Citation:UPB files, accessed 2010 (The Gottfredson family settled in Utah in 1858, mostly in the Richfield and Manti area. Jens and Karen Jensen Gottfredon joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emigrated to the United States in 1855 with their children, which included Peter Gottfredson. In 1858, they trekked with a handcart company to the Salt Lake Valley, and eventually settled in Richfield, Utah. Peter Gottfredson became involved in the local militia during the Black Hawk War when Native Americans threatened to chase the Saints out of the Richfield/Manti area. In 1872 he married Amelia Gledhill. They had nine children together before Amelia passed away in 1893. Later that year, Peter married Alice Keeler Hatch, and before they divored in 1913, they had five children together. After their divorce, Peter traveled to compile his life's work, a book on the history of the Indian Wars in Utah. Alice was a temple worked in the Manti and St. George temples. The fourth of Peter and Alice's children was David Booth Gottfredson, who served in World War 1, married Irma Grainger in 1922, and went to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. They had five children together, four of whom lived to adulthood. David Booth Gottfredson also served as a Colonel in North Africa and Italy in World War 2. He was discharged due to illness and injury in 1944. David and Irma's early married life was spent in Richfield, but following World War 2, they lived and worked in the Salt Lake City area. David passed away in 1977, and Irma in 1988.)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7941 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to the history of the Pioneer Ward in Provo, Utah--such as a ward history, an official document of the ward's founding, and items relating to the Primary organization's creation, running, and planning. Founding documents show bishoprics and relief societies since the early 1920s and growth of the ward. Includes a hymnbook used by Gottfredson, a "Parent and Child" volume from 1909 used for LDS Sunday School, a "Bluejackets" navy manual from 1927. Also includes...
Collection — Folder: 16
Identifier: MSS 7615
Scope and Contents Contains family histories, journals, scrapbooks, correspondence, personal records, and various publications, all related to the personal and professional lives of Peter and Alice Gottfredson and David and Irma Gottfredson. Includes information on the Black Hawk Wars in the Richfield/Manti area, World War I, World War II in Italy and North Africa, temple work in the St. George Temple, and medical work in Richfield and Salt Lake City. Also includes family histories on the Gottfredson, Keeler,...
Dates: approximately 1865-2008
Identifier: MSS 7941
Scope and Contents
Contains a record of Gottfredson's military service aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix during World War II. Also contains materials pertaining to the history of the Pioneer Ward in Provo, Utah. Dated 1910-1969.