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ism" preached by Anders W. Winberg, and was baptized Jan. 23, 1853,
by E. G. Erikson; labored as a local missionary in Skane conference,
Sweden, about two years, and emigrated to America in 1855; labored as
a missionary In Iowa, and came to Utah in 1857; located at Ephraim,
Sanpete Co., where he still resides. In 1873-75 he filled a mission to
Sweden, where he presided over the Skane conference. When the
Sanpete Stake of Zion was organized in 1877, he was chosen as a mem-
ber of the High Council, which position he still holds, and in that ca-
pacity he has also labored as a home missionary.


Born May 4, 1836, in Svedala, Malmohus Lan, Sweden; baptized Aus. **"
1859, by J. Rosengren; ordained a Priest in his native land; emigrated
to Utah in 1861; ordained an Elder in the Endowment house, Salt Lake
City: ordained a Seventy July 18, 1876, by Job Smith, and became a
member of the 4th quorum of Seventy; later he was identified w..n
the 33rd quorum; performed a mission to Sweden in 1585-87. leaving his
home in the West Jordan ward, Salt Lake Co., April 14, 18S5, and re-
turning May 4, 1877; he labored in the Gothenburg conference; was or-
dained a High Priest March 25, 1899. by Wm. C. Dunbar, and at the
organization of the Jordan Stake of Zion. Jan. 21. 1900, he was set apart
as second counselor to President Robert Ellwood, of tne High Priests'
quorum, by Apostle Francis M. Lyman.


Born Jan. 13. 1858, in Smaland, Sweden; emigrated to Denmark in 1867;
baptized Nov. 8, 1874; emigrated to Utah in 1878; was married in Salt
Lake City Oct. 19, 1882; located at Benjamin. Utah Co., where he still
resides; filled a mission to Scandinavia in 1885-87; labored In the Hede-
marken branch, Norway, about one an3 a half years, and afterwards
in the Aarhus branch, Aarhus conference, Denmark. To perform this
mission he left home in April, 1885, and returned in June, 1887.


Born Sept. 20, 1845, at Slimminge, Malmbhus Lan, Skane, Sweden. His
parents having heard of "Mormonism," sent for the Elders to come
and visit them, which led to their conversion, and they were baptized
April 10, 1853; they were the first members of tne Ohurch In that part
of Sweden. The family emigrated to Utah in 1854-55. and located in
Ephraim, Sanpete Co., Utah, where young Nils O. Anderson was bap-
tized by Joseph Clemmens in 1857. Being first ordained a Seventy, he
filled a mission to Sweden in 1880-82, laboring as traveling; Elier in the
Skane conference. He still resides in Ephraim, Sanpete Co., Utah.



Born in Huarod parish, Christianstad Lan, Sweden, July 26, 1852. Owing
to the poverty of his parents he was obliged from his early youth to
earn his own living. When 15 years old he migrated to Denmark and
became a Danish citizen in 1S75. Becoming converted to "Mormon-
ism," he, together with his wife, was baptized Aug. 20, I8S2, by Elder
Jens M. Christensen; emigrated to Utah in 1884, and located in Pleasant
Grove, Utah County; filled a mission to Denmark in 1895-97, laboring in
the Aarhus conference, part of the time as president of the Randers
branch. At Pleasant Grove, where he still resides, he has acted as
Ward Teacher and Sunday School Teacher; has also labored as a home
missionary in the Utah Stake of Zion.


Born March 10, 1866, at Ephraim, Sanpete Co., Utah; baptized Oct. 25,
1874- ordained a Priest Jan. 6, 1883; acted as secretary for the Ephraim
South Ward Sunday school from Oct. 15, 1880, to 1882; general secretary
of the Ephraim consolidated Sunday School from 1882 to 1890; superin-
tendent of the primary department of said school from 1890 to 1896; gen-
eral superintendent of the school since 1896; labored six years as libra-
rian three years as secretary, and two years as president of the Ephra-
im Y. M. M. I. A.; ordained an Elder Feb. 11, 1889; acted as clerk of the
Ephraim South Ecclesiastical Ward two years; took a normal course
in the University of Deseret in 1887-88; taught school at Ephraim eight
years (1888-96); served two years as treasurer and seven years as re-
corder of Ephraim City; married Helen A. Stevens Feb. 13, 1889.



