborg Branch. . . . In the Aalborg Branch, the Priesthood consisted of Priest, Hans Peter Jensen and Teacher, Niels Christian Schow. Niels Christian Schow, then, was one of the first 12 converts of Denmark to hold the Priesthood (p. 20). On January 4, 1852 the first conference to be held in Aalborg, Denmark convened. Niels Christian Schow was ordained an Elder and appointed to preside over the Aalborg Branch. His friend, Brother Jensen, became president of the new Vendsyssel Branch. Soon after, 30 persons were added to the Church at Aalborg (p. 44). On Thursday, August 12, 1852, the fourth general conference of the Scandinavian Mission convened in Copenhagen. The Saints in Vendsyssel were organzied as the Vendsyssel Conference with Elder Niels Christian Schow as president (p. 60).

On the 13th of September, 1851 Marie's last baby, Mary Magdalene Schow, was born dead at Aalborg. This indicates that the family was still living at Aalborg at that time.

Just when Niels Christian Schow's missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began, we do not know. But he kept a brief diary beginning with January 1, 1853, which indicates he was doing missionary work at that time in the area north of Aalborg, which is cut off from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula by the Fjord of Limfjorden.

A few excerpts from N. C. Schow's diary follow:

Sat. Jan. 8, I traveled to Julsmark.

Wed. Jan. 12, I visited the saints and found much contention among them. We held a Baptismal meeting in the evening, and I spoke to them with much power, and they all prayed and humbled themselves.

Fri. Jan. 14, I baptized 9 at noon. We held Baptismal services (confirmation) in the evening . . . and all went well and peaceful.

The next portion is the most adventurous experience he recorded.

Thurs. Feb. 3, . . . I was in Hjirring and had a prayer meeting scheduled, which was not held. I had earlier spoken with a miller-apprentice who had been baptized, but had fallen away from the truth and its light, and he spoke with scornful force. He was dead to prayer and the Gospel. On Feb. 4th, I traveled to Oster where we were commanded to preach, whereupon I stood forth and bore testimony, but was soon interrupted. We were threatened, and they stood up against us, and twisted branches from trees and chased us, and we fled in the dark into a farm building. The mob followed us, and the light from a firebrand flickered near us, whereupon we hurriedly hid ourselves. But they searched for us both in the barn and stable loft. They got a lantern to aid in their search for us. In the loft they first found F. Gottfredsen, whom they dragged and buffeted among themselves. They said he should be baptized with three firebrands, whereupon they led him to Oster-AA (AA means creek) and threw him in. Here they found Brother Steffen Christensen, who they treated in a like manner; and then they found me and treated me likewise. After throwing me around several times, they at last flung me into Oster-AA, and I immediately rose and fled to            where I arrived at half past eleven in the evening.

Of a local conference at Aalborg on Sunday March 27 and 28, Niels Christian wrote, "Everything went friendly and well," an expression which he often used. His modesty is shown in his account of the conference he attended at Copenhagen, of which he wrote:

"Wednesday the 30th of March—I traveled in company with Brothers Larsen, etc. to Copenhagen, where we arrived April 5 at 6 o'clock . . . and Wed. the 6th attended conference there . . . Many speeches were given by the brethren of the priesthood." Yet on pages 76-77 of the History of the Scandinavian Mission we find: "On Wednesday, April 6, 1853, a general conference of the Scandinavian Mission was opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, it being the 23rd anniversary of the organization of the Church. The first meeting commenced at 10 o'clock, and after the opening exercises, president Willard Snow gave the Elders who presided over the different conferences an opportunity to report. Elder Niels Christian Schow, President of the Vendyssel Conference, J. Larsen, President of the Aalborg Conference, and Anders Andersen, President of the Fredericia Conference reported their labors and progress made in their respective conferences, as well as the condition of the Saints . . . . The gospel had spread throughout the land and missionaries had gone as far north as Skagen, the northmost point of Jutland, and everywhere the message declared by the Elders caused a great stir among the population . . . All the speakers encouraged the Saints to be humble and faithful. 'We have suffered long enough for our own sakes,' said Elder Schow, 'and we ought to rejoice now that we can suffer for the sake of Christ.'" Elder Schow is the only speaker at that conference who is directly quoted in the History. Following the conference, he arrived at Aalborg on the 15th and visited his family until April 24, 1853.

N. C. Schow's diary continues until June 2, 1853. In it he recorded many day to day accounts of meetings held and his personal efforts to settle differences among the Saints.

"On the afternoon of December 22, 1853," states The History of the Scandinavian Mission (p. 87), "the first emigrant Company of the season, the third emigrating company of Saints from Scandinavia set sail from Copenhagen on board the steamship Slesvig, (301 souls) under the presidency of Christan J. Larsen . . . . By way of Kiel, Gluckstadt, and Hull, the emigrants reached Liverpool, England, on December 28th, and on January 1, 1854, they went on board the ship Jesse Munn, chartered by the presidency in Liverpool for the transportation of the Scandinavian Saints."

"The company sailed form Liverpool January 3, 1854, and after a prosperous voyage, arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi River January 16th, 1854. On the 20th the Jesse Munn arrived in New Orleans, where . . . Larsen made a contract for further transportation of the company to St. Louis, Missouri."

Christina Schow Henrie's sketch states that the Schows left Denmark in 1853, "Going by sailing vessel to Liverpool, England, and then sailing on the good ship Jesse Munn to New Orleans, arriving there on February 16, 1854. The voyage was continued up the Mississippi River to Kansas City, Missouri, where they remained for a time preparing for the journey across the plains, which trip they made in Captain Hans Peter Olsen's Company. She walked the entire distance, except for two afternoons.

The History of the Scandinavian Mission (p. 88-89) states that the Jesse Munn Company and the Benjamin Adams group merged at Kansas City under Captain Hans P. Olsen, beginning the trek across the Plains on May 9, 1854. There were 69 wagons grouped in tens. "To each wagon were attached 4 oxen and 2 cows. From 10 to 12 persons were assigned each wagon." It is obvious why Christina had to walk. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley October 5, 1854.

Excerpt from Christina's sketch:

Their first home was made in Bountiful, Utah where they underwent all the trying hardships incident to the settlement of that country, among them, the grasshopper wars.

