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Jens Nielson, bishop of Bluff

David S. Carpenter

Jens Nielson, bishop of Bluff

by David S. Carpenter

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Published by BYU Studies in Provo, Utah .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
  • History,
  • Bishops,
  • Biography,
  • Church history

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid S. Carpenter
    SeriesDissertations in Latter-day Saint history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX8611 C295 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 357 p. :
    Number of Pages357
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25330193M
    ISBN 109780842527712
    LC Control Number2011501506
    OCLC/WorldCa747037653

    The phrase comes from Jens Nielson, the first Mormon bishop of Bluff. A native Danish speaker, Jens had a curious accent and was known for encouraging the Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition members to continue when they thought they couldn’t by saying, “We must go through even if we can’t.”. Settled at Bluff, San Juan County, Utah Territory, Served as bishop of the Bluff Ward, – Died at Bluff. () Nielson, Kirsten Jensen (Aug –Decem ). Born at Blans, Stokkemarke, Laaland, Denmark; daughter of Kirsten Weaver and .

    They pioneered the way to Red Creek, now Paragonah, Cedar City and to Bluff in , and Mr. Nielson was bishop of Bluff for twenty-five years. He was also a member of the corporation having the cooperative store. He had splendid farm interests and was extensively engaged in raising horned cattle.   Jens Nielson settled 6 towns, starting with Bluff, Utah, where Jens was Bishop for 26 years. From his handcart trials, he limped the rest of his life with one foot at a right angle to the other. He had prayed that if he was allowed to live to see Zion, all his days would be spent in usefulness under the direction of the Holy Priesthood.

    Jens Nielson. Jens Nielsen, 58, dies in Denmark Mr. Schermerhorn was an active advocate of labor organizations and in became one of the first members of Bluff City Typographical Union, with which he has ever since been affiliated, serving for several years as treasurer. Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will. Bishop Jens Nielson, who was called to be one of the leaders on the San Juan expedition, had crossed the Great Plains as part of the Willey Handcart Company. When rescuers from Salt Lake arrived they didn't have shoes big enough to fit his rag-bound feet. While struggling over Rocky Ridge, his feet froze so bad that he couldn't go on any farther.


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Jens Nielson, bishop of Bluff by David S. Carpenter Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Denmark native, Jens Nielson emigrated to Utah Territory in By he joined the Hole-in-the Rock expedition to settle Bluff, where he served as ward bishop for over two decades. As much a part of the landscape as the red cliffs, Bishop Nielson helped the town develop the contrasting characteristics that most impressed outsiders.

Jens Nielson, Bishop of Bluff 3 labor to stay where they were. In our time, when opportunities for physical work have to be rented in health clubs and microwaves are too slow, all pioneer life looks difficult. But the toil and discomfort exacted from those who lived in Bluff daunted even experienced colonizers.

(A History of Bishop Jens Nielson) By Jay P. Nielson (Notes in italics by Ben S. Markham) Our mind’s eye takes us back to the crest of San Juan Hill, to Jens Nielson and the family that was with him at the time.

Of a worn out, beaten, patched-up wagon, denude of provisions or items which might make a. Jens Nielson, Bishop of Bluff by David S Carpenter,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).

There's a lot of history, including at the house, Jens Nielson house. The Bluff Fort Museum is an absolute must see, and a lot of history in the house itself.

Overall, the experience was good, although one of the bathrooms had a leak, for which we notified the property manager as soon as we found it. The Jens Nielson House is a historic house in Bluff, was built in for Jens Nielson, an immigrant from Denmark who converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and arrived in the United States with his wife, née Elsie Rasmussen, in Nielson moved to San Juan County, Utah inand he served as the bishop of Bluffdale for 26 years.

Kumen Jones in the first Bishopric in Bluff: F. Jens Nielson, first bishop of Bluff G. Lemuel H. Redd H. Barton Cabin in Bluff Today the Barton cabin represents the sole surviving feature of the earliest architecture of Bluff. It retains the integrity of its original location, design, setting, material, workmanship, feeling, and association.

The following document is a report of the San Juan Stake Relief Society quarterly conference held Novem The San Juan Stake, organized in September in San Juan County, Utah, was led by pioneers who had reached the area in ‒ as participants in the arduous Hole-in-the-Rock expedition to the far southeast corner of Utah.

Hole in the Rock, the daunting entry into the wilderness trail to Bluff. Kumen Jones in the first Bishopric in Bluff: F.

