and superintendent; ordained a High Priest May 28, 1874 and set apart
as a local High Counselor; served as Mayor of Moroni from 1879 to
1881; filled a mission to Scandinavia in WL-83; presided over the Aarhus
branch and later he served as justice of the peace in Moroni, as
counselor in the presidency of the High Priests quorum, etc. ; removed
with his family to Salt Lake City in 1893, when the 24th Ward was or-
T 3 ""! h ' pril 17> 1898> he was cnosen second counselor to Bishop E.
JENS PETER CHRIbl'ENSEN,
Born Nov. 4, 1854, in Vendsyssel, Denmark; his parents, Jens C. and
Louise S. Cnrlstensen, were among the early members of the Church
in that part of the country, and raised their children in the true re-
ligion; Jens Peter was baptized when a youth and later ordained to
the Priesthood; he labored two years as a local missionary in the
Aalborg conference, in 1873-74; passed through considerable experience
on his missionary tours; he an3 Elder Andrew Jenson labored to-
gether in the ministry on the island of nors; they were bitterly op-
posed by a Lutheran priest, who, fail.ng in his efforts to confound
the Elders, returned to his home sick and died soon afterwards; em-
igrated to Utah in 1874, and is now a resident of Ephraim, Sanpete
Co., where he is a photographer; he is also the present mayor of
NIELS C. CHRISTENSEN,
, arrve at openagen
Denmark, Nov. 1, 1884, and was appointed to labor in the Aarhus con-
ference, but on account of poor health he was released the following
spring; reached home in safety; but never recovered from his sick-
ness. He died at his residence in Levan, Juab Co., Utah, June 5 1886
leaving two wives and six children.
NIELS C. CHRISTENSEX,
Born Nov. 8, 1857, in Hjorring Amt, Denmark; emigrated with his
parents to Utah in 1861, and located first in Pleasant Grove, Utah Co..
afterwards in Salina, from which the settlers were driven by Indians;
located next in Manti, where Niels was baptized in 1874; he labored
on ihe St. George Temple in 1875; removed to Mayfield. Sanpete Co..
in 1878; married Elmira Matilda Bunce in 1878; was ordained an Elder
in 1879; ordained a Seventy April 13, 1886; filled a mission to the North-
western States in 1886-88, acted as president of the Y. M. M. I. A.
and also as assistant superintendent of the Sunday School in May-
field; ordained a High Priest and set apart as second counselor to
Bishop Parley Christiansen in Mayfleld. Aug. 31. 1890; lost his wife by
death in 1891; ordained a Bishop and called to preside as such in Stir-
ling, Sanpete Co., in 1891, which position he still holds; married
Hannah V. Bunderson Oct. 16, 189L
LARS PETER CHRISTENSEN,
Born Jan 17, 1837, In Gunderup, Vrejley parish, Hjorring Amt, Den-
mark; baptized by J. C. 0stenkjser, Sept. 8, 1858, labored one year as a
local missionary; baptized 11 souls, and earned means for his emi-
gration; emigrated to Utah in 1861, and located at Milton, Morgan Co.,
wnere he presided over the branch about ten years ana also acted as
bishop's counselor; removed to Richfield, Sevier Co., in 1875, where
he still resides; in 1881-83 he filled a mission to Denmark, where he
presided over the Hjorring branch and later over the Aalborg con-
ference; baptized 41 persons. At Richfield he presided ror some time
over the local branch of the United Order and acted as first counselor
in the Bishopric about twelve years.
Born March 21. 1834, in Christiania, Norway; became a member of
the Church in March, 1858; soon afterwards he was ordained to the
Priesthood and called to labor in the ministry; in that capacity he
visited near.y every part of his native land ani sufferetr much perse-
cution for the Gospel's sake; he was also imprisoned a number of
times for administering the ordinances of the Gospel, and lost a splen-
did position as a machinist in the city of Christiania for the same
cause. Throughout the most trying ordeals he remained faithful to
the Church to the last; he emigrated to Utah in 1876 and died in Salt
Lake City, June 15, 1894.
Born in Volstrup, Hj0rring Amt, Denmark, Feb. 10, 1845; baptize! Feb.
