Henry Niels Peterson

3 Apr 1882 - 30 Apr 1937

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Compiled by Burl Peterson's daughter, Brenda Samuel Francis had originally settled on some poor farm land in Lake Shore, Utah. They had a one room house with a loft. All of the children were born in this house. Eventually, Samuel did better, and built a nice red-brick house, little by little, as the
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Taber, Division No. 2, Alberta
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Info Shared at Blaine Lake 1976 Peterson Reunion

Colaborador: cabrower Created: 1 year ago Updated: 9 months ago

Compiled by Burl Peterson's daughter, Brenda Samuel Francis had originally settled on some poor farm land in Lake Shore, Utah. They had a one room house with a loft. All of the children were born in this house. Eventually, Samuel did better, and built a nice red-brick house, little by little, as they could afford it. It was new when Emma, the third Francis daughter, and Henry Peterson married, and the reception was held there. That house still stands in Lake shore. Emma Francis, the third girl and the first to marry, was married to Henry Peterson in October of 1902 in the Salt Lake Temple. Henry and his family had been asked--by the church--to colonize in California or Canada. They had chosen Canada. Emma didn't want to go because it was so far from her family. She wanted them to go, too. Henry left her in Utah for the winter, and went on to Canada with the Petersons. Emma attended Brigham Young Academiy, taking a domestic arts course. Since Samuel Francis was so kind-hearted, he and his family moved to Alberta the following April so that Emma could be with her family AND her husband. They went by train, which in those days wound back and forth. Emma would get out and pick flowers by the wayside, then get back on the train as it came back around. Andrew Peterson carried strawberry plants to Alberta in a bandanna. Henry was at one time the Strawberry King of Alberta. Burl remembers crawling on his hands and knees, up and down the long rows, to place the plants. Often he would sneak off to Uncle Lawrence's (half a mile) to play for awhile. Several times he got a whipping. Alberta was flat and desolate in those early days: no trees and little vegetation. The land was so flat that there were few natural pockets to collect and retain water in. Water had to be hauled from Raymond, or the river. When they'd bring water home from the river (5 miles away), in a barrel, they'd place a laundry tub over top, but will all the motion, only half a barrel would be left. They'd bathe, wash the clothes, mop the floors, then give it to the hogs. Trees were planted for windbreaks around the homesteads and along fields. Henry told the family: There's so many of us, that if we all work together and do a little bit more than our share, we'll be a success. But if we all do a little less, we won't be successful. Henry was good at wrestling, swimming, and ice skating. He could skate his name on ice. Henry had rheumatic fever as a boy and as a result had a rheumatic heart. He was ill on many occasions. The family members would kneel around his bed and take turns saying a prayer. He would recover. One time the doctor came, took his pulse, and told him he had no business living. When Vera was born, the doctor gave him only a few weeks to live, but he so badly wanted to live to raise his family. It was very difficult for him to fall asleep, as he couldn't get comfortable. So he'd get up on his elbows and knees, hunched over. When he'd get to sleep, he would fall over against the pillow. Early one morning he had a coughing fit in the bathroom, and it caught in his throat. Leo and Burl carried him out. Vera, the youngest of the 14 children, was 13 when Henry died. When Melva was 11 months, the twins were born, so Em had three in diapers. This was a hardship, with water so scarce. Marie has made the comment: "you trained yourself fast!" Em had trouble training Leo. One day, in exasperation, she sat him, bare, out in a newly plowed field, to train him. Once when Em and Henry were coming home from church, they realized that little Melva was not with them, so they had to go back for her. Everyone had to help on the farm. The had to hoe weeds out of the potatoes. They stayed out of school for the harvest. They picked in sacks, and loaded them into the root cellars. (Bury rootbeer in ground to keep it cool to slake their thirst as they worked). Florence plowed about 75 acres of sugar beets one year. She was a hard worker. The school vans were kind of like a covered wagon. The canvas on the sides could be rolled up for warmer weather, rolled down for cold. Footwarmers were used when it was cold. Hot bricks or rocks were placed in a drawer-like container. Once there was a very bad blizzards and the school children were marooned at the school. Teachers, the