The Augusta Cemetery Family Trees

Bendt NielsenAge: 89 years18551944

Name
Bendt Nielsen
Given names
Bendt
Surname
Nielsen
Birth November 5, 1855 59 25
Census June 26, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: Page 69
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BENT NEILSON, Age 64, Farmer, Value of real estate - 470, Value of personal estate - 490, Born Denmark CHRISTIANA NEILSON, Age 30, Born Denmark BENT NEILSON, Age 4, Born Utah MARGARET C. NEILSON, Age 2, Born Utah MARY MORRISSON, Age 14, Born Denmark
Birth of a brotherEphraim Nielsen
June 30, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJacob Nielsen
April 22, 1862 (Age 6 years)
Death of a fatherBendt Nielsen
July 15, 1862 (Age 6 years)
Census July 15, 1870 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: Page 2
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CHRISTINA NEILSON, Age 40, Keeping House, Born Denmark, Parents of foreign birth BENT NEILSON, Age 14, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Attended school EPHRIAM NEILSON, Age 10, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Attended school JACOB NEILSON, Age 8, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Attended school MARY NEILSON, Age 6, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth JAMES NEILSON, Age 4, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth CHRISTIAN NEILSON, Age 2, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth WENA? NEILSON, Age 3/12, female, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Born March
Census June 2, 1880 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: Page 6, ED 10
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KISTIN NIELSEN, Age 49, Widowed, Keeping house, Born Denmark, Parents born Denmark BENDT NIELSEN, Age 23, Son, Farmer, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark EPHRAIM NIELSEN, Age 19, Son, Laborer, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark JACOB NIELSEN, Age 18, Son, Aprer? Carpenter, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark MARY NIELSEN, Age 15, Daughter, At home, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark JAMES NIELSEN, Age 13, Son, At home, idiotic, cannot read and write, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark ANNE NIELSEN, Age 5, Daughter, Attended school, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark
Birth of a son
#1
Bendt Lewis Nielsen
December 17, 1884 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Joseph Franklin Nielsen
March 5, 1886 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Edgar Nielsen
October 19, 1887 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Sylvia Nielsen
September 1, 1889 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Albert Nielsen
July 29, 1891 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Sarah Ann Nielsen
June 4, 1893 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Ada Crista Nielsen
April 6, 1895 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
May Nielsen
March 16, 1897 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Ether Leslie Nielsen
March 12, 1899 (Age 43 years)
Census June 27, 1900 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: Sheet 16B, SD 278, ED 77
Text:
BENT NIELSEN, Head, Born November 1855, Age 44, Married 17 years, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark, Farmer SARAH JANE NIELSEN, Wife, Born October 1858, Age 41, Married 17 years, 9 children, 9 living, Born Utah, Father born Missouri, Mother born England LOUIS B. NIELSEN, Son, Born December 1883, Age 16, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school JOSEPH NIELSEN, Son, Born March 1886, Age 14, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school EDGAR NIELSEN, Son, Born October 1887, Age 12, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school SYLVIA NIELSEN, Daughter, Born September 1889, Age 10, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school ALBERT NIELSEN, Son, Born July 1891, Age 8, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school SARAH A. NIELSEN, Daughter, Born June 1893, Age 6, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school ADA NIELSEN, Daughter, Born April 1895, Age 5, Born Utah, Parents born Utah MAY NIELSEN, Daughter, Born March 1897, Age 3, Born Utah, Parents born Utah ETHER S. NIELSEN, Son, Born March 1899, Age 1, Born Utah, Parents born Utah
Birth of a daughter
#10
Edith Ellen Nielsen
March 14, 1901 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#11
Lester Nielsen
January 19, 1905 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sonLester Nielsen
February 19, 1905 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 28