Before they got them a home of their own, they lived in Chris Hyrise's stable. While there, Niels Christian and his two oldest boys pulled the sunflowers and weeds from his wheat for 10 pints of flour a week. During this time, Marie, Christina, Michael, and James gathered pig weeds. They stripped the leaves and tender stems from the weeds and cooked them. Part of them were thickened with flour and baked into bread, using sour milk and salarotus, which they gathered from off the ground for soda to raise the bread. They walked a mile twice a week for skimmed milk. The rest of the weeds were stewed and eaten with the bread. This was their food supply for six weeks, for a family of seven. After the field of wheat was ripe, they pulled it and bound it into bundles. They were allowed to glean the heads of wheat from the edges of the field for their own use. They threshed it with sticks and carried it to the mill, where it was ground into flour. From that time on they were never without flour.

While at Bountiful (Sessions Settlement), Niels Christian Schow married a second wife, Anne (Anderson?) who had been born in Denmark in 1822. Anne died the 7th of December 1858, at Sessions Settlement, Davis County, Utah.

Niels Christian Schow and his wife Marie took their endowments the 19th of March 1857.

On the 19th of October, 1861 Niels Christian Schow married his third wife, Anne Marie Kirstine Rassmussen. Anne was born the 3rd of April, 1842, at Galton, Aarhus County, Denmark. Niels Christian's letters to his son, Michael, indicate there was a loving, harmonious relationship existing in his polygamous family.

The Schow moved to Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. The History of Box Elder County states, "In the early sixties, Brigham City maintained a good band," and N. C. Schow is listed among the members of it.

In the spring of 1863 the Niels Christian Schow family joined with a small group of Latter-day Saint families to found the little town of Mantua, in a small valley east of Brigham City. Here N. C. Schow did an important work as the first Superintendent of the L.D.S. Sunday School.

During theei years in Box Elder County, the following children were born to N. C. Schow and his thrid wife, Anne Marie:

Marie Schow, born 3 August 1863, Brigham City; blessed 13 September; died 26 October 1863, Brigahm City
Gedske Schow, born 20 September 1864, Box Elder valley; blessed 4 October by Brother Rasmus Nielsen
Niels Christian Schow, born 6 December 1866, Box Elder valley; blessed 10 December by Brother Rasmus Nielsen
At some time after the close of the year of 1866, Niels Christian Schow and his families moved to Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada to help start this settlement for the Church. While they lived there, a child, Anne Schow, was born to Anne Marie on the 3rd of April, 1871. She was blessed 3 June, 1871, and died 20 August, 1871. The Henrie Family History states that the Schow families were called by the Church to help settle Panaca along with the James and Samuel Henrie families and others. Life at Panaca was hazardous because of the bitter opposition of mobs.

In 1871 the President of the Church released the Saints from the Panaca Mission on account of the bitter opposition of the Pioche miners and the controversy over the taxes, whether they belonged to Utah or Nevada. He told them they could go wherever they wanted to, but he would like James and Samuel Henrie and families, also Grandfather Schow and family to go over to Panguitch on the head of the Sevier River, and help settle that part of Utah. They really wanted to go back to Davis County, Utah, but an indication from the President meant the same as a "call!" So they made their preparations to move to Panguitch, Utah. When they arrived, the women were very discouraged. Cold winters and short growing seasons made them think it would be next to impossible to live there and rear their families, but that call from the President of the Church helped them to make up their minds to stay on. (The Henrie Family History)

On the 6th of April, 1873, a son, Louis Rasmussen Schow, was born to Anne Marie and N. C. He was blessed 13 April, 1873, by Brother Elmer, and died 24 September, 1873, at Panguitch, Iron County, Utah.

Carl Frederick Schow (Charles) was born to them on the 4th of December, 1874, and blessed by Brother James Henrie the same day at Panguitch.

Anne Marie Henrie Schow writes of what she has heard of her grandfather, N. C. Schow, "I know that Grandpa Schow was the choir leader for some time, and people have told me that he was a good one. Then he was a tailor, and a good one. He had a little table two and a half feet long and a big gooseneck sad iron he pressed with. He built the table. It was one and a half feet wide. I have it in my home at Panguitch and prize it very much. I also have the iron.

"Then Grandpa used to tie and dye yarn, and it was very pretty," Mother (Gedske) said.

Two or three times a year, at least, Niels Christian Schow wrote long, newsy letters to his son Michael and his wife Christina, who had remained at Mantua. These letters reveal much of his personality. He could write interestingly without backbiting or complaining. He always asked to be remembered to old friends. He discussed items of historical interest such as Andrew's exploring trips and the establishment of the United Order. Both of his wives were mentioned affectionately, and he always had respect and affection for his in-laws. He never ceased to admonish his son, Mmichael, to be loyal to the Gospel, and he always urged Michael to come to southern Utah. His sense of humor was frequently in evidence. His letters make good reading.

Niels Christian Schow died on the 2nd of February, 1879, at Panguitch, Utah. He was buried in the Panguitch Cemetery.


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Sources of Information for the Sketch
The History of the Scandinavian Mission, by Andrew Jensen
History of Box Elder County, by the Daughters of the the Utah Pioneers
History of the Henrie Family
Missionary Diary of Niels Christian Schow, translated from Danish by Euginia Larkin (Diary is for the year 1853)
Family data listed in the back of the above diary
Conversations with William Nielson Schow, son of Michael Juel Schow, and Christina Hansen (Sorensen) Schow. He is a grandson of N. C. Schow (I recorded these conversations at the time I talked with him.)
Sketch of the Life of Kirstine Rasmine Schow Henrie (Christina), obtained from her daughter, Evadean Henrie Bell, Box 175, Panguitch, Utah.
A letter from Ane Henrie Excell to Iris W. Schow, (Mrs. Excell is a daughter of Gedske Schow Henrie, and a granddaughter of Niels Christian Schow).

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Additions Made When Recopying, 1964
Niels Christian Schow's diary further states of this conference: "Brother W. Snow conducted the conference, and many topics were explained to friends of the Church. Everything went off friendly, and the conference closed April the tenth."

"Wednesday, the 13th I traveled in company with the brethren from Zion, Hagan and Pederson, also Larsen Bolm, and Tomesen, from Copenhagen via Aarhus to Aalborg, and arrived there on the 15th, where I stayed at Aarhus home with my family, and enjoyed visiting among the Saints until the 24th."