Born Jan. 22, 1839, in Sweden; baptized in March, 18K; emigrated to
Utah in 1865, and located in Grantsville, Tooele Co.; filled a mission to
Sweden in 1884-86, laboring principally in the Christianstad and Hel-
singborg branches of the Skane conference; during his mission he
held 183 meetings, baptized 17 persons, and traveled upwards of 4.0mi
miles; his missionary companions were John H. Anderson, of Logan,
Swend C. Nilson, of Richmond, and Mons Manson, of Moroni.


Born June 24, 1862, in Danmark parish, Upsala Lan, Sweden, and
raised as a Lutheran; hearing of the Gospel as preached by the Lat-
ter-day Saints, he decided to cast his lot with that people, and emigrat-
ed In 1886 to Utah, where he was baptized Feb. 1, 1887; ordained an El-
der Aug. 8, 1887; married Ottilia J. S. Hoglund Aug. 12. 1887: lost his
wife by death Sept. 13, 188'.; labored as a Teacher in the 13th ward.
Salt Lake City, 1893-95; was ordained a Seventy and filled a mission to
Sweden in 1895-97 .laboring in the Stockholm conference, principally in
the Orebro, Westeras and 1'psala branches; after his return he mar-
ried Anna S. Krantz, Jan. 12, 1839.


Son of Samuel C. Backman, was . born May 18, 1864, in Gothenburg,
Sweden, of Latter-day Saint parents; baptized by John Lundberg in
Gothenburg- in 1874; emigrated with his parents to Utah in 1877; attend-
ed the public schools and later the University in Salt Lake City;
fillea a mission to Sweden in 1886-88, laboring in the Gothenburg con-
ference. Since his return he has served four years as deputy county
recorder in Salt Lake County; two terms as city recorder of Salt Lake
City; two years as teller in the Utah Commercial and Savings Bank,
etc. Having studied law for ten years, he was admitted to the bar as
an attorney and councilor-at-law in 1900, and is now practicing la.w anrt
conducting an abstract business. Upon the election of Judge Wm. K.
King to Congress, April 2, 1900, he was chosen as the judge's private
secretary, and is now serving in that capacity in Washington, D. C.


Son of Ole H. Berg and Anna Maria Nelson, was born in Provo, Utah,
Co., Utah, Aug. 8, 1878; baptized when eight years old; received a good
education in Provo; left his home on a mission to Scandinavia, Oct. 14.
1899; on his arrival at Copenhagen, Denmark, he was appointed to labor
in Norway, where the Ejdsvold branch was assigned him as his field of
labor. While engage:! in the ministry in the province of Hedemarken.
he contracted a severe cold, which settled on his lungs, and turned into
consumption, from the effects of which he died at Cnnstiania. Feb.
21, 1900. His body was shipped home in charge of Elder Jacob Olsen,
and interred in the Provo cemetery April 2, 1900.


Born Sept. 12, 1840, in Smaalenene, Smaalenene Amt, Norway; removed,
when fifteen years old, to Christiania, where he learned the trade
of a cabinet maker; baptized in October, 1861; ordained a Teacher and
labored as a local missionary in Odalen, Kongsvinger and Sol0r; or-
dained an Elder and sent to Ris0r to preside over a branch of the
Church; later he labored as a traveling Elder in the Drammen and
R0ken branches; called to Denmark in 1864 and appointed to labor in
the ernes' (Islands) conference, first as traveling Elder and later as
president; emigrated to Utah in 1866 ani located at Provo, Utah Co.,
where he has served as a member of the Board of Education, city
councilor, county coroner, etc.; filled a mission to Norway in 1889-91,
presiding most of the time over the Christiania conference. He now
acts as a High Councilor in the Utah Stake of Zion, and as president
of Scandinavian meetings in the whole Stake.