janitor, and other adults drew lots to see who would go to get food for the kids. It was a quarter mile to the store. The winner (or loser) came back with jams, bread, and milk. They stayed overnight. Henry came by bobsleigh and horses to take his children home. He had to let the horses find their own way home, as the storm was still very bad. Entertainment for the youth? Every week there was a party at someone's house. They would walk, go by wagon, or by sleigh. They played organized games, Spin the Bottle, Rook, and Give Away. There was always cake, punch, and sandwiches of ground-up meat or tuna. (The Andersons didn't want butter on theirs, so there was always a separate plate for them. Eventually, all sandwiches were buttered, and some set on a separate plate for the Andersons, who still thought they were plain). Each child and grandchlid was special to Em, as were her foster children. Erma Peterson and Beulah (6 months) stayed for awhile after their mother died of measles. This was Lawrence's wife. He eventually remarried. Em's sister Rose Johnson and her husband both died. Myrle stayed with Emma and Henry frequently. She says that she especially remembers Christmas time, because she received as much as any of the Petersons. She always felt at home there. Burl says he just thought she was one of the sisters, there were so many of them anyway! Em was an excellent nurse, and Henry anticipated accidents by being cautious and using prevention As many children as there were in the family, and it being a farm, many serious things could have happened, but mostly didn't because of Henry's safety admonitions and precautions. One situation that did come up was when Glen was putting up hay. He walked up behind a horse which shied for some reason, and kicked him in the face, resulting in the loss of his eye. Henry was well-read and well-versed. He was involved in community affairs, and left the fine details of running the household up to Em, who made their home a great haven for the worker to come home to Henry was kind of tight with money, even after they all got to the point where he really didn't need to be. Emma sat down one day to decide which underwear to order from the mail order catalogue. Henry took her order to the post office to get a money order, but just didn't have enough money. When he came home and told Em, she cried, "But Henry, I only ordered enough for one pair each!" Em loved gum. She had a special place under a shelf in the pantry where she would put her ABC (already-been-chewed) gum until she wanted it again. Emma was quite the person to store things. She kept 100-pound bags of flour and sugar in the back of the largest upstairs closet, and kept her canned and bottled food in the basement. She canned her own vegetables and meat, and bottled fruit and rootbeer. Apostle Ballard saw what she had one time, and commented that if the church members all followed the counsel to store food as she had done, everyone would be in good shape. Not only did she have food put away, but also items such as sheets, pillow cases, garments, rugs, socks, quilts, aprons, clothing, and on and on. She'd forget just what she had, and buy more. But whenever a birthday, wedding, or new baby came along, she always had something on hand. She kept her eye open as to people's needs, whether it be food or otherwise, and was always helping someone out. Em thought it was special that Marie brought the twins--LaVern an LaVaun-home from the hospital on her 60th birthday. She had six new grandchildren in a 3 month period: Devon Tufts, Vern Neilson, LaVaun and LaVern Fenske, Brenda Peterson, and Anita Jones. Em and Leona went to Salt Lake to visit Clark and Zella. Grandma had brought some of her sugar cookies--always a favorite with the grandchildren. The adults went shopping. Upon their return they found that the sugar cookies were all gone. Shurl and Vern had sold them with lemonade to some construction workers In 1949 when Burl and June were visiting with the Neilsons, Vern and Shurl persuaded Kent (age 1 1/2) to stick his toe in a mousetrap. When LaVaun Fenske went away to Logan, Utah, to university, Grandma and Melva went as far as Great Falls with her. They gave her sheets, an umbrella, and kept trying to slip her some money. It was the same when Brenda was 11 and had been visiting in Barnwell for 3 weeks. She needed to go to Cardston to catch a ride back to Provo. They took her to Cardston. They'd bought her a new cowgirl hat, picked a sackfull of peas to snack on, packed an ample lunch (including sugar cookies!), and gave her some money. Thus it ever was with Grandma, and also Melva. Shortly after Christmas, we had another Christmas at Grandma's. For her children and grandchildren, this will always stand out in the memories of those who experienced it. We would all have drawn names. But besides the present from whomever had our name, there were many other gifts under the tree. Grandma