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in November, did requested all soldiers and men that could bear arms to be ready and on hand for a three-day drill. The gathering place would be between Ephraim and Manti. All captains and officers of the Indian War organizations should be represented and also the Military bands . . . .
When this notice was served the brethren wanted to make a good showing and made necessary preparations. John Hastler had arrived in Mt. Pleasant in October and brought with him a full set of musical instruments from Switzerland. Bishop Seeley and the leading brethren engaged him to organize a Brass Band at once. This was affected about the 15th of October, 1869, with John Hastler, James Hansen, Bent Hansen, John Waldermar, Andrew Beckstrom, Daniel Beckstrom. James C. Meiling, August Wall, Aaron Oman, Peter Syndergaard. Andrew Syndergaard, Soren Hansen, Lars Nielsen (Fiddler), Mortin Rasmussen, Jacob Hafen, Ulrich Winkler, Oscar Barton, Charlie Hampshire, and Paul Coates. John Hastler and Olaf Rosenlof were chosen as their leaders. John Hastler distributed the instruments at once.
In three weeks, at the appointed time, they were able and ready to play six or more of our national and popular tunes, which made a good showing for Sanpete County. Their efforts were much praised and appreciated by the visiting staff."
At these drills all the Indian War officers and soldiers wore blue coats trimmed with brass buttons. These coats were homemade, but, in the different communities there were a number of tailors as well as women who came to the various homes and made men's clothing. It is remembered that Mrs. Jepsen Stohl, as well as others, were thus employed.
HISTORY OF MT. PLEASANT by HML pp 131-132
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Ann Watkins Seely daughter of Thomas Watkins and Christiana Waters born May 22 – 1846 at Gilwern, Lanessay, South Wales, left South Wales at the age of 19 years, one year after her parents had immigrated, and crossed the ocean to America, leaving her only living brother Thomas. Before leaving went to Barry Ryde, President of the Manmash Conference, and received a blessing wherein she was told that a great storm should arise on the ocean but through faith she would be spared and safely reach her father and mother in America. During the journey, a terrible storm arose, the heavy ocean waves greatly threatened the destruction of the vessel and all but she clung to the blessing and landed safely in America, in New York. She Left New York the next day and went to Rush Dale, Pennsylvania, where she met her parents and sister Christiana, lived there for sixteen months during which time she worked out doing housework to get money to come to Utah, then started to Utah, went by train eight days and landed at end of the railroad at Fort Laramie, from there started with Wm. S. Seely’s company (afterward her husband) with ox teams to cross the desert, journeyed four weeks and landed in Salt Lake City on Aug. 29 – 1868. During this journey had no bed at all, She and another young woman sat up every night in a wagon load of brooms sitting in between the bundles of broom handles with a blanket wrapped around them. Left Salt Lake City Aug 30 – 1868 with her parents and came to Mt Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, where she has made a home ever since. Three months later Nov. 25 – 1868 married Wm S. Seely in the endowment house in Salt Lake City, being married by Wilford Woodruff. Later May 24 – 1875 a son Wm Alfred Seely and on December 4 – 1883 a daughter Annie Rebecca Seely were born to them. Her husband died on Sept. 16 – 1896 and since that time she lived as a widow.
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MARY YOUNG WILCOX ~~~1847 PIONEER TO UTAH - 1852 PIONEER TO HAMBLETON - 1860 PIONEER TO MT. PLEASANT By Annie Carlson Bills
|Mary Young Wilcox|
Parents: James Young and Elizabeth Seely
Married John Henry Wilcox
COD: Myocarditis, chronic
Death certificate State of Utah
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