Another quotation from the N. C. Schow diary illustrates the man's zeal in the Gospel, and his happy home life: "Tuesday, 3rd of May, I had a talk with Brother Niels ________ and his children, who were weak in the faith, and found they wanted to be excommunicated from the Church. They said they had been baptized against their own wishes. I also had a talk the same day with Brother Black and his children, and found there was much conflict and doubt among them. I spoke pretty (or very) straight to them, and they confessed (or acknowledged) their sins and humbled themselves, although it was Wednesday the 4th before I really had them converted."

"Thursday, 5th of May, I held a meeting at Brother Niels Christian's, where most of the Saints were present. The spirit of the Lord was with those assembled, and all were happy in the Lord."

"I left there in the afternoon at 2 o'clock and arrived at ___havn in the evening about half past eight. there, to my great joy, my wife met me."

N. C. Schow's diary continues until June 2, 1853. In it he recorded many day-to-day accounts of meetings held.

William Henrie is the emigrant ancestor of the Henrie family in Utah. He and his family left their home in Kirtland, Ohio soon after they joined the Church and joined the Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois. They acquired an 80 acre tract of land, where they lived until the Saints were mobbed and driven out of Nauvoo to Utah. They endured the privation, the hardship and heartache common to the Saints who were driven from their homes and farms. William knew the Prophet Joseph Smith at Nauvoo, Illinois. On another page is a copy of his ordination to the office of an Elder in the Quorum of Seventies. This was issued in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois the 3rd day of February, 1845. Also a certificate was issued after they came to Utah October 5, 1857.

Letter to Michael Juel Schow
From His Father, Neils Christian Schow
Translated by DeAnna Y. Johnson, Barbara B. Yates' sister-in-law.


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Dear Son and Daughter                 Panguitch                 Jan. 28, 1876

Since it has been a long time that we have heard from you, I will write a few lines and let you know how it is going with us. We are all well and so far our health and our needs are well taken care of and for that we thank the Lord. And we hope the same is true for you. I have heard that you think we may have hard feelings because we haven't written for so long, but that is not the case. But I have so much to do with my tailoring and so the time is very precious for me. I have sold my sewing machine and I am going to get a commercial machine which will be a lot better for my work.

I wonder if you know that Andrue's oldest son, Little Andrue is dead, which was very hard for Andrue and Anne and all the rest of us, but it must have been the will of the Lord that he have to go now. James Schou's Anne has a little daughter and they are all well. Andrue and James cannot think of much else than Potato Valley. Andrue has been called as president there. He and James are over there now and they have worked there all winter. Andrue tells me to say hello and ask if you will come over there to live. If so, he will give you 20 acres of good land. There is a good climate there and you can raise every kind of produce and seed. There is really a lot that are going over there.

I have heard that you have built yourselves a new home which really makes us happy, although I hope that you will not put your stakes too deep into the earth that you cannot pull it up again. [Danish meaning: put not your treasures upon the earth.] My thought is that as time passes on, the United Order will be presented to us again, through the Lord's servant Brigham Young, and it looks to me like few will accept it. Although there is a place called Long Valley, forty miles south from here where they have worked the United Order for a year and a half. There are about 20 to 24 families that carries the work. They are all equal, eat at the same table and their lifestyle is all alike. All the chickens are in one coop and all the pigs are in one sty. They have a garden on 15 acres, two men take care of that. Andrue and Christian went over there to see it. They went all around and then they went out to Kanab, to do some threshing. Andrue said that he had never seen any more beautiful work than he saw there and they couldn't help making themselves rich. While the Lord has shown us an example that He will bless those that are as one and will do his will, it looks to me that maybe the Lord can get us together through the United Order, if not He will do it through the United States law. We have heard that all the polygamists have been advised to move out of Idaho into Utah, and I'm thinking that it won't be long before all the believers in the gospel will have to do the same. Missionaries have been through here to Colorado or Mexico to prepare a place for the Saints, and I have heard there are good prospects. I will prepare myself for that event. And our only hope and prayer to the Lord is that our children will be steadfast in the gospel and do whatever has been asked of them through the servants of the Lord. There have been many days of warning [or of calling to repentance] but the time is at hand for the elect and our wish is to see all our children as well as ourselves among the elect, so dear children, we wish to know your feelings in regard to the gospel and if you are willing to follow God's people. I don't think the time is very far when the separation will be made.

I greet you and thank you from your Mother for your presents and such. Christain, Stine [girl's name]* and Mother Halling see all of your good hearts to her [direct Danish translation] and your kindness to her which will always be a dear memory of you. We have heard there is lots of sickness in Peter Christain's family, but we are happy to hear through little Josephine Nicol's letter that they are all well now. We ask you to send our greetings to Josephine. We have received Josephine's letter and we surely want to thank her. I hear that Rasmus Nielsen has been sent on a mission. I have my own thought on that, but I think that he is in need of a good rest, he has had a lot of trouble in the Little Valley. And I wish to hear from him. We are having the hardest winter we have ever had since we have come to this place. It is snowing every day and hard frost, so it is very hard on the stock. I greet you from Stine and from your brothers and the rest of the family. They are all well and you are greeted most warmly from your Mother and Father

N. Chr. Schou

We ask you to greet all our many friends many times from us. We wish you all a happy New Year. We hope that you will write back to us and let us know how everything is going.

[*Stine was N.C. Schow's daughter Christina Rasmine Henrie.]

21. Marie PEDERSDATTER [scrapbook] was born 10 Jun 1809 in Gug, S. Tranders, Aalborg, Denmark and was christened 23 Jul 1809 in Gug, S. Tranders, Aalborg, Denmark. She died 7 Jan 1883 in Panguitch, Garfield, UT. [Parents]

NAME Marie Christenen or From /(Step-father)/Marie /Pedersen/

Diary of Niels Christian Schow - 1853

Introduction

In the possession of my grandfather, Michael Juel Schow, until his death, 6 May 1925, was a small day journal, written with old fashioned brown ink, in the Danish language by Grandfather's father, Niels Christian Schow. The cover inscribed in Danish: "Daglag per Niels Chr. Schow - 1853."

Niels Christian Schow, our ancestor and the founder of our family in America was born 9 Feb. 1816 in Randers, Denmark, the second child of Anders Jensen Schow and Anne Christensen (Eriksen). His wives were: 1, Marie Pedersen, 2, Anne Andersen (d. 7 Dec. 1858) in Sessions Settlement, Utah, (now Bountiful), and 3, Anne Marie Kirstine Rasmussen.