would have a gift for each family unit, plus one for each person. It was usually an article of clothing, though the little children sometimes received a toy. And instead of stockings, Grandma had "sacks." Yes, brown paper sacks, filled with ribbon candy, peanuts, popcorn balls, and orange and apple, a chocolate bar, and gumdrops: a real treat! Also, there would be bottled homemade rootbeer. Some of us would go out to skate on the pond behind the barn. For some reason, everyone seems to remember things about Burl. Is it because he was the baby brother? More likely it is because of his particular personality, which we all love and adore, but which--as a child--must have caused Em no end of consternation! Melva would be on her hands and knees to mop, and Burl would get on her back for a ride. He says if she missed a spot, or didn't work fast enough, he'd just spur her. A wicked older boy talked Burl into going to a barn to smoke. Someone told the principal. He gave Burl the strap. Burl was in grade two! All the way home from the bus stop Marie cried, "You're going to die. You're going to hell!" Once the school caught on fire. Burl leaped down a flight of stairs and sprained his ankle. Of course, he played that for all it was worth with the girls. Henry had put fire extinguishers in every room of the house. Burl wanted to see if they worked, so he and Arthur Anderson built a fire in a wastebasket in the middle of the bedroom floor. Fortunately, the extinguisher did work. NOTE: I tried to be objective and use first names so I wouldn't confuse anyone, but I notice in the last few paragraphs I slipped back into saying "Grandma."

Andrew Pederson or Peterson and Eliza Krogh

Colaborador: cabrower Created: 1 year ago Updated: 9 months ago

Andrew Pederson or Peterson and Eliza Krogh (Much of this written by Eliza Krogh Peterson) (a continuation from their biography from "Harvest the Memories: History of the Henry Niels Peterson and Emma Sarah Francis Family" (1996) p.4-8 Andrew and Eliza lived in Provo for 40 years, during which time they were faithful and diligent members of the church. Here their eight children were born: Andrew 20 May 1864; Johanna Annie 6 May 1866 (md. Harry Stone); Peter Lorenzo 22 August 1868; Eliza Margarete 9 Apr 1870 (md. Alfred Anderson); Lawrence Peter 12 Apr 1873 (md. Minnie Belle Golsan); Antone Marinus 1 Nov 1876 (md. Amelia M. Wilde); Mary Anne 26 Sep 1879 (md. Arthur A. Wilde); Henry Niels 3 Apr 1882 (md. Emma Sarah Francis). Two of these children, Andre (at birth) and Peter (age 3 1/2 years), died and were buried in Provo. In 1902, they, with their children and their families, migrated to Raymond, Alberta, Canada. They had heard much about the rich, fertile soil there, and were anxious to try their hand at farming in this new area. When moving from Utah to Canada, Andrew know that he must not forget his prized strawberry plants. In order to keep the right environment, he chose to carry them in his red bandanna handkerchief. He was thus able to supply the plants with the moisture needed for the long journey. The strawberries survived and were planted with great care in the rich soil at Raymond, when they arrived in Canada. Because there was no irrigation system, Andrew had to hand water the plants. Little did he know at the time, that his son Henry would later come to be known as the "Strawberry King" of Alberta. The land that had originally been homesteaded by Andrew in the Barnwell-Taber area proved to be very barren, with soil not fit to grow gardens. Exasperating, to say the least, for a man who could grow almost anything, anywhere! He finally gave up in despair. Now in his advanced years, he and Eliza had a desire to be near their children. He abandoned this land, and made the move to establish a home for him and his wife Eliza, on the homestead of his son-in-law Alfred and daughter Eliza M. They lived in the same yard. He grew vegetables and plied his trade as a "truck gardener", as he had been in Provo and in Raymond, in spite of drought. Here they lived for the remainder of their years. Andrew, somewhat of a scientist, enjoyed experimenting with plants and the land. He delighted in producing the very best. Knowing that water was so scarce, he packed down the soil in the area between the rows of his garden - treating on it until it became almost as hard as concrete. This would then allow any rain or moisture that fell on the garden to run off into the plants themselves - not being wasted on the dirt in-between. No horse or any mechanical means, nor any weeds were allowed in his garden! Andrew raised prize barley seed. This was grown in the rows of the garden - then distributed to his sons for their crops. Great care was taken as it was cared for, harvested, and threshed by hand. When "Grandfather Andrew" was especially full of vim, he tried to stand near the kitchen broom as he began reminiscing about his experience for some