Friday, August 10, 2012

ANDREW PETER SCHOW 1839-1913

[Ancestral Link: Ira Michael Schow, son of Michael Juel Schow, son of Neils Christian Schow, father of Andrew Peter Schow.]



Escalante, Utah


Escalante, Utah

ANDREW PETER SCHOW
The son of Niels Christian Schow and Marie From, Andrew was born in Aalborg, Denmark, November 2, 1839. When twelve years of age, he was baptized by Hans Peter Jensen, April 13, 1851, being then between eleven and twelve years old. His parents were baptized by Elder Geo. P. Dykes, October 27, 1850, being among the very first who were baptized into the Church in the city of Aalborg.

The family emigrated to Utah in 1853-54, crossing the ocean in the sailing vessel “Jessie Munn.” On arriving in Utah October 5, 1854, they located in Brigham City, Box Elder county, where they, in common with the early settlers of Utah generally, had to endure many hardships.

In 1863, Andrew crossed the plains as a Church teamster in Thos. E. Ricks’ company to bring emigrants to the Valley. February 14, 1865, he married Annie Jespersen, and in 1867 he moved to Panaca, Nevada.

Together with six others he started out in search of another place to settle, in 1875, and they founded the settlement known as Escalante, in Potatoe valley. They soon built log cabins and began to till the earth.

In May, 1877, Andrew Schow was ordained a Bishop by Apostle Erastus Snow and set apart to preside over the Escalante Ward.

He married Annie Jeppesen 14 February 1865 at Salt Lake City. They had ten children, four sons and six daughters.

He died December 24, 1913 at Manti, Utah and was buried in Escalante on December 31, 1913.

This was taken from the Internet, but the site no longer takes you there. (Ancestry Message Boards – Message [ Andrew Peter Schow ]
2/17/2006

Andrew Peter Schow LifeSchow, Andrew Peter, Bishop of Escalante, Garfield county, Utah, is the son of Niels Christian Schow and Marie From, and was born in Aalborg, Denmark, November 2, 1839. When twelve years of age, he was baptized by Hans Peter Jensen, April 13, 1851, being then between eleven and twelve years old. His parents were baptized by Elder Geo. P. Dykes, October 27, 1850, being [p.544] among the very first who were baptized into the Church in the city of Aalborg.

The family emigrated to Utah in 1853-54, crossing the ocean in the sailing vessel "Jessie Munn." On arriving in Utah October 5, 1854, they located in Brigham City, Box Elder county, where they, in common with the early settlers of Utah generally, had to endure many hardships. In 1863, Andrew crossed the plains as a Church teamster in Thos. E. Ricks' company to bring emigrants to the Valley. February 14, 1865, he married Annie Jespersen, and in 1867 he moved to Panaca, Nevada. Together with six others he started out in search of another place to settle, in 1875, and they founded the settlement known now as Escalante, in Potatoe valley. They soon built log cabins and began to till the earth. In May 1877, Brother Schow was ordained a Bishop by Apostle Erastus Snow and set apart to preside over the Escalante Ward, in which calling he has labored faithfully and untiringly up to the present time.
found on ancestry.com

Andrew Schow
December 12, 1913, Manti, Utah
Andrew Schow, an elderly gentleman who has been doing Temple work in this city, died Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Colemand after an illness of about 24 hours. Mr. Schow was bishop of Escalante ward for a number of years, he and his wife having come to Manti last summer.
Funeral services were held this morning at the Coleman home, Prs. Anderson, Bishop Peterson, O. N. Christenson and Geo. Rust being the speakers.
The remains are being shipped to Escalante today.
found on ancestry.com

Mentioned on page 483 in the historical novel "Undaunted" by Gerald Lund.

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