Niels Christian Schow and Marie Pedersen, after conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were baptized 27 October 1850 in Aalborg. They, with three other couples baptized there the same day, were the "first fruits of the Gospel in the province of North Jutland." - page 17, The History of the Scandinavian Mission, by Andrew Jensen. Niels Christian Schow was ordained a Teacher by the close of 1850, being one of the first twelve men of Denmark to hold the Priesthood. He was ordained an Elder 4 January 1852 (p. 44), and August 1852, the fourth General Conference of the Scandinavian Mission convened in Copenhagen. - The Saints in Vendsyssel were organized as the Vendsyssel Conference with Elder Niels Christian Schow as president." (p. 60). These references from The History of the Scandinavian Mission, by Andrew Jensen, explain the authority whereby he worked in Northern Denmark as recorded in his diary.

My father, Elmer Carlos Schow, was in possession of the diary following his mother's death 15 July 1927. In about 1956 I asked Eugenie Madsen Larkin, of Willard, Utah, to translate the diary, but she told me that she had too many other responsibilities to undertake doing it. In the spring of 1958 it came into my mind to ask her again, and although this seemed foolish, I finally did. To my joy and surprise, Eugenie replied that her husband's failing health now compelled her to remain in the house with him, and she would be happy to have the interest of translating the diary. Born in Denmark, Sister Larkin spent much of her youth in Aalborg. She was well educated, having learned English at school in Denmark.

In a letter to me, dated 5 September 1958, Eugenie Larkin explained her translation of the diary as follows: "I have omitted some names, as I was not sure of them, and not acquainted with them. However, I can see that all his experiences were north of Aalborg and north of Limfjorden, a fjord that almost makes an island of northern Jutland. Aalborg, however, is on the south side of the fjord. You will notice some parentheses. They are my own inserts for better understanding."

I have been over the diary painstakingly, and with a magnifying glass have tried to figure out the place names Sister Larkin left as blank, but in not more than two cases have I ventured a guess. I have listed all places and names she gave in the translation, and searched all the atlas maps of Denmark in the Brigham City Library, but need a more detailed map. I am wondering if some of the places he went to visit were not actually important estates which had been given names.

My brother Sterling's daughter, Kaye Louise Schow Saling, granddaughter of Elmer C. Schow and great granddaughter of Michael Juel Schow, typed the stencils and prepared the mimeographed copies of Niels Christian
Schow's missionary diary. It is our hope that having these copies will be a source of benefit and satisfaction to  family members.

¾Iris W. Schow



Diary of N.C. Schow

Translated by Eugenia M. Larkin


New Year's Day, Aalborg, January 1, 1853

I was in Aalborg and enjoyed myself with the Saints there, also the second of January did I stand with the Saints there. I bore my testimony in the afternoon.

Saturday, the 8th.

I traveled to Julsmark, where a council meeting was held in the evening.

Sunday, the 9th.

I conducted the congregation (or meeting) where some strangers were present. Everything went peacefully and the Lord's Spirit was close to us.

Monday and Tuesday, January 10 and 11.

Visited with some people in ___________ sogn, but with meager results.

Wednesday, January 12.

I visited the Saints and I found much contention among them. We held a Baptismal Meeting in the evening and I spoke to them with much power and they all prayed and humbled themselves.

Thursday, January 13.

We gathered at P. Hansgaard's where there were many strangers present. They were very attentive. The meeting was blessed with the Spirit of the Lord, and everything went peacefully and well.

Friday, the 14th.

I baptized nine at noon (12:30 O'clock). We had Baptismal Services (Confirmation) in the evening at the home of Niels Chr. and all went well and peacefully.

Saturday evening, January 15.

We held a council meeting, where I had some of our members express themselves concerning the disunities and disputes among themselves. I spoke very sternly to them, and unity was established once again.

Sunday, the 16th.

We held a meeting where I spoke. A few strangers were present. The spirit of the Lord was with us, and we partook of the Sacrament together, and we left each other's company rejoicing.

Monday, January 17th.

I traveled to Saarup where I spoke to some friends who were sincerely interested in the Gospel.

Tuesday, January 18th.

I went to Selstrupmark to visit my brothers and sisters, whom I found rejoicing in the Lord.

Wednesday, the 19th.

I reached my brethren, Steffen Christensen and F. Gottfredsen, who were happy in serving the Lord, and we agreed to have a meeting with Brother Niels Serup's. We anticipated a joyful evening, as three should have hands placed on their heads after baptism, but unseemly behavior of those who had received baptism prevented this, and instead we had a rough crowd of ________ and __________ (noisy hoodlums) and many enemies and an angry mob who came to throw us out, which also happened.

Sunday, the 23rd of January.

We had a meeting over in Steenbroew, where most of the members were present, and some strangers. The Lord's Spirit was near us, and the Saints felt blessed. Everything went friendly and peacefully, and we parted filled with joy from each other.

Monday evening, the 24th January.

We held a meeting at Brother Lauritz Christensen's. There were many strangers present, but they were respectful and attentive, and the meeting was friendly and good.

Sunday, the 30th, of January.

We held a meeting in ___________havn. Most of our members were present and a few strangers. The spirit of the Lord was felt abundantly among us, and we all rejoiced in the Lord, and in the evening of the same day two were baptized, Johanne Stine Pedersdatter and Johanne Marie Jensen.

Wednesday, the 2nd of February.

A prayer meeting was held and it was a blessed event.

Thursday, the 3rd.

I was in Hjørring and had a prayer meeting scheduled, which was not held. I had earlier spoken with a miller apprentice who had been baptized but had fallen away from the truth and its light, and he spoke with scornful force. He was dead to prayer and the Gospel.

Friday, the 4th.

I traveled to Oster to ______________. We were commanded to preach, whereupon I stood forth and bore testimony, but was soon interrupted. We were threatened and they stood up against us, and twisted branches from trees and chased us, and we fled in the dark into a farm building. The mob followed us, and the light from a fire-brand (torch) flickered near us, whereupon we hurriedly hid but they searched for us both in the barn and stable and loft, and they got a lantern to aid in their search for us, and in the loft they first found F. Gottfredwen, whom they dragged and buffeted among themselves. They said he should be baptized with three firebrands, whereupon they led him to Oster-a a (a a means creek) and threw him in. Here they found Brother Steffen Christensen, whom they treated in a like manner and then they found me and treated me likewise. After throwing me around several times, they at last flung me into Oster-a a, and I immediately arose and fled to ___________, where I arrived at half past eleven in the evening.