4, 18il, by Elder Carl Andersen; ordained an E1.1er a month later and
called to labor locally in the ministry; emigrateu to Utah in 1873. and
located in Kichfield, Sevier Co.; removed in 1875 to Elsinore. where he
still resides; filled a mission to Denmark in 18*2-84. laboring in the
Aalborgr conference; called and set apart as second counselor to Bishop
James I. Jensen Nov. 24, 1868; labored in that capacity till 1893, when
he was set apart as first counselor, which position he still holds.
Born September 15, 1862 in Moroni, Sanpete Co., I tan; is a son of R. P.
Christensen and Maria; was baptized when eight years old; ordained
an Elder and married in lj>6; called on a miss.on to Scandinavia in
1890 and appointed to labor in Norway, where he worked in the min-
istry two years, his fields of labor being in the district or Hedemarken
and later in the city of Trondhjem. He returned home In 1892, after
being honorably released. He is a president of the 37th quorum of
Seventy, and an active Teacher in the Moroni Ward and in the
PETER C. CHRISTENSEN,
Born June 8. 1830. in Asaa. Hjorring Amt, Denmark; baptized by Niels
M. Peterson Oct. 24, 1859; labored as a local missionary In the Vendsys-
sel conference one year and emigrated to Utah in 1861; located succes-
sively in Pleasant Grove, Salina, Manti and Mayfleld, the latter place
being his present home; filled a mission to Denmark in 1872-74, presid-
ing over the Aalborg conference; filled a second mission to Denmark
in 1891-93, when he labored in the Aalborg conference, presiding part
of the time over the Hjorring branch; filled a third mission to Den-
mark in 1895-97, laboring in the Copenhagen conference. At home he
has taken an active part in local affairs and raised a large family.
Born Aug. 13, 1846, in Norre Bindslev, Hjorring Amt. Denmark; bap-
tized June 28, 1867; ordained an Elder Sept. 1, 1867, and called into the
field as a missionary; labored in that capacity in the Aalborg confer-
ence, Denmark, four years; emigrated to Utah in 1S71; resided in
Salt Lake City till 1874, when he removed to Richfield, his present
home; joined the United Order and remainei with ttie same until
was dissolved; labored seven months as a missionary stone-cutter on
the Salt Lake Temple; was ordained a Seventy Aug. 6, 1876; ordained
a High Priest and set apart as a counselor to Bishop Wm. H. Seeg-
miller April 27, 1877, by Orson Pratt; acted as bishop's counselor 2
years; filled a mission to Denmark in 1880-82. presiding over the Aal-
borg conference; acted as assistant Sunday School supt. from 1882-8S
has served as a member of the Richfield city council, justice of the
peace, etc.; is now Stake clerk and a member of the High Council.
Born Oct. 7. 1824, in Dolby parish near Skive Sailing, Viborg Amt.
Denmark; joined the Baptists in 1849, but as soon as the true Gospel
reached him, he embraced it, and was baptized Aug. 17, 1850, by
Geo. P. Dykes, in Copenhagen; ordaineJ a Teacher Sept. 22. 1850, and
a Priest, Oct. 13, 1850; married Hedwig- Bruun; appointed presiddent
of the Copenhagen branch; ordained the first local Elder in Scandi-
navia Jan. 1, 1851, by Erastus Snow; after laboring as
a missionary one and one-half years, he emigrated to Utah in
1852-53; ordaineS a Seventy in 1854; filled a mission to the United States
in 1854-57, laboring principally in St. Louis, Mo., and returned to Utah
in cnarge of a handcart company; filled a mission to Scandinavia
in 1865-67; called to settle at Levan. Juab Co., and presided there;
filled another mission to Scandinavia in 1884-85, presiding over the
JOHN ERICK CHRISTIANSEN.
Born In Copenhagen, Denmark. Sept. 29th. 1851. is believed to be the
first boy born of Latter-day Saint parents in Scaniinavla; his par-
ents, Chr. and Hedevig Christiansen, was the first couple married t
an Apostle, Erastus Snow performing the nuptial ceremony. He
left Denmark with his parents Dec. 20tn, 1852, and arrived in Salt
Lake City, Sept. 30th, 1853. He was baptized at the proper age, and
married Miss Dorcas G. Petersen in 1869; took an active part in Sun-
day School work and was also an efficient District School teacher in
Ephraim Sanpete Co.. Utah, where he and his parents had made their
home since 1860. In 1876-78 he filled a mission to Denmark, laboring
with much success in the Aalborg Conference. He died December 21st.
