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Daughter of Utah Pioneers, early residents of Loa

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Diary of Hans Martin Hansen & Nellie Maxfield

Posted: 16 Apr 2006 11:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jun 2006 8:25PM GMT
Surnames: Hansen, Maxfield, Tanner
My request had to do with the original poster's offer to provide biographies of several of Wayne County's early settlers, and I got copies of the relevant ones.

However, if you're related to Nellie, you may be interested in a project I've been working on for a couple of years. Her husband, Hans Martin Hansen, kept a pretty good diary for most of his married life. I've been transcribing the diaries and have included some photos and biographical information about Hans Martin and his family. His mission diary, which covers time between about 1889 and 1891 chronicles his life in Norway as an LDS missionary. Transcribed copies are available at several Utah college libraries, including SUU and University of Utah (in the special collections sections). I've got another copy that is destined for a history library in Wayne County, and I plan on delivering it there later this month during a vacation.

The transcription of Hans Martin's main diary, which includes some extensive information about his life in Wayne County, is nearly complete. The transcription is being proofread and I'll be adding some photos, biographical information, an index, etc., shortly. I expect a final version of that diary (which covers a time period from about 1885 to 1939) to be completed this summer, and when it is, I will send copies to the same libraries his mission diary is at.

If you've got family photos, letters, biographies, or similar information, I'd be happy to include copies of them in an appendix. Let me know if you'd like to share.

Both diaries do/will include the typescript and the scanned holograph and are/will be on CD-ROM in addition to being printed in hard copy. If anyone is interested in the electronic version, feel free to email me stating which diary you'd like and include your contact information and I will send you the appropriate CD(s). If you need a hard copy, I'd ask that you provide photocopying and postage costs (each diary is about 200 pages).

I will post here again when the diary with more Wayne County information is complete.
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