Sunday, February 6th.

I visited our members in Skør, where I found a sister very sick in her body, but staunch in the Spirit.

[This ends page 4 of Mrs. Larkin's translation. At this point she has the following note. "Pages 3 and 4 are from the loose leaf in the diary. There must be more missing from the diary as the next page starts without any information as to the time and place." It looks to me that he just wrote up Sunday, February 6, 1853, twice, forgetting as he went onto the new page that he had already written about Sunday.  ¾I.W.S.]

¾ P. Krog, where I held a meeting in the evening. There were about 20 strangers present, who were very respectful, and everything went friendly and fine, and the Spirit of the Lord was near us.

Saturday was spent at Brother A. Pedersen's where I found that the members were all fine. We had a council meeting in the evening, where I spoke a little to ___________, and on Sunday, the 6th of February I did travel to Napstjert and held a meeting, where there were many strangers present, and the Spirit of the Lord had power over the people, and they paid much attention. All went peacefully and friendly, and many that day had the Gospel explained to them. In the evening I baptized two, Jens Chr. Tommesen and Lars Jacobsen.

Monday, the 7th of February.

I visited Saints in Aalbeck, who were fine, and I spoke to many friendly people who believe our doctrine.

Tuesday, the 8th.

I traveled again to Opholm, where we had a good meeting. The Saints from the surrounding country were there, and I placed my hands on one sister's head after baptism, and many strangers were present, and all were happy, and we were blessed with the Spirit of the Lord.

Wednesday, the 9th of February.

I traveled again to Opholm, where I held a meeting in the evening at the home of schoolteacher Jensen. Some stood up against me with a very malicious spirit, for about half an hour. One left after he had done what mischief he could, and some others followed him, tired of listening to the quarrelsome attitude. After this we had a meeting where I spoke that which the Lord gave me to say.

Thursday, the 10th of February and Sunday.  ["I think it should be Friday," Mrs. Larkin notes.]

I stayed mostly indoors.

Saturday, the 12th of February.

I went to Anholm, where we held a council meeting in the evening.


Sunday, the 13th of February.

We held a meeting in Slade. Five old acquaintances came there and I bore testimony to them. They were very kind, and not doubting men, but friends.

Monday, the 14th

I went to Slade toward evening with Guston (Justen?) Andreas, who was not unfriendly, but he would not accept our belief.

Tuesday, the 15th.

Toward evening I and Brother P. Krog went to Hawlet (Kawljt?) (or Kamset?) where we spoke to some friends who were favorable toward our eachings.

Wednesday, the 16th of February.

I went again to (Hamlet or Kamset or Katfig (?) where I visited with Pronteur (forman) Meller, from Skaampgaard. He was very polite about my teachings, but maintained that the truth, is to leave all but the truth, and anyone can have that.

Thursday, the 17th of February.

I went to _______________.

Friday the 18th.

We held council meeting where I spoke to some of the brethren, and here also I suggested Brother Peder Christian Jensen, after the Spirit's prompting, should be made an Elder. This was seconded by Brother Christian Peder Nielsen, and accepted by the council.

Saturday, February 19th.

I traveled with Brother A. Pedersen to Julsmark and spent the night with his parents, and I conversed with his father about the gospel, and he was not interested.

Sunday, February 29th.

The day was spent with the Saints in meeting. They were doing fine. I found. In the afternoon we had a meeting in _____________. They were not used to strangers who were respectful and quiet, but we were fortunate and blessed this time.

Monday, the 21st of February.

I made a trip to Aalborg, where I rejoiced with the members and also visited with my own family. I went back to Julsmark the 6th of March 1853, where we held a meeting and were blessed with the Spirit of the Lord.

Tuesday, the 8th of March.

We had a (testimony ?) meeting, and

Wednesday, the 9th of March -

We held a meeting at Karl Moss' house. There were several strangers present who had a great longing for the word of God. The meeting was richly blessed, and we felt God was very, very close.

Thursday, the 10th of March.

I traveled in company with Brother Steffen Oxenterp. We visited a family who were ready for baptism. We held a little meeting, and we all were blessed by God's Spirit.

Friday, the 11th of March.

I went to Haveslev, and stopped with Brother Niels Seerup. I found the saints in good spirit and doing fine, and gathered together in the evening.

Saturday, the 12th of March.

I visited with a family in Haverslev, who were interested in our teachings, and I went afterwards to Steenbroen, where we held a council in the evening.

Sunday, the 13th of March.

We held a meeting where many interested and Saints were present. The Lord's Spirit was over us, and everything went friendly and well, and in the afternoon we held a meeting at Brother Lauritz Christensen's, where there were many strangers present. The meeting went off very peacefully and many were really interested.

Wednesday, the 16th of March.

I visited with my brothers and sisters in Skraal, where I found our sister very sick. We came back and had a meeting in the evening, and were blessed and rewarded.

Thursday, the 17th of March.

I went to visit with a family who believed.

Saturday night, the 19th of March.

We held a council meeting.

Sunday, the 20th of March.

We held a meeting with many Saints, and some strangers were present. Everything went friendly and all was blessed with God's Spirit, and in the evening Soren Songagurrg (?) and Jeppe ________________ were baptized.

Monday, March 21.

I traveled in company with Brother J. Christensen to (Skraal) where we found our sister very sick. She had been blessed with oil. Then we went to ___________, where we spoke to the Lady. Her husband was not at home, but she was very interested in our doctrine.

Tuesday evening, March 22.

We held a testimony meeting and were really blessed.

Thursday, March 23, (Skartorsday, or the Thursday before Easter) and Good Friday (Lang Fredag), the 24th and Saturday, the 25th of March.

Conference was held in ______________, where many Saints were present from the different branches. I conducted the conference, assisted by Brother Larsen. Many things were accomplished, and everything went friendly and well.

I traveled to Aalberg on Saturday, the 26th of March, where I saw ____________. I talked to Sister Sørena Nielsen, and found that she, under the circumstances, was getting along fairly well.

Sunday, 27th of March and the 28th.

Conference was held in Aalborg, with Brother Larsen conducting. Many sisters were present from the different branches, and many things were discussed and handled, and everything went friendly and well.