1884, in Ephraim, leaving a wife anJ four children.
Son of Chr. and Anna Marie Christiansen, was born March 24, 1869.
in Ephraim, Sanpete Co., Utah. Soon after his birth his parents re-
moved to Nephi and later to Levan, Juab Co., where he spent his
childhood; removed with his mother to Redmond, Sevrer Co., In 1879,
and in 1880 accompanied his father and older brothers to Arizona;
returning to Utah, they located at Manti, where Ezra still resides.
In 1889-90 he studied at the Sanpete Stake Academy in Ephraim, aftei
which he took a two years' course in the University of I tab in Salt
Lake City, and graduated from the normal department in 1892. Since
that time he has followed the avocation of a school teacher. In 1896-98,
he filled a mission to the I'nited States, laboring principally in St.
Louis. Mo., and in Illinois. At present he is an aid in the Y. M. M.
I. A. board of Sanpete Stake.
CHRISTIAN JOHN CHRISTIANSEN,
Bom April 17, 1855, near Aarhus, Denmark, emigrated to Utah in 1860,
together with his parents who had embraced Morinonism in 1857;
settled at Fountain Green, Salt Lake Co.; was baptized in 1865 and
raised in Fountain Green, where he still resides; filled a mission to
Denmark in 1882-84, laboring in the Aarhus conference, mostly in the
Vejle and Esbjerg branches; the latter branch was organized by him;
after his return he was ordained a Seventy, laboretr one year in
the Manti Temple as one of the regular workers; orcained a High
Priest and Bishop in ISM, since which time he has presided over the
Fountain Green ward.
FREDERICK JULIUS CHK^oTIANSEN,
Born Dec. 25, 1825, in Hjorring. Hjorring Amt, Denmark, baptized
June 5, 1853; labored considerably as a local missionary in the Vend-
syssel conference in 1853-55; emigrated from Denmark in November,
1855, and arrived in Salt Lake City in Canute Peterson's company, Sept.
20, 1856; located in Brigham City, Box Elder Co.; located in Ephralm,
Sanpete Co.. at the time of "the move" in 1858; removed to Mayfleld
in 1883, where he still resiles; filled a mission to Denmark in 1883-84,
laboring as a traveling Elder in the Aalborg conference. At home
he has filled many positions of trust and responsibility.
HANS JACOB CHRIST1ANSON,
Born Jan. 9. 1848, at St. Jorgensbjerg. near Roeskllde, Denmark; bap-
tized Dec. 26, 1871, by M. A. Willumsen; confirmed by Anthon H.
Lund; emigrated to Utah in 1872; ordained an Elder Oct. 28, 1872: lo-
cated in Logan. Cache Co.. in 1873, where he still resides; fllled a mis-
sion to Scandinavia in 1880-82, presiding over the Copenhagen Confer-
enece, Denmark; ordained a Seventy 4an. 12, 1884; labored in the Lo-
gan Temple as an ordinance worker nine months in 1884-85; filled a sec-
ond mission to Scandinavia in 1885-88; presided over the Christianla
<-i nferenre thirty-eight months: tilled a third mission to Scandinavia
in 18S3-9. r >. again presiding over the Christiania conference; his labors
as a missionary have been eminently successful; he now presides
over the Scandinavian meetings in Logan, Cache Co.
Son of Niels C. and Catherine Christiansen, was born Aug. 17, 1854, in
Salt Lake City, Utah, baptized when eight years old at Ephraim,
Sanpete Co.; ordained an Elder in January, 1876; married Hannah
M. Peterson Jan. 31, 1876; removed to Mayfield in 1876, being one of the
pioneer settlers of that place, ani during the following years he
utilized his best energies and ability in the interest of the new settle-
ment; he was manager of the May field Co-op from 1881 to 1890; sup-
erintendent of the Mayfield Sabbath School from 1878 to 1891; ordained a
Seventy in 1884, and a High Priest in 1888; acted as second counselor to
Bishop O. C. Olsen. In 1891-93; filled mission to Scandinavia, presiding
fifteen months over the Aarhus conference, Denmark, and nearly a
year over the Scandinavian mission; he died at Mayfield, March 6, 1895.
