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Hansen and Broberg family biographies and family records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1488

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of three typescripts. One is a biography of Niels Hansen and Karen Marie Hansen by their daughter Norma Hansen Decker, another is an autobiography by Ernest John Broberg, and the last item consists of family records collected by John Broberg and Niels M. Hansen. Decker talks about her parents' conversion to the Mormon Church in Denmark, their journey from Denmark on the vessel "Emerald Isle" to America, their settling in Utah, their experiences with Indians, and their lifelong devotion to the Mormon Church. Broberg talks of his early years in Sweden, of the beautiful scenery there, and of chores he used to do to earn money. The Broberg family records cover the years 1793 to 1913.


  • 1868-1920


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Biographies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

Daughter of Danish immigrants who came to Utah in 1868.


1 folder (0.07 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Richard Holzapfel in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard Holzapfel; 1979.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Hansen and Broberg family biographies and family records
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States