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93 Stories of Conversion and Faith

His vineyard more inhabitable. This He Johnson.
did in an unusual way. In the 1887
earthquake, which caused the walls of the Peter was able to go to Salt Lake for
adobe school house to cave in while the the temple dedication. In his history he
children were outside at recess, and says, "On the 30th day of March 1893, I
none were hurt, but it made the school started for Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend
house unsafe, the swamps dried up. the dedication of the Temple of the Lord
There was no more malaria to plague the at that City.
faithful Saints who "stuck it out". "I arrived at Ogden April 3rd and vis-
The Lofgreen house was severely ited my two sons Louis and Herman and
my daughter Hattie. It was a great pleas-
damaged but they still lived in it.
ure for me to find them in good health
and faithful members of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"On the morning of the 5th day of
April, I attended Conference at Salt Lake
City and on the 6th I had the blessed
privilege of entering the house of the
Lord to witness its dedication to the
Lord. I did enter there with a prayerful
heart, but nevertheless I felt my littleness
and unworthiness. My continual prayer
was that God would be merciful to me
that I may gain an inheritance in the Ce-
lestial Kingdom of God."
Lofgreen home in St David Arizona When he was released as Bishop, af-
ter 15 years, they had a meeting and the
On the 12 Day of February 1888 Peter following resolutions were passed unani-
was ordained and set apart as Bishop of mously by all the members of the ward.
St. David ward in St. Joseph Stake of Zion A resolution of respect to our retiring
in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Bishop Peter A Lofgreen. Whereby Bishop
day Saints. This was done under the Lofgreen has been honorably released
hands of President C. Layton. from his labors as Bishop of the Saint
On the 18th day of July 1888 a severe David Ward, after fifteen years of faithful
storm was raging, when the east end of service in the Bishopric. Now, therefore be
their house fell in and damaged consider- it resolved that it is the feelings of the
able furniture. This was because of the Saints, that Bishop Lofgreen has ever been
damage to the house during the earth- a tried and faithful father to the Saints of
quake. It dislocated the hip of Emma (My the Saint David Ward, that he has been
grandmother Dana), stunned Louis, and faithful in the performance of every duty
mashed a finger of Edward, and gave entrusted in his care; that he has ever
them a scare in general. They then moved been a ministering angel to the sick and
into the tithing house built by Bishop distressed, by whom he will ever be held in
grateful remembrance. In fact that his has