Son of Niels C. and Dorthea C. Christiansen, was born Dec. 7, 1857, in
Salt Lake City, Utah; removed with his parents to Epnraim, Sanpete
Co., In 1858, where he was baptized Oct. 27, 1867; Went to Arizona as
a missionary settler in 1876; after his return he was ordained an
Elder April 21, 1881, and married Dorthea C. Jensen; served the people
of Ephraim as policeman, constable and city marshal for several
year's; ordained a Seventy by John F. F. Dorius Jan. 2. 1885; filled a
mission to the Northwestern States in 1887-88; removed to Mayfield
with his family in 1890, having been ordained a Bishop May 18, 1890,
by Heber J. Grant and called to preside at that place; served as a
member of the State Constitutional convention in 1895; served in the
Utah legislature in 1899. and filled many other positions of honor and
Born March 5, 1819, In Bodstrup. Sorbymagle parish, Soro Amt, Den-
mark; embraced the Gospel and was baptized Dec. 8, 1851, by John
E. Forsgren; presided over the Sonder-Over3rev brancn, Copenhagen
conference two and-one half years; emigrated to Utah in 1856, and
located in Brigham City; removed to Ephraim. Sanpete Co., in 1858;
filled a mission to Denmark in 1860-62, laboring in the Aarhus and
the Skive conferences; participated in the Black Hawk war; filled an-
other mission to Denmark in 1874-76, laboring as traveling Elder In the
Copenhagen conference; appointed counselor to Bishop Hans Jensen,
of Manti, in 1876; filled a third mission to Denmark in 1885; died Dec.
29, 1894, after an active life in the Church and in the community.
Was born In Lommedalen, Borum. Norway, April 13, 1850; joined the
Church in May, 1865; called into the local missionary field in May
1870, and sent to take charge of FreJerikstad branch, where he labored
for fifteen months with good success. While there he was arrested
and imprisoned for baptizing. He emigrated to Utah in 1871. Arriving
In Salt Lake City he was employed by D. F. Walker Esq. ; filled a mis-
sion to Scandinavia in 1883-85; took charge of the Drammens branch
seven months, after which he had chargeof theChristianiaconference.
At home he has acted as counselor to A. W. Winberg and J. M.
Sjb'dahl in the presidency of the Scandinavian meetings in Salt Lake
City. In the fall of 1893 he was elected county commissioner for Salt
Lake county. When the Granite Stake was organized he was ordained
a High Priest and chosen as a High Councilor.
JAMES H. CLINGER,
Born Feb. 10, 1849, in Pottowattamie County, Iowa, of American par-
ents, came to Utah as one of his father's family in 1852, and located
in Ogden, Weber Co.; was baptized when eight years old by James
S. Brown; removed to Provo, Utah Co., in 1858; ordained an Elder
Sept. 10, 1864, by Bishop J. P. R. Johansen; married Pauline M. Wil-
liamson Feb. 10, 1868: filled a mission to Norway in 1884-86; learned
the language in a remarkably short time; presided over the Dram-
men branch. At home he has been a diligent worker in the interest
of the Church, and since March, 1892. he has acted as first counselor to
Bishop John Johnson, of the Lake View Ward, near Provo.
WILLIAM WALLACE CLl'FF.
Born in Willcughty. Geuaga Co., Ohio, March 8, 1832, baptized in
1842. his parents having joined the Church ten years before; as a
youth he became acquainted with the Prophet Joseph; emigrated with
his parents to Utah in 1850, and settlea in Provo, Utah Co filled
a mission to Hawaii in 1834-58; and learned the Hawaiian language;
filled a second mission to Scandinavia in 1870-71, where he presided
in speaking the Danish language; married Miss Ann Whipple in 1864-
filled a second mission to Scandinavia in 1876-71, where he presided
over the mission; his labors among the Scandinavian people on
these two missions greatly endeared them to him. and thus he
counts these missionary years among the happiest of his life- he
has pressed over the Summit Stake of Zion since 1877; tilled two other
short missions to Hawaii one in 1864 an3 another in 1887 He has
served six terms in the Territorial legislature
Born May 4, 1830, in Skane, Sweden, baptized by Nils B. Adler Aug.