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Name : Lester Nielsen Titles : Death date : 19 Feb 1905 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : January 19, 1905 Estimated birth year : Birth place : Hyrum, Utah Age at death : 1 month Cause of death: Pneumonia Gender : Male Marital status : Race or color : White Spouse name : Father name : Bendt Nielsen Father titles : Father birthplace: Weber, Utah Mother name : Sarah Jane Standley Mother titles : Mother birthplace: Bountiful, Utah Informant: Bendt Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: February 21, 1905 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2229072 Digital GS number : 4120969 Image number : 605 Reference number : 28 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
Death of a motherKirsten Jorgensen
March 17, 1910 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 35
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Name : Kisten Nielsen Titles : Death date : 17 Mar 1910 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : August 12, 18 Estimated birth year : 1831 Birth place : Denmark Age at death : 79 years 7 months 5 days Cause of death: Pneumonia (Duration 5 days), Contributory cause - Senility Gender : Female Marital status : Widowed Race or color : White Spouse name : Father name : Knudsen Father titles : Father birthplace: Denmark Mother name : Unknown Mother titles : Mother birthplace: Denmark Informant: Bendt Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: March 20, 1910 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2229323 Digital GS number : 4120997 Image number : 823 Reference number : 35 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: Sheet 18A, SD 1, ED 26
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BENDT NEILSEN, Head, Age 54, Married once, Married 27 years, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark, Farmer, home farm SARAH JANE NEILSEN, Wife, Age 51, Married 27 years, 11 children, 10 living, Born Utah, Father born ?, Mother born England B. LOUIS NEILSEN, Son, Age 25, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm JOSEF W. F. NEILSEN, Son, Age 24, Single, Born Utah, minister EDGAR NEILSEN, Son, Age 23, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm SYLVIA NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 20, Single, Born Utah ALBERT NEILSEN, Son, Age 18, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm SARAH ANN NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 16, Born Utah ADA C. NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 15, Born Utah MAY NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 13, Born Utah ETHER LULES NEILSEN, Son, Age 11, Born Utah EDITH ELLEN NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 9, Born Utah
Death of a half-brotherAndrew B. Nielsen
February 6, 1913 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 25
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Name : Andrew B. Nielsen Titles : Death date : 06 Feb 1913 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : March 24, 1835 Estimated birth year : 1836 Birth place : Denmark Age at death : 77 years 10 months 12 days Cause of death: Acute Bronchitis Gender : Male Marital status : Married Race or color : White Occupation: Farmer Spouse name : Father name : Bent Nielsen Father titles : Father birthplace: Sweden Mother name : Margreth Eilerpen Mother titles : Mother birthplace: Denmark Informant: Mrs. Andrew B. Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: February 9, 1913 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2229370 Digital GS number : 4121198 Image number : 36 Reference number : 25 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
Death of a half-brotherNiels B. Nielsen
March 15, 1913 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 63
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Name : Niels B. Nielsen Titles : Death date : 15 Mar 1913 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : July 14, 1822 Estimated birth year : 1823 Birth place : Horisholm, Denmark Age at death : 90 years 8 months 1 day Gender : Male Marital status : Widowed Race or color : White Spouse name : Father name : Bendt Nielsen Father titles : Father birthplace: Denmark Mother name : Margreth Eilertsen Mother titles : Mother birthplace: Denmark Informant: H. B. Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: March 19, 1913 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2229370 Digital GS number : 4121198 Image number : 77 Reference number : 63 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
Census January 5, 1920 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: Sheet 3A, SD 1, ED 25
Text:
BENT NIELSON, Head, Age 64, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark, Farmer, Own farm SARAH J. NIELSON, Wife, Age 61, Born Utah, Father born US, Mother born England MAY NIELSON, Daughter, Age 22, Single, Born Utah, Teacher, public school ETHER L. NIELSON, Son, Age 20, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm EDITH NIELSON, Daughter, Age 18, Single, Born Utah
Death of a wifeSarah Jane Standley
April 3, 1934 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 72
