Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Promise saw the Cunninghams Through

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What was the Cunningham family promised if they immigrated to Zion?
a.                  That they would arrive safely
b.                  That they would never want for food
c.                   That their posterity would always remain in the Church
d.                  That they would prosper in Utah
Yesterday’s answer:
C   By sewing clothes for her doll
From the life of Anna Christina (Ericsdotter) Lason/Larsson Cramer:   Anna Christina was born in Sweden, 1864. At two years old, Anna her mother, and half-brother emigrated to America on the ship, “Humboldt,” leaving Hamburg, June 1, 1866, being eight weeks on the water and landing in New York City. They made their way to Wyoming, Nebraska, joining the Peter Nebeker Company and arrived in Salt Lake City, September 9, 1866.
The family first went to Daniel Thomas’ where they stayed eight months. Then to Peter Rodgers where her mother, Sarah, did some weaving. She had to weave in a granary and they slept in a grain bin. The Cramer’s’ went back to Daniel Thomas’s’ and worked for two more years. Then to Mound Fort (Maughn) to a family named Stone.
Brother Stone took Sarah to Orrden and bought her a new calico dress. They stayed there until the Fall of 1868 when her father, Eric Larsson, came and they went to Huntsville, where they bought a new home.
When Anna’s father came, she had forgotten her Swedish. He felt so bad she learned it all over again.
Anna earned many for her clothes by going out in the field and gleaning. She learned dressmaking by sewing for her dolls and made all her clothes from age eight.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 698.

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