10, 1857; e'migrated to Utah in 1859, and located at Mt. Pleasant, San-
pete Co., where he resided until his death which occurred June 5, 1875.
In 1871-73 he filled a mission to Scandinavia and presided over the
Skane conference, Sweden. He was a Seventy and an exemplary
Saint, highly respected by all who knew him.
Born July 20, 1824, in Copenhagen, Denmark; took pan in the war be-
tween Germany and Denmark in 1848-49, wit.iout injury to himself; was
baptized Nov. 24, 1851; emigrated to Utah in 1852; ordained a Priest.
w..-le traveling, and given charge of ten wagons in crossing the plains;
arrived in Salt Lake City in September. 1853, and located in what is
now Spring City, Sanpete Co.; the Indians causing the settlers to
move away. Bro. Dinesen locates in Manti, where he has lived ever
since. He has been ordained successively to the office of Elder,
Seventy and High Priest, and acted in the capacity of Teacher in
the North Ward for many years. He has aided in the erection of the
Temples in St. George, Manti and Salt Lake City.
GEORGE PARKER DYKES,
An American by birth, embraced the Gospel in the days of the
Prophet Joseph Smith, and was ordained a Seventy May 12, 1839, under
the hands of Joseph Young and osiers: performed missionary work
in several States, and while laboring in Illinois, in 1842, lie baptized
the flrst Norwegian that ever joined the Church, in La Salle County,
Illinois. As an officer in the Mormon Battalion he marched from
Fort Leavenworth to California in 1846-47; called on a mission to Great
Britain, from whence he accompanied Erastus Snow to Scandinavia
in June 1850; he labored principally in the cities of Copenhagen and
Aalborg, Denmark, and then went ot Germany. He died at Zenos,
Maricopa Co., Arizona, Feb. 25, 1888, about 83 years old.
Born Sept. 21, 1804, in Copenhagen, Denmark; became an orphan
while yet a small child and was raised by strangers; when only eleven
years old he was appointed to learn the trade of a shoemaker; he
served for that purpose six years; when twenty-eight years old he
married Anna Sophie Christoffersen, with whom he had nine children;
among them Carl C. N. Dorius, John F. 1< . Dorius and Augusta D.
Stevens; he joineJ the Baptists in Copenhagen, but was among the
first in that city to embrace the true Gospel, being baptized by Chr.
Christiansen Nov. 15, 1850; labored as a missionary on the island of
SjEelland; emigrated to Utah in 1854-55; lost two of his daughters on the
way by cholera; settled in Ephraim, Sanpete Co., where he died July
10, 1872; his wife died June 27, 1895.
CARL CHRISTIAN NIKOLAI DORIUS,
Son of Nikolai Dorius. was born April 5, 1830, in Copenhagen, Den-
mark; baptized by his brother, John F. F. Dorius, Jan. 2, !Sb2; labored
as a missionary in Norway about four and one-half years, suffering:
much persecution and months of imprisonment for the Gospel's sake;
emigrated to Utah in 1857 and located in Ephraim, Sanpete Co.; filleJ
a mission to Scandinavia in 1860-62, laboring as a traveling Elder in
the Christiania conference, Norway; was chosen and ordained Bishop
of Ephraim South Ward when the Sanpete Stake of Zion was organ-
ized in 1877; filled that position ably and faithfully till his death which
occurred in Ephraim, March 4, 1894.
JOHN FREDERIK FERDINAND DORK'S.