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Name : Sarah Jane Nielsen Titles : Death date : 03 Apr 1934 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : October 31, 1858 Estimated birth year : 1859 Birth place : Bountiful, Utah Age at death : 75 years 5 months 3 days Gender : Female Marital status : Married Race or color : White Spouse name : Bendt Nielsen Father name : Franklin Stanley Father titles : Father birth place: Ohio Mother name : Sarah Ann Haigh Mother titles : Mother birth place: England Informant: Ether L. Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: April 5, 1934 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2259934 Digital GS number : 4120495 Image number : 775 Reference number : 72 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
Death of a sonEther Leslie Nielsen
May 19, 1944 (Age 88 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 95
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Name : Ether L. Nielsen Titles : Death date : 19 May 1944 Death place : Cache Valley General Hospital, Logan, Cache, Utah Birth date : March 12, 1899 Estimated birth year : 1899 Birth place : Hyrum, Cache County, Utah Age at death : 45 years 2 months 7 days Cause of death: Traumatic Hepatitis (Duration 19 days) Gender : Male Marital status : Married Race or color : White Residence: Hyrum, Cache, Utah Spouse name : Constance Bullock, Age 42 Father name : Bendt Nielsen Father titles : Father birthplace: Uinta, Utah Mother name : Sarah Jane Stanley Mother titles : Mother birthplace: Bountiful, Utah Informant: Mrs. Ether Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: May 23, 1944 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2260781 Digital GS number : 4120838 Image number : 1336 Reference number : 95 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
Death December 10, 1944 (Age 89 years)
Citation details: Reference number : 228
Text:
Name : Bendt Nielsen Titles : Death date : 10 Dec 1944 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : November 5, 1855 Estimated birth year : 1855 Birth place : East Weber, Uinta, Utah Age at death : 89 years 1 month 5 days Cause of death: Fract. Left Hip - August 28, 1944 due to senility Gender : Male Marital status : Widowed Race or color : White Occupation: Farmer Spouse name : Sarah J. Stanley Father name : Bendt Nielsen Father titles : Father birth place: Denmark Mother name : Kirsten Jorgensen Mother titles : Mother birth place: Denmark Informant: Edgar Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: December 14, 1944 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2260781 Digital GS number : 4120838 Image number : 1482 Reference number : 228 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
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Niels B. Nielsen
Birth: July 14, 1822 26Harisholm, Denmark
Death: March 15, 1913Hyrum, Cache, Utah
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Joseph Franklin Nielsen
Birth: March 5, 1886 30 27Hyrum, Utah
Death: July 1, 1954County Court House Bldg, Logan, Cache, Utah
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Ether Leslie Nielsen
Birth: March 12, 1899 43 40Hyrum, Cache, Utah
Death: May 19, 1944Cache Valley General Hospital, Logan, Cache, Utah
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4 years
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Lester Nielsen
Birth: January 19, 1905 49 46Hyrum, Cache, Utah
Death: February 19, 1905Hyrum, Cache, Utah

CensusCensus, Federal, 1860
Citation details: Page 69
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BENT NEILSON, Age 64, Farmer, Value of real estate - 470, Value of personal estate - 490, Born Denmark CHRISTIANA NEILSON, Age 30, Born Denmark BENT NEILSON, Age 4, Born Utah MARGARET C. NEILSON, Age 2, Born Utah MARY MORRISSON, Age 14, Born Denmark
CensusCensus, Federal, 1870
Citation details: Page 2
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CHRISTINA NEILSON, Age 40, Keeping House, Born Denmark, Parents of foreign birth BENT NEILSON, Age 14, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Attended school EPHRIAM NEILSON, Age 10, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Attended school JACOB NEILSON, Age 8, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Attended school MARY NEILSON, Age 6, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth JAMES NEILSON, Age 4, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth CHRISTIAN NEILSON, Age 2, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth WENA? NEILSON, Age 3/12, female, At home, Born Utah, Parents of foreign birth, Born March
CensusCensus, Federal, 1880
Citation details: Page 6, ED 10
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KISTIN NIELSEN, Age 49, Widowed, Keeping house, Born Denmark, Parents born Denmark BENDT NIELSEN, Age 23, Son, Farmer, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark EPHRAIM NIELSEN, Age 19, Son, Laborer, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark JACOB NIELSEN, Age 18, Son, Aprer? Carpenter, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark MARY NIELSEN, Age 15, Daughter, At home, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark JAMES NIELSEN, Age 13, Son, At home, idiotic, cannot read and write, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark ANNE NIELSEN, Age 5, Daughter, Attended school, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark
CensusCensus, Federal, 1900
Citation details: Sheet 16B, SD 278, ED 77
Text:
BENT NIELSEN, Head, Born November 1855, Age 44, Married 17 years, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark, Farmer SARAH JANE NIELSEN, Wife, Born October 1858, Age 41, Married 17 years, 9 children, 9 living, Born Utah, Father born Missouri, Mother born England LOUIS B. NIELSEN, Son, Born December 1883, Age 16, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school JOSEPH NIELSEN, Son, Born March 1886, Age 14, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school EDGAR NIELSEN, Son, Born October 1887, Age 12, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school SYLVIA NIELSEN, Daughter, Born September 1889, Age 10, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school ALBERT NIELSEN, Son, Born July 1891, Age 8, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school SARAH A. NIELSEN, Daughter, Born June 1893, Age 6, Born Utah, Parents born Utah, At school ADA NIELSEN, Daughter, Born April 1895, Age 5, Born Utah, Parents born Utah MAY NIELSEN, Daughter, Born March 1897, Age 3, Born Utah, Parents born Utah ETHER S. NIELSEN, Son, Born March 1899, Age 1, Born Utah, Parents born Utah
CensusCensus, Federal, 1910
Citation details: Sheet 18A, SD 1, ED 26
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BENDT NEILSEN, Head, Age 54, Married once, Married 27 years, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark, Farmer, home farm SARAH JANE NEILSEN, Wife, Age 51, Married 27 years, 11 children, 10 living, Born Utah, Father born ?, Mother born England B. LOUIS NEILSEN, Son, Age 25, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm JOSEF W. F. NEILSEN, Son, Age 24, Single, Born Utah, minister EDGAR NEILSEN, Son, Age 23, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm SYLVIA NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 20, Single, Born Utah ALBERT NEILSEN, Son, Age 18, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm SARAH ANN NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 16, Born Utah ADA C. NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 15, Born Utah MAY NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 13, Born Utah ETHER LULES NEILSEN, Son, Age 11, Born Utah EDITH ELLEN NEILSEN, Daughter, Age 9, Born Utah
CensusCensus, Federal, 1920
Citation details: Sheet 3A, SD 1, ED 25
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BENT NIELSON, Head, Age 64, Born Utah, Parents born Denmark, Farmer, Own farm SARAH J. NIELSON, Wife, Age 61, Born Utah, Father born US, Mother born England MAY NIELSON, Daughter, Age 22, Single, Born Utah, Teacher, public school ETHER L. NIELSON, Son, Age 20, Single, Born Utah, Farm laborer, home farm EDITH NIELSON, Daughter, Age 18, Single, Born Utah
DeathUtah Death Certificate
Citation details: Reference number : 228
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Name : Bendt Nielsen Titles : Death date : 10 Dec 1944 Death place : Hyrum, Cache, Utah Birth date : November 5, 1855 Estimated birth year : 1855 Birth place : East Weber, Uinta, Utah Age at death : 89 years 1 month 5 days Cause of death: Fract. Left Hip - August 28, 1944 due to senility Gender : Male Marital status : Widowed Race or color : White Occupation: Farmer Spouse name : Sarah J. Stanley Father name : Bendt Nielsen Father titles : Father birth place: Denmark Mother name : Kirsten Jorgensen Mother titles : Mother birth place: Denmark Informant: Edgar Nielsen, Hyrum, Utah Burial date: December 14, 1944 Burial place: Hyrum, Utah GSU film number : 2260781 Digital GS number : 4120838 Image number : 1482 Reference number : 228 Collection : Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
NoteAncestors - Histories of Bendt and Sarah Jane Nielsen and some of their progenitors
Publication: Collected by May Christenson, Typist: Amy Krambule, Artist: Janet Hatch, 2nd Printing, Seattle, Washington 1986
Citation details: Pages 3-10
