16 May 2011

Mathias Lund likes to dance!

I found some more information about Mathias Lund on Ancestry.com. Below is an excerpt from the Plain City History by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Here's the link to the full text pdf: City History - Plain City - Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
In the winter there were bob sleigh riding parties. The horses had sleigh bells on their harnesses which jingled as they ran.
Our dances in the winter time commenced in the afternoon and lasted well into the evenings. Dances were held in the old adobe school house on the south side of the square in the winter and in the bowery which was nearby in the summertime.
We danced on the hard dirt floor at first, many in their bare feet. Some had fancy boots on. My Brother, Mathias Lund, had purchased a pair to wear at a dance in the old bowery and being a "fussy" man, had gotten them plenty snug. When he tried to get them on he couldn't, so he removed his socks, greased his feet, and they slipped on without any effort. He went to the dance and danced the finger polka and the mazurka with the best of them. (Willard Lund)
I wish I knew what year this was. I assume it took place before Mathias was married in about 1874. Here's what I know about Mathias Christian Lund (narrative exported from my Roots Magic file):

Mathias Christian LUND was born in Sep 1849 in Denmark. He was confirmed a member of the LDS Church on 1 Jan 1858. He was baptized into the LDS Church on 5 Sep 1858. Mathias immigrated in 1869. He immigrated on 28 Jul 1869 to New York, New York, United States at left from Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland. He received LDS initiatory on 11 May 1874 in the Endowment House. Mathias was endowed on 11 May 1874 in the Endowment House. He appeared in the census on 2 Jun 1880 in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.2 He was sealed to his parents on 29 Jun 1892 in the Logan Utah temple. On 7 Jun 1900 he was a Farmer in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States. He appeared in the census on 7 Jun 1900 in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States. Mathias appeared in the census on 20 Apr 1910 in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States. He was naturalized in United States.

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