Born July 1, 1860. in Moroni, Sanpete Co., Utah; his father, Jacob Bas-
tion, was a native of Amager, Denmark, and his mother, Johanne
Marie Sander, was born near Vejle, Jylland, Denmark; both emigrated
to Utah in 1857, crossing the plains with hand carts. Gearson, while
residing in Washington. Utah, was called on a mission to Scandinavia
in 1888; he labored in the Aarhus conference, Denmark, and returnel
home in 1890. Subsequently he removed to Rabbit Valley, and when
the Wayne Stake of Zion was organized, he was chosen as first coun-
selor in the Stake presidency, which position he still occupies.



Born Jan. 22, 1833, at Rovsth0je, Grimstrup parish, Ribe Amt, Den-
mark; baptized Nov. 4, 1861; ordained an Elder and called to labor as
a local missionary in the Vendsyssel conference, and later appointed
president of the Voer branch; emigrated to Utah in 1863, and located
at Fountain (jreen, Sanpete Co. Here he has taken a most active
part both in ecclesiastical anJ secular affairs, at an early day he act-
ed as president of the local Elders' quorum, and for many years he
has served as a counselor in the Bishopric, and president of the Scan-
dinavian meetings in Fountain Green.


Born April 6, 1864, in Sigtuna, Stockholm Lan, Sweden; Baptized in
September, 1S76; emigrated to Utah in 1878, arriving in Sail Lake City
July 23, 1878; ordained a Teacher and subsequently an Elder in 1892;
acted as secretary of the Salt Lake City 2nd Ward Y. M. M. I. A. in
1893 and 1894; ordained a Seventy June 5, 1896, by Seymour B. Young;
filled a mission to Sweden in 1896-98, laboring principally in the Upsala,
Eskilstuna. Stockholm and Vesteras branches; he presided over the
last named branch; returned home July 16, 1898.


Born April 27, 1823, In Aalborg, Denmark, of religious parents; joined
the Baptists as a youth; was baptized as the first convert to "Mor-
monism" in Randers. Denmark, Oct. 28, 1851, by Elder ohr. Christian-
sen, together with his wife; a few days later he was ordained a Priest
and sent out to labor as a local missionary in Jylland, in which capa-
city he became the first "Mormon" preacher to testify of the re-
stored Gospel in many of the cities, towns and villages, of Denmark,
where large branches of the Church subsequently were raised up; or-
dained an Elder Aug. 12, 1852, by John E. Forsgren. Being a natural
poet, he composed most of the hymns which constitute the first edi-
tion of the Latter-day Saints' hymnbook in the Danish language; emi-
grated to Utah in 1853-54; ordained a Seventy in 1861 by John Tidwell;
later he was ordained a High Priest. Elder Bohn diei March 14, 1900.


Born July 20, 1836, at Thorshalla, Sodermanland. Sweden: received a
common school education; lost his father by death when a boy;
learned the trade of a tin smith; was baptized Oct. 23. 1859, by Elder
T. A. Halgren; ordained a Deacon in June, 1860, and soon afterwards
an Elder; labored as a local missionary in the Stockholm conference
(part of the time on the island of Gotland) about two years, and emi-
grated to Utah in 1864; located in Brigham City, ana later in Salt
Lake City. Utah; married Erika Josephine Raberg May 18. 1866: filled
a mission to Sweden in 1S75-77, laboring first as a traveling Elder in
and later as president of the Stockholm conference. On this mission
he became a victim of consumption, which disease finally resulted in
his demise in Salt Lake City, Dec. 19, 1889.


Wife of Andrew C. Brixen, is a daughter of John Gutke and Johanna
Mork, ana was born Sept. 17, 1859, at Radanefors, Elfsborg Lan, Swe-
den; emigrated to Utah as a Latter-day Saint, in 1874; married Andrew
C. Brixen, of Salt Lake City, Aug. 16, 1880; filled a special mission to
Scandinavia in 1898, accompanying her husband, visiting all the
principal branches of the Church in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
At home she has for twenty years been a most energetic worker in
the Y. L. M. I. A., and in other directions, and after tilling a num-
ber of local positions, is now an aid on the general board of the Y. L.
M. I. A.