years in the Boer War. For the grand finale, he would straighten that hump right out of his back, pick up the broom and give his grandchildren an impressive military gun routine along with his own peppy commands. "Grandfather Andrew" had some stores that he enjoyed telling over, and over. Some were actual experiences, others hypothetical, touched with a sense of humor. Each time he seemed to savor these words in his mouth as he proceeded on with his story. All of the family looked forward to his visits and his stories. When weather permitted, Grandfather Andrew made daily visits from his home next to his daughter Eliza, to Henry's home (as he also did to the homes of his other sons). Gnarled cane in his hand and crumpled red handkerchief in his hip pocket, he walked with a slow and steady gate across the area of the section that divided Andrew's home located on the S.E. quarter of the section, to Henry's on the N.E. quarter of the section. Kindred spirits, because of the love they both had for the land and growing things, Andrew and Henry spent much time together. While in their home, he placed his cane in a corner behind the kitchen door. The grandchildren loved this cane which aided their beloved grandfather to visit them so often. He appeared to enjoy his several grandchildren as they would run their fingers down the continuous curl to its very extremity, and when they often tried it out for it's efficiency. "Did it grow around a straight rod, or was it thoroughly soaked then wrapped around a straight rod?" Grandfather wasn't sure, but it was always an item of interest to his grandchildren. Often, as he sat down for a brief rest before checking the garden plot, he would entertain the grandchildren with those amusing storied which he told over and over, with a chuckle. As they listened, eyes glued to Grandpa's face, they would catch a glimpse of something orange in his mouth. On questioning, they learned that this was not candy, but a small piece of carrot, which helped to stimulate the saliva. Grandfather said that unless he kept the carrot in his mouth, his mouth would become so dry that he would be unable to talk. Known as "Honest Andrew", his word was as good as a bond. After an experience with a friend who was not as honest, he counseled his children to never sign a bond for a friend, as it was a sure way to lose a friendship. Andrew was an advocate of "An honest day's work for and honest day's pay." Eliza Krogh Peterson, self and well educated, was a very spiritual lady. She was very thorough, methodical and precise, and not prone to filling her home with ornaments. Eliza had a great love for her grandchildren, and she exhibited this love by knitting hundreds of miles of black woolen yarn into full length stockings for them. It was very seldom that you saw her without her ball of black wool yarn and knitting needles in her hands. Often the click of the needles resounded in the syncopation with the visiting. Her grandchildren viewed these stockings as a "godsend" because the winters were so cold, and they were required to walk the long distance to and from school. Willing to give of her time, Eliza improvised games to help entertain her grandchildren. One game involved the use of donut holes (the players sometimes receiving, and sometimes forfeiting the donut holes), and many times the donut count would end up being short because of hungry grandchildren nibbling even before the game would begin. Eliza was very fond of animals, and could not stand to see and cruelty to them. She expressed her dismay when one day some of the grandchildren decided to play rodeo with some of the animals in the barnyard. If any of her children treated treated the farm animals in the way she felt was unkind, she would often exclaim, "Gruesome Mineska!" Which protrayed her unhappiness and displeasure at the situation. Eliza had an almost "uncanny" ability to detect the underlying problems of her children. Not many secrets were withheld from this mother. Andrew and Eliza's most precious possessions were the family members and their testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They exhibited their love and concern for their children by moving near their daughter, Eliza and her husband Alfred, so they could help them raise their family. It provided great comfort for Eliza to see her children attend the temple and receive the blessings that belong to the Gospel. When she was 74 years old, Eliza wrote this testimony to her children, "It is my testimony to you after my experience in this church now for 54 years, that the Gospel is just as dear to me now as it was when I first received it. And only through obedience to the Laws and Ordinances thereof will we be exalted in the kingdom of the Lord in his presence. I don't know how much longer my time will be on this earth, and it doesn't matter to me. My wish and prayer is that we may all meet again some day on the other side."