Son of Nikolai Dorius, was born June 15. 1832. in Copenhagen, Den-
rrark; baptized by Chr. Christiansen, Dec. 14, 1850; labored as a mis-
sionary in Denmark and Norway about six years, during which time
he suffered imprisonment and much persecution for the Gospel's sake;
emigrated to Utah in 1857 and located at Ephraim where he still re-
sides; filled a mission to Scandinavia in 1860-63, laboring as a traveling
Elder in Norway; performed a second mission to Scandinavia In 1876-78,
laboring this time as traveling Elder in the whole mission and later as
president of the Christiania conference; filled a mission to the North-
ern States in 1896-97, laboring mostly in the city of Chicago; performed
a second mission to the Northern States in 1898-99, this time laboring
principally in Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska.
CHARLES R. DORIUS,
Son of Bishop Carl E. N. Dorius. was born July 10, 1858, in Ephraim,
Sanpete Co., Utah; baptized when eight years old; married Miss
Margarethe Nielsen, Dec. 11, 1S79; is a graduate from the B. Y. Acad-
emy and has filled several positions, ecclesiastical ana secular, in
Ephraim; thus he has served as city councilor, city treasurer and
school trustee; filled a mission to Norway in 1886-88; at a Stake con-
ference held in Manti, Sanpete Co., in May, 1894, he was orclained a
Bishop and set apart to preside as such over the Ephraim South
Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father.
NIELS CHRISTIAN RDLEFSEN,
Born Jan. 3, 1827, near Oiense, Fyen, Denmark; baptized Feb. 3, 1858.
by Peter Petersen; labored as a missionary in DenmarK about four
years, first as president and traveling Elder in Kyen, later as presi-
dent of the Aalborg and still later as president of the Copenhagen con-
ference; emigrated to Utah in 1864; located in Bear Lake Valley, where
he acted as Bishop of the Ovid Ward and also as a member of the
High Council; filled a mission to Scandinavia in 1870-71. laboring as
traveling Elder in the whole mission and later as president of the
Odense conference; located in Logan in 1877; took an active part in
the building of the Logan Temple; acted for many years as vice presi-
dent of the Temple; was a member of the High Council of the Cache
Stake, and presided over the Scandinavian meetings in Logan; he died
Feb. 5, 1898, at Logan.
FREDERICK JULIUS CHRISTIAN DANIELSEN,
Son of Anders Danielsen and Kirstine Frederiksen, was born Dec. 16,
1858, near Aarhus. Denmark; emigrated to Utah in 1867, crossing the
plains in an independent ox train; located together with his father
in Hyrum, Cache Co., where he was baptized in 1868; removed with his
father to Fairview. Siinpete Co., in 1869, where he has since resided;
married Adelaide Taylor in December, 1884; filled a mission to Den-
mark in l,S!i.")-97, laboring principally in the Randers and Esbjerg
branches of the Aarhus conference.
CHRISTINA ERIKA FORSGREN DAVIS,
Born in Gefte, Sweden. April 26, 1820; baptized by her brother, John E.
Forsgren, Aug. 4, 1850, being the first woman who embraced the Gospel
in Sweden; emigrated to Utah in 1852-53, in the first large company from
Scandinavia, the company being led by her brother, John K. . orsgren;
located in Brigham City, Box Elder Co.. in 1853, and was married to
William Davis, the first Bishop of Brigham City in 1854. She lives at
present at Avon, Cache Co., Utah.
Bern March 7. 1X53, in Ed parish, Vermlana, Sweden; removed with
his parents to Norrkciping. and lived tnere till he was fifteen years
old, when he went to Gothenburg and learned the trade of wood-
carving; here he first met the Latter-day Saints, became a convert
an! was baptized June 27, 1871, by Samuel Bachman; a. year later he
was ordained an Elder by N. P. Lindelof and called into the mis-
sionary field; presided over the Skara branch and over the several
districts in the Gothenburg conference successively; emigrated to
Utah in 1875; married Amanda Josephine ostergren April 30. 1890;
filled a mission to Sweden in 1890-92; presided over the Gotnenburg
branch and later over the Gothenburg conference; his present resi-
dence is the Seventeenth Ward, Salt Lake City.
AGNES JOSEJrHINE DAHLQUIST.
Daughter of Laurentius Dahlquist and Amanda Josephine ostergren,
was born May 22. 1876. in the Seventeenth Ward, Salt Lake City. Utah
and baptized when eight years old. When a mere child she exhibited