Born Jan. 27. 1854, at Fletsrud, Tisselskey parish, Elfsborg Lan, Dais-
land, Sweden; baptized Aug. 18, 1875, at Frederikshald, Norway; re-
moved to Christiania, Norway, in September, 1875; ordained a Teacher
Aug. 22, 1876; ordained an Elder Nov. 15, 1876, and sent to Stavanger
as a local missionary ; later he extended his tield of operation to the sur-
rounding country. He was continued as a traveling Elder until 1878,
when he emigrated to Utah and located in Salt Lake City, where he
married Miss Nephine Christensen, and where he died as a faithful
Elder in the Church March 1, 1883.



Born July 1, 1838, In Sarup, Haarby parish, Svendborg Amt, Fyen,
Denmark; baptized June 1, 1857; ordained a Priest two months later
and sent out to preach the Gospel; labored as a local missionary
four and a half years, during which time he was ordained an Elder
and presided one year over the Middelfart branch, and later had
charge of a district containing four branches in Hie Odense con-
ference; still later, he was appointed to re-open missionary labors
on the island of Langeland; emigrated to Utah in 1862; married Anne
Nielsen on the journey, and located at Mount Pleasant, Sanpete Co.,
where he still resides; ordained a Seventy March 5, 1866. by P. M.
Peel; filled a mission to Denmark in 18S2-84; laboring principally in
the Randers and Odense branches of the Aarhus conference; set apart
as a president in the 66th quorum of Seventy.



Born May 1, 1828, in Lanark, Lanarkshire. Scotland; baptized
Dec. 31. 1848; was sent out as a local missionary in February,
1851, and labored in that capacity for nearly ten years- emi-
grated to Utah in 1860. After living in Utah and Idaho for
18 years, during which time he acted as Bishop and president of the
Bear Lake Stake, he was appointed to the presidency or the European
mission, of which Scandinavia is a part, continuing in that capacity
for two years and four months (1878-80). During his presidency in
Europe he visited Scandinavia three times, that mission being then un-
der the presidency of Elder Nils C. Flygare and later Niels Wilhelm-
sen. The kind reception and treatment throughout which he always
received In Denmark, Norway and Sweden he always remembers.


Born Jan. 8, 1857, in Flo, near the city of Venersborg, Skaraborg Lan,
Sweden; baptized in Trollhattan, Sept. 19, 186S; labored as a local mis-
sionary in the Gothenburg conference from Octobei, 1874, to June,
1877, when he emigrated to Utah, and maue his home in Salt Lake
City; he engaged in the furniture business and took a leading part
among the Scandinavians, acting for some time as a counselor in the
presidency of the Scandinavian meetings in Salt LaRe City; filled a
mission to Scandinavia in 1892-94, on which he tirst labored as a tra-
veling Elder in and later as president of the Gothenburg conference,
Sweden; from May, 1893, to April, 1894, he presided over the Scandina-
vian mission.


Born in Karlskrona. Sweden. August 28. 1844; became Identified with
the Church in March, 1863; labored in the Gothenburg conference in
1864-65, in the office at Copenhagen 1865-66, in the Millennial Star office
at Liverpool, England, from the spring of 1867 to the fall of 1871; ar-
arrived at Salt Lake City, in December, 1871, and has since then been
identified with Z. C. M. I., except during 1877 and 1878, wnen in Copen-
hagen translating the Book of Mormon into the Swedish language; was
a member of the Salt Lake City council during 1888 and 1889; regent
of the University of Deseret from 1886 to 1890; trustee Tor the State
School for the Deaf ana Blind from 1886 to 1899; is at present director of
the Deseret National Bank, the Deseret Savings Bank, the State
Bank of Utah, Zion's Benefit Building Society and treasurer of Z. C.
M. 1.


