Friday, July 8, 2011

PETERSON CAROLINE MARIA NELSON TWEDE SNOW by CAROLINE and THORA

Caroline Maria Nelson Twede Snow

by Caroline and Thora Twede Snow

Gardner Snow married third July 1855, Caroline Maria Nelson Twede.  She was born 5 June 1816 at Copenhagen, Denmark, daughter of Erik Nelson Twede and Marienetta Halle.  She was baptized by Jens Fosgreen; confirmed by Erastas Snow.  She died 29 October 1903 at Manti. 

On June14, 1903, Caroline T. Snow attended the Great Scandinavian Jubilee held in Salt Lake Assembly Hall.  The Quorum of Apostles and prominent Scandinavians were on the stand.  The Scandinavian choir sang, C.C. A. Christiansen spoke of the introduction of the Gospel into Denmark.  In the afternoon President George Q. Cannon presented badges to the veterans of 1850 or before.  The first was given to Canute Peterson of Ephraim.  Others included Caroline T. Snow.  Most were residents of Sanpete County.  In the evening a concert was given in the Tabernacle in honor of the occasion.  Manti, Sanpete County, 30 October 1903----Mrs. Caroline T. Snow succumbs to injuries received in a runaway on Monday. 

Desert News 31 October 1903, 03:9)
Death came to the relief of Sister Caroline T. Snow at her home in this city last night at 9:00 after having suffered much distress since last Monday morning when she was thrown from a buggy and severely bruised.  The nobility of her soul was beautifully exhibited at the time of the accident, where her bones broken and life ebbing away, she beheld other occupants of the vehicle on the ground, she reminded the rescuers that she was age and about through with life and for them to minister to the others and not mind her.  It is a singular thing that Sister Snow always had a fear of riding in any vehicle drawn by horses, and it is said that she had not taken a ride in a buggy for ten years until the fatal trip on Monday last.  She was 88 years of age, one of the noblest daughters of God, whose memory will live in the hearts of people here for all time.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon. 

“Perry G. Snow recalled about Gardner’s wives: His first wife, Sarah S. Hastings, was of English descent.  She died early, but left Gardner his only posterity.  His later wives, for there were three of them.  Aunt Caroline Twedy, “Fat Aunt Caroline and Aunt Gusta, were all childless so far as I recall.  These wives were Scandinavian and were designated as indicated by the younger generations.  Aunt Gusta was our favorite.  She was small and markedly hunch-backed but withal a kindly approachable personality.” 

“Sarah Ellen Kinsman Milner wrote something about Gardner’s wives as she remembers them: Black Hawk was on again with Indians.  Uncle (Great Uncle) Warren (Snow) had his shoulder broken and Great Grandfather’s wife Martha, his second wife was a doctor.  She set his shoulder and would tend him.  Aunt Agusta was first (wife), Marth (was his) 2nd, Big Caroline (3rd), Little Caroline (Twede) died . Big Caroline kept a store near Main Street.  His 4th wife wanted children so she left him.  I can’t remember her name.  But Agusta and (her) sister Carolina stayed with him. 

Part 2                          The Plural Wives of Gardner Snow

And after the departure of my first wife I took Caroline M. N. Tweedy, A M. Hansen, Johanah A. Iverson and Caroline Iverson as my wives according the Patriarchal Order of the Kingdom of God ...

The doctrine of "plural marriage" was first publicly declared at a special conference in Salt Lake City in August 1852. The revelation to Joseph Smith upon the subject was read, and Orson Pratt gave a discourse from the standpoint of the Bible. The bounds and restrictions of the law as laid down by modem revelation were clarified. A number of the leading brethren were already practicing the doctrine. Following this conference, others received the sanction of President Young, who held the keys of this order of marriage, to enter its practice. In certain instances the President urged Church leaders to marry and provide a home for worthy women of the community... 'Me number of women exceeded the number of men... Under the Morrnon practice of "plural marriage" these women were absorbed into family life in the communities. The practice was necessarily limited, only about two percent of the men eligible for marriage having more than one wife... Only those men who obtained the sanction of the President, who kept in mind the character and fitness of the individual, could marry a second wife, and then only with the consent of the first wife...The practice of the doctrine required a degree of self-sacrifice and an unselfish devotion to principle beyond the power of most people... (1)

The Manti Ward records indicate that Gardner had several plural wives.

Page No. 291---Lists Gardner Snow with his baptism and ordination dates;

No. 292--- Sarah Sawyer Snow.  She was born 2 February 1795.  She was a daughter of Saloma Burt and Jonathan Hastings.   They were married in 1814 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire and had nine children.  First they gathered with the saints at Kirtland, Ohio and later suffered persecutions by the mobs in Missouri and Illinois.   She died of liver failure 25 April 1855

No. 293---Obedience B. Snow, Obedience Brown married Philip Boss in 1818.  Later she was the 2nd Wife of Gardner Snow.  Records in Nauvoo state she died 9 October 1850 in North Carolina.  She died before coming to the Salt Lake Valley."

No. 294--- Caroline Maria Twede Snow, daughter of Erik N. Twede and Marienetta Halle, born 5 June 1816, Copenhagen, Denmark; baptized by Jno.Fosgreen; confirmed by Erastus Snow; died 29 Oct. 1903.