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HISTORY OF BENDT NIELSEN, JR. 1855-1944 written by his daughter, May N. Christensen Bendt Nielsen, Sr. joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rungsted Denmark in the year 1853. Soon after he sold all his possessions there and with his family, consisting of his wife Margaret Eilertsen Nielsen; three sons:George, Hans Enoch, and Andrew B., and one daughter, Christine, started to Utah. Two other daughters, Annie and Marie, chose to remain in Denmark. His son Neils B. followed later. At St. Louis, Missouri his wife Margaret died in May 1854 andwas buried there. During the journey, Mr. Nielsen married Kirsten Knudsen, daughter of Knut Jorgensen and Anna Marie Anderson Jorgensen. The two families had traveled from Denmark in the same company. Upon arriving in Utah the Nielsen family made their home near the mouth of Weber Canyon. The place was then called East Weber, but is now Uinta, Davis, County. On the 5th day of November 1855, a baby boy was born to them. He was named Bendtafter his father. Then as time went on other children came to bless their union. Joseph and Margaret died in infancy, Ephriam was born the 30th of June 1860 and Jacob the 22nd of April 1862. When young Bendt Nielsen was only six years old his father died the 15th of July 1862, apparently of appendicitis. But the young boy carried with him through life a few vivid memories of his home life with his father. He remembered going withhim into Morgan County to buy a cow of the Morrisites and helping to drive it home. He remembered playing with a calf in a corral near their home and his consternation when he grabbed its tail expecting to be pulled around the corral but the tailwas frozen and came off in his hands. His older brothers had moved to Hyrum before the death of their father and he remembers how they came and helped bury their father and brought his mother and her family with them back to Hyrum, where theycould help her. Here his mother married Jens Wilhelm Nielsen and raised another family consisting of Mary Ann, James Wilhelm, Christian, Wilhelmena and Annie Marie. Christian and Wilhelmena died as children. While James was still a baby he was stricken with aserious illness from which he never fully recovered. He didn't learn to walk until he was eight years old and his mind was permanently affected. In order to relieve his mother of some of her burdens, Bendt spent much of his time living with one or the other of his older brothers. At one time while living with his brother Andrew, he was asked to hoe a patch of corn while Andrew was away atSalt Lake City. Bendt left the corn expecting to do it the day before Andrew's return, but in the meantime crickets came and ate every green spear so no hoeing was needed. His nephew David O. Nielsen said he remembered when he was sick while ayoung boy, he wouldn't let his father, Mother, or anyone else do anything for him except his Uncle Bendt. Bendt would drive the community cows to Mt. Sterling and herd them there during the day all summer. Then he helped raise sugar cane andgrind it and make molasses which was a large part of their diet. He attended school some for a few winters, but had very little formal education. One day when he was about nineteen years old, he was at the post office, and Bishop Liljenquist came in and received a letter from the Church authorities asking for two young families to go to Arizona to colonize new territory. The Bishop openedthe letter and talked to someone else about it. Bendt said when he heard of this call he began to tremble, although he was not married he felt sure he would be called to go. The next Sunday as he came into church he saw the Bishop whisper to hiscounselors and during the meeting it was announced that he and the Monson family were called to go to Arizona. He was afterwards told that at the meeting when the bishopric was to decide who should be called, many names were mentioned, but eachtime the bishop would say, "No, they should not go. I will know when I see the right one." As Bendt stepped into the church the bishop said, "There is the one who should go to Arizona." They left Hyrum February 18, 1876 and as they traveled through the different towns of Utah the company grew as others who accepted like calls joined in the trek. As they camped for the night in one of the Utah towns an old couple came hurryinginto their camp. They had heard that Bendt Nielsen was there and they wanted to see him. They expected to see Bendt Nielsen Sr. and were rather surprised to see a young boy answer to that name. They had done tailoring for the Nielsen family inDenmark and the two families had joined the church at about the same time. When the Nielsen family had migrated to Utah, they had invited the tailor and his family to join them and had offered to pay their transportation, but the tailor hadpreferred to wait until he could save enough money for his own transportation. As the company got down near Panguitch the snow was very deep. Roads and trails were covered. Each wagon was compelled to follow in the tracks of the one in front, for the travelers had packed the snow hard on the trails, but if a horse steppedoff the beaten path it would almost drop out of sight and would flounder helplessly in the loose snow until it could get back on the hard-packed snow again. As they were camped for the night in that country, a baby boy was born to the Parkerfamily. The weather was bitter cold and the wind was blowing, Bendt Nielsen was called to go out and find something to burn to keep the wagon box a little warm in which the baby was born. The baby was named Winters. The horses