Wednesday, the 30th of March.

I traveled in company with Brothers Larse, Tommesen, Bohn ___________berg, and Andersen to Copenhagen, where we arrived April the 5th at 6 O'clock in the afternoon.

Wednesday, the 6th April.

We attended conference there. Many Saints were present from different cities and places in the land. Many speeches were given by the brethren in (of) the priesthood.

[On pages 76 & 77 of The History of the Scandinavian Mission by Andrew Jensen, we find, "On Wednesday, 6 April 1853, a general conference of the Scandinavian Mission was opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, it being the 23rd anniversary of the organization of the Church. The first meeting commenced at 10:o'clock and after the opening exercises, President Willard Snow gave the Elders who presided over the different conferences an opportunity to report. Elder Niels Christian Schow, President of the Vendsyssel Conference, J. Larsen, President of the Aalborg Conference, and Anders Andersen, President of the Fredericaia Conference, reported their labors and the progress made in their respective conferences, as well as the condition of the Saints... The Gospel had spread throughout the land, and missionaries had gone as far north as Skagen, the northernmost point of Jutland, and everywhere the message declared by the Elders caused a great stir among the population... All the speakers encouraged the Saints to be humble and faithful. 'We have suffered long enough for our own sake,' said Elder Schow, 'and we ought to rejoice now that we can suffer for the sake of Christ.'" Elder Schow is the only speaker at the conference whose direct words are quoted in The History of the Scandinavian Mission.]

Brother (W.) (Willard) Snow conducted the conference, and many things were explained to friends of the Church. Everything went off friendly, and the conference closed April the 10th. I traveled in company with the brethren from Zion, Haagen, and Pedersen, also Larsen, Bohn, and Tommassen, from Copenhagen via Aarhus to Aalborg, and arrived there on the 15th, where I stayed at home with my family and enjoyed visiting among the Saints until the 24th.

I then traveled to Julesmark, where I found the Saints gathered in the home of Brother P. Ottesen. I spoke a little to them, and I had a talk, after the meeting, with Brother P. Moss and Niels _________'s children, who were rather weak in the faith.

Wednesday, the 27th of April.

We held a council meeting at Brother P. Ottosen's and we held a prayer meeting the following Sunday at his home, also.

Sunday, the 1st of May.

We held our meeting at Brother Black's where I conducted. Some strangers were present, but they were very interested, and several Saints were also present, and the meeting was blessed with the Spirit of the Lord, and everything went friendly and well, and in the afternoon a cottage meeting was held and Brother Niels ________________,s, where his sons were present, but most of the congregation were members. I spoke to them and everything went friendly and well. Black's wife was baptized.

We had a council meeting Monday at Brother Black's where I spoke directly to the brethren.

Tuesday, the 3rd of May.

I had a talk with Brother Niels ____________ and his children, who were weak in the faith and found they wanted to be excommunicated from the Church. They said they had been baptized against their own wishes. I also had a talk, the same day, with Brother Black and his children and found there was much conflict and doubt among them. I spoke pretty (very) straight to them, and they confessed (or acknowledged) their sins and humbled themselves, although it was Wednesday the 4th before I really had them converted.

Thursday, the 5th of May.

I held a meeting at Brother Niels Christian's where most of the Saints were present. The Spirit of the Lord was with those assembled, and all were happy in the Lord.

I left there in the afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and arrived at ___________havn in the evening about half past eight. There, to my great joy, my wife met me.

Sunday, the 8th of May.

I held a meeting in Steenbroen, where most of the Saints were present, and also some strangers who were all very attentive, and everything went friendly and well.

We also held a meeting in the afternoon with Brother Langesen's. There were many strangers, and well as Saints present. All paid much attention, and everything went friendly and well.

I baptized Christian Christiansen on Tuesday, the 10th of May.

We held a meeting on Wednesday, the 11th of May, which was richly blessed.

Thursday, the 12th of May.

I traveled with my wife to Aalborg.

Saturday, the 14th.

My wife and I, Brother Larsen and his wife spent the day at home. I then left Aalborg and arrived at ___________havn about 15 minutes to 12 that night.

I baptized two sisters the next morning early.

Sunday, the 15th of May.

On the way back from Rønnberg (or Rommberg) Klint I held a meeting in ___________havn, where there were many strangers and most of the Saints (members) present. The meeting was blessed, and in the afternoon I reached Hjørring with Brother Jens Christensen. We administered to and blessed Sister Signe Brun, and this gave us an opportunity to bear our testimonies to some strangers who were present and seemed impressed.

We spent Monday, the 16th of May in Hjørring, and visited at Niels Hamberg's home. We also had opportunity to bear testimony to some strangers who seem impressed and humble.

Wednesday, the 18th.

We went by wagon to _______________ and visited our brother, to find out how he was. We found our Brother in good spirit, and returned in the evening to hold a cottage meeting, which was richly blessed.

We held a council meeting on Saturday evening, May 21, and decided to hold worship every Sunday afternoon, where the Saints should stand up and express their feelings.

Sunday, the 22nd of May.

We held a meeting in __________havn. Most of those present were members, but there were also a few strangers. The meeting was blessed with the Spirit of the Lord, and everything went friendly and well. I went to Hjørring in the afternoon with Brother J. Christensen, to the home of Jorgen Hammelhej to hold a meeting where a few had gathered. I bore testimony, but saw it made very little impression.

Saturday, the 21st.

We had visited with Brother Mickel Christensen and Brother P. C. Jensen and their wives, and also with Sister Maren Kristine Burn Fogt.

We held a meeting on Wednesday, the 25th of May and were very much blessed.

Brother H. F. Christensen left for Copenhagen Friday the 27th of May and I, in the company with Brother J. Christensen and Laust Christensen, went to Brother P. Andersen's.

I left in company with Brother Steffen Christensen on Saturday, May 28th for Morbjerg Sogn, where we found our sister well, but rather in poor circumstances. We went from there to our members in Lackhjem but found no one at home. We then went to visit the Thomsen's and slept there that night. We found both the man and his sons at home.

We left there Sunday, the 29th of May, for ____________, where we held meeting with the members, who were all doing well. There were a few strangers present, who gave us their names.

We then left for N__________ (might be Napstjert), where we held a meeting in the afternoon, most of the membership was present, and many strangers who seemed very interested and it looked as though some of these would be baptized. The meeting was blessed richly with the Spirit of the Lord.