Jens Nielson, first bishop of Bluff G. Lemuel H. Redd H. Barton Cabin in Bluff Today the Barton cabin represents the sole surviving feature of the earliest architecture of Bluff.

It retains the integrity of its original. Jens Nielson was a religious emigrant from the island of Laaland, Denmark. There's a lot of history, including at the house, Jens Nielson house.

The Bluff Fort Museum is an absolute must see, and a lot of history in the house itself. The property itself is historical, having belonged to an early bishop of the region. About 40 minutes. A few years later, Karl and LaRue Barton purchased the rock home in Bluff built by her great-grandfather Jens Nielson.

A memorial wall to the original Hole in the Rock pioneers was planned, installed, and dedicated in by then-Presiding Bishop H. David Burton. Jens was the son of Bishop Jens Nielson and Kirsten Jensen Nielson, both Danish converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Their son, Jens Peter, was born in Parowan and he was nearly 18 when their family came through the Hole in the Rock with the original pioneers. On the expedition from Escalante to Bluff, It was Jens Nielson that made the decision to go forward at the crevice known as Hole-in-the-Rock.

Jens Nielson served as ward bishop for over two decades and the first bishop of Bluff. From a diary written by Josephine Catherine Catterly Wood about the journey from Escalante to Bluff.

The white man retrieved his mount and recrossed the river to Bluff, telling Bishop Jens Nielson of the incident. A few days later the settlers found more horses missing. Bishop Nielson suggested that Thales Haskel, missionary to the Indians, and Kumen Jones follow Frank to Pages:   After they arrived, Jens said, “As extreme as this handcart ordeal was, the trek through Hole-in-the-Rock was more severe.” He helped settle Bluff, Utah, serving as the bishop for 25 years.

Jens died at age 86 years. A few years later, Elsie told her grandson that Jens had. Inthe Nielson’s sailed from Liverpool, England, aboard the ship Thornton. Traveling with Elsie was her husband, Jens, (age 35) and her son, Niels (5). The Nielson’s were also bringing a little girl by the name of Bodil Mortenson (9), to meet a part of her family that had come to Utah previously.

Jens was known for being a generous man. He was the foreman of the Bluff Pool. Joe Nielson was the sheep man. Jens was the farmer. They carried on the company until Jens died. Joe died first, then Francis, then Jens (P.). He was a County Commissioner and later served two terms in the State Legislature.

He served as a counselor to both Bishop L. Redd and later to Kumen Jones in : Janet Bradford. Some pioneers like Jens Nielson, had already survived the Willey handcart trek, and had been “called” to relocate many times by the LDS Church.

Despite his age, he still willingly accepted the call. He would eventually serve as Bishop of Bluff for 26 years. Jens Nielson story. My wife and kids, who are descendants of Jens Nielson, the first Mormon Bishop of Bluff, are forever getting after me because of my contrasting character.

Whenever a controversial issue arises concerning the who, what, where, when, why and how of Bluff, and those involved in Laurie's genesis, I usually side with the opposition.

LaMont J. Crabtree, an expert on the trail, will talk about the route. David S. Carpenter, a historian and author of “Jens Nielson, Bishop of Bluff,” will explain the first LDS settlement in San Juan County.

The program will also explore the Hole-in-the-Rock story. The public is invited to meet the presenters at p.m. Bishop Jens Nielson. Bluff City. San Juan County. Utah Dear Brother, My son Samuel S. and myself left here on the 16th of December for a trip to your place or Bluff City.

On the 20th of same month arrived at Durango in the midst of a fearful snow storm which continued for several days, when it cleared off leaving about 3 feet of snow on the.He was the foreman of the Bluff Pool.

Joe Nielson was the sheep man. Jens was the farmer. They carried on the company until Jens died. Joe died first, then Francis, then Jens (P.).

He was a County Commissioner and later served two terms in the State Legislature. He served as a counselor to both Bishop L.

H. Redd and later to Kumen Jones in Bluff.Letter to Bishop Jens Nielson from F.A. Hammond: An Account of Mary Howard Hammond: Letter of Amelia May Hammond to her Father: Concerning Amelia's Home: Letter from Albert R.

Lyman: Story from Gladys Lyman: Narration of Amelia in Bluff: Blessing by Charles D. Evans: Messages Written to Amelia: Letter Written.