Info Shared at Blaine Lake 1976 Peterson Reunion

Colaborador: tfinney22 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Compiled by Burl Peterson's daughter, Brenda Samuel Francis had originally settled on some poor farm land in Lake Shore, Utah. They had a one room house with a loft. All of the children were born in this house. Eventually, Samuel did better, and built a nice red-brick house, little by little, as they could afford it. It was new when Emma, the third Francis daughter, and Henry Peterson married, and the reception was held there. That house still stands in Lake shore. Emma Francis, the third girl and the first to marry, was married to Henry Peterson in October of 1902 in the Salt Lake Temple. Henry and his family had been asked--by the church--to colonize in California or Canada. They had chosen Canada. Emma didn't want to go because it was so far from her family. She wanted them to go, too. Henry left her in Utah for the winter, and went on to Canada with the Petersons. Emma attended Brigham Young Academiy, taking a domestic arts course. Since Samuel Francis was so kind-hearted, he and his family moved to Alberta the following April so that Emma could be with her family AND her husband. They went by train, which in those days wound back and forth. Emma would get out and pick flowers by the wayside, then get back on the train as it came back around. Andrew Peterson carried strawberry plants to Alberta in a bandanna. Henry was at one time the Strawberry King of Alberta. Burl remembers crawling on his hands and knees, up and down the long rows, to place the plants. Often he would sneak off to Uncle Lawrence's (half a mile) to play for awhile. Several times he got a whipping. Alberta was flat and desolate in those early days: no trees and little vegetation. The land was so flat that there were few natural pockets to collect and retain water in. Water had to be hauled from Raymond, or the river. When they'd bring water home from the river (5 miles away), in a barrel, they'd place a laundry tub over top, but will all the motion, only half a barrel would be left. They'd bathe, wash the clothes, mop the floors, then give it to the hogs. Trees were planted for windbreaks around the homesteads and along fields. Henry told the family: There's so many of us, that if we all work together and do a little bit more than our share, we'll be a success. But if we all do a little less, we won't be successful. Henry was good at wrestling, swimming, and ice skating. He could skate his name on ice. Henry had rheumatic fever as a boy and as a result had a rheumatic heart. He was ill on many occasions. The family members would kneel around his bed and take turns saying a prayer. He would recover. One time the doctor came, took his pulse, and told him he had no business living. When Vera was born, the doctor gave him only a few weeks to live, but he so badly wanted to live to raise his family. It was very difficult for him to fall asleep, as he couldn't get comfortable. So he'd get up on his elbows and knees, hunched over. When he'd get to sleep, he would fall over against the pillow. Early one morning he had a coughing fit in the bathroom, and it caught in his throat. Leo and Burl carried him out. Vera, the youngest of the 14 children, was 13 when Henry died. When Melva was 11 months, the twins were born, so Em had three in diapers. This was a hardship, with water so scarce. Marie has made the comment: "you trained yourself fast!" Em had trouble training Leo. One day, in exasperation, she sat him, bare, out in a newly plowed field, to train him. Once when Em and Henry were coming home from church, they realized that little Melva was not with them, so they had to go back for her. Everyone had to help on the farm. The had to hoe weeds out of the potatoes. They stayed out of school for the harvest. They picked in sacks, and loaded them into the root cellars. (Bury rootbeer in ground to keep it cool to slake their thirst as they worked). Florence plowed about 75 acres of sugar beets one year. She was a hard worker. The school vans were kind of like a covered wagon. The canvas on the sides could be rolled up for warmer weather, rolled down for cold. Footwarmers were used when it was cold. Hot bricks or rocks were placed in a drawer-like container. Once there was a very bad blizzards and the school children were marooned at the school. Teachers, the janitor, and other adults drew lots to see who would go to get food for the kids. It was a quarter mile to the store. The winner (or loser) came back with jams, bread, and milk. They stayed overnight. Henry came by bobsleigh and horses to take his children home. He had to let the horses find their own way home, as the storm was still very bad. Entertainment for the youth? Every week there was a party at someone's house. They would walk, go by wagon, or by sleigh. They played organized games, Spin the Bottle, Rook, and Give Away. There was always cake, punch, and sandwiches of ground-up meat or tuna. (The Andersons didn't want butter on theirs, so there was always a separate plate for them. Eventually, all sandwiches were buttered, and some set on a separate plate for the Andersons, who still thought they were plain). Each child and grandchlid was special to Em, as were her foster children. Erma Peterson and Beulah (6 months) stayed for awhile after their mother died of measles. This was Lawrence's wife. He eventually remarried. Em's sister Rose Johnson and her husband both