became exhaustedtrying to pull the heavy wagons through the snow so it was necessary to leave some of the wagons and use two teams on the others in order to travel at all. The head wagons were left at Orderville while the men and teams went back for theremaining wagons. At Orderville, they ate at their large community dining room. The people at Orderville were living the united order. Upon arriving in Arizona they established communities along the Little Colorado River. One of the settlements was called Obed and the other Brigham City. Obed is now extinct, but Brigham City was where Winslow is now located. They lived theunited order and had all things in common, and worked hard to establish a thriving community but the land was poor and they didn't succeed very well. Bendt was made overseer of the horses in his community. One night he dreamed that the horseshad strayed away and he went out to find them. He traveled for miles but found no trace of them. He met some men and asked if they had seen them. They suggested that he look in a certain direction. He traveled on as they suggested but didn'tfind them. He then got on his knees and prayed to the Lord for help. He was then prompted to make an almost about-face and he soon found the horses. The next day things happened exactly as he had dreamed. Once as he was making a trip to Snowflake two Indian runners passed going in the same direction. He asked where they were going. They said, "To Joseph to get rawhide to make moccasins." In a surprising short time they again passed him with therawhide on their way back. While living in Arizona he made several trips to Utah and back. On one of these trips after he had crossed the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry, as he was going along Lee's Backbone, a long very narrow and high dugway, something suddenly went wrong. The front wheel of his wagon slipped very close to the edge of the road. He jumped off and gave the wagon wheel a push in the other direction just in time to save his wagon from going down the steep mountain side. This experience left him soweak, it was sometime before he could gain strength to climb back on the wagon and travel on again. He always felt that his life was saved by the promptings of a higher power. It all happened so quickly he didn't realize his danger until it wasall over. After being down there about four years, he made a trip to Utah and before he was ready to return he learned that the camp had been abandoned so he never went back. While in Arizona the company lived the united order, he says they would kill abeef and divide it among the group and some would have meat until they killed again and others would only have meat for a few days. Although it was divided as nearly equal as possible. he had gone down to Arizona with very little and came backwith less. he had but one pair of pants and a lady in Arizona sewed leather on all the places that get the most wear. The boys in Hyrum started calling him leather britches. Next he went to Montana to build railroads. he would contract for so many miles of road bed and take a company of men and some cooks and stay all summer filling in the low places and cutting down the high ones with teams and shovels. He did thiswell. He was told by the road supervisor that his roadbed could be inspected and accepted as fast as his horse could travel. One summer he took two young ladies (Emily Petersen and Anna May Ralph) along as cooks and every morning on the way upthere, he would get up early and make hot bread for breakfast. The cooks wanted to know how he did it, but they were never able to get up early enough to find out. Among the men who worked for him in Montana were his brothers Ephraim and Jacob. Theadore Petersen, Soren Hansen, Kid Owen, O. H. Andersen and others. T. W. Petersen once said, "I never worked so hard or so willingly as when working for Bendt." He said it was the rule in camp that the horses should rest on Sundays. One Sunday when Bendt was away, some of the boys had a horse race. Others of the camp were angry and said, "Just wait until Bendt gets back, you will be fired." Theoffenders were very concerned when the days events were told to their "Boss," but were very relieved when his only comment was, "Which one beat." It is said that there was usually quarreling and trouble in the camp when Bendt was away, but heusually had a way of establishing peace when he returned. After about three years of railroading, he came back to Hyrum to live. On April 5, 1883 he married Sarah Jane Standley daughter of Franklin and Sarah Ann Haigh Standley, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. He bought land about three milessouth and east of Hyrum, built a log house with a dirt roof and started farming. It was real pioneering to get the farm in good running order. Until they could build a better home, it was necessary to put pans on the bed during every rain stormto catch the water that leaked through the roof. Here