Born Jan. 28. 1S53. In Dalsland. Sweden; emigrated to Frederikshald,
Norway, in 1873; baptized April 18, 1875, In Christlania, Norway; emi-
grated to Utah in 1875, and located in Ephraim, Sanpete Co.; later
he removed to Manti. where he still resides; married Marie M. J0r-
gensen, a native of Norway, Sept. 11, 1876; ordained a Seventy Aug.
8, 1884; filled a mission to Norway in 1885-87; presided over the Fred-
erikshald branch, and baptized 13 persons; after his return home
he was chosen as a president of the 48th quorum of Seventy.


Born March 20, 1874, in Eskilstuna, Sweden; baptized and confirmed
Aug. 26, 1893, by John Jensen; ordained a Teacher Jan. 7, 1894, by
George Lindquist; ordained a Priest Aug. 5. 1894, by H. B. Nielsen;
called to labor as a missionary in the Stockholm conference in April,
1897; ordained an Elder Aug. I, 1897, by Carl A. Ahlqulst; labored in
the Orebro branch about ten months, and in the Upsala branch four-
teen months; having been honorably released from his missionary la-
bors, he emigrated to Utah in 1899, and located in Salt Lake City.


Son of Nils Chlarsson and Ane Persdotter, was born in Lund, Malmo-
hus Lan, Sweden, June 15, 1830; raised in the Lutheran faith; re-
moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, when about six years old, where
he embraced "Mormonism," being baptized and confirmed by Peter
Beckstrom about 1851; removed to Vestervik, Kalmar Lan, Sweden, in
1858. where he established himself as a cooper, and employed a large
number of men; being a prominent citizen, he rendered the mission-
aries, who labored in that part of Sweden, liberal and efficient aid; he
also made short missionary tours into the surrounding country; emi-
grated to Utah in 1879; he has since resided in Granite, Hyrum.
and Garden City (Salt Lake Co.); worked as carpenter on the Salt
Lake City Temple.


Born Dec. 31, 1852, in the city of Horsens, Denmark; baptized in 1870,
by Hans Andersen; ordained a Teacher in 1870, and an Elder in 1871,
labored as a local Elder for three years, during whltTi time he also
learned the trade of a weaver; was called into the regular ministry
in 1874, and appointed to preside over the Randers branch, Aarhus
conference; later he presided over the Aarhus branch; while filling
these positions he was much beloved by the Saints; baptized 55 souls;
emigrated to Utah in 1877, and located in Provo, Utah Co., but since
1881 been a resident of Salt Lake City; has taken an active part in
the Sunday school and Y. M. M. I. A. cause. He lost his wife by
death recently; his children are all faithful members or the Church.


Born Nov. 28, 1831, in Copenhagen, Denmark; learned the art of paint-
ing, studying the art of drawing in the Royal Academy of Art in
Copenhagen; baptized Sept. 26, 1850, by Geo. P. Dykes; ordained a
Priest in January, 1853, and called to labor as a missionary on the
island of Sjselland; later, the same year, he was orcained an Elder
and sent on a mission to Norway, where he Introduced the Gospel
in the city of Christiania and organizes a branch of the Church in
that city Dec. 8, 1853; later he preached in Drammen, Christiania
and Aker. suffering persecution; in )oo5 ne succeeded Canute Peterson
as president of the Christiania conference; emigrated to Utah in 1857;
filled a mission to Norway in 1865-68. presiding over the Christiania
conference. Having remove! to Ephralm, Sanpete Co., he became
president OL the 47th quorum of Seventy; filled another mission to
Scandinavia in 1887-89, laboring as translator for "Skandlnaviens
Stjerne;" ordained a Patriarch March 4, 1900; he composed numer-
ous hymns.

