Christian Daniel Fjeldsted—
In 1854, Brother Fjeldsted (now) of Logan and his companion first preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ o Latter-day Saints to the Nicolai Sorensen family. Soon after that we sold our farm and started for America. W came across the Ocean in the sailing vessel Westmorland in 1857. We landed in Philadelphia and went by rail to Iowa where we purchased a wagon and two teams of oxen to cross the plains to Utah. We arrived in Utah and went to Mill Creek. We built a home on the farm of a friend, a Mr. Jensen whom father had known in Denmark. We went south as Johnston’s Army neared Salt Lake. We stayed at Pond Town [now Salem, in Utah County] near Provo. We were glad to return to our home in Mill Creek.
A short personal history of Christian D. Fjeldsted—
Christian Daniel Fjeldsted, born February 20, 1829 in Sundbyvester, near Copenhagen, on the island o Amager, Denmark; baptized by Christian Samuel Hansen, January 20 1852; ordained an Elder, July 25, 1853 labored as a missionary in Denmark about four years, part of the time as president of the Aalborg conference and emigrated to Utah in 1858; located in the Sugar House Ward, Salt Lake County, and later in Logan Cache County, where he still resides; was ordained a Seventy February 5, 1859; filled a mission t Scandinavia in 1867-70; presided over the Aalborg conference, Denmark and still later in Norway; fille another mission to Scandinavia in 1881-84, presiding over the mission; was set apart as one of the Firs Seven presidents of seventies, April 28, 1884; filled a third mission to Scandinavia in 1886-1890.(1)
- Anthon H. Lund, Andrew Jenson, J. M. Sjodahl & C. A. F. Orlob, Compilers, Scandinavian Jubilee Album 1850-1900, Salt Lake City, 6 June 1900, page 102.