Wednesday, February 1, 2017

James Borg and wife Sarah Borg and Some History of Their Children ~ Pioneers of the Month ~ February 2017

Borg, James

Taken from History of Sanpete and Emery County pp 227-228

James Borg was born in Sweden, September 26, 1852. His parents joined the L. D. S. church in their native land and came to Utah in the early '60s. He engaged in freighting to the mining towns in Nevada and also owned a farm near Chester. He learned the harness maker's trade, and for many years was associated with the firm of Clemensen ; Borg. He served during the Black Hawk Indian wars. He married Sarah Jorgensen one of the first white children born in this city, September 26, 1882. They resided here until moving to Salt Lake City in 1924. (taken from history on file) 
James Borg served on the Pioneer Monument Committee:  History of Mt. Pleasant, p 184, Longsdorf 

Two committees were appointed. One, Ferdinand Ericksen. E. C. Johnson, James Larsen, James Monsen, and Andrew Madsen, to select the character of monument to be erected, and a like com­mittee, consisting of five members, Daniel Rasmussen, Joseph Seely, James Borg, C. W. Anderson and Joseph Monsen, were to devise ways and means by which to raise the necessary funds for the erection of a suitable memorial.

Borg, Sarah Marie Jorgensen
Mrs. Sarah M. Borg,
She was born Sept. 11, 1859, in Mt. Pleasant, and is believed to have been the first girl born in the town.
She was the daughter of Jens and Christiania Jensen Jorgensen.
She was the widow of James Borg, Mt. Pleasant pioneer, whom she married in the Salt Lake LDS temple in 1882.
She was the mother of three children, Dr. Georgia B. Johnson and Mrs. Mabel Borg Jenkins, Salt Lake City; a son, Kenneth Borg, Salt Lake City;

The following is taken from the History of Mt. Pleasant p 61, Longsdorf
Earliest RecordsBIRTHS:Isaiah Cox, son of Issiah and Henrietta James Cox, born June 5, 1859. The family had just arrived at Mount Pleasant, and was camped in a covered wagon, on the banks of Pleasant Creek. Edward Dalley, son of Edward and Elsie Aldrich Dalley, bornJuly 27, 1859. Mc Carl Johansen, son of Peter and Annie Christina Johansen,born September 5, 1859. Joseph Beck, son of Hans C. H. Beck and Maria RasmussenBeck, born September 8, 1859. Cinthia Nielsen (Mrs. D. R. Fitger), daughter of Fredrick andChristina Nielsen, born August 15, 1859. Sarah Jorgensen (Mrs. James Borg), daughter of Jens andChristina Jorgensen, born September 18, 1859. 

Sarah had the honor of unveiling the Pioneer Monument, History of Mt. Pleasant p. 191, Longsdorf 

The monument was unveiled by Mrs. Sarah Borg, who was the second girl born in Mt. Pleasant. When released by her from as fastenings, the flag with which the monument was covered, fluttered slowly to the ground, and amid the cheer of the vast crowd gathered, the beautiful shaft was revealed in all its splendor and glory; a splendid, fitting tribute destined to stand throughout the years to come, to the work, trials and achievements of the Pioneers. A silent, but emphatic testimonial of the great appre­ciation of the present generation for the mission so successfully performed by the brave men and women who settled in Mt. Pleas­ant fifty years ago.

Sep. 11, 1859, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County,Utah, USA
Death:  Jan. 26, 1946, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Their Children

Borg Children 
Borg Children
Georgia,Mabel and

Borg, Georgia


Dr. Georgia Borg Johnson
Professor at University of Southern California.
PhD from Columbia University, New York



Mabel Borg Jenkins
She graduated from Julliard School of Music.
She taught at McCune School of Music
and the University of Utah.
Two of her students are internationally
famed pianists
Grant Johanesen and Lowell Farr. 
Johannesen paid  tribute to Mabel Borg Jenkins,
his treasured teacher, who, above all,
wanted to discover what made him "different."
She encouraged him to return to Utah i
n the summers but otherwise to "occupy the world."
Borg, obit_edited
Borg, Perry Kenneth

Perry Kenneth Borg
was an engineer he worked for the
United Stated Government,
developing airport sites, including
the Salt Lake City Airport.

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