Born In Copenhagen. Denmark, March 10, 1837, being a younger
brother of C. C. A. Christensen, and the third of his father's four
sons; baptized in his early youth and emigrated to Utah with his
mother in 1853-54; was among the early settlers of Sanpete County,
and also one of the volunteers who went to the Muacy in Nevada,
and built the settlement of St. Thomas. He remained there eight
years under very trying circumstances till the settlements on the
Muddy were broken up, when he located In Fairview, Sanpete Co.,
his present home; filled a mission to Scandinavia in 1SS4-86 laboring in
the editorial department of the mission; went on a second mission
to Scandinavia in 1898, from which he has not yet returned; he
is again laboring as translator and writer for "Skandinaviens Stjer-


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Born Feb. 13, 1841, in Copenhagen, Denmark; baptized In 1851, and
emigrated to Utah in 1852, in charge of strangers; tnough among
strangers in a strange land, he found kindheartei people, who took
an Interest in his welfare; by perseverance he acquires a good educa-
tion and became a very proficient school teacher; filled a mission to
Denmark in 1877-79, laboring first in Randers, Jylland, and later pre-
sided over the Copenhagen conference; called as a missionary colonist
to Colorado to settle in the San Luis valley, in 1880; located in Ma-
nassa; at the organization of the San Luis Stake, June 10, i883. he was
chosen second counselor to President Silas S. Smith; he also held the
office of Stake Supt. of Sunday Schools, postmaster in Manassa, etc.
Removed to Uintah County. Utah, in 1894, and died mere March 25,
1895. His full name was Otto Edward Wilhelm Thorvald.


Born May 11, 1839, on the island of Fyen, Denmark; baptized in July,
1862; married Miss Karen Anderson in 1866, and left Denmark, with
his young wife bound for Utah that year; but while encamped at
Wyoming, Neb., in August, 1866, his wife died, and he came to Utah
alone, arriving in Salt Lake City the following October; located at
Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co., where he married his present wife, Karen
Kirstine, and in 1869 removes to Ephraim, where he still resides. In
1894-96 he filled a mission to Scandinavia, laboring principally in the
city of Copenhagen, Denmark. At home he has been an active
worker in the local Priesthood, is a member of the 47th quorum of
Seventy, and a member of the city council of Ephraim.



Born in Aarhus, Denmark, Feb. 24, 1866; emigrated to Utah with
his parents in June, 1873; located first in Brigham City, but in No-
vember 1874, moved to Mount Pleasant, Sanpete Co.. where he still
resides; was appointed Stake supt. of Sunday Schools for Sanpete
Stake Nov. 12, 1893; ordained a Deacon when about 14 years old;
ordained a Seventy Aug. li, 1SS4, by Jens Hansen, and a High Priest
Nov. 13, 1893, by Apostle John Henry Smith; attended the B. T.
Academy two years, and graduated from that institution as No. 1
in his class in June. 1889; served as principal of the latter-day Saints'
Seminary at Mt. Pleasant three years, and principal of tne Sanpete
Stake Academy at Ephraim one year; filled a mission to Scandinavia
in 1896-98; labored successively as traveling Elder in the Copenhagen
branch, president of the Copenhagen conference, translator of "Skan-
dinaviens Stjerne" and president of the Scandinavian mission.


Born Jan. 16, 1838. in Try, Torslev parish, Hjorring Amt, Denmark;
baptized June 2, 1861; called to labor as a local missionary in the
Vendsyssel conference a few weeks later; and continued in the minis-
try till 1863, when he emigrated to Utah and locaced In Spring City,
Sanpete Co., where he still resides. In 1864 he made a trip to the Mis-
souri river as a Church teamster after the poor. Ii> 1877-79 he filled
a mission to Denmark, where he labored one year in the Aarhus con-
ference, and subsequently presided over the Aalborg conference; in
1897-98 he filled another mission to Denmark, again laboring in the
Aalborg conference. At home he presided over an Elders' quorum
from 1873 to 1884, when he was ordained a Seventy and chosen as a
president of the 80th quorum of Seventy; he has presided over the
Scandinavian meeting in Spring City since 1872.



Born Jan. 8, 1846, in Klrkeby, Hornstrup parish, Vejle Amt, Denmark;
baptized May 31, 1863; ordained a Teacner soon afterwards; com-
menced missionary labors Jan. 1, 1864; ordained an Elder April 6, 1863;
emigrated to Utah in 1867; settles at Moroni, Sanpete Co., where he
was chosen a counselor in tue Elders quorum, and became a diligent
Sunday School worker, serving as secretary, assistant superintendent

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