Monday, May 30th.

We had a case of ill will among some of the brethren, but were able to have it settled peacefully.

Tuesday, May 31.

We visited the Saints in Aalbak (Aalback?). We found them doing well, and we spoke to several people who seemed very much impressed with our doctrine.

Wednesday, June 1.

We held a meeting in Napstjert where most of our members were present, also some strangers, who were very attentive. The meeting was blessed, and everything went friendly and well.

Thursday, the 2nd of June.

I organized, after the Spirit's prompting, a branch, and we called it the Napstjerte Branch. Brother Steffen Christensen was sustained as superintendent. This branch was started with 17 members. We left for Opholm, where we held a council meeting in the evening, and things were planned for Sunday.

[Child]


22. Hans SORENSEN was born 2 Jan 1814 in Visborg, jalborg, Denmark and was christened 23 Jan 1814 in Visborg, jalborg, Denmark. He died 1900 in Darby, Ravalli, Montana and was buried 1900. Hans married Mette Marie HANSEN on 2 Dec 1843 in Vive, jalborg, Denmark. [Parents]

23. Mette Marie HANSEN was born 14 May 1815 in K2benhavn, K2benhavn, Denmark and was christened 15 May 1815 in Garnisons, K2benhavn, K2benhavn, Denmark. She died 1890 in Darby, Ravalli, Montana and was buried 1890. [Parents]

[Child]


24. William DALLEY was born 1 Apr 1780 in Malvern, Worcestershire, England and was christened 1 Apr 1782 in Dilwyn, Herefordshire, England. He died 10 Jul 1832 in Leominster, Herefordshire, England and was buried 12 Jul 1832 in Leominster, Herefordshire, England. William married Ann DAVIS on 6 May 1819 in Leominster, Hereford, England. [Parents]

25. Ann DAVIS was born 31 Mar 1791 in Vow Church, Hereford, England and was christened 3 Apr 1791 in Vow Church, Hereford, England. She died 21 Mar 1875 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah and was buried 23 Mar 1875 in City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. [Parents]

Copy of William Dalley's letter to his mother in England

                                          Liverpool                               Octo 10th 1842

Dear Mother and Brothers and sisters   I take it upon myself to write unto you hoping it will find you well wich leaves me at present thank God for it   I was greatly disapointed in not going so soon as expected for the ship will not set sail before the 18th  they are about to hundred Saints booked before we came here   we expect Brother prat is coming along with us   but they are a great many more Saints coming in every day dear mother   thanks for your kindness to me for I find it useful now but I still believe I have a friend as long as I put my trust in God Dear mother I had a very pleasant jorney   we came to woster by the waggon   we stayed at woster all night at the saints   we started by the train at nine in the morning   we came in birmingham about eleven oclock   Ann and Mary and Edward was quite well   Isaac tunks and me was at navy shop at dinner and tea   we did not stay there all night because we had to start early in the morning so we stopt near by where the train started   Ann takes it to heart very much because she do not understand the meaning of it but still I hope that God will turn her heart   she is very good to me for she gave me a half crown and many other little things wich I find very useful wich likewise is Mary   they are very good all of them dear mother please warn them sometimes to be sure and keep faithful and I  think they will do well for it is a hard thing to keep faithful in the Lord   so mother be watchful for the time is near at hand it is even at the door   it is a hard trial but God saus he that will suffer with me shall share my blessings   so dear mother be not vexed about me but think it a pleasure that God has spared me to do his will among so may that are in ignorance   so dear mother leave no temptation lead you astray   I always praid to my heavenly father for means to go and he has given me means so I believe you will come   James is a good boy and I hope he will continue so and God will be sure to reward him for it   please to give my love to susan and all of them    please to give my love to sesters tunks brotherspiers and mother wright and all the brothers and sisters   I wish you would send brother allens umbrella for I forgot it and likewise my waistcoat by brother watkins for I think he will come with us   brother allen sent him word when the ship sails   I told Mary to tell aunt ann about the money and she said she would   I have seen a great deal of the town   I have seen where the fire was   and it is out now   I had the pleasure of heating brother prat on sunday morning and evening and he is a very good man   ?they are a great many members there after church meting   about three hundred of us went to a brothers funeral and at the same time there were about seven children buried and to others we are all quite well   we have took a roon in Sansoms street we are all very comfortable thanks God for it   please to direct your letters to be left at p prat No. - - - Chapple street Liverpool   please to send back as soon as time will purmit   so no more at present from your beloved son
Wm Dally   may God bless you all for Christs sake


Note:   This letter was folded and addressed to:   Mrs Dally
                                                  Lemster                                                                                                              Herefordshire

ANN DAVIES DALLEY



BIRTHDATE: 31 Mar 1791 Vowchurch, England
DEATH: 21 Mar 1875 Pleasant Grove, Utah Co.,. Utah
PARENTS: John Davies Elizabeth Prosser
PIONEER: 1852 Laban Morrill Wagon Train
SPOUSE: William Dalley
MARRIED: 1818 Leominster, England
DEATH: 10 Jul 1832 Leominster, England

CHILDREN:
Ann, 19 Jul 1819
William, 2 Mar 1821
James, 21 Dec 1822
Mary, 13 Feb 1826
Edward, 12 Apr 1828
Susannah, 30 Sep 1830
Elizabeth, 12 Jan 1833 (died at age 4)

Ann spent her childhood in Vowchurch, and it was there that she married William Dalley. They had seven children. The youngest child was five months old when Ann's husband died.

In 1841, Ann heard the gospel of Jesus Christ from the LDS missionaries and she and her family were baptized into the Church. They were anxious to move to America. Her son, William, who was a tailor emigrated to America first and encouraged his mother and the rest of the family to join him.

Disposing of their property, they bid farewell to England and sailed to America on the "Carnatic" sailing vessel. Upon arrival at New Orleans, they went by boat up the Mississippi River to St. Louis. From there, they went up the Missouri River and met her son, William.

They lived in Kanesville, Iowa until 1852 when they all journeyed across the Plains with the Laban Morrill Wagon Company.
They settled in Pleasant Grove. She divided her time between the homes of two of her daughters, spending a few months with each familv.

Ann was a very gifted, capable woman, and a fine mother. She was a devoted Latter-day Saint. Her courage and God-fearing nature were reflected in the personalities of her children who were all gentlemen and gentle women of the first order; being kind, cultured, and gracious at all times.