died. Myrle stayed with Emma and Henry frequently. She says that she especially remembers Christmas time, because she received as much as any of the Petersons. She always felt at home there. Burl says he just thought she was one of the sisters, there were so many of them anyway! Em was an excellent nurse, and Henry anticipated accidents by being cautious and using prevention As many children as there were in the family, and it being a farm, many serious things could have happened, but mostly didn't because of Henry's safety admonitions and precautions. One situation that did come up was when Glen was putting up hay. He walked up behind a horse which shied for some reason, and kicked him in the face, resulting in the loss of his eye. Henry was well-read and well-versed. He was involved in community affairs, and left the fine details of running the household up to Em, who made their home a great haven for the worker to come home to Henry was kind of tight with money, even after they all got to the point where he really didn't need to be. Emma sat down one day to decide which underwear to order from the mail order catalogue. Henry took her order to the post office to get a money order, but just didn't have enough money. When he came home and told Em, she cried, "But Henry, I only ordered enough for one pair each!" Em loved gum. She had a special place under a shelf in the pantry where she would put her ABC (already-been-chewed) gum until she wanted it again. Emma was quite the person to store things. She kept 100-pound bags of flour and sugar in the back of the largest upstairs closet, and kept her canned and bottled food in the basement. She canned her own vegetables and meat, and bottled fruit and rootbeer. Apostle Ballard saw what she had one time, and commented that if the church members all followed the counsel to store food as she had done, everyone would be in good shape. Not only did she have food put away, but also items such as sheets, pillow cases, garments, rugs, socks, quilts, aprons, clothing, and on and on. She'd forget just what she had, and buy more. But whenever a birthday, wedding, or new baby came along, she always had something on hand. She kept her eye open as to people's needs, whether it be food or otherwise, and was always helping someone out. Em thought it was special that Marie brought the twins--LaVern an LaVaun-home from the hospital on her 60th birthday. She had six new grandchildren in a 3 month period: Devon Tufts, Vern Neilson, LaVaun and LaVern Fenske, Brenda Peterson, and Anita Jones. Em and Leona went to Salt Lake to visit Clark and Zella. Grandma had brought some of her sugar cookies--always a favorite with the grandchildren. The adults went shopping. Upon their return they found that the sugar cookies were all gone. Shurl and Vern had sold them with lemonade to some construction workers In 1949 when Burl and June were visiting with the Neilsons, Vern and Shurl persuaded Kent (age 1 1/2) to stick his toe in a mousetrap. When LaVaun Fenske went away to Logan, Utah, to university, Grandma and Melva went as far as Great Falls with her. They gave her sheets, an umbrella, and kept trying to slip her some money. It was the same when Brenda was 11 and had been visiting in Barnwell for 3 weeks. She needed to go to Cardston to catch a ride back to Provo. They took her to Cardston. They'd bought her a new cowgirl hat, picked a sackfull of peas to snack on, packed an ample lunch (including sugar cookies!), and gave her some money. Thus it ever was with Grandma, and also Melva. Shortly after Christmas, we had another Christmas at Grandma's. For her children and grandchildren, this will always stand out in the memories of those who experienced it. We would all have drawn names. But besides the present from whomever had our name, there were many other gifts under the tree. Grandma would have a gift for each family unit, plus one for each person. It was usually an article of clothing, though the little children sometimes received a toy. And instead of stockings, Grandma had "sacks." Yes, brown paper sacks, filled with ribbon candy, peanuts, popcorn balls, and orange and apple, a chocolate bar, and gumdrops: a real treat! Also, there would be bottled homemade rootbeer. Some of us would go out to skate on the pond behind the barn. For some reason, everyone seems to remember things about Burl. Is it because he was the baby brother? More likely it is because of his particular personality, which we all love and adore, but which--as a child--must have caused Em no end of consternation! Melva would be on her hands and knees to mop, and Burl would get on her back for a ride. He says if she missed a spot, or didn't work fast enough, he'd just spur her. A wicked older boy talked Burl into going to a barn to smoke. Someone told the principal. He gave Burl the strap. Burl was in grade two! All the way home from the bus stop Marie cried, "You're going to die. You're going to hell!" Once the school caught on fire. Burl leaped down a flight of stairs and sprained his ankle. Of course, he played that for all it was worth with the girls. Henry had put fire extinguishers in every room of the house. Burl wanted to see if they worked, so he and Arthur Anderson built a fire in a wastebasket in the middle of the bedroom floor. Fortunately, the extinguisher did work. NOTE: I tried to be objective and use first names so I wouldn't confuse anyone, but I notice in the last few paragraphs I slipped back into saying "Grandma."

