Mormons -- Utah -- Lake View -- History
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten diaries from 1895 to 1921 with a gap from 1903 to 1912. For much of this time Johnson served as bishop of the Lakeview Ward (near Provo, Utah) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Johnson writes about his farming, lists purchases, records social events, and mentions his concerns about the youth in the area.
Handwritten letters and a diary. Also included are typescripts of diaries. Some items are in Danish. Most of the materials were produced when Jorgensen was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in Scandinavia. The letters were written to his wives. His diaries also cover the time he spent in prison for polygamy.
Photocopies of a typewritten autbiography. Also incuded are photocopies of photographs of family members and of a handwritten letter. The item was originally written in Danish. It was translated into English in 1933 by Albert L. Zobell. Hans writes about growing up in Denmark, his migration to Utah, and his life in Lake View. Also included is copy a patriarchal blessing.