[Child]


26. John Pannell WRIGHT was born 18 Jan 1805 in St. Swithins, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and was christened in St. Swithens Parish. He died 5 Apr 1886 in Paradise, Cache, Ut and was buried 8 Apr 1886 in Paradise, Cache, Utah. John married Mary Hill FISH on 31 Jul 1825 in St. Peters at Eastgate, Lincoln, Lnclns, Engl. [Parents]

  
In June 1845 John Pannell Wright embraced the gospel and was baptized in England.  During the next three years his wife, Mary Hill Fish, and their children also joined the Church.  In January 1849 they boarded a ship bound for America.  They landed in New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, then on to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in May.  While at Council Bluffs, their daughter Emma Wright married James Dalley in 1850.  They left for Utah in 1852, traveling in Captain Tidwell's Company, and arrived in Salt Lake City in September.  The family lived in Draper until 1859, when John decided to respond to the call for settlers in Cache Valley.  Although he was a member of the second group to locate on the site of Logan in June 1859, he is generally given credit by old historians as having been the father of that city.  He was appointed as president of a committee to give out land to the settlers.  He did the first surveying of the settlement and gave it the name of Logan.

When in England John P. Wright had charge of a shipyard. In 1849 he came to the United States, making his way first to Iowa, where he lived for three years and then came to Utah in 1852 with the Thomas Tidwell Company, locating at Draper, Salt Lake county, where he engaged in farming. There he resided until April 1, 1859, when with his family he removed to the Cache valley, camping at Maughan's Fort, where Wellsville now stands. The next day, with Peter Maughan, who was in charge of the field, he started for a point where Smithfield is now located. There were about twenty-five families in the party and Peter Maughan made Mr. Wright the president of this company. They finally arrived at their destination and built their cabins, after which they began farming, being the first group to settle in this part of the valley. They experienced great hardships and privations but laid the foundation for the later growth and prosperity of the district. Mr. Wright allotted the various ones their land in five and ten-acre tracts. This they broke and sowed to wheat and John F. Wright of this review held the first plow that brought water into their land to irrigate their wheat. The same season Peter Maughan sent them word that there was to be an Indian raid and advised that they move to Maughan's Fort, so that added numbers might prove their protection. The raid did not materialize, however, so that they were able to harvest their crops, although some of the work was done after snow had fallen. After about two weeks spent at Maughan's Fort they moved north again to the present site of Logan, where they camped and built their fort, and in 1860 their log cabins were built on the city lots. That spring they again broke new land at Logan and planted their crops. About this time a number of others settled in the community and, realizing the necessity of having some means of getting mail, John Wright called a meeting of the inhabitants to discuss the matter. At that time the settlement was not named and Mr. Wright was asked to name the place, which he did, calling it Logan after an Indian chief. It was arranged that different ones in turn should go for the mail John F. Wright and a Nelson boy having previously carried all the mail and messages. From this time forward the building of roads was steadily continued as well as the building of irrigation ditches. The first lumber sawed in this camp was sawed by John P. Wright. His son, John F. Wright, acted as interpreter among the Indians and was often sent to make peace with them. At one time he and his wife entertained and dined Chief Washakie.  
Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume IV.

27. Mary Hill FISH was born 14 Sep 1804 in Guernsey, Channel Isles., England. She died 18 Oct 1901 in Draper, Salt Lake, UT and was buried Oct 1901 in Paradise, Cache, Utah. [Parents]

John Fish Wright, a retired rancher living at Logan, has made contribution that is real and creditable to the pioneer era of Utah and to the later development of the state through the utilization of its natural resources and the stamping of his intensely practical ideas upon its agricultural development. Mr. Wright was born at Goole, Yorkshire, England, October 3, 1841, a son of John P. and Mary (Fish) Wright. The father was born in the city of Lincoln, England, January 19, 1805, and died April 5, 1886. The mother was born on the isle of Guernsey in 1804 and her father was an officer at the battle of Waterloo. Her mother had died while Mrs. Wright was quite young and on the last day of the battle of Waterloo she attempted to follow her father, so that he tied her to a tree, as he had no other way to take care of her, and at eight o'clock that night he returned to get her.

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28. Isaac JONES [scrapbook] was born 24 Feb 1771 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England and was christened 1 Mar 1772 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England. He died 11 Jun 1854 in Blackburn, Wiltshire, England and was buried 15 Jun 1854 in Gill Churchyard, Barnoldswick, Wiltshire, England. Isaac married Mary PIDDING on 22 Feb 1793 in St. Peters, Marlborough, Wltshr, Engl. [Parents]

Wiltshire: - Registers of Marriages, 1591-1812
Marriages in the Church.
 Marriages at Marlborough (Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul the Apostles), 1611 to 1812.
 Volume 9.
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Isaac Jones & Mary Pidding, lic. 22 Feb 1793

Inscription on gravestone:

The remains of Mr. Isaac Jones.  Late Captain in the Army, who departed this life, the 11th day of June 1854, in the 84th year of his age.

29. Mary PIDDING [scrapbook] was born 1 May 1774 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and was christened 4 Aug 1775 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. She died 8 Apr 1827 in Greenberfield, Wiltshire, England and was buried 10 Apr 1827 in Gill Churchyard, Barnoldswick, Wiltshire, England. [Parents]

Inscription on the marker where Isaac and Mary are burried.  The Inscription reads:

In memory of Mary, the wife of Mr. Isaac Jones of Greenberfield, who departed this life April 8th in her 53rd year of her age.

She was a good mother and a virtuous wife.  A faithful friend all the days of her life.  For her last tribute paid to me, I erect this tomb to cover she.

Also

The remains of Mr. Isaac Jones.  Late Captain in the Army, who departed this life, the 11th day of June 1854, in the 84th year of his age.

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30. Joseph LEE was born 1776 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He died in Islington, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Joseph married Margaret CROSBY on 21 Sep 1801 in Heywood, Lncshr, England.

Children blessed at:  Bethesda Chapel, Duncan Street East, Independent, Liverpool, Lancashire Independent, Ebenezer Chapel, Prescot, Lancashire, England

31. Margaret CROSBY was born 13 Jun 1783 in St. Helens, Lancashire, England and was christened 2 Feb 1783 in St. Helens, Lancashire, England. She died 1821. [Parents]

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