Andrew Pederson or Peterson and Eliza Krogh

Colaborador: tfinney22 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Andrew Pederson or Peterson and Eliza Krogh (Much of this written by Eliza Krogh Peterson) (a continuation from their biography from "Harvest the Memories: History of the Henry Niels Peterson and Emma Sarah Francis Family" (1996) p.4-8 Andrew and Eliza lived in Provo for 40 years, during which time they were faithful and diligent members of the church. Here their eight children were born: Andrew 20 May 1864; Johanna Annie 6 May 1866 (md. Harry Stone); Peter Lorenzo 22 August 1868; Eliza Margarete 9 Apr 1870 (md. Alfred Anderson); Lawrence Peter 12 Apr 1873 (md. Minnie Belle Golsan); Antone Marinus 1 Nov 1876 (md. Amelia M. Wilde); Mary Anne 26 Sep 1879 (md. Arthur A. Wilde); Henry Niels 3 Apr 1882 (md. Emma Sarah Francis). Two of these children, Andre (at birth) and Peter (age 3 1/2 years), died and were buried in Provo. In 1902, they, with their children and their families, migrated to Raymond, Alberta, Canada. They had heard much about the rich, fertile soil there, and were anxious to try their hand at farming in this new area. When moving from Utah to Canada, Andrew know that he must not forget his prized strawberry plants. In order to keep the right environment, he chose to carry them in his red bandanna handkerchief. He was thus able to supply the plants with the moisture needed for the long journey. The strawberries survived and were planted with great care in the rich soil at Raymond, when they arrived in Canada. Because there was no irrigation system, Andrew had to hand water the plants. Little did he know at the time, that his son Henry would later come to be known as the "Strawberry King" of Alberta. The land that had originally been homesteaded by Andrew in the Barnwell-Taber area proved to be very barren, with soil not fit to grow gardens. Exasperating, to say the least, for a man who could grow almost anything, anywhere! He finally gave up in despair. Now in his advanced years, he and Eliza had a desire to be near their children. He abandoned this land, and made the move to establish a home for him and his wife Eliza, on the homestead of his son-in-law Alfred and daughter Eliza M. They lived in the same yard. He grew vegetables and plied his trade as a "truck gardener", as he had been in Provo and in Raymond, in spite of drought. Here they lived for the remainder of their years. Andrew, somewhat of a scientist, enjoyed experimenting with plants and the land. He delighted in producing the very best. Knowing that water was so scarce, he packed down the soil in the area between the rows of his garden - treating on it until it became almost as hard as concrete. This would then allow any rain or moisture that fell on the garden to run off into the plants themselves - not being wasted on the dirt in-between. No horse or any mechanical means, nor any weeds were allowed in his garden! Andrew raised prize barley seed. This was grown in the rows of the garden - then distributed to his sons for their crops. Great care was taken as it was cared for, harvested, and threshed by hand. When "Grandfather Andrew" was especially full of vim, he tried to stand near the kitchen broom as he began reminiscing about his experience for some years in the Boer War. For the grand finale, he would straighten that hump right out of his back, pick up the broom and give his grandchildren an impressive military gun routine along with his own peppy commands. "Grandfather Andrew" had some stores that he enjoyed telling over, and over. Some were actual experiences, others hypothetical, touched with a sense of humor. Each time he seemed to savor these words in his mouth as he proceeded on with his story. All of the family looked forward to his visits and his stories. When weather permitted, Grandfather Andrew made daily visits from his home next to his daughter Eliza, to Henry's home (as he also did to the homes of his other sons). Gnarled cane in his hand and crumpled red handkerchief in his hip pocket, he walked with a slow and steady gate across the area of the section that divided Andrew's home located on the S.E. quarter of the section, to Henry's on the N.E. quarter of the section. Kindred spirits, because of the love they both had for the land and growing things, Andrew and Henry spent much time together. While