Hans Marquardson was born in Snarup, Svendborg, Denmark, August 23, 1841. He joined the L.D.S. Church in 1861. In 1863, along with his brother, Rasmus Peder, his stepfather, Mads Jensen, and his mother, Karen Peder Jensen, came to America on the ship S . S . Kimball. They proceeded to Utah in Captain John Murdoch's train of immigrants almost immediately, as civil war was raging, and they were advised to leave. A short time was spent in Salt Lake City, and then the family moved to Fillmore. Records are somewhat hazy about Hans at this time, but it is understood that he spent some time as a stagecoach driver in Nevada, and then returned to Fillmore until 1899. His wife was Caroline Madsen.
Hans arrived in Stirling in the spring of 1899.
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