The following are sites for my husband Roy. His ancestors were Mormon Pioneers who crossed the plains to Utah in handcarts and wagons from 1848 to 1870 from Denmark, Sweden, England, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Jersey. If you have different information such as names, dates or places, please let me know. I am trying to document everything as much as possible. A lot of the information has been given to us over the years from many different sources. Some of it is documented, but not all.
I Dig My Roots and Branches
The following are sites for my husbands cousin and his wife.
The above pictures are Roy's great-grandparents, Hans Adolph Thomsen 1835-1904 & his wife Karen Karoline Sorensen 1833-1892. They were both born in Denmark and came to Utah in 1863. By 1881 they had been called to go to St. Johns, Arizona and then in 1885 they were called to go to the Mexican Colonies in Colonia Juarez. In 1892 on a Sunday morning in September, Hans had left to go help with the harvest at a number of ranches in the area. Shortly after he had left a band of renegade Apache Indians raided the ranch and murdered Karen and her 18 year old son Hyrum. Her 14 year old son Peter, Roy's grandfather, was shot and severely wounded, her 7 year old granddaughter, Annie Strate, who Karen had hid under her skirt was not injured. They were the only ones at the ranch that fateful morning.