in their home, he placed his cane in a corner behind the kitchen door. The grandchildren loved this cane which aided their beloved grandfather to visit them so often. He appeared to enjoy his several grandchildren as they would run their fingers down the continuous curl to its very extremity, and when they often tried it out for it's efficiency. "Did it grow around a straight rod, or was it thoroughly soaked then wrapped around a straight rod?" Grandfather wasn't sure, but it was always an item of interest to his grandchildren. Often, as he sat down for a brief rest before checking the garden plot, he would entertain the grandchildren with those amusing storied which he told over and over, with a chuckle. As they listened, eyes glued to Grandpa's face, they would catch a glimpse of something orange in his mouth. On questioning, they learned that this was not candy, but a small piece of carrot, which helped to stimulate the saliva. Grandfather said that unless he kept the carrot in his mouth, his mouth would become so dry that he would be unable to talk. Known as "Honest Andrew", his word was as good as a bond. After an experience with a friend who was not as honest, he counseled his children to never sign a bond for a friend, as it was a sure way to lose a friendship. Andrew was an advocate of "An honest day's work for and honest day's pay." Eliza Krogh Peterson, self and well educated, was a very spiritual lady. She was very thorough, methodical and precise, and not prone to filling her home with ornaments. Eliza had a great love for her grandchildren, and she exhibited this love by knitting hundreds of miles of black woolen yarn into full length stockings for them. It was very seldom that you saw her without her ball of black wool yarn and knitting needles in her hands. Often the click of the needles resounded in the syncopation with the visiting. Her grandchildren viewed these stockings as a "godsend" because the winters were so cold, and they were required to walk the long distance to and from school. Willing to give of her time, Eliza improvised games to help entertain her grandchildren. One game involved the use of donut holes (the players sometimes receiving, and sometimes forfeiting the donut holes), and many times the donut count would end up being short because of hungry grandchildren nibbling even before the game would begin. Eliza was very fond of animals, and could not stand to see and cruelty to them. She expressed her dismay when one day some of the grandchildren decided to play rodeo with some of the animals in the barnyard. If any of her children treated treated the farm animals in the way she felt was unkind, she would often exclaim, "Gruesome Mineska!" Which protrayed her unhappiness and displeasure at the situation. Eliza had an almost "uncanny" ability to detect the underlying problems of her children. Not many secrets were withheld from this mother. Andrew and Eliza's most precious possessions were the family members and their testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They exhibited their love and concern for their children by moving near their daughter, Eliza and her husband Alfred, so they could help them raise their family. It provided great comfort for Eliza to see her children attend the temple and receive the blessings that belong to the Gospel. When she was 74 years old, Eliza wrote this testimony to her children, "It is my testimony to you after my experience in this church now for 54 years, that the Gospel is just as dear to me now as it was when I first received it. And only through obedience to the Laws and Ordinances thereof will we be exalted in the kingdom of the Lord in his presence. I don't know how much longer my time will be on this earth, and it doesn't matter to me. My wish and prayer is that we may all meet again some day on the other side."

Life timeline of Henry Niels Peterson

1882
Henry Niels Peterson was born on 3 Apr 1882
Henry Niels Peterson was 17 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Henry Niels Peterson was 23 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Henry Niels Peterson was 30 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Henry Niels Peterson was 48 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Henry Niels Peterson died on 30 Apr 1937 at the age of 55
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