their first three children were born. They are Bendt Lewis, Joseph Franklin, and Edgar. Lewis was born December 17, 1884, Joseph March 5, 1886, and Edgar, October 19, 1887. In their first home with wood floors and shingle roof, the doors were made of green native lumber, and during the first winter they swelled until the knobs could not pass the door frames. However, this place was soon made into a nice comfortablehome for the large family. It was the birthplace of Sylvia, September 1, 1889; Albert, July 29, 1891; Sarah Ann, June 4, 1893; Ada Crista, April 6, 1895; May, March 16, 1897; Ether Leslie, March 12, 1899; and Edith Ellen March 14, 1901. Thehouse was later remodeled into a very comfortable home. Here another child, Lester, was born on January 19, 1905. he died the 19th of February 1905, having contracted pneumonia. When the children were old enough to go to school they traveled the three miles to town. Sometimes they went on horseback, sometimes in a buggy or sleigh and sometimes they walked. The entire family would always go to church together on Sundays,and were noted for always being on time. The family was taught the value of honest work but their social life was not neglected. The home was the scene of many gatherings of relatives and friends. Uncles and Aunts would bring their families to spend the day at the farm. Relatives froma distance would come for longer visits. The children were encouraged to invite their friends into the home, and no matter how many came they were always made welcome by father and mother. It was a common thing to have crowds there for supper onSunday evenings. Mother always found plenty for all to eat. Bendt Nielsen was a good farmer and employed the best methods of his day, but there was much manpower needed in those days. He would usually hire one or two boys to help with the work each summer. Besides that, all his five boys helped on thefarm. His wife and the girls often milked the cows in the summer time. The hired help would stay at the farm and were treated as members of the family. Others were hired for special work as needed. Early in 1909 Bendt Nielsen took a short but much needed vacation. He went to California in company with Thomas Rose and he never tired of telling of the wonders of that place. While living on the farm he expanded his holdings by buying a section of land in Blue Creek Box Elder County, about 50 miles away. He was among the first to farm in that country. The land was all in sagebrush and it had to be cleared. In thosedays travel to and from the farm was done by team. It would take one full day to get out there with a light outfit, but when a heavy wagon was used, it would take two days. All the water was hauled for several miles for the animals to drink aswell as for other uses. All the work was done on the farm with horses. It took about thirty horses to do the work on the new farm. It was quite an undertaking to get started and run a new farm so far away from home. They would have to stay outthere all summer and go out there in the winter to haul the grain in the bitter cold of winter. They hauled the grain twenty miles in a sleigh with a wagon box. It was a very cold and unpleasant job. Later, a well was dug and a windmill wasinstalled. When Bendt was working hard to get established and the children were small, he received a letter asking if he could arrange his affairs and go on a mission for the church. He answered saying he would go if it was thought best, but at that time hewas bothered with asthma. He was told later that his name was passed upon by the Apostles, but the Seven Presidents of Seventies thought it would be best to let him stay home and send his boys as soon as they were old enough to go. He was laterable to send four of his sons and one daughter on missions for the church. By 1914, Bendt's health was not very good and his family was beginning to get married and make homes for themselves, so he built a home in Hyrum, on the lot which had been his mother's and moved from the farm in October of that year. From therethe rest of the family were married and he and his wife were left alone. On the 3rd of April 1934, his wife Sarah Jane died of a heart ailment, and from then on his life was very lonely. When he could no longer stay alone, he left his home and lived with his children. During the fall of 1944 he dislocated his hip andwas in bed for about three months. He died on the 10th of December 1944, at the age of 89. Bendt Nielsen was a quiet unassuming man with very strong religious convictions. It was his habit to go to his Father in Heaven with all his major problems. He once said, "When my brother Ephraim and many others went to Idaho, I thought I shouldgo too. I made it a matter of prayer and the answer seemed to be that I should stay where I was or go south. As my family grew up and so enjoyed their friends in Hyrum and chose good life companions here, and all were active in the Church, I wasglad that I didn't move."