No. 295---Annie Maria Jensen Snow, daughter of Hans Jensen and Maren Hansen, born 20 Sep 1802, Ullersliv, Paa Fjen, Denmark; baptized by Ole Swensen; confirmed by Ole Swensen.  Sealed in President Brigham Younng’s office and witnessed by Christian Twede.  Died 25 July 1883.

No. 296---Johannah Augusta Iversen Snow, daughter of Hans P. Iversen and Elizabeth Hansen, b. 16 Aug. 1833, Vjila, Jutland, Denmark; baptized 25 Feb. 1852, by Lewis Larsen; confirmed 25 Feb. 1852, by Lewis Larsen; died 24 Jan. 1916.

No. 297--- Caroline Iversen Snow, daughter of Hans P. Iversen and Elizabeth Hansen, born I May 1828, Haarsens, Jutland, Denmark; baptized Jan. 1852 by John Larsen; confirmed Jan. 1852 by John Larsen; (no death date given.)

No.298---Orpha Hastings Snow, daughter of Jonathan Hastings and Siloma Burt, born 7 Sep. 1798, Chesterfield, Cheshire, N. H.  A sister of Sarah Sawyer Hastings.  No marriage records found.

No. 299---Thora Henrietta Twede Snow, daughter of Erik N. Twede, Marrenetta Halle, born 9 Nov. 1823, Copenhagen, Denmark; baptized. by Andersen; confirmed by Erastus Snow; rebaptized. 2 Aug. 1877 by Wm. T. Reid; confirmed 2 Aug. 1877 by H. Jensen; removed 1 Apr. 1880 North Ward. Manti. No marriage dates for her marriage to Gardner in Manti Records and none for her marriage to John C.R Weibee either as listed in Family Records.  She died in Manti near her sister on 1 May 1896.

“Perry G. Snow recalled about Gardner’s wives:  His first wife, Sarah S. Hastings, was of English descent.  She died early, but left Gardner his only posterity.  His later wives, for there were three of them.  Aunt Caroline Twedy, “Fat Aunt Caroline and Aunt Gusta, were all childless so far as I recall.  These wives were Scandinavian and were designated as indicated by the younger generations.  Aunt Gusta was our favorite.  She was small and markedly hunch-backed but withal a kindly approachable personality.” 

“Sarah Ellen Kinsman Milner wrote something about Gardner’s wives as she remembers them:  Black Hawk was on again with Indians.  Uncle (Great Uncle) Warren (Snow) had his shoulder broken and Great Grandfather’s wife Martha, his second wife was a doctor.  She set his shoulder and would tend him.  Aunt Agusta was first, Marth 2nd, Big Caroline, a sister to Agusta, were sisters of Mr. Twedie.  Little Caroline died (this was Twede’s sister) Big Caroline kept a store near Main Street.  His 4th wife wanted children so she left him.  I can’t remember her name.  But Agusta and sister Carolina stayed with him.

Reference--Berrett, The Restored Church, "Plural Marriage," p.316. 2. Manti Ward Records, CHD

Caroline Maria Nelson Twede


Gardner Snow married third July 1855, Caroline Maria Nelson Twede.  She was born 5 June 1816 at Copenhagen, Denmark, daughter of Erik Nelson Twede and Marienetta Halle.  She was baptized by Jens Fosgreen; confirmed by Erastas Snow.  She died 29 October 1903 at Manti. 

On June14, 1903, Caroline T. Snow attended the Great Scandinavian Jubilee held in Salt Lake Assembly Hall.  The Quorum of Apostles and prominent Scandinavians were on the stand.  The Scandinavian choir sang, C.C. A. Christiansen spoke of the introduction of the Gospel into Denmark.  In the afternoon President George Q. Cannon presented badges to the veterans of 1850 or before.  The first was given to Canute Peterson of Ephraim.  Others included Caroline T. Snow.  Most were residents of Sanpete County.  In the evening  a concert was given in the Tabernacle in honor of the occasion.  (J.H., 14 June 1900, p.6).  A manuscript mentions that Christian Frederick Nilson Twede, brother of Caroline and Thora, was baptized 20 April 1851 by John Forsgren and confirmed the nexted day by P.O. Hansen.

Manti, Sanpete County, 30 October 1903----Mrs. Caroline T. Snow succumbs to injuries received in a runaway on Monday. 

Desert News 31 October 1903, 03:9)
Death came to the relief of Sister Caroline T. Snow at her home in this city last night at 9:00 after having suffered much distress since last Monday morning when she was thrown from a buggy and severely bruised.  The nobility of her soul was beautifully exhibited at the time of the accident, where her bones broken and life ebbing away, she beheld other occupants of the vehicle on the ground, she reminded the rescuers that she was age and about through with life and for them to minister to the others and not mind her.  It is a singular thing that Sister Snow always had a fear of riding in any vehicle drawn by horses, and it is said that she had not taken a ride in a buggy for ten years until the fatal trip on Monday last.  She was 88 years of age, one of the noblest daughters of God, whose memory will live